We engage with early learnings services, kohanga reo, kura and school communities to support safe, productive and positive learning environments with healthy, attentive and happy students achieving to their full potential.

Information for early learning services, kohanga reo, kura and schools

Learn about actions the education sector can take to improve health and wellbeing to improve student, staff, parents, family, whānau and school community health and wellbeing:

Infection prevention and control Influenza
Licencing, health reports and setting up an ECC Measles
Mumps Nutrition
Rheumatic fever Sun safety
Smokefree Sugary drinks
Whooping cough (pertussis)  


How We Can Help

Our Education team includes Health Improvement Advisors that work with early learning services and schools to promote about health and wellbeing areas which contribute to improving student, staff, parent/whanau and school community health and wellbeing. For example, we help schools and early learning services to develop healthy food and water-only (and plain milk) educational environments.

Our Health Protection team provide advice and recommendations to early learning services and schools about Health Protection Officers assess and inspect early learning services to ensure staff and children are provided with a healthy environment. The main health areas include the immunisation registers, food hygiene, safety and suitability of play equipment, general cleanliness and upkeep of the centre, and methods of controlling the spread of disease in the centre.

Find out more information for early learning services and kohanga reo

Learn more about our Building Blocks for Under 5’s programme for early learnings services

Learn more about achieving Breastfeeding Friendly Accreditation for your centre

Learn more about becoming a water-only school

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