All our services have been created with Blackpool parents, for Blackpool parents. Blackpool Better Start delivers a variety of free learning, training and conference opportunities for anyone working with pregnant women and families with children aged years in Blackpool. We work with international, early-years experts and want to embed this knowledge within the local workforce to improve outcomes for families across the town. The Blackpool community is at the heart of everything we do. We can offer volunteering roles that will help you gain confidence and skills, and we can provide free childcare. Big Little Moments. Street to Scale. Street to Scale Help your community. Be Your Baby's Hero. Keep Alcohol At Zero!
Our children are the future
Read more about us We run over 20 projects for pregnant women and families with children under four, including reading, play, healthy cooking and eating, support in the home, English language skills and much more. Our calendar is packed with FREE activities and events for expectant families and families with children aged , plus the workforce and volunteers that support them. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly.
Using Better Start funding
The Quality Development Service has, since October , provided a skilled and experienced Early Years Specialist team to work directly in a mentoring capacity with early years services, on a national basis. If you are interested in receiving support from Better Start Quality Development Service please refer to the Better Start website for further information or email enquiries betterstart. A qualified and confident workforce provides a broad multi-annual programme of formal and informal training for pre-school staff in relation to disability and inclusion. Further information is available from aimtraining betterstart. The broader aim of Better Start is to bring coordination, cohesion and consistency to provision of state funded ECEC quality supports and to work in alignment with statutory ECEC systems.
Every child should have the best possible start in life. To achieve this A Better Start researchers are creating the tools and methods to predict, prevent and intervene early so children have a healthy weight, are successful learners and teenagers can access the tools they need to look after their mental health. Our job is to find practical, evidence-based solutions that make a measurable difference for tamariki. We can do that only when we work with communities, draw together indigenous and Western approaches to knowledge and bring the best researchers from different disciplines here and overseas to take a holistic approach rather than address health, wellbeing and learning issues in isolation. Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki from the University of