Supporting early years settings across Cornwall to promote healthy lifestyles and become health promoting environments.

Healthy Under 5s

Healthy Under 5s aims to encourage and support all early years childcare providers to become health promoting environments and encourage healthy lifestyles from an early age. Early years providers are in a unique position to highlight the importance of health and wellbeing to children, parents, carers and even grandparents! Healthy Under 5s is designed to celebrate topics that providers may already be championing and explore new areas that could be included.

Our health promotion topics:

Our best practice guidelines will help providers to recognise how their culture, ethos and environment can influence the health and wellbeing of the children in their care. We will help to inspire a creative and innovative approach to health promotion which is a key contributor to ensuring every child has the best start in life.

Providers will receive a poster of recognition to display which will celebrate success on the programme and commitment to each topic. Achievement will vary from setting to setting. It may take a few weeks, months or up to a year, depending on what health promotion activities are already in place. The poster of recognition will then be valid for one year but we will still be available for support and help to prepare for an annual review.


Feedback from our Healthy Under 5s settings:

“Healthy Under 5s is a great way to support families. The guidance is so useful and clear. It helped us to realise we can do this, and it really is achievable”

“There are some brilliant resources that I never knew existed. Children have improved understanding and they will go home and talk to their parents, which is great!”


Join us today!

If you would like to register for the Healthy Under 5s programme please fill in the application form below, send it back to us and someone will be in touch soon:

Healthy Under 5s Application Form

If you'd like more information on the programme give us a call on 01209 615600 or drop us an email at


Keep in the loop:

Our newsletter has lots of information and ideas on how to embed Healthy Under 5s within your setting, it also includes settings that have shown great practice in a particular area, so please get in touch if you would like to be featured in our next newsletter!

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