Development support

There is a thorough programme of learning and development to support the delivery of A Better Start, led by a dedicated central team. Activities include:

Communities of practice

Five communities of practice for sites to share ongoing and emerging learning. They focus on: data, research and evidence; services; workforce; community; and communications and knowledge.

Cross-site development projects

Expert-led cross-site development projects, such as the LSE’s Common Outcomes Framework and a Family Nurse Partnership adaptation project with Dartington Social Research Unit.

Learning and development events

Learning and development events that bring A Better Start staff and parents together with nationally renowned policy researchers and innovators several times each year. You can catch up with any or all of the event presentations from nationally and internationally renowned policy researchers and innovators via our video wall.