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Start for Life: conception and first 2 years

The Westminster 'Start for Life' programme is based on the new government vision for the first 1,001 critical days on a child's life. This initiative aims to provide support and guidance to expectant and new parents to achieve the best outcomes for their child from conception and throughout the first 2 years of life. Find out more: The_Best_Start_for_Life (


Pregnancy, labour and birth

A photo of a young girl

Best start: baby's first years


Family hubs:
register and access services


Benefits and financial support


Additional needs and SEND


Further help and useful tips

Last Updated 09/10/2023

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