Healthy Early Years London

What is the Healthy Early Years London (HEYL)  

HEYL is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London, which supports and recognises achievements in child health, wellbeing and development in the early years settings.   

HEYL covers a number of essential areas of health, wellbeing and education for your child, including:

  • Healthy eating
  • Breastfeeding and starting solid food; oral health
  • Physical development
  • Reducing sedentary (inactive)
  • Behaviour
  • Speech, language and communication
  • Early cognitive development
  • Social and emotional health & wellbeing
  • Parenting and home learning
  • Home safety, accident prevention and reducing injuries
  • Supporting children with chronic health conditions
  • Special educational needs & disabilities
  • Infection control and immunisations
  • Parent and staff health concerns

HEYL complements and enhances the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, adding to the focus on children, families and staff health and wellbeing. We have been awarded the Bronze award for Healthy Early Years London scheme.