The council’s public health team, working alongside the Slough Early Years service, has launched a new support service called “Slough 2K – Conception to Reception.”
The first 1001 days are critical in a child’s development. Throughout this period of foetal development, infancy and toddlerhood, the brain is growing and developing. Those first 1001 days are critical not only because optimal brain development throughout them gives a baby the best possible start in life, but also because early intervention and development at this age has the biggest benefit to the child’s overall life.
Slough2k looks holistically at a child’s most important time – the first 2000 days from “conception to reception”. This new project includes a comprehensive local offer of the various services and support tools available in Slough to look after the health and wellbeing of children and their parents/carers. It also includes a “Healthy child” booklet that is available online, and in hard copy at each of the Slough children centres.
Councillor Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and social care, said: “Looking after children’s health at an early age is absolutely vital to ensure they lead a long and healthy life. We’re excited to be able offer a new, interactive resource, which provides residents with everything they need to support them with looking after their child’s health from “conception to reception”.
For more information, please email email@example.com or visit www.publichealthslough.co.uk/conception-to-reception