Healthy Early Years London Awards for The Gower School

15th February 19

The Gower School Head of Nursery and Deputy Head of Nursery with HEYL awards

We are delighted to announce that The Gower School has been awarded both bronze and silver award by Healthy Early Years London (HEYL), the highest level achieved by a nursery in Islington so far.

Healthy Early Years London is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London which supports and recognises achievements in child health, wellbeing and development in early years settings. We received our awards based on the improvements we have made to the nursery in regards to quality and time spent outside. The inspectors were particularly impressed with our Forest School programme and praised us highly for this. They also commended us on our use of the upstairs decking area for the children aged 14 months to three years in Les Petits Canards and Les Petits Poussins classrooms.

By improving our garden, we improved the quality of our outdoor space, which means the children want to spend more time outdoors. One of the additions made were new sand cascades. Through our provision of the Forest School the children are exposed to a higher quality outdoor environment and can explore experiences currently not available in our school garden (climb trees, bugs, mugs).

Building on the success of Healthy Schools London, HEYL will help to reduce health inequalities by supporting a healthy start to life across themes that include healthy eating, oral and physical health and early cognitive development.

Currently there are no early years provisions in Islington that have achieved the gold award and The Gower School is working toward the highest level. You can find The Gower School on the Healthy Early Years London’s Settings webpage.

Come and visit us!
  • Messy play for HoliCome and visit our ‘Outstanding’ Montessori Nursery  in person for an individual tour – please visit our Nursery Open Days page for more details and to book your visit
  • Holiday Fun Club – summer programme of activities available NOW
  • Forest School and Outdoor Nursery Classes – every Thursday afternoon – please see more information and booking details here
  • Primary Taster Day Autumn 2021 – Saturday 9th October – book a Taster Day session for your child or an Open House tour for yourself (or both!), please see more details and how to book your place here

We look forward to welcoming you to The Gower School!