Information and resources to support health and wellbeing in your Early Years setting, including information about training and the Healthy Early Years programme.

For more information about the programme or to start working towards your recognition as a Healthy Early Years Setting, please contact a member of the team.

Helen Cameron

Health and Wellbeing Manager

  • Health and wellbeing reviews, updates on health inequalities and the evidence base
  • Healthy Schools and Healthy School London bronze silver and gold awards
  • Healthy Early Years
  • Needs analysis and evaluation
  • Signposting to services that support the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children and families
  • Guidance on trauma informed approaches and whole school approaches to preventing and addressing youth violence

020 7527 5591

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Suad Ahmed

Health Improvement Officer - EY

 

  • Healthy Early Years
  • Advice, guidance, training and signposting for early years staff on support for families:
    • healthy eating and physical activity
    • oral health
    • mental health
    • smoking cessation and smoke free homes
    • alcohol and substance misuse
    • immunisation
  • Advice on how to raise health issues with parents for multi agency teams and individual staff

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Jane Schofield

EYFS and Health Development Officer

 

  • Healthy Early Years
  • Advice, guidance, training and signposting for early years staff on health and wellbeing in the EYFS:
    • healthy eating
    • physical development and physical activity
    • oral health

Marjon Willers

Specialist Dietitian

  • Health and wellbeing reviews, Healthy Schools London Bronze, Silver and Gold
  • Healthy Early Years
  • Advice and guidance on supporting pupils where there are concerns about their weight, including on Families for Life
  • Support for development of food policy and consultation
  • Support to implement the statutory standards for school food and voluntary food and drink guidelines for early years and promote a healthy eating environment
  • Training for lunchtime supervisors and breakfast club coordinators
  • Support for schools around creating a safe and healthy environment for children with food allergies and diabetes
  • Advice on water provision and dining room environment, including dining room observations
  • Packed lunch advice, audit and policy

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  • EYHWB News

    Latest news from the Early Years Health and Wellbeing team.

  • EYHWB Training

    All Early Years Health and Wellbeing training has been developed to support practitioners to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for children under 5 and their families.

    This training is FREE and is managed through the Training channel on IslingtonCS. You can browse all available courses and request a place using your IslingtonCS account. There are a range of training sessions taking place at different venues, and many can be booked as part of your INSET.

    To get started, visit the Early Years and Childcare Training channel and select the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ category.

    EYCPD Training

  • Healthy Early Years (HEYL) Programme for all EY Settings and Childminders

    Information on the accredited Healthy Early London Years programme.

  • Families for Life Early Years Programmes

    Families for Life Early Years offer has been developed by Islington Health and wellbeing team and is delivered by Early Years staff to support families to make healthier lifestyle choices.

  • Resources

    Each section includes resources, useful contacts and background information. For a comprehensive overview of all services to support children and families in Islington see our interactive ‘Think Child, Think Family’ document and printable poster available below.

    Think Child, Think Family

    What to expect, when

    Helpful guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage.