The early years
How you can help your child’s development
According to the Parent Infant Foundation, the first 1001 days include pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life. There is clear, compelling evidence that this is a significant and influential phase in development. This is an age of opportunity. What happens during this period lays the foundation for every child’s future health, wellbeing, learning and earnings potential. It sets the groundwork for children’s developing emotional wellbeing, resilience and adaptability; the competencies they need to thrive. During this period we can lay a foundation of health and wellbeing whose benefits last a lifetime – and carry into the next generation.
Solihull Approach to parenting
The Solihull approach is about emotional health and wellbeing for all children, their parents, carers and grandparents. The Public Health Agency funds courses for women in Northern Ireland through the Solihull Approach: inourplace.co.uk. Your midwife or health visitor can provide you with the code to access these resources.