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Vote now for your early years hero!

Voting is open for three individuals shortlisted for the Better Start Bradford 'Outstanding Contribution to Early Years'  Community Stars award: Aqsa Shaheen, Ali Nahani and Jo Midgeley. All three have inspiring stories to share. Here is a flavour of their achievements and passion as volunteers:...


Better Start Brushing!

Better Start Bradford have launched their latest campaign to improve oral health in 0-4 years olds in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton. Bradford has the highest rates of childhood tooth decay in Yorkshire, with more than 1 in 3 five-year old children having evidence of decay...


Nominations Open! Outstanding Contribution to Early Years Award

We're delighted to have teamed up with the Telegraph and Argus and People Can for a fourth year to offer our special 'Outstanding Contribution to Early Years' award as part of the annual Community Stars awards! Nominations are now open and you have until Friday 4 October 2019 to submit your entry. ...


Learning from targeted support in pregnancy and early childhood

The National Children’s Bureau is coordinating an ambitious programme of shared learning for A Better Start, the ten-year project set-up by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Better Start Bradford and the other four A Better Start partnersh...


Out of the darkness into the light

When Reena Begum found out she was pregnant, she was devastated. She simply did not want to be pregnant. The baby’s father didn’t want to know and she had no-one else to support her. Her mental health began to suffer and Reena began to have dark, suicidal thoughts. Thanks to the Perinatal Sup...