Healthy Active Little Ones (HALO)


Schools, colleges and education settings can find information and resources, including links to DfE guidance to support provision during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This free programme helps early years settings to:

  • reflect upon their practice in a range of health and wellbeing areas
  • celebrate and strengthen what they already do
  • identify (and action) areas for further development.

Alongside dedicated coordinator support, settings can access:

  • training on a range of health and wellbeing topics
  • in-house training and practical support (such as modelling or menu planning)
  • downloadable resources.

Settings can also apply for one of two new awards: the HALO Award or the HALO Excellence Award. These recognise:

  • commitment to support the health and wellbeing of children, staff and families as part of a whole-setting approach
  • continued improvement and the embedding of best health and wellbeing practice.

The content and resources in this section relate to the HALO programme. They are for early years settings, including school nurseries and childminders. To find out more or sign up, please email us:

Key Programme Documents

HALO Recognition Award

HALO Display Resources

These pre-made resources include displays on:

  • Accident prevention
  • Healthy eating/foods
  • Oral health
  • Physical activity
  • Self-care/independence
  • Immunisations
  • Emotional wellbeing

HALO Story Sack and Home Learning Ideas

See our page of story sack ideas on the following topics:

  • Accident prevention
  • Healthy eating and cookery
  • Oral health
  • Physical activity

Healthy Eating

Physical Activity


Accident Prevention

Independence and Self Care

Speech, Language and Communication 


Prime Areas Pathways

Nursery Starter Pack

To download or order more of the leaflets, posters and guidance that you received as part of your nursery starter pack please follow these instructions:

1. Go to the Health promotion website 

2. Click on browse by subject

3. Select 'Early years setting collection' and click go 

This will allow you quick access to the free information you were given in your nursery starter pack. Here you can download or order more copies.