Cumbria County Council is set to launch a new Healthy Families Cumbria Pledge for early years settings across the county. The pledge offers an opportunity for the county’s early years providers and children’s centres to develop and demonstrate their good practice to support local families.
The Healthy Families Cumbria Pledge includes a guide and workbook which focuses on nutrition, physical activity and emotional health and wellbeing and by taking part settings will agree to promote these areas with children and families.
Councillor Deborah Earl, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Services, said:
“We have over 300 early years settings across the county, they’re at the heart of many communities and provide vital services to families.
“We all want children in Cumbria to have the best start in life and we can achieve this by working together with early years providers who do a fantastic job in our communities.
“The new pledge will provide settings with a guide, resources, tips and networking opportunities to support local families, by doing so they will be able to track their achievements and gain recognition for their efforts to support the health of families in their community.”
Events are taking place across the county and the county council is encouraging early years settings and children’s centre to come along and find out more:
- Carlisle – Carlisle Library – Monday 14 October 2019, 3.30pm – 5.00pm
- Barrow – Barrow Library – Tuesday 15 October 2019, 3.30pm – 5.00pm
- Allerdale – Workington Library – Wednesday 16 October 2019, 3.30pm – 5.00pm
- Penrith – Penrith Library – Thursday 17 October 2019, 3.30pm – 5.00pm
- Kendal – Kendal Library – Tuesday 29 October 2019, 3.30pm – 5.00pm
- Copeland – Whitehaven Library – Wednesday 30 October, 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Colin Cox, Cumbria County Council’s Director of Public Health, said: “Our early years teams have worked closely with many local early years settings and children’s centres to bring this new initiative to life.
“I’d encourage early years providers to come along to an event, meet our team and find out more about the pledge and how we can work together to support children, young people and their families.”