Lisa Whitehouse, Owner, Tender Years Day Nursery

So, we have just begun the start of our second year with the Early Years Nutrition Partnership and it seems like a good time to think about what we have achieved and where we are going next ….

June O'Sullivan, Chief Executive of the London Early Years Foundation

Recently I attended the Childcare Expo in Coventry to celebrate the first birthday of the Early Years Nutrition Partnership (EYNP) with our special guest Ben Faulks, better known as Mr Bloom from CBeebies.

By Steph Johnson, Business Development Manager, EYN Partnership

Childcare Expo has been amazing as it has given us a great opportunity to engage with setting owners and practitioners and chat about what they need from us.

The nursery practitioners we have spoken to have said how much they like the fact that we offer a flexible model of support, so they can work out what fits their needs best rather than a rigid programme that may not quite work for them.

By Lucy Shipton, EYN Partnership Registered Dietitian
By Alison Preston, EYN Partnership Registered Nutritionist

Childcare Expo Midlands was a brilliant experience. We obviously had lots of fun but we also had a really great time meeting with owners and practitioners from nurseries and pre-schools, and lots of childminders too.

By Alison Preston, EYN Partnership Nutritionist
By EYN Partnership

The protein food group, which includes meat, fish, eggs, beans and nuts, is an important part of the diet for rapidly growing young children. Toddlers need 2 portions of protein-rich foods each day, or 3 portions if they are vegetarian.

Eggs are rich in protein and contain other nutrients - iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, B12, folate, iodine and omega 3s - making them a valuable contribution to the diet.

By EYN Partnership

After the success of our visit to Childcare Expo in Manchester in June we are absolutely delighted to announce that we are also attending the Midlands show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 29th and 30th September!

By Professor Christine Pascal OBE, Director, Centre for Research in Early Childhood

Introduction: Why early years nutrition matters

As an early childhood educationalist and political advocate for improving young children’s social mobility through high quality early education and care, my work is all about improving the life chances of children, and particularly those who are less advantaged.

Neil Leitch, Chief Executive, Pre-school Learning Alliance and Chairperson of the EYN Partnership

Nurturing the early years: taking our responsibility seriously   

There is no longer any doubt about the huge impact of the early years on a child’s life