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Nominations Open! Outstanding Contribution to Early Years Award

We're delighted to have teamed up with the Telegraph and Argus and People Can for a fourth year to offer our special 'Outstanding Contribution to Early Years' award as part of the annual Community Stars awards! Nominations are now open and you have until Friday 4 October 2019 to submit your entry. ...


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...


Out of the darkness into the light

When Reena Begum found out she was pregnant, she was devastated. She simply did not want to be pregnant. The baby’s father didn’t want to know and she had no-one else to support her. Her mental health began to suffer and Reena began to have dark, suicidal thoughts. Thanks to the Perinatal Sup...


Infant Mental Health Awareness Week takes place next week, 10-14 June 2019, with this year’s focus being ‘Difficult Beginnings’. The birth of a baby can be an exciting time, but many women and their partners can experience difficulties during pregnancy, the birth and after the baby is born...


How to glow on the outside

Despite the grey, drizzly conditions of a late spring Bradford morning, 85 early years and health professionals learned how to shine at our first official Nurturing Knowledge event. Dr Happy – AKA Andy Cope of Art of Brilliance – challenged attendees to take on a society that does everything ...