Healthy Early Childhood Services

The Healthy Early Childhood Services Achievement Program

Create a healthy environment using a whole-service approach that includes staff, students, families and the wider community.

Build on the great work you’re already doing and pull it all together to get Victorian Government recognition as a Healthy Early Childhood Service.

  • Work at your own pace
  • Align with key policies and guidelines like VEYLDF and the NQS
  • Help children, educators and staff reach their full potential.
  • Promote children's wellness and eating habits early on in their preschool years, in ways that actively provide benefits while still being fun (e.g. by planning new activities) 
  • Show your community you are leaders in supporting health and wellbeing at your service.

How it works

How it works

Want to make health and wellbeing part of your daily practice?

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How we can help

Work at your own pace and design a program that’s unique to you. These strategies encourage health and safety in childcare, as well as how to promote healthy eating in child care.



Access easy-to-use tools, templates and resources in our member portal.



Our staff and our health promoters are available to help you along the way.



Get Victorian government recognition as a healthy place

The Healthy Early Childhood Services Health Priority Areas

Improving health behaviour in these seven areas can help prevent chronic disease, support better learning outcomes and set children and adults up with healthy habits for life. 

More information

Core elements of our approach to a Healthy Service

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