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.

Healthy Early Years London Programme (latest news)


Health Education Partnership have been commissioned by the Barnet Public Health Team to provide free support to early years settings to assist them in achieving the Healthy Early Years London awards.

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 development 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
children’s centres
Early Years in schools including schools with two-year old provision
nursery schools
crèches and playgroup

Achieving an Award can help you:
identify your own best practice
focus on areas to develop in health, wellbeing and education
work with parents/carers and health and other services to support families
generate evidence for Ofsted inspections


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 training and development visits to support settings to meet the physical activity criteria. 

For further information, please contact:
Tania Barney
Barnet Healthy Early Years Coordinator
Tel: 07816 673731

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

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Barnet Healthy Early Years London Bronze Audit Tool ........[886 KB]

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Barnet Healthy Early Years London Bronze Audit Tool ........[886 KB]