A Better Start for Blackpool's Children

Raising happy, healthy children together

What is Better Start?

We are determined to make a decisive change to transform our children's life chances

In Blackpool, we all have a role to play in ensuring that our children have high aspirations and reach their potential. In the early years, children’s experiences have a major impact on their development and future outcomes. By ensuring they have the best possible start in life, we will enable them to maximise their achievements, which in turn builds a stronger Blackpool for us all. Our website sets out information for a varied audience including Blackpool’s families, Early Years Professionals, FrameWorks Change Agents and Researchers and Academics. The Support and Resources tab provides links to specific resources has links for each group.

51% of Blackpool's babies are breastfed

63% of children aged 5 have good oral hygiene

70% of women in Blackpool are not smoking at time of delivery

Blackpool has been awarded £45million of investment from the Big Lottery Fund

Discover how we're empowering people across Blackpool

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Discover how you can play your part

We have a responsbility to work together to ensure our families and every new baby in Blackpool enjoys the early care and nurture they need for healthy development and to be ready for school

Parents & Families

Find out how you can get involved in Better Start and all about activities for expectant families and children up to 4 years old

Early Years Workforce

Discover more about how our projects and events will enhance provision across our town

Change Agents

Dedicated resources for specially trained colleagues within our partnership

Academics, Researchers & Strategic Leads

Resources for and information about the academics, researchers and strategic leads who ensure that the work of The Centre for Early Child Development links to the latest research and information

Upcoming events, workshops & training

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We all have a role to play in ensuring that Blackpool's children reach their potential

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