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Start for Life

The Start for Life offer provides information and links to support that is available when families need it, from conception to the baby’s second birthday.

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Start for Life Offer

Alongside the joy that the arrival of a baby can bring, every parent or carer can also experience the anxiety of this sudden responsibility. The sleepless nights, the doubt, the questions – these are all natural and common experiences during the 1,001 days from conception to a baby’s second birthday.

All families need some help to give their babies the best start in life. Whether it is from healthcare professionals or volunteers, family or friends, there is a wide range of support and services available in Nottingham.

The Start for Life offer provides information and links to support that is available when families need it, from conception to the baby’s second birthday.

Nottingham City Start for Life offer Leaflet

Nottingham City Start for Life offer Leaflet

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Poster providing information around pregnancy

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An information pack for new fathers

Adapting to life with a new baby is a challenge. SSBC have brought together lots of advice to help guide you through life as a new dad. From preparing for labour, feeding, play and looking after you, it has been covered. This guide will help you to prepare yourself for when your baby is born. You will find information about the different services available to you.

Link to SSBC Dad's pack
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Safer Sleep for babies - advice for parents and carers

The Lullaby Trust has developed a guide for parents and carers with lots of information and advice about safer sleep.

This safer sleep advice gives simple steps for how you can sleep your baby to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) which is commonly known as cot death. It can give you the peace of mind to enjoy this special time.

It is important to remember that this sleep advice should be followed for all sleep periods, not just at night, and wherever you put your baby to sleep, including at grandparents / friends houses.

There is also a series of videos:
Safer Sleep for babies presentations - The Lullaby Trust Their easy read card is available in 25 different languages.

Safer Sleep - a guide for parents
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Lullaby Trust safer sleep from day 1 booklet

Link to the Lullaby Trust safer sleep from day 1 booklet

Latest Early Help Updates

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23 Jul 2024

Forest Futures Referrals open

The referrals process is now open for the Forest Futures programme. This is a 10-week-behavioral mentoring programme for young people and is supported by the Premier League.

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13 Sep 2024

Operation Polarised - Free Ice Skating sessions

Nottinghamshire Police has partnered with the city’s National Ice Centre to provide free ice-skating sessions for young people who are aged between 11 – 16 years. It's a 10 week programme running from 13th of September to 15th of November.

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Bulwell Riverside Free Fun and Food HAF Programme for 11-16 year olds
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Bulwell Riverside Free Fun and Food HAF Programme for 11-16 year olds

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Health Hub by Epic Partners
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