ActEarly is a collaborative research project exploring how communities can support children to have the best start in life.

When & where?

Online and across Tower Hamlets

Who is it for?

Parents with children up to 11 years old

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Get involved

Working in partnership with the London team of the ActEarly Prevention Research Partnership and the Bromley by Bow Insights team, since March 2020 we have been working with our community to find out more about:

  • Healthy Places – our physical environment and how our community connects to each other
  • Healthy Livelihoods – employment opportunities for families in Tower Hamlets
  • Healthy Learning – particularly early learning in children’s centres and schools

We have been running creative events and project to understand “what makes the best start in life for our children?”.

Here are some examples of what we have created together.

Family Playrooms

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we moved the first of our events online. Family Playrooms was an online activity group for families with children aged up to 11 years old.

We had 9 virtual ‘playrooms’ full of fun things to do, tips and resources.

Centered around a Facebook group, challenges could be completed at home as part of an online community.

Find out more

It takes a village

Over the summer and autumn of 2020, over 150 families got together to answer one question. If it takes a village to raise a child, what should we put in our village? Here’s what they created together.

It takes a village - the results

Reflecting, Connecting

Working with families and audio producer Sarah Cuddon, “Reflecting, Connecting” is an audio piece exploring the research theme of connection during and after the pandemic.


Listen to the audio