Smile early years award accreditation scheme

he smile early years awards aim to ensure that a whole setting approach is taken to improve the oral health, healthy weight and school readiness of children by encouraging healthy lifestyle behaviours.

Three key themes are covered in the award.

  • Encouraging healthy eating and drinking
  • Promotion of oral health
  • Encouraging the promotion of a healthy lifestyle

Benefits of being an award setting

• Provides evidence for Ofsted and the EYFS standard
• Shows commitment to making a difference to Children’s wellbeing in Leicester
• Increases partnership working between health and care workers
• Unique selling point easily identifiable by parents
• Recognises the good work and level of care the setting provides in addressing health concerns for children in Leicester
• Supports improving oral health of children in Leicester

For more informtion about the smile early years awards scheme and how your setting can join, please email