Healthy Early Years

The Healthy Early Years (HEY) Audit helps settings to develop the health and well-being of their children and staff.

You can learn how the culture, ethos and environment of your setting can influence the health and well being of the children in your care. This impacts their readiness to learn and therefore their likelihood of succeeding in later life.

The Audit allows you to celebrate and strengthen what you already do, as well as identify areas for development. It highlights the importance of health and well being, not only to the children but also to parents/carers and the wider community.

There is no national accreditation system for early years providers wanting to achieve 'Healthy Status'. Therefore, Services for Young Children (SfYC) has developed their own audit tool for early years providers to use.

Completing it will mean recognition for the role you and your setting plays in supporting the health and wellbeing of the children in your care.

If you require further assistance please email: Clare Knapp, SfYC Advisory Teacher.

Healthy Early Years Audit and other HEY resources