Healthy Early Years London

Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor

of London which supports and recognises achievements in child health,

wellbeing and education in early years settings. Building on the success of

Healthy Schools London, HEYL will help to reduce health inequalities by

supporting a healthy start to life across themes that include healthy eating,

oral and physical health and early cognitive development.

The scheme has three award stages;

  • Bronze is awarded to settings that complete the HEYL Bronze Award audit and meet all the

criteria. Settings must also meet the Voluntary Food and Drink Guidelines for Early Years

Settings in England.

  • Silver helps settings focus on one health, wellbeing or education priority based on local

priorities or needs.

  • Gold requires settings to identify two further priorities, one that focuses on the need of a

particular child or group of children and one that supports the health, wellbeing or education

of all children in the setting.

Please contact your local Healthy Early Years Lead, for more information.