Early years remains a specialist area for NCB. We develop research, policy, programmes and campaigns to tackle specific issues such as early literacy and mental health, equipping partners to improve outcomes for children.
Four wards in South London form the heart of NCB’s work to boost children’s early development. Here, our LEAP team is focused on uniting local services and shaping the local early years system. One of the five ‘A Better Start’ partnerships established by the National Lottery Community Fund, LEAP delivers a better childhood for local families and provides insight to shape wider changes in policy and practice.