We know that every early years setting is different and is looking for nutrition support to suit its individual requirements. The EYN Partnership is able to provide access to tailored support and staff training from an expert nutrition professional in a number of ways, accommodating your settings’ needs and budget.
There is no one-size fits all approach to how we work. Our team of registered nutritionists and dietitians will work with you to find an appropriate level of support needed to establish and promote a whole-setting approach to nutrition and hydration, wherever you are currently in your journey. Watch Tender Years Day Nursery and Willows Pre-School talk about their food and nutrition journeys with the EYN Partnership.
The EYN Partnership strongly believe that taking any steps towards improving the health and well-being of children in your care is worth celebrating. To recognise this, when registering with the EYN Partnership, you will immediately receive a certificate to display, showing your commitment in this area.
What we offer
The services that EYN Partnership offers fit into three areas: Quality Mark accreditation, training, and menu support, all delivered by a registered nutrition professional. We can work with you to build the perfect package to meet the needs of your setting.
Recognising your committment to quality nutrition
This 12 month package gives you access to resources and tailored expert support from a Registered Nutrition Professional to help you achieve our national Quality Mark – a great way to demonstrate to parents and inspectors that you are providing a whole-setting approach to nutrition and hydration for children in your setting.
As well as the food provided, the Quality Mark also covers the food environment, managing special diets, working with parents, and education on food and health.
You’ll be part of a national accreditation scheme and will be awarded logos and certificates to highlight your commitment to food and nutrition, both to parents and OFSTED.
Prices start from £399 in year 1 and £349 in subsequent years. Get in touch if you have more than one nursery setting, to discuss our packages.
Developing your practice
Our Registered Nutrition Professionals can deliver interactive workshops for your staff. Choose from topics including nutrition fundamentals, creating a whole setting approach to nutrition, managing mealtimes, menu writing and food-based activities. All of our workshops are endorsed by CACHE as CPD and are suitable for all levels of practitioner. Full details of workshops currently offered can be found here.
Prices start from £249 for a short workshop and £375 for a half day workshop (full day workshops are also available). Get in touch to discuss your setting's needs and to create a tailored CPD package.
A short online course, developed with the Early Years Alliance and hosted by Educare, covering food groups, portion sizes for meals and packed lunches. Suitable for all levels of practitioners, childminders, chefs and parents, available through Educare here.
£29.50 per individual learner. Access to this course is free to members of the Early Years Alliance.
This package is suitable if you aren’t ready to go for our Quality Mark Award or are only wanting to focus on the food you provide.
A Registered Nutrition Professional will provide feedback and suggest changes that can be made to your menu to meet our food-based criteria, or to meet the needs of children with specific dietary requirements. If needed, we can provide a full written menu for your setting along with recipes.
Prices start from £249 and vary depending on the level of need and length of menu. Contact us to discuss a package that suits you.
By working with EYN Partnership we’ll help you shout about your achievements! We offer you a platform to publicise your success stories on our website and through our social media channels, with options to present through blog posts, press articles, videos and case studies.
You can see how Aberdeen Park Nursery shared their story here.