Thrive at Five is having a positive impact on the life and learning of under-fives with the generous investment of funding and resources from our supporters, and the skills, expertise, and partnership of our collaborators. They are an integral part of the national and local community striving to help raise every child to be ready to thrive at age five.
Our national supporters generously share their expertise and resources as well as providing financial backing. We nurture long-term partnerships with philanthropists, foundations and other organisations who share our vision of achieving the greatest possible impact for children and communities.
The LEGO Group
Our high-impact relationship with the LEGO Group began in 2021. The LEGO Group has provided play training for our Parent Champions, donated DUPLO bricks and helped us run amazing learning through play activities in our Stoke-on-Trent programme.
National and Local Collaborators
We partner with national and local organisations that provide additional expertise and knowledge to our work with communities and the development of the evidence and resources to support a playbook that can be used in every community in the UK.
The UK innovation agency for social good has advised us on embedding parent voices and shaping the Parent Champion network.
The Dartington Service Design Lab
We worked with Dartington Service Design Lab to develop our national theory of change, underpinning the sustainable Thrive at Five model.
Isos Partnership are helping Thrive at Five to capture, reflect on, and synthesise our learning so that - in time - we are able to publish a “playbook” for the Thrive at Five model, enabling its replication and roll out nationally.
CEI, The Centre for Evidence and Implementation
CEI will act as our external multi – site- multi year evaluators who will conduct rigorous area-level evaluations and walk alongside us to help us to understand what is and isn’t working and how this can be expanded.
National Literacy Trust
Provide advice and resources for community programmes and events.
Stoke-on-Trent Local Authority, Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (Staffordshire), the Hubb Foundation, Stoke City Football Club, Staffordshire University, Carmountside Primary Academy, Abbey Hulton Primary, Our Lady & St Benedict Catholic Academy, Kingsland C.E. Academy, St Maria Goretti Catholic Academy, Eaton Park Academy, Maple Court Academy, Bentilee Nursery, Rosy Cheeks nursery, Tiny Toez nursery, Kingsland Sparks nursery, Little Explorers nursery, St John’s Church (Abbey Hulton), St Stephen’s Church (Bentilee), Stoke-on-Trent YMCA, Made in Stoke-on-Trent Network, The Alice Charity and the Sutton Community Trust.