Early Years Oral Health
During Early Years’ Foundation Stage, a child’s first experiences with oral health can impact on the rest of their life. That’s why it’s so important to teach them about their mouth and introduce them to good habits as soon as possible. It is equally vital to continue to ‘normalise’ dental visits and put them at ease with the role of a dentist as a person they can trust.
Our Early Years’ Foundation Stage framework sets out the requirements for the learning, development and welfare of children from birth to the end of the academic year in which their fifth birthday occurs. The aim is to help young children achieve the five ‘Every Child Matters’ outcomes.
- Staying safe.
- Being healthy.
- Enjoying and achieving.
- Making a positive contribution.
- Achieving economic wellbeing.