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Our Programmes

Best Start Plus

Through our Best Start Plus programme we support children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Best Start successes: 2022 & 2023 

  • Funded 20 additional part time nursery placements for children aged between 2-3 years old who are not meeting their age expected developmental milestones at two through the Jersey Child Care Trust (JCCT).  
  • Supported 3 newly accredited MAYBO trainers to deliver training to 40 early years practitioners. MAYBO training supports early years practitioners to understand children’s developmental needs and behaviours.  
  • Launched a Speech and Language Pilot with Every Child Our Future (ECOF) and funded one Speech and Language therapist in two local primary schools, supporting 154 children. 
  • Launched Makaton Training across Nurseries and Schools. Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. 
  • Supported Sing and Sign training. This training supports Nurseries and Schools to add sign language to their story and nursery rhyme sessions.  
  • Provided ERIC training to Nurseries and Schools. ERIC is a national charity dedicated to improving children’s bowel and bladder health. 

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Best Start for All

Building strong foundations for children's futures by supporting all children in Jersey to flourish.
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Best Start Together

Recognising the strength of children, families and services working in partnership to achieve the best possible outcomes for all children.
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Best Start Extra

Supporting children with complex needs.
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