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Giving children the best start in life

We provide services for expectant families and families with children aged 0-3 in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton.

To check if you – or a family you’re working with – are in our area, and what support services are available, please enter the postcode below:

Postcode, e.g. BD3 9TE

If you are part of the workforce and don’t have a postcode to check, please view our projects.

We know the earliest years are critical to a child's future

That's why we're dedicated to working with families from pregnancy to a child's fourth birthday, helping them lay good foundations that will last a lifetime.

We want to find out what works and share it across Bradford and beyond, focusing on:

- Diet and nutrition
- Social and emotional skills
- Communication and language skills

Join us on our incredible journey...

Where would you like to go?

Get outdoors!

The Better Place team has worked its magic across parks, pocket parks, community centres, streets and green spaces, right across the Better Start Bradford area

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Check to see if you can access our services in your area

We provide services for expectant families and families with children aged 0-3 in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton.

To check if you – or a family you’re working with – are in our area, and what support services are available, please enter the postcode below:

Postcode, e.g. BD3 9TE

If you are part of the workforce and don’t have a postcode to check, please view all our projects.

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