Vale of Glamorgan Healthy Pre-school Scheme
Early years is a crucial time for children. The first three years of a child's life are particularly important for healthy development and investing in children at this early age can dramatically improve the rest of their lives.
The Vale of Glamorgan Health and Sustainable Pre School Scheme aims to promote the health of pre-school aged children, their families and carers. The scheme reaches young children through the child care organisations they attend (nurseries, playgroups and childminders) and encourages healthy behaviour from the very earliest age.
The scheme is divided into 8 health topic areas:
Nutrition and oral health
- Preliminary Phase (an introduction to the scheme)
- Physical activity and active play
- Mental and emotional health, wellbeing and relationships
- Workplace health
Childcare organisations collect evidence to show they are meeting criteria in all of the above areas. Support and encouragement is provided through training events, newsletters, resources and visits from a member of the Vale of Glamorgan Healthy and Sustainable Pre Scheme Team.
Partnership work is key to success and many different organisations and invididuals are involved. Early years practitioners have the potential to make a huge contribution to the health and wellbeing of children in their care, and the Vale of Glamorgan Healthy and Sustainable Pre-school Scheme makes the most of their skills and experience. To create a happy and healthy society, we need to raise our children in a happy and healthy way.
For further information contact:
Senior Public Health Specialist