Healthy Preschool Award.

A Pre School Scheme Award aimed at improving the health of Powys youngsters has been launched by Public Health Wales. The aim is to actively promote and protect all aspects of health. The Healthy Preschool scheme covers seven aspects of health, including:

  • Nutrition & oral health
  • Physical activity & active play
  • Safety
  • Hygiene
  • Mental and emotional health, wellbeing and relationships
  • Environment
  • Workplace health


Each unit has a set of standards that are required to be met and demonstrated before a unit is accredited and a certificate awarded. First Steps Nursery is very pleased to have achieved all the units. In 2019 successfully was reaccredited the award.

Description of each unit.:

Nutrition & Oral Health:
Demonstrating a whole setting approach to food, nutrition and oral health, incorporating the promotion of a healthy balanced diet based on current national guidance and good practice in relation to oral health.

Physical Activity & Active Play:
Demonstrating a wide range of accessible physical and active play for children and staff including access to play environments and experiences that meet the developmental needs of the children.

This reflects the promotion of a safe, stimulating environment which reflects the importance of the people within it with an emphasis on caring for the environment within and outside the setting.

This reflects a proactive and reactive approach to all aspects of safety including work on substances.

Mental and emotional Health:
well being and relationships This reflects the ethos of the setting which should encourage mutual respect and promote well being of all those who work within it. It also highlights the development of positive relationships.

Work place Health and Well being:
This reflects the importance of a health promoting workplace with a commitment to the health and well being of the staff.