First Days Children's Charity


We reduce the long term effect of poverty on children by equipping them with the essential items they need for their early years and at school.

At First Days we believe all children deserve the same start in life.

  • Children should be safe in their home, and out and about.
  • They should be confident in school.
  • They should have lots of fun.

We help facilitate that. ​

We provide everyday essentials to families who need them by distributing school uniforms, new baby essentials, buggies and prams, toiletries, safety equipment such as beds and stairgates,  toys and books. 

We have a volunteer-led delivery service.

Service access criteria: We accept referrals from professionals on behalf of families
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
Waiting list (weeks): 2
Who can refer: Professional referrals only