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Start for Life

We are a key delivery partner for Better Health - Start for Life, a campaign launched by the Department for Education encouraging families to chat, play and read with their 0-5 year olds.


Tips and activities for families with 0–5-year-olds

There’s lots of ways to support your child to learn new words and develop their language and communication skills. You’re probably doing a lot of them already! Every smile, cuddle, chat and game makes a huge difference.

90% of your child's brain growth happens before the age of five. Right from the start, all those little moments you spend together with your child are building their brain and supporting their development.

Below you’ll find lots of simple, free, fun activities to enjoy little moments together throughout your day.

Speech, language and communication support in your local area:

Family Hubs bring together local services and advice for babies and children. They’re a single place to go for support and information from a variety of services, including early speech, language and communication. Find your nearest Family Hub on this webpage.