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Early learning and development

90% of your child's brain growth happens before the age of 5. Right from the start, all those little moments you spend together with your child are building their brain.

Every smile, cuddle, chat and game makes a huge difference, helping them learn to communicate, develop confidence and make friends.

Find lots of ideas, easy tips and activities you can do together with your child.

Family hubs

Family hubs offer support to children, young people and their families. They provide a single place to go for support and information from a variety of organisations, making it easier to get the support you need.

They can provide guidance on issues such as feeding your baby or toddler, mental health and parenting support.

There are currently Family hubs operating in 75 local authorities across England.

Did you know?

In the first 5 years of your child's life their brain develops faster than at any other time. Make the most of every moment by making eye contact, chatting and engaging with what they're interested in.

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