This is the first guide in the Nurturing Care Handbook. It provides an overview of how the handbook works, what nurturing care is, and how to get started. It also includes practical advice on working in programme cycles, engaging all stakeholders, and doing advocacy.

We recommend you read the Start here guide first as it provides an overview of how the Handbook is organized. The remaining five guides correspond with the five strategic actions of the Nurturing Care Framework and can be read in any order.