Early Years | Promoting Good Oral Health in EY Children


This training has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Early Education and Workforce Officer, Aneesa Younus, for the attention of Childminders, Childminding assistants, Early Years practitioners, Deputies, Managers and Family Services Officers.

This training is being provided by Slough healthy Smiles.

Oral health is an essential part of our general health and wellbeing and contributes to our quality of life. Good oral health contributes to the development of a healthy child as well as school readiness. By preventing pain and discomfort which can cause difficulty in sleeping, eating, and socialising a healthy smile will also encourage positive self-esteem which will contribute to an individual’s emotional wellbeing.

Tooth decay is the most common oral health disease affecting children and young people in England and is nationally the biggest reason for children aged 5-14 years being admitted to hospital for teeth to be extracted under general anaesthetic, with most cases being entirely preventable.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the criteria for Slough healthy smiles accreditation and how to join
  • Increase their understanding and awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene for children
  • Receive up to date information regarding good oral health practices and how to share the key messages with parents / carers

Details of how to join will be sent to you once you have registered.

Any cancellations must be made 7 days prior to the event. Non attendance will be charged at £15 per place.