Barnet Healthy Early Years

Supporting and encouraging settings to develop and deepen their focus on health and wellbeing to support the attainment, achievement and happiness of their children, staff and wider communities.

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The Healthy Early Years award scheme is funded by Barnet Public Health Team and has been based on the Healthy Early Years programme from Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. The programme is for early years settings including Children’s Centres and nurseries, and its main aim is to support and encourage settings to develop and deepen their focus on health and wellbeing for the children and families they work with. 

How the Healthy Early Years awards work

Awards are given to settings to recognise their achievements in supporting the health and wellbeing of the children and families they work with. There are three levels of award:

Bronze Award. Early Years Settings will need to complete the Healthy Early Years Bronze Review Tool to demonstrate that they take a whole setting approach to health and wellbeing including physical activity, nutrition, oral health, emotional wellbeing, safety and immunisations. Children Centres will need to maintain requirements set out in the Barnet Healthy Children’s Centre standards.

Silver Award. Once a setting or Children’s Centre has achieved the Bronze award it can move on to the Silver and Gold Awards. To achieve a Silver award, settings will identify the main health priorities for the children and families they work with and devise new projects, practices and interventions to address these needs. Example health priorities might include healthy weight, emotional health and wellbeing, and oral health. This action plan will need to be submitted using the Healthy Early Years Silver Planning Tool.

Gold Award.In addition to holding a Silver Award, the setting will then need to implement their Silver action plan. Using the Healthy Early Years Gold Reporting Tool, settings will need to demonstrate the impact of the activities they have implemented.


Health Education Partnership have been commissioned to provide free support to settings working towards the Healthy Early Years awards in Barnet. Within the team, Anna Brennan-Craddock and Tania Barney can provide free support to settings to complete applications at Bronze, Silver and Gold level.

In addition, Kim Lambden can provide free support for settings working on Physical Development including staff training and development visits. 

For further information, please contact:
Anna Brennan-Craddock
Barnet Healthy Early Years Coordinator
Tel: 0770 381 4831

Please note: The resources below are only for schools that are part of the local programme. Please contact Anna for password.

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