Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London that recognises early years settings' achievements in child health, wellbeing and development.
HEYL complements and enhances the statutory early years foundation stage framework, with further emphasis on the health and wellbeing of children, families and staff.
There are four levels of awards:
- First Steps
For further information contact Jane Schofield.
Islington Healthy Early Years London Gold awards
St. Mark’s C of E Primary School February 2019-2022
How early years staff developed their skills and worked with other professionals, to encourage and support language acquisition in children; as well as being able to identify any potential difficulties they may be experiencing.
Supporting a vulnerable family
Read about targeted early help for a vulnerable family and the importance of working in partnership with parents and health care professionals, resulting in the positive impact it had on the health and well-being of both the child and parent.
Willow Children’s Centre February 2019-2022
Emotional Well Being
Learn how early years staff helped children develop and regulate their emotional wellbeing through forest school
How early years staff worked to develop better physical activity outcomes for children, using universal childrens physical development through MOVERS
Packington Early Years Centre April 2019-2022
Well Being and Involvement
Read how early years staff used their training in the Leuven Scales to effectively support children’s well-being and involvement in the setting.
How early years staff used Forest school to improve outcomes for vulnerable children.
Aberdeen Park Nursery November 2019-2022
Healthy eating and hydration
How early years staff reviewed their food and drink provision, with particular focus on ways to promote hydration.
Read how early years staff worked with parents and children to support and encourage “fussy eaters” to have a healthier approach to food, helping to ensure a positive impact on all round development.
Blythwood Community Nursery December 2019-2022
Learn how early years staff worked in partnership with children, parents and professionals to educate and promote the importance of good oral health.
Emotional well being – supporting a vulnerable family
How early years staff effectively worked with health care professionals, to support a vulnerable family
Hornsey Road Children’s Centre June 2020-2023
Christ Church Play Group July 2021-2024
Supporting healthy eating and personal care routines
Read how the setting introduced a range of fun activities to support understanding of healthier food options, personal care routines such as hand washing, the importance of good oral hygiene and developing self-help skills.
Supporting a child with personal, social and emotional development
How the setting supported a new child; who showed delay in his PSED skills. He was supported in developing his independence, confidence and positivity. Good partnership working with his parent enabled rapid progress, which helped his transition to school.
The Gower School September 2021-2024
Edible garden project
Enjoy reading how the staff further developed their outside area; including introducing an edible garden. Lots of fun and learning took place to promote understanding of the life cycle of growing fruit and vegetables and its many benefits in doing so.
Supporting a child with developmental delay
Read how the staff identified a child with developmental delay. Considering various factors and influences, and working in partnership with the parents, staff introduced supporting strategies both in the setting and at home. Continued observation of the child showed good progress in the prime areas of learning.
Mildmay Community Nursery December 2021-2024
Supporting healthy eating
Learn how staff supported a number of children, who needed help and encouragement to explore, learn about, and enjoy healthy foods. How parents and carer's were involved and the positive impact of their work on the families.
Read how the children enjoyed the many benefits of the forest school activities, as well as the positive impact on their well being and learning. Parents and carer's were inspired and were encouraged to explore new outdoor activities too.
Archway Children's Centre December 2021-2024
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