An award has been created by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust in partnership with Coventry
City Council, to encourage Early Years staff to undertake a free Oral Health e-learning training session
and to put this learning into practice. The award requires staff to embark on their own oral health
promotional activities with the children and parents of their settings.
What are the benefits to getting involved?
- The knowledge to set up and carry out your own oral health programmes
- Downloadable resources and session plans to carry out your own activities
- A Healthy Eating Policy and the authority to implement positive changes within your setting
- Literature for parents, including information leaflets, flyers, posters and an NHS dentist list
- The confidence to offer oral health advice to parents and carers
- A certificate for the ‘Coventry Oral Health Award in Early Years Settings’
- ‘Well Done’ certificates for all the children who took part in your activities
- A Coventry Oral Health Award logo for use on your website and correspondence
Criteria for the Award
- Complete the 35-minute Oral Health e-learning course
- Display a Healthy Eating Policy within your setting
- Undertake an Oral Health Week, including a healthy eating activity
- Carry out a ‘Little Trip to the Dentist’ campaign/display
- Distribute the Coventry NHS dentist list to parents and carers
- Everything you need can be found in the Resource Pack from the e-learning.
- This award will demonstrate your commitment to the health of your children and that you are taking an active role in promoting and implementing healthy practices within your setting.
Please register via the email address below Oral.HealthTeam@covwarkpt.nhs.uk
Feedback from Little Angels Nursery who have accessed recently the Oral Health training and support:
We found the Oral Health training extremely beneficial, for the staff, children and their parents. The training shared a lot of new information, for example, spitting out toothpaste rather than rinsing the mouth and how to swap snacks for healthier alternatives.
After attending the training, our nursery held a coffee morning and shared with parent’s information from the oral health training. Parents that attended, were intrigued on how much sugar is present in certain cereals and fizzy drinks and we also discussed the importance of encouraging children to drink milk and water only, whilst also offering other alternatives
for example oat or soya milk. We also discussed toothbrushes from around the world which reflected different cultures.
Sue from the NHS Oral Health team visited us at the nursery and discussed different activities, such as role-playing the dentist which helped introduce a dentist scene for those children who felt nervous to visit the dentist.
Overall, the training course was brilliant and extremely informative. Thank you for providing this opportunity.
Little Angels Nursery Coventry