Training and Events for Early Years Workforce

Blackpool Better Start offers more than 25 targeted services and community initiatives to support the town’s families through pregnancy and the earliest years of their children’s lives.

To enable professionals to learn more about current programmes and future developments, Blackpool Better Start provides multi agency workforce training, learning events and conferences.

To find out more about training and development opportunities, please contact

Brain Certification

4th September @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A free, in-depth course for anyone who wants to learn more about the science of brain development.

To book your free place please email:

Brain Game

10th September @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This tabletop board game experience was designed to engage policymakers, community and business leaders, health and education service providers, and government officials in understanding the science of early brain development—what promotes it, what derails it, and what are the consequences for society.

To book your free place please email:

Perinatal Mental Health

8th October @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn more about the work Blackpool Better Start is doing. This training is for professionals who have contact with pregnant women and children aged 0-4 yrs.

To book your free place please email:

Blackpool Better Start Annual Conference

14th November @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Blackpool Better Start’s 5th Annual Conference for Blackpool’s early years workforce.

Registration opens in September. Keep up-to-date by following: @CECDBlackpool

See full list of events here