The First 2000 Days

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What happens during the first 2000 days your child’s life (pregnancy until their 5th birthday) has a huge impact on how children grow, develop, and learn. 

Children grow, develop, learn, and communicate faster in the first 5 years than at any other time in their life.

The early years lay the foundation for good child health and wellbeing now and in the future.

We want all children to have the best possible start in life. The information and resources provided here, aim to support you, your family, and community to thrive.


  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding - the foundation for lifelong health and wellbeing
  • Adjusting to parenthood
  • Healthy relationships with children
  • Child health and development
  • Talking, Yarning, Reading, Singing
  • Play and physical activity for children
  • Child and family mental health and wellbeing
  • Breastfeeding and healthy nutrition
  • Safe environments
  • Self-care for parents and caregivers