It shows the wider world you're providing tasty, nutritious meals in an environment that creates great social skills. You're also sowing the seeds of good food habits for life through practical cooking and growing activities and food-based learning - both for children and their parents and carers.
The award has been developed working closely with early years settings and using expert learning from our flagship schools award programme - which has shown through independent evaluation to make a positive contribution to pupil health and wellbeing.
Our great value awards packages are designed to support you through any changes you may need to achieve this. They are based on a flexible framework so you can approach your award in the way that works best for you.
These are available either to settings directly, or via a local authority commissioned programme where they are further enhanced by training and local 'on the ground' support.
Watch our video about the Early Years Project in Nottinghamshire and read the report here.