Best Start with HENRY

A service for families with children aged 0-5

Best Start with HENRY supports parents, carers and professionals in providing the best and healthiest start in life for children living in the local community. HENRY nutritionists work in collaboration with Hackney Learning Trust to ensure effective and continued delivery of the Eat Better Start Better in Hackney programme for EYFS providers.

For Early Years Settings already signed up to the EBSB programme we offer:

  • Menu reviews (any EBSB setting at Stage 1, 2 or 3)
  • Access to Portfolio sessions to assess your progress through the stages and identify the actions required for progression to the next stage (you will be booked into a 1hr slot with either a HENRY representative of the EBSB EY lead)
  • A reaccreditation half day study session, feedback report and site visit when your Stage 3 certificate is approaching expiry
  • Access to a locked area of the Happy, Healthy and Ready to Learn webpage with additional EBSB supporting tools and materials
  • Email and telephone support from the EBSB Early Years lead and the Best Start with HENRY EBSB lead

For Early Years settings who have not yet accessed the EBSB programme we can provide:

  • Information relating to the Best Start with HENRY local services and how to ensure parents can access them
  • Information relating to Healthy Start Vitamins and how parents can access these
  • Updated webpage with materials and tools to support children to be Happy, Healthy and Ready to Learn
  • Access to the forthcoming free and fully funded EBSB programme commencing in October, 2018 and finishing in April 2019 (if your setting meets the criteria)

HENRY resources

Title Download size Download type
Healthy Families Workshops with HENRY 994.14 KB PDF
Healthy Start Vitamins Form 421.18 KB PDF
HENRY Leaflet Hackney 715.31 KB PDF
HENRY Referral Form 117.02 KB PDF
HENRY Referral Form - Word 114.39 KB Word document
HENRY Workshops for Parents Autumn 2019 399.63 KB PDF
Starting Solids Flyer 586.04 KB PDF




Caroline Hart, Early Years Consultant

020 8820 7213