Supported by Waltham Forest

HENRY Healthy Start in Childcare


Mon, 28 Jan 2019 09:15 - 16:30


Leyton Children & Family Centre Hub 215 Queens Road E17 8PJ


Best Start with HENRY

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A one day course providing:

• Practical information about nutrition and activity for young children
• Tools to manage behaviour for physical and emotional wellbeing


HENRY Training is underpinned by the latest research into the complex factors that protect against, or lead to obesity. This course recognises that childcare settings play a vital role in providing a healthy start for young children and enables staff to:

• “Attending the Healthy Start in Childcare training will support you to achieve the healthy eating and oral health elements of the Mayor’s Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) Bronze Award.”
• Adopt a consistent approach and model a healthy lifestyle to young children in their care
• Develop their knowledge about healthy meals, snacks and portion sizes for young children.
• Understand the value of active play
• Manage behaviour and build self-esteem, so that children start school emotionally prepared and ready to learn.


• Understand the risk and protective factors associated with child obesity and the importance of parents as agents for change
• Have the knowledge and confidence to provide a healthy environment for the children in their care in relation to the 5 elements of a health start in life; behaviour management, mealtime and snack routines, nutrition, physical activity and emotional well-being.
• Know how to provide balanced , healthy snacks and meals and age appropriate portion sizes
• To be able to model healthy eating habits, responsive feeding and mealtime behaviours to the children in your care
• Understand why and how to limit screen time and encourage physical activity.
• A certificate of completion

Booking information:

Course Capacity:
Maximum: 16
Maximum per school/site:2
Minimum: 8
Note: After the maximum number is reached the system will no longer accept any more bookings. Maximum number per site allows you to set limits on the amount of individuals from a particular school that you’d like to attend. e.g. for a popular event, it might be fairer to put a cap on every school specifying for instance that only 5 people from any one school can attend.

Pricing: FREE for Early Years Settings and childminders


This training would be suitable for day-care staff and childminders and any early years settings.