Your local children’s centres and health visiting services are coming together to form early start teams.
Early start recognises the importance of early intervention and giving every child, in every community, the best start in life.
Early start services for children and families will work closely together in your area. This will include a variety of staff such as: health visitors, children’s centre staff, community nurses and family outreach workers. They will continue to work with GPs, midwives, schools and youth services amongst others.
Early start will deliver services such as health, childcare, play, early learning and development to meet the needs of children and families from pregnancy up to your child’s 5th birthday.
We will ensure the right staff deliver the right services which meet the needs of young children and families in Leeds.
It will provide the right services, in the right place, at the right time for all children and families from pregnancy up to your child’s 5th birthday.
Children’s services director, Nigel Richardson, said “It’s about ensuring services are streamlined rather than duplicated and that information is shared by all professionals who are working with children.”