Supporting expectant families and families with 0-3s in Bowling & Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton #ABetterStart #Bradford

Bradford, England
Joined March 2016
馃Drumroll馃We're so excited to share our brand-new website with you! The little intro video at bit.ly/BSBNewWebsite will tell you more and we'd love it if you had a look around at the site at betterstartbradford.org.uk and let us know what you think馃榾
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Brilliant work as ever from our community engagement maestros 馃榾
What a fantastic afternoon at the @womenzonebfd Fun Day, celebrating culture! So many families came along & had the best time! Lots of fun & lots of important information shared with families 馃槉 @Rachel_NW_BD4CT @BetterStartBfd #Bradford #community #bd3
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Our very own fabulous Zafar talks about the success of the dads woodworking sessions and what has blossomed as a result 馃憞
Hit the nail on the head! Zafar Kayani from @BetterStartBfd shares how he has successfully engaged with local dads with children in their early years by providing woodworking classes. buff.ly/3JTH0yW @ABSSouthend @CECDBlackpool @LEAPLambeth @Ncitycare_ssbc @TNLComFund
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Great job opportunity with the wonderful @BiBresearch 馃憞
Last chance to apply for this fantastic job opportunity! If you have strong communication skills and have experience working with pregnant women or young families- this job is for you! jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/91735鈥
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Better Start Bradford retweeted
We've been working with @BetterStartBfd since 2018 to deliver our Early Years programme, including baby raves, baby yoga, ESOL for infants, and more. Read more about how their support has enabled BLF to provide these amazing children's events. tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/fund鈥
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Goodness there's a fun packed week ahead for families with 0-3's on our calendar of events! Keep up to date with all events by downloading our Better Start Bradford app. Just search 鈥楤etter Start Bradford' on Google Play & App Store. ow.ly/f7me50KgBUa
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The 'latest news' section on our new website is full to the brim with, well, news of course, but also dozens of impact stories from families, volunteers and others, telling us how their lives have changed through being involved with our programme. Visit: betterstartbradford.org.uk/l鈥
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Here's shining a spot on the good old builder's tray! These are an incredibly versatile and reasonably priced resource and are perfect for messy play. They are available from some DIY stores and builders鈥 merchants and online with a Google Search of 'Builder's Tray'.
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Better Start Bradford retweeted
At @BetterStartBfd today meeting our MP, @Imran_HussainMP . Talking all things #earlyyears and #engagement 馃憣 #Bradford
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Together with @BD4Family & West Bowling Centre, we were thrilled to meet with @Imran_HussainMP & Councillor Hassan Khan who came to meet our engagement team & find out about our work with expectant families & families with 0-3's in the Better Start Bradford area. #ABetterStart
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Tips to protect your child's skin from the sun via @BDCFT
Children are more sensitive to sunburn than adults, so it鈥檚 important to protect them. Sun can burn even when it鈥檚 cloudy 鈽 and children don鈥檛 have to be on holiday to get too much sun. Find tips to protect your child鈥檚 skin: bit.ly/3xzoc3a @BdcftSNs @BdcftHVs
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As the weather heats up again - here's a lovely activity with children to help keep them cool via @family_action
馃毧馃寠馃イCool down, splash about and learn something new in one easy, free and refreshing activity. Get the buckets out and remember to join in on the splashtastic fun with your children. You鈥檙e sure to be successful in #CreatingHappyMemories this week!
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It's getting hot, hot, hot and here's @BHTEarlyEd demonstrating how to sign the word.
Todays sign is 鈥淗ot鈥 馃サ Our 6 week Baby Sign course starts in September!! 拢30 per person, which includes all course materials 馃槉 To book a place get in touch at training@bhtearlyed.org.uk or give us a call on 01274 730415. #makaton #wetalkmakaton #makatonmonday
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Volunteers are absolutely community heroes!
Our volunteers are true heroes, giving their time to support families in need. They undertake a fun, interactive training course to arm them with they need to support a family. Next course starts Weds 14 Sep. Ring us on 01274 666711 to find out more. ow.ly/cye150KeJkZ
The Little Dots had a lovely session before the summer holidays began. This session takes place in term-time only on Fridays from 11am to 12 noon at @ShineBD5. Find out more here: shinewestbowling.org.uk/litt鈥
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Ready to Relate cards are a highly visual tool designed to facilitate understanding of the parent-infant relationship for practitioners and parents. Find out more about how amazing babies are & how to help parents understand their babies using the Ready to Relate resource cards馃憞
Did you know that #babies are born #readytorelate? Join our free #readytorelate training to find out how it leads to optimal #brain development, added confidence and enhanced parent鈥恑nfant relationships. bit.ly/3ohjrGd @BetterStartBfd @BradCravMVP
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Better Start Bradford retweeted
It鈥檚 #WorldBreastfeedingWeek2022 and if you鈥檙e a local business that hasn鈥檛 yet signed up to be Breastfeeding Welcome, now is your time 馃挆 It鈥檚 quick and will make a huge difference to new mums across Bradford. Find out more: bit.ly/3b9QU1Y @BetterStartBfd @bradfordmdc
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New role on a new project! Join us as the Workforce Development Deputy Lead for ACEs, Trauma and Resilience, with responsibility for day-to-day delivery of a district-wide training and learning programme. Closing date 8 August. Find out more at: bit.ly/ATRDevDeputy
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Check out @HomeStartBD next volunteer preparation course here: betterstartbradford.org.uk/e鈥
By becoming a Home-Start volunteer, you get access to development opportunities and get togethers such as our Family Christmas party and volunteer thank you events. Here's our autumn training schedule for our volunteers. ow.ly/PVMY50KatTM #LoveOurVolunteers #Development
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Fantastic job opportunity with @BiBresearch 馃憞
Do you have experience of using big data? Do you have advanced quantitative statistical skills? Then our new Senior Research Fellow role could be for you! ow.ly/tHS650K0flB #academicjobs #research #Bradfordjobs
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And our Better Place project has been working their magic across the Better Start Bradford area and improving green spaces. Check out our brand new Better Place pages on our website and plan your next adventure! betterplacebradford.org.uk
Thanks to our BiB participants we have found so many benefits to accessing green space including healthier birth-weights for babies, reduced risk of depression for pregnant mother and improved mental well-being for young children. #LoveParks Find our more: borninbradford.nhs.uk/wp-con鈥
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