Parachute exercise: issues and questions identified during the morning
1001 days: importance
of development from
conception to 2 years –
Achieving a balance
between targeted and
Challenge to continuing
to improve and develop services with ever decreasing budgets
Conception to two - 1001
Convincing government, both central and local, of the importance of children’s centres and
Delivery with no budget?
Great theory: now how do we make it all work in reality?
How can we improve our work at ages 0-2?
How can we link better with professionals with these links?
How do libraries get involved when there isn't the will from directors / council?
How do we, as deliverers of bookstart, evidence the personal and social capital that bookstart
How does it work at a local level?
If all the various projects ?? literacy were as successful as we sometimes think, why is overall
literacy so low in the UK?
If the Mother is going through stress while pregnant, how is the father coping? Eg ‘am I causing
my wife to be stressed’?
Informative - how do we do it locally?
Inspired by the passion from Andrea and Margy
Inspiring talks so far: Great quotes for concepts too, eg “chuffedness” and “sweat the assets”
Let's work together more creatively!
Library service, or library buildings?
Perhaps we are missing on some key customers, so libraries need to link ?? on this offer? Joint
Reinforced my view that deprived communities need high quality services and high quality
environment, raising aspirations
Severe reductions in funding: not a climate that promotes innovation: balance between
universal and targeted services
Size: how big? range of services: how wide? + Children's centre
The need to engage with expectant parents better
To what extent should services be targeted rather than universal?
We need to buy a ‘yurt’ – gazebos are boring
Where are resources coming from for focus from -0 to 5 for Children's Centres?
Where do we start with taking services forward in this period of great change?
Will parent-infant projects be nation-wide one day?