Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London which supports and recognises achievements in child health, wellbeing and development in early years settings.
Building on the success of Healthy Schools London, HEYL will help to reduce health inequalities by supporting a healthy start to life across themes that include healthy eating, oral and physical health and early cognitive development.
HEYL complements and enhances the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage framework, adding to the focus on children, families and staff health and wellbeing.
The 4 levels of Awards - HEYL First Steps, Bronze, Silver and Gold - can be used to improve and support practice in all Early Years settings:
- private, voluntary and independent nurseries
- children’s centres
- Early Years in schools including schools with two-year old provision
- nursery schools
- crèches and playgroups
No Charge for Early Year Settings
Get in touch with Health Education Partnership who provide free support to early year settings to assist them in achieving the Healthy Early Years London Awards. Contact Tania Barney: or for further information visit the Healthy Early Years London site