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Our Vision

About Us

The Best Start Partnership brings together the voices of children and families with representatives from the public, private, community and voluntary sectors in the development, implementation and evaluation of government strategy and policy.

The Best Start Partnership provides strategic leadership across government departments and partner agencies to ensure that early years and childhood policy is co-ordinated, resource allocation is effectively prioritised and high-quality practice is embedded across services and organisations.

The Partnership develops, guides and oversees delivery plans and has an active role in implementation.


We appreciate childhood as a unique and valuable stage of life and are aware that the quality of childhood experience has lifelong consequences. We want to provide opportunities for all children to become confident and resilient individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens and that they have safe, stable, stimulating and nurturing relationships with their parents and/or carers.

All of our children deserve to have the best start in life, growing up in an environment that nurtures their development, derives safety and security from their parents and care givers, accesses high quality early years services and encourages them to have aspirations for the future and their ability to achieve them. What children experience in their earliest years is key to their success in adulthood.

Our vision is for Jersey to be the best place for all children to grow up

The Partnerships Shared Principles

The child is at the centre of all our work

All children have the right to grow up safely, live healthy lives, learn and achieve and be seen and heard

Service delivery is holistic, co-ordinated and seamless, making every contact with parents and carers count from day one and getting it right first time

The uniqueness of children and families is valued and provided for

Children and families who need support will be identified and have access to the right help at the right time from the right service

Listening and involving children and families in shaping and evaluating services

Delivers what’s needed and makes effective use of available resources

Quality is at the heart of service delivery for children and families