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Early Childhood Education
This page contains resources and local contact information that you can view and use. It is targeted at people working with children aged under 5 in Hawke's Bay.
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This document is a compilation of Healthy Food and Drink resources in te reo produced by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education in February 2021.
This document is a compilation of Healthy Food and Drink resources produced by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education in February 2021.
This Guidance helps licensed early learning services to develop a policy to promote and provide healthy foods and drinks.
Click here to find out more about and/or download the early learning programmes and resources from the Heart Foundation.
Children can choke on food at any age, but the risk is higher in children under 5 years.
These guidelines from the Heart Foundation help you identify high risk foods that can cause choking and ways to make foods safer for children under 5 years.
Babies and young children have an increased risk of choking on food. This document gives advice based on the Ministry of Health’s recommendations but has been adapted for licensed early learning services such as early childhood education services, ngā kōhanga reo and certificated playgroups.
A health and safety resource for early childhood services.
Measles is a hghly infectious disease that affects both children and adults.
For more information click here
Immunisation is one of the most effective ways of helping people stay well and free from many diseases. It is recommended by the World Health Organization, the New Zealand Ministry of Health and medical authorities.
We see less vaccine preventable diseases in New Zealand due to the effectiveness of the National Immunisation Programme.
Foodborne illness (often referred to as food poisoning) is the name for illness caused by eating or drinking contaminated food or drink. The is responsible for investigating food borne illnesses and food poisoning complaints.
This is a link to Ministry of Education information to support the implementation of a pandemic, emergency management or health and safety plan, in response to increased levels of risk, from a communicable disease.
The Well Child Tamariki Ora programme is a package of free health services available for all New Zealand children from birth to right before they start school.
Fanataistic videos from the Healthy Communities Team at Regional Public Health ‘Taonga Mokopuna video learning series’ designed to reduce the spread of illness and keep centre environments healthy.
Sport Hawke's Bay has an ambition to get more people more active more often. Click here to see how Sport HB can support your children.
Resource for childhood skin infections, prevention and treatment in Te Reo Maori. Also includes information on dental care, headlice and healthy homes.
Click here to download an information sheet about headlice.
There is information here on communicable diseases, what diseases are notifiable, disease outbreaks and how to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
The B4 School Check is a nationwide programme offering a free health and development check for 4-year-olds.