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Healthy eating is important for everyone, but especially crucial during the early years to support children's growth, development and learning. That's why our team are on a mission to promote positive attitudes and enjoyment of nutritious food throughout childhood and beyond.

What We Offer

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Nutrition Training

As Registered Nutritionists, we provide quality training to help you improve the health outcomes of children and families. Our nutrition training covers topics such as menu planning, managing fussy eating and nutrition for young children. Choose between our classroom or online training.

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Health Award

Is your setting striving for best nutrition practice? Our Health Award highlights your commitment in achieving best practice, from developing a positive eating environment, providing healthy menus to managing dietary requirements. You'll get tailored hands on support from our expert nutritionists.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Find out more about our team of Registered Nutritionists

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Blogs & Recipes

Blogs and Recipes

Take a peek at our monthly recipes and blogs

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Parents Area

Parents Area

Explore information on nutrition for your little ones, plus our parent courses

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Working With Our Team

Tamara Sidorova

Contact Supervisor, Early Start Group

I really enjoyed the training day and look forward to other courses to keep up to date. The course was very interesting and very well organised with a range of practical activities and excellent delivery. Thank you for the opportunity to develop awareness of the healthy eating for infants and toddlers.

Emilija Vaickute

Early Years Practitioner, Apple Tree Nursery

Thank you so much! This training was really helpful and interesting. Definitely, I am going to prepare some cooking activities with children as we have been already practising them. But now we have extended our knowledge and gained some new ideas for cooking activities. Thank you.

Karen Pollock

Early Years Manager Harpurs Hill Children & Family Centre Ltd, Northern Ireland

‘I first heard about the Early Start Group when I attended The Nursery World Conference in London in 2018. I was so impressed by the live show they did that I really wanted to get more information and get my team back in Northern Ireland all trained to be able to promote the best nutrition for children during snack time within my setting.  Since the conference 11 of my staff have completed the online Nutrition training for toddlers, which will allow us to share the information with parents through snack demonstrations at our stay and play sessions, alongside key message and information to take home. I found the staff so helpful when I had queries, which made the process of getting so many of my team trained smoother. Thank you Edwina and the rest of the Early Start Team’.

Jacqueline Lyons, PhD

Nutritionist- School of Food & Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, IRL

'I found the Food and Nutrition for Infants training really excellent. The graphics are very clear and helpful, and it is amazing to have all the references listed at the end of the training. It was refreshing not to have to sift through information wondering which of it might be evidence-based or not. The course has provided me with everything I need to support new parents in weaning infants.'

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2018

'It is an absolute pleasure to work with the Early Start Team, they are a really friendly, professional and approachable group. The group provide invaluable resources, courses and their social media content is always helpful and engaging.'

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We are honoured to be awarded Runner-Up for the Caroline Walker Trust's 30th Anniversary Award for Media Food Campaigner of the Year! 

We feel so honoured to have been shortlisted and recognised for our work across our media campaigns.

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