Parent-Infant Premium

The Babies in Lockdown report showed some of the challenges faced by parents and the impact it has on children in their earliest years.

That is why we are encouraging the Government to introduce the Parent-Infant Premium as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review. It will provide local areas with additional money to help pay for services to support families during pregnancy until their child is three.

This new idea could give local areas vital extra money, but we need your help. Please, get involved. Write to your MP, share our briefing document, or just send a tweet to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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Our report, Babies in Lockdown shines a light on huge disparities between how different families and communities experienced lockdown. Read more…

Parent-Infant Premium

The time for action is now. Help us make sure the Parent-Infant Premium is introduced so that we can build back better. Read more..

About our Organisations

Best Beginnings, Home-Start UK and the Parent-Infant Foundation are leading organisations advocating for parents and babies. Read more…

Lockdown has been so stressful, especially early on when we couldn’t even go out for fresh air. My daughter picked up on how I was feeling – she became very clingy in a way she’d never been before, I couldn’t even shower properly because she got so upset. Before lockdown she was fine – now I feel she could sense what was going on and it even made her feel depressed

Fim, 35, and lives in London with her two year old.

Back our call to introduce the #ParentInfantPremium


Dear @RishiSunak, @GavinWilliamson and @MattHancock – we need you to put children at the heart of the spending review. Please introduce the #ParentInfantPremium to support children in their earliest years. Please take a minute to find out more. #BabiesinLockdown


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