Leicestershire Healthy Tots


Leicestershire Healthy Tots
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Leicestershire Healthy Tots Programme is an early years health promotion programme designed to encourage settings to promote healthy lifestyles as well as becoming health promoting environments. It was based on the National Healthy Schools model as well as similar tried and tested programmes for under-fives, established in other parts of the UK.

Click here to see the Leicestershire Healthy Tots Toolkit

What's New?

Congratulations to our newly accredited settings.  


Updated Leicestershire Healthy Tots Toolkit. 

The Leicestershire Healthy Tots Programme (LHTP) is pleased to present this updated toolkit (PDF) to support your work in gaining Healthy Tots Status
Whole Setting Review Template This template encourages you to think through and review your setting’s provision for children’s health and wellbeing. The review is organised under ten headings. It suggests a series of questions for self-review, all of which can be edited to suit your own setting context.



Training updates!


We are pleased to announce that there we have more training sessions organised for Early Years settings that are participating in the Leicestershire Healthy Tot Programme.

To find out more please visit click on the links below;

Purposeful Physical Play Training 
Emotion Health and Wellbeing Training for Leicestershire Healthy Tots


Pre-school age children: is their health and development at risk?



Zoe Renton, NCB’s Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Information considers whether we are doing enough to measure the health of under-5s.
Last week t was announced that the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile has been given a lifeline and will be retained for 2016-17. The government had been planning to drop this measure of every child’s early development in September, replacing it with a Baseline Assessment when children start reception classes. The new check would have had a narrower focus on literacy and numeracy. - READ MORE



Physical Activity

Physical activity is an integral part of the day and ensures children’s physical activity needs are addressed.


Healthy Eating

Allowing children to discover healthy eating through a range of activities linked to areas of learning and development.


Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Providing opportunities for children to recognise feelings, and build their confidence. 



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