Food safety and choking in young children

All Schools, EY, Settings
Safety reminder from Early Years

Dear Colleagues,

As you may be aware from national news reports, recently, 3 children under the age of 5 have tragically lost their lives due to choking accidents that occurred while they were with an EY provider. As a result of these preventable incidences Ofsted are, rightly, focusing upon food preparation and the supervision of young children eating during their visits. We would encourage all leaders to also focus their monitoring on this.

This attached letter provides an overview of the statutory framework and information. 

Please feel free to dissimenate this letter.