A Better Start for Blackpool's Children

Raising happy, healthy children together

What is Better Start?

Decisive change transforming children's life chances in BLACKPOOL

We all have a role to play in ensuring that our children reach their potential. Children’s experiences in their early years have a major impact on their development and their future. 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. See the Support and Resources tab above for links to specific resources for Blackpool’s families, Early Years Professionals, FrameWorks Change Agents and Researchers and Academics.

4963 Blackpool children have attended Better Start events in 2016/17.

806 Professionals accessing training and development

3090 members of the Blackpool community have been consulted!

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

Discover how we're empowering people across Blackpool

Volunteer With Us

Discover how you can play your part with Better Start!

We are committed to working together to ensure our families and every new baby in Blackpool enjoys the early care and nurture they need for healthy development and readiness 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

Our Projects

Our projects are designed to meet the needs of local people in Blackpool, spanning the full range of public and private services.

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