We are thrilled to announce that Finchley Day Nursery, under the dedicated leadership of Voula and her team, has been honoured with the Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) Bronze Award. This prestigious accolade underscores our unwavering commitment to fostering an environment that prioritises the wellbeing and healthy lifestyles of our young learners.
The Path to Recognition
Achieving the HEYL Bronze Award was a meticulous process that involved a comprehensive evaluation of our practices related to children’s wellbeing and healthy eating habits. A detailed submission form provided insight into our approach, which was thoroughly reviewed and approved by the HEYL committee.
The Significance of the HEYL Award
The Healthy Early Years London award scheme, supported by the Mayor of London, plays a crucial role in laying the foundation for lifelong health and wellbeing in early years settings. By recognising the efforts of nurseries like ours in promoting child health, wellbeing, and development, HEYL empowers us to prepare children for a healthy start in life and readiness for school.
Embarking on the Journey to the Silver Award
The achievement of the Bronze Award is just the beginning. Our team is already gearing up with enthusiasm and determination to embark on the journey toward the Silver Award. This next phase promises to deepen our commitment to nurturing a culture of health and wellness within our nursery community.
A Hands-On Approach to Healthy Eating
In celebration of this achievement and to further promote healthy eating habits, our talented chef took a hands-on approach by engaging with our pre-schoolers in the preparation of nutritious snacks. This interactive session not only encouraged the children’s independence but also enhanced their understanding of the importance of a balanced diet, making healthy eating an enjoyable and integral part of their daily routine.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Voula and her team for this remarkable achievement and look forward to the continued success and health advancements at Finchley Day Nursery. Together, we are setting the stage for a healthier, brighter future for our children.