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Learning from targeted support in pregnancy and early childhood

The National Children’s Bureau is coordinating an ambitious programme of shared learning for A Better Start, the ten-year project set-up by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Better Start Bradford and the other four A Better Start partnersh...


Volunteer with us!

We are offering people in the Better Start Bradford area the opportunity to support its work with families as a volunteer Community Champion or a Community Board Member. Community Champions volunteer by helping out at Better Start Bradford’s fun-packed family events for families with children u...


New language support for early years

With children’s language development being key to their personal and educational development, Better Start Bradford is set to increase current low attainment rates with their latest project I CAN Early Talk. BHT Early Education and Training has been commissioned by Better Start Bradford to deli...


Nature – Nurture (or Natura – Nutrire)

Jo’s story of the 16th World Association of Infant Mental Health Congress (WAIMH) I headed to Rome recently (where all roads lead) to be part of a congress focused on discussing the effects of our changing environment on human development. Surrounded by scientists, clinicians and infant mental ...


Dads turn out to meet our specialist midwives

An Audience with the Midwife was an innovative event inviting dads and dads-to-be to chat informally with the Better Start Bradford Specialist Midwives. The open forum event was held at St. Stephen’s Church Hall on 21 March 2018 and the thirteen attendees shared their experiences of the antenat...