ATHELNEY HAVE JOINED THE HEALTHY EARLY YEARS LONDON (HEYL) SCHEME!
"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.
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."
Parents/Carers please use this webpage to support you and your child.
It has a lot of information on guidance and support you can seek for yourself and for your child.
PARENTS WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE.
CLICK ON THE DOCUMENT PROVIDED BELOW.
Your money donation will go towards children cooking different foods e.g. pancakes, gingerbread men, fruit salad, smoothies, sandwiches, healthy cupcakes. Any of the required food donations will be used on the free flow snack table where children can go and be independent and help themselves to a snack when they are hungry.
We will now be working towards the silver award where our case study will be focussing on the outdoor area- how we can improve it and how the outdoors has a positive impact on childrens health and wellbeing.
We will still be carrying on with the good practice we have previously shown e.g. our life skill sessions, free- flowing snack table, cooking sessions, child-led curriculum etc.
We will be working towards getting our bronze award where we will be showcasing what good practice we are doing in our Early Years to support the children's well-being, health and development e.g. trips, physical health, free flow curriculum etc..
We will be focussing on improving:
1.making our snack table more healthy with a range of different healthy foods e.g. cereal, bread sticks, crackers, fruit, toast
2. Increasing our parent partnerships to support the children's learning.
3. Implementing life skill sessions
WE HAVE ACHIEVED THE BRONZE AWARD FOR HEYL.
Thankyou parents for all your support in your donations for the healthy snacks/cooking and volunteering on school trips :)
Your child's development
If you have concerns regarding your child's development then please see your child's teacher as they may be able to help.
Outside services which you can access to help support your children's development:
1. Speech and Language Drop in Clinics- no appt needed. Just need to be registered with a Lewisham GP
2. CAHMS- you would need to speak to your child’s GP or school about your child's mental health who will make a referral to CAMHS, if appropriate.
3. Occupational Therapist- help children achieve skills needed for home and school independence. call up or send an email to get an appt ( link below)
Have you registered your child to a local GP practice?
It is important to be a part of a GP practice as this will support you and your child's development e.g. physically, mentally, emotionally and will support if your child is ill and needs prescribed medication.
Some local GPs are below:
1. The Bellingham Green Surgery-
24 Bellingham Green, London, Greater London, SE6 3JB
020 8697 7285
2. South Lewisham Group Practice-
50 Conisborough Crescent, Catford, London, Greater London, SE6 2SP
020 3049 2580
3. Woolstone Medical Centre-
Woolstone Road, Forest Hill, London, Greater London, SE23 2SG
020 8699 1062
4. Sydenham Green Group Practice-
Sydenham Green Health Centre, 26 Holmshaw Close, London, Greater London, SE26 4TH
020 3049 2820
195-197 Perry Vale, London, Greater London, SE23 2JF
020 8291 7007
6. Jenner Health Centre-
201 Stanstead Road, London, Greater London, SE23 1HU
020 3049 2960
7. Park View Surgery-
186 Brownhill Road, London, Greater London, SE6 1AT
020 8698 6566
8. Torridon Road Medical Centre-
80 Torridon Road, London, Greater London, SE6 1RB
020 8698 5281
Key points about brushing your teeth
1. Put a small amount* of toothpaste on the toothbrush (*small amount- depends on age)
2. Brush in circles
3. Brush for 2 minutes- twice a day- morning and night
4. Spit out the toothpaste DON'T rinse your mouth out after with water- this gets rid of the fluoride which protects your teeth.
5. Don't use mouthwash straight after as this also gets rid of the fluoride.
4. Go to your dentist at least once a year- children under the age of 18 is free for check-ups.
Integrity Dental care- Bellingham Green, Bellingham- SE6 3HQ
Maxident Clinic- Bromley Road, London- SE6 2NZ
Rushey Green Dental Practice- Rushey Green, Catford- SE6 4AF
The Boradway Dental Centre- Catford Broadway, Catford- SE6 4SN
mydentist- Sydenham Road, Sydenham- Se25 5HF
Hillview Dental Care- Brownhill Road, Catford- SE6 1AG
If the above aren't suitable for you please use the link below to find a dentist local to you.
You and your child can keep healthy by being physically active.
There are lots of things you can do to be physically active:
1. Go to the park- kicking a ball, going to the playground
2. Walk/ride to school, shops etc..
3. Take the stairs not the lift
4. Doing the daily mile
5. Playing at games at home e.g. cooking, hide and seek, make up a dance, fitness routine etc.
4. Being active at home- through youtube channels see links below.
You and your child can keep healthy by being eating healthy.
Things you can do at home to support eating healthy
1. Talk through the Powerpoint below about foods which are healthy and unhealthy for you and your child.
2. Make a shopping list of things you need and categorise it into healthy and unhealthy.
3. Make some easy homemade dinners ( see below of some easy options)
4. Baking healthier options e.g. in the cupcakes add raisins/bananas etc.. make banana bread, fruit salad, make homemade smoothies
5. Look at the change4life website below to help you make healthier swaps, learn about sugars/salt in food, to understand the food labels etc..
Remember you can eat some unhealthy foods but it isn't good to eat them all the time
You and your child can keep healthy by being keeping clean.
Things you can do at home to have good personal hygiene:
1. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds making sure you do all the steps (see youtube video below)
2. Wash your bodies by having a bath or shower
3. Washing your clothes- let your child help you do the laundry
4. Blowing your nose with a tissue
5. Go through the Powerpoint below together, for more information
You and your child can keep healthy by being mentally healthy.
Things you can do at home to support mental health:
1. Get enough sleep
2. Eat healthy
3. Do some physical activity
4. Do activities you and your child enjoy
5. Be sociable- talk to other parents, arrange play dates, meet at the park
6. Learn a new skill e.g. baking- this will make you feel happy you accomplished something
7. When your child looks unsure- reassure them its ok, talk about feelings/ask for help. Same with you parents/carers talk to someone you trust, ask for help, talk about your feelings
8. Do mindfullness together e.g. through yoga, meditation or colouring in.
9. try to be positive- lots of praise given to children. If they make a mistake reassure them mistakes are good- it is how we learn.
10. Read stories together and talk about the book e.g. feelings/ what we can do if we are worried/anxious about something- tell an adult/tell a worry doll/ ask for a hug.
It is ok to talk about mental health and get support for mental health.
Did you know? One in four of us will be affected by a mental health problem at some point in our lives.
Parents/Carers see below for more information on who to talk to for support with mental well-being/mental health
Are becoming a Mental Health and Well-being school so we will be happy to help you however, we can. Talk to child's teacher/ SENCO/ Headteacher/ Family Liaison Officer at school about anything that you may be feeling- 'let off your chest' and they can help point you in the right direction for some support. With this first step you will feel better once you have spoken about it.
There aim is to help improve the mental well-being of people experiencing difficulties such as feeling low, depressed, stressed, anxious, experiencing flashbacks of traumatic events etc.. (See link below)
3. Lewisham Samaritans
This provides over the phone emotional support ( see link below)
Parents/carers see link below for other services you may want to contact for support.
Becoming a Parent?
Mum's to be see below for support you can receive to help you through your pregnancy.
1. There are evening Pregnancy Evenings at University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital (More information on link below)
2. There is a Maternity Helpline: This is a service where you can speak to one of Lewisham's midwives to answer any questions you may have about pregnancy, birth or your newborn baby- 020 8836 4491
3. Noobies- is offering independent antenatal courses for women and their partners. Midwives from Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust teach these independent courses which offer a good opportunity for continuity of care. The courses are run in small groups, in your local area so are ideal to provide you with a support network with other parents to be. More information can be found on link below.
4. There is a group called Maternity Voices Partnership (Formally known as Maternity Services Liaison Committee - MSLC). They are asking for parents to join if they had a baby in last three years. This is a chance for you to have a voice and talk about how to make Lewisham and Greenwich maternity services better.
5. Start4life NHS - link below has information online regarding being pregnant.
If you are becoming a parent and need some support, you are not alone, there are many services out there to help you.
1. The Parent Support Group
Offers a range of services (including a helpline, drop-in sessions, counselling and residential workshops) to support parents in the Lewisham borough, particularly those with children who have behavioural difficulties.
2. Family Support Service
The Family Support Service provides intensive, practical support to families in their own homes as part of a six-month programme.
However, only professionals can refer you to the Family Support Service so parents if you think this service may benefit you please come and can speak to us at school- your child's teacher, SENCO, family liason etc.. Alternatively, if you want to find out more contact the Early Help Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8314 7333.
3. Young Fathers Project
which support practical parenting advice, employment advice, group activities
mediation. More information see link below.
You and your baby can have a great start to life by breastfeeding.
Why is breast feeding is good?
Breastfeeding is good for you and the baby because
1. your breast milk is perfectly designed for your baby
2. breast milk protects your baby from infections and diseases
3. breastfeeding provides health benefits for you
4. breast milk is available for your baby whenever your baby needs it
5. breastfeeding can build a strong emotional bond between you and your baby which helps attachment and development.
For more information see the NHS link below.
Start4life has a website which helps parents understand what foods to give their baby aswell (See link below)
Lewisham Council also have free drop in sessions on how to breastfeed- see link below.
HEALTHY START TO YOUR CHILD'S LIFE
YOU AND YOUR CHILD MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR HEALTHY START VOUCHERS AND HEALTHY START VITAMINS
If you are pregnant or have a child under four years old you could get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods.
The vouchers can be spent on:
Women and children getting Healthy Start food vouchers also get vitamin coupons to swap for free Healthy Start vitamins. Healthy Start vitamins are specifically designed for pregnant and breastfeeding women and growing children.
See below on the links for more information
Want to become a volunteer in your borough?
If you would like more information on how to give back to the community or need some hours to support your training. Then click on the link below to see volunteering opportunities in Lewisham.