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Strong Start - WNC

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The Strong Start team is a group of qualified and experienced Early Years professionals commissioned by Public Health who work closely with the Health Visiting and Infant Feeding teams across Northamptonshire to provide universal support for families who are pregnant or with babies and young children.

Strong Start can help by providing advice and support with various universal topics. They provide short-term one-to-one support to parents through telephone, digital, and social media. Please see their website for a growing library of videos on topics relevant to parents-to-be and parents of babies or young children. Face-to-face information sessions are run at venues across Northamptonshire for families with young babies. Please look on Facebook, Instagram, or Eventbrite for details.

The Strong Start team can help families through self-referral or referral by partner agencies. Support for families’ covers:

  • Safe sleep and sleep routines
  • Introducing solids
  • Toileting
  • Behaviour linked to ages and stages
  • School readiness
  • Early communication
  • Oral health
  • Keeping active and healthy eating
  • Safety
  • Dump the dummy
  • Anxiety and social isolation

Strong Start provides a remote service but will meet families in their local area if necessary. They are commissioned by the local authority to provide this service.

  • Brackley Area
  • Daventry Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Towcester Area
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Additional languages
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Translation and/or Interpreting Available on Request
  • Urdu
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 5 years
Referral route
  • Professional Referral
  • Self Referral
For people with
Suitable for Everyone
Eligibility criteria
Age Range - Early Years
Provider category
Universal Services - Suitable for Everyone


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Last updated 28 March 2024