Wiltshire Council's early years team, advising on all aspects of EYFS pedagogy and practice for schools, early years settings and children’s centres.
The Best Start in Life E-toolkit, launched in 2019, provides clear, simple messages to promote positive health and wellbeing in its widest sense to support children in Wiltshire to have the Best Start in Life. Professionals are encouraged to share the key messages and information on support services with parents and carers they meet.
Emotional wellbeing and mental heath
Good practice and support links for Wiltshire early years settings.
Tooth brushing scheme and training for early years staff
The Oral Health Promotion team offer you and your staff the opportunity to set up a tooth brushing scheme within your setting. We have designed a toolkit that will provide all details on how to get started and how to sustain tooth brushing within a nursery / pre-school setting.
Making Every Contact Count (MECC)
MECC is an effective way of supporting positive change and is endorsed by the Wiltshire Family and Children's Transformation (FACT) Programme. Ideally this approach will be used when sharing key health messages.
Wiltshire Council promotes the Five to Thrive approach and has developed Five to Thrive local champions.
Resources from the Anna Freud Trust
Covid early years support hub.
Schools, nurseries, playgroups or childminders can organise a Beep Beep! Day to engage children (2-7) with the road safety basics through fun activities.