Empowering children to make positive and healthy everyday choices to support their health, well-being, confidence and self-awareness.
Start Healthy Education Program
Healthy habits developed from a young age are likely to last a lifetime.
These highly regarded holistic health and well-being programs designed for early childhood services to educate and inspire children to develop strong values, and take responsibility for their health, well-being and the world around them. These include awareness of developing a healthy lifestyle, maintaining positive well-being, self-regulation of emotions, resilience, caring for themselves, others and our environment.
Our programs are child-centred, stimulating and provides opportunities for enhancing and extending each child's learning and development. Supporting and promoting the dignity and the rights of each child.
The five core pillars included in our Start Healthy Education Program are:
- Healthy Eating
- Protective Behaviours
- Sustainability Practices
- Physical Activity
Throughout the year, we introduce concepts that support children's learning such as dental health, kindness, education and cultural diversity.
Mindful Me - Girls Empowerment Program
Launching in mid-2022, this empowering program is specially designed for girls aged between 6 to 10 years old with tools to understand themselves, their emotions, strengths, environment and to bring their best selves forward.
This is a safe, engaging and inspiring group setting that provides girls with opportunity to connect, learn and share with others - fantastic way in nurturing their social well-being and confidence.
This program equips girls with strategies for self-awareness, self-care and self-belief, ready for positive transition into high school.
Esmee is very inspiring with her positivity and passion for mental health and well-being!
Esmee supported our service in embedding quality strategies into our everyday practices to support holistic ways to support our children which displayed signs of anxiety, sensory overloads and emotional distress through the pillars of well-being. I am so grateful for Esmee and all that she has done for our service.
Sparrow Early Learning Hilton
Esmee has offered programs to our children on a fortnightly basis since we opened in 2018. Esmee is such a bright and bubbly person to engage with and has been an asset to our service since the beginning. The children (and their parents) have thoroughly enjoyed participating in this program that teaches about healthy eating habits, physical activity and protective behaviours.
Jellybeans Childcare Belmont
"Start Healthy’s positive impact on our centre has been immense. Start Healthy offers us information for our quality improvement plan has been amazing. The introduction of fruits and vegetables and teaching children on the healthy and correct way of eating is exciting and fun!"
"Health Empower has helped us improve our rating and assessment area for healthy eating, exercise and parents knowledge too."
Great Beginnings Kenwick
"Miss Esmee has a friendly interaction with the children, engaging them in fun and active experiences. Thank you for helping our children understand what it means to be active and the importance of eating healthy. We love having you here at our service."
Sparrow Early Learning Seville Grove
I love the content of the Start Healthy programs and the children’s engagement.
I believe it has an impact on the children’s learning and the positive response from them.
I would absolutely recommend it to other childcare centres and early childhood providers.