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Calendar of events and activities

Whether you’re expecting a baby, have children aged 0-3 or work in early years, you’ll find all our events and activity sessions listed here.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the majority of events are being delivered remotely, however we do now have some socially-distanced events being scheduled.

Family events are for people living in the Better Start Bradford area unless otherwise stated.

Find an event for you

November

Incredible Years Toddler Basic - Online Parenting Course

A free parenting course to promote a positive attachment between parent/carer and child.

Online via Zoom - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Monday
30/11/2020
1.00-3.00pm

December

Virtual Antenatal Class: Giving Birth

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: birth partner and support; tips for early labour; comfort and pain relief; bonding with your baby.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Tuesday
01/12/2020
2.00-3.00pm

Infant Mental Health In Action - Training

An opportunity to build upon knowledge gained during the Infant Mental Health Awareness training and to increase confidence in talking with families about infant mental health; and develop skills in parent-infant observations.

Online via Zoom - Booking is essential

  • Workforce and volunteers
Learn more about attending this event

Tuesday
01/12/2020
9.00am-1.00pm

Virtual Antenatal Class: Feeding and Sleep

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: feeding your baby; safe sleeping.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
03/12/2020
2.00-3.00pm

Virtual Antenatal Class: Twins and more - Labour and Birth

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: types of twins; your pregnancy care; labour with twins & more; pain relief.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
03/12/2020
4.30-5.30pm

Incredible Years Toddler Basic - Online Parenting Course

A free parenting course to promote a positive attachment between parent/carer and child.

Online via Zoom - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
03/12/2020
9.15-11.15am

Better Place Flashcard Training

This training session will launch the Better Place flashcards and demonstrate how they can be used, encouraging practitioners to use them within their settings.

Via Zoom

  • Workforce and volunteers
Learn more about attending this event

Friday
04/12/2020
1.00-3.00pm

Starting Solids Online Workshop - with HENRY

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Online - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Tuesday
08/12/2020
10.00-11.00am

Virtual Antenatal Class: Life After Birth

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: the first days after birth; changing relationships; maternal health.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential.

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Tuesday
08/12/2020
2.00-3.00pm

Incredible Years Toddler Basic - Online Parenting Course

A free parenting course to promote a positive attachment between parent/carer and child.

Online via Zoom - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
10/12/2020
1.00-3.00pm

Virtual Antenatal Class: Breathing and Relaxation

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: taking care of partner and maternal mental health; breathing and relaxation.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
10/12/2020
2.00-3.00pm

Virtual Antenatal Class: Twins and more - Nurturing Your Babies

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: infant feeding; caring for twins & more; bonding with your babies.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
10/12/2020
4.30-5.30pm

Tuning into Parent-Infant Relationships

This course aims to support practitioners in their work with families and help them to gain an increased confidence on how to observe parent infant relationships.

Online via Zoom - Booking is essential

  • Workforce and volunteers
Learn more about attending this event

Monday
14/12/2020
9.15-11.45am

Starting Solids Online Workshop - with HENRY

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Online - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Tuesday
15/12/2020
10.00-11.00am

Starting Solids Online Workshop - with HENRY

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Online - booking is essential

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
17/12/2020
10.00-11.00am

Online ESOL for Pregnancy (English Language Skills)

Free online classes for pregnant women with English language needs, to help them engage with their midwife and be more in control of their pregnancy and labour

Online - booking is essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Tuesday
05/01/2021
1.00-3.00pm (for six sessions)

Virtual Antenatal Class: Healthy Happy Pregnancy

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: looking after your physical and mental health; baby brain development; bonding with your bump.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Tuesday
05/01/2021
2.00-3.00pm

Online ESOL for Pregnancy (English Language Skills)

Free online classes for pregnant women with English language needs, to help them engage with their midwife and be more in control of their pregnancy and labour

Online - booking is essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
06/01/2021
1.00-3.00pm (for six sessions)

Online ESOL for Pregnancy (English Language Skills)

Free online classes for pregnant women with English language needs, to help them engage with their midwife and be more in control of their pregnancy and labour

Online - booking is essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
06/01/2021
10.00-12.00pm (for six sessions)

Virtual Antenatal Class: Preparing for Birth

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: how to find good information; birth plans; breathing and relaxation, packing a bag.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
07/01/2021
2.00-3.00pm

Better Place Flashcard Training

This training session will launch the Better Place flashcards and demonstrate how they can be used, encouraging practitioners to use them within their settings.

Via Zoom

  • Workforce and volunteers
Learn more about attending this event

Friday
08/01/2021
1.00-3.00pm

Virtual Antenatal Class: Giving Birth

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: birth partner and support; tips for early labour; comfort and pain relief; bonding with your baby.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Tuesday
12/01/2021
2.00-3.00pm

Virtual Antenatal Class: Feeding and Sleep

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: feeding your baby; safe sleeping.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
14/01/2021
2.00-3.00pm

Tuning into Parent-Infant Relationships

This course aims to support practitioners in their work with families and help them to gain an increased confidence on how to observe parent infant relationships.

Online via Zoom - Booking is essential

  • Workforce and volunteers
Learn more about attending this event

Wednesday
20/01/2021
1.15-3.45pm

Virtual Antenatal Class: Breathing and Relaxation

A free virtual antenatal class for pregnant women and their birth partners across the Bradford district. This class covers: taking care of partner and maternal mental health; breathing and relaxation.

Class delivered via Zoom - booking essential

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
21/01/2021
2.00-3.00pm

Infant Mental Health In Action - Training

An opportunity to build upon knowledge gained during the Infant Mental Health Awareness training and to increase confidence in talking with families about infant mental health; and develop skills in parent-infant observations.

Online via Zoom - Booking is essential

  • Workforce and volunteers
Learn more about attending this event

Thursday
28/01/2021
1.00-5.00pm

February

Tuning into Parent-Infant Relationships

This course aims to support practitioners in their work with families and help them to gain an increased confidence on how to observe parent infant relationships.

Online via Zoom - Booking is essential

  • Workforce and volunteers
Learn more about attending this event

Tuesday
23/02/2021
9.15-11.45am