Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London which supports and recognises achievements in child health, wellbeing and education in early years settings.
Building on the success of Healthy Schools London, HEYL will help to reduce health inequalities by supporting a healthy start to life across themes that include healthy eating, oral and physical health and early cognitive development.
HEYL complements and enhances the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage framework, adding to the focus on children, families and staff health and wellbeing.
The 4 levels of Awards - HEYL First Steps, Bronze, Silver and Gold - can be used to improve and support practice in all Early Years settings:
- private, voluntary and independent nurseries
- early learning and day care in children’s centres
- Early Years in schools including schools with two-year old provision
- nursery schools
- crèches and playgroups
Bank of Resources for HEYL Participants
SALT - Resources
Immunisation - Resources
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The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all fully aware of how viruses can impact human health, but bacteria also pose a threat. These topical modules will introduce students to bacteria, viruses, infection, resistance and antibiotics and the role of vaccines in antimicrobial resistance (opens a window). Materials outline what we can all do to help address AMR, including hygiene and appropriate use of antibiotics. The activities support PSHE education, health and wellbeing, science and citizenship.