The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.
All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
Healthy eating in early years settings
Foundation Years- Eat Better, Start Better
NHS Start 4 Life- Baby moves
GOV.UK- Early years inspection handbook
Oral health promotion
Managing infectious diseases
The following resources from Public Health England are suitable to be displayed in settings and used by staff to manage infectious diseases:
- Managing infections in schools poster
- Managing infections in schools and childcare settings poster
- Guides on health protection in schools and other childcare facilities
It is incredibly important to be aware of safety issues with regards to children under 5. Developmentally, they will take risks, and there will be bumps and falls that we are unable to prevent, however it is essential to ensure that all environments are safe in order to prevent harm and reduce the risks of unintentional injuries occurring.
Public Health England and The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) have created a guide for all staff working with children under five years on preventing unintentional injuries.
You can also purchase and download the CAPT One Step Ahead poster for your setting here.