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1001 Days Programme

Organisations and professionals on Wirral, coming together to support you through pregnancy and during the first two years of your baby’s life. Promoting access to all the services available to enable the best start in life.    


Who is it for?

For parents during pregnancy and through the first two years of their baby’s life, supporting their access to services and information.

What people say

A recent quote from a Dad asked about the benefits of such a programme… “Yeah of course, well any information that is gonna help me have a better bond and relationship with my daughter, I’m all ears!”

coordinator talking to mums about 1001 days programme
amazed young girl with head against worried mum's pregnant tummy

What's it all about?

The first 1001 days include pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life. There is clear and compelling evidence that this is a significant, influential phase in a child’s development.

Here on Wirral we believe that every baby should have loving and nurturing relationships, in a society that values emotional wellbeing and development, especially in these first 1001 days.

There is no doubt amongst the experts that this is ‘an age of opportunity’, what happens during this time lays the foundation for every child’s future health, wellbeing, learning and earning potential. It contributes towards children developing emotional wellbeing, resilience and adaptability, the competencies they need to thrive.

During this period we can lay a ‘foundation of health and wellbeing’, the benefits of which that can last a lifetime, and carry on into the next generation.


Why the first 1001 days are so important?

The first 1001 days of a child’s life, is a window of opportunity.

It is a time of particularly rapid growth and brain development. Leading child health experts agree that the care given during the first 1001 days, has more influence on a child’s future than at any other time in their life.

  • From around 8 weeks pregnant, babies respond to touch.
  • By 23 weeks pregnant, babies can hear sound from the outside world.
  • By the age of 2, a child’s brain is already 80% developed.
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