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Better Start Bradford expressions of interest

Better Start Bradford is looking for organisations to deliver key projects that will be put out to tender in November.

Better Start Bradford is a Big Lottery funded project, working in the three Bradford wards of Bradford Moor, Bowling and Barkerend and Little Horton to improve outcomes for children aged 0-3, including pregnancy. We have developed a new approach to tendering supported by eMBED and we will invite all organisations who respond to this Expression of Interest to tender for the project they are interested in. Tendering for Better Start Bradford projects is restricted to Voluntary and Community Sector organisations who are legally constituted.

Project 1 – I CAN Early Talk and Accreditation

This project will support early years settings (including child minders and schools) who are registered to deliver early education for two year olds in the Better Start Bradford area. We are looking for a provider who can co-ordinate and deliver the I CAN courses Early Talk 0-5, working with under 3’s – and Early Talk, working with parents to early years practitioners. The provider will also support early years setting to achieve the I CAN accreditation.

Contract period          3 years delivery plus 3 months set-up from 1 January 2018

Contract value            £189,790

Project 2 – The Incredible Years

The Incredible Years (IY) Toddler Basic project was developed by Carolyn Webster-Stratton and is one of a series of evidence based projects that have come about as a result of over 30 years of research. The IY Toddler Basic project will be offered universally to all parents within the Better Start Bradford area that have a child between the ages of 12-36 months and aims to promote a positive attachment between parents and their toddlers so that they feel loved, safe and secure. The project is delivered in a group format by trained facilitators, over 13 weeks and can be particularly effective with children who could be at risk of emotional or behavioural issues.

We are looking for a provider who can co-ordinate and deliver the parenting sessions across the Better Start Bradford area.

Contract period          3 years delivery plus 5 months set-up from 1 January 2018

Contract value            £824,000

In the first instance we would like to hear from organisations who wish to be included on the tender list for these contracts. Full details of the contracts will be included in the Invitation to Tender. The Invitation to Tender will only be available to organisations who have submitted an Expression of Interest. Please let us know basic details of your organisation and we will add your name to the list

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is 3 November 2017.

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