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Newborn Baby

START FOR LIFE

Your essential guide to information and support if you are expecting a baby or have a child under the age of two years 

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Become a Member for free today...

...to access lots of activities & support

What is Start for Life?

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Northumberland Family Hubs are here to support you and your family with everything you need to know during pregnancy, preparing for labour and birth, through to baby's first few years.  Our resources are packed with expert guidance from preparing for the arrival of your little one, to managing the everyday challenges of parenting.

The Start for Life Offer provides information about activities and services in your local area. Family Hubs have partnered with dedicated midwives, health visitors and professionals within your community to provide you with the best care and guidance to ensure your family has the best start in life!

Your local Family Hub offers a wide range of information, resources and activities for the whole family to enjoy - and it's completely free. Click here to become a member today.

The following sections aim to explain the services that families are entitled to and how you can access them.

Explore our Start for Life offer

Pregnancy

PREGNANCY, LABOUR & BIRTH

Support and advice for pregnancy, labour and birth

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FREE MEMBERSHIP

It's free and easy to access a Family Hub, get started today

Managing Home Finances

BENEFITS & FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Benefits and financial support available to families

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FURTHER HELP & USEFUL TIPS

Explore further information and useful tips

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A HEALTHY START:  BABY'S FIRST YEARS

Find out more about a healthy start for your baby

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PARENT ZONE 

Visit our Dad's Zone and Supportive Partners Space

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ADDITIONAL NEEDS & SEND

About Early Years support for additional needs

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THE BEST START FOR LIFE

A vision for the 1,001 critical days by HM GOV

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