In the UK, on average a child has 1,277 days between birth and starting nursery school education. Together, we want to ‘make them count’ for the children, for their families and for the toddler groups that they attend.
The Christian church as a whole is the leading national provider of parent & toddler groups. 1277 exists to support these groups as they seek to provide a supportive, safe and fun environment that is welcoming to all, and which demonstrates God’s love at the heart of their communities.
1277 was established in 2009. It started as a strategy group and then developed into an informal network, bringing together representatives from church denominations and other Christian organisations to coordinate strategic thinking, to signpost (and sometimes to develop) relevant resources/events and to facilitate networking between practitioners. The 1277 community is now being recognised as a movement of people, toddler group leaders at grassroots level … signposting and connecting.