This new set is a great way to support the new EYFS expectations for oral health. This pack contains some great hands on activities and open ended activities to further support understanding.
A new change in the EYFS framework comes in the form of a new addition to the welfare requirements where settings are now required to promote the “good oral health of children” which has been introduced following research by Public Health England that suggests that 1 in 5 children aged 5, have experienced tooth decay. The aim of the new requirement is to reduce tooth decay in children and associated hospital admissions, since it is the most common reason for children aged 6 to 10 to be admitted to hospital to have teeth removed.
Precisely how settings promote oral health is not set out in the framework and we hope this resource can help children and demonstrate your commitment to the new directive.