Roche Pebbles is passionate about the health and well-being of our children, families and staff within setting and therefore is part of, and fully committed to, the Cornwall Council’s ‘Healthy Under 5’s’ programme.
This programme is part of Cornwall Council’s Healthy Cornwall Service whereby they aim to encourage and support all early years childcare providers to become health promoting environments and promote healthy lifestyles. Roche Pebbles, like many other early years providers, are in a unique position to highlight the importance of health and wellbeing, not only to our children, but also to their parents/carers and the wider community.
Healthy Under 5s is designed to celebrate topics we may already be championing, explore new areas to be included and help keep our setting informed of topical issues and guidance. The Programmes Best Practice Guidelines encourages us to reflect on our current approach to health improvement and supports staff to further embed health promotion into their practice.
We are proud to announce that on 16th December 2019 we completed the programme, covering the following topics:-
- Dental health
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity
- Emotional health and wellbeing
- Accident prevention
- Additional topics (including sleep, workplace health and smoking)
Being an ongoing programme the setting will be visited or contacted by various health teams across Cornwall to ensure that we remain compliant and continue to promote all areas of health and well-being.