Our learning network

The Bettws Early Learning Community is one of five demonstration sites around the the UK . We are part of Save The Children’s UK wide learning network which aims to share learning from their work in order to have wider impact. The network exists to:

  • Build a network of Save the Children UK staff, local partners and colleagues working on similar projects across the UK and abroad
  • Share our work – drawing on case studies or examples of work from one or more of our partnerships and/or country teams
  • Learn from others – we bring in ‘guest’ speakers from place-based, early years and anti-poverty initiatives and campaigns from beyond the Save the Children UK network, focused on case studies of specific initiatives or projects and hearing directly from the people who led the work


To join the mailing list to learn more about the network email: Learning Network LearningNetwork@savethechildren.org.uk

Here are some of our Webinars…

An Introduction to Systems Change

What does local systems change look like in practice? What are the challenges and opportunities for change at a local level? How can we turn theory into to action to effect change in the Early Years system

Hear Save the Children Wales and their partners from the Bettws Early Learning Community share their learning from delivering a local systems change approach in practice. This video focuses focus on practical side of systems change, sharing experiences, opportunities and challenges from the past three years working at a hyper-local level to improve children’s outcomes in an area affected by poverty.

An Introducing Reach’s Approach to Relationship-Based Work

Hosted by colleagues from the Reach Foundation, a founding partner of Feltham ELC, this event focused on the key elements of Reach’s offer to families in the first 1001 days.

Changing Local Systems: Lessons from the Early Learning Communities


Colleagues from our ELC national learning and evaluation partners Collaborate and New Philanthropy Capital facilitated a conversation about what Save the Children and ELCs have learnt about local systems changed. They drew on the culmination of the three-year evaluation across four communities: Bettws, Feltham, Margate, and Sheffield.

Starting Strong / Dechrau’n Gryf

In this webinar, we learned about the findings of Save the Children Cymru’s Starting Strong project, which aimed to support families across Wales in their early years transitions.

Colleagues shared tools and techniques for supporting families experiencing poverty through the already challenging early years transition phase.

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