Leicestershire Healthy Tots

The National Agenda

About healthy Tots

The National Agenda

Being a Healthy Tots Setting sends a clear message to Ofsted about the culture of the setting and the programme incorporates many of the Early Years Foundation Stage themes.


Ofsted inspectors will judge the overall standards and quality of your provision making judgements on a number of areas including how well your setting meets the needs of all children that attend and how well your setting contributes to childen's wellbeing. 

Achieving Healthy Tots Status provides settings with rigorous evidence of how they impact on the health and wellbeing of children in their care. 

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Although a number of elements of the EYFS learning and development requirements will be addressed by the Healthy Tots programme, the following areas will be key parts of the scheme:

- Physical development - moving and handling, health and self-care.

- Personal, social and emotional development - self confidence and self awareness, managing    feelings and behaviour, making relationships.

In addition, Healthy Tots Status will also ensure that many of the safeguarding and welfare requirements are addressed. For example:

- Food and drink - children are provided with meals, snacks and drinks, they must be healthy,    balanced and nutritious. Fresh drinking water must be available and accessible at all times. 

For more information on how the Healthy Tots programme links with the national agenda please contact the Healthy Tots team. 


Having signed up to the Leicestershire Healthy Tots programme, one of your first steps could be to set up a task group involving staff and parents.

If you have any questions about the programme or would like advice on any aspect of Healthy Tots, then please contact us.

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