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:

Childhood nutrition and wellbeing Measles
Emergency management Rheumatic fever
Infection prevention and control Smokefree
Influenza Sun safety
Licencing, health reports and setting up an ECC Sugary drinks
Whooping cough (pertussis)


How We Can Help

Our Education team works with early learning services and schools/kura to promote a range of health and wellbeing areas which contribute to improved outcomes for the health and wellbeing of their whanau, staff and tamariki. 

Find out about our initiatives

Our Health Protection team provide advice and recommendations to early learning services at the licensing stage to ensure they meet the required health and safety requirements. The main areas they focus on include immunisation registers, food hygiene, safety and suitability of play equipment, general cleanliness and upkeep of the centre. They also guide and support schools and early learning services to prevent and control infectious disease outbreaks.



The following documents are available to guide schools and early learning services to create healthy food and drinks environments and policies.