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Learning and development

Did you know that much of your child’s learning and development depends on your relationship with them?

The first 1001 days, from conception to two years old, is considered to be the most important time in a child’s life for development, more so than at any other time in their lives. In fact, by the age of two, a child’s brain is already 80% developed, and has been making around one million new connections every second.

It’s never too early to start building that relationship. Every smile, cuddle, chat and game makes a huge difference, helping them learn to communicate, develop confidence and make friends.

Visit the Start for Life Early Learning and Development webpage for further information including tips, advice and activities that you can do together with your child to help their early learning and development.

This page was last reviewed on 11-01-2024

This page will be next reviewed on 11-01-2027