Early Childhood Services

Don’t have enough time but want to create healthy change in your service? We give you time back by making the process easy and fun.

Our team can support your service to make healthy, sustainable changes. Making lasting changes will set your service apart from the rest. 

How we can help your service 

Using the Achievement Program Framework, we offer free: 
  • Opportunities to achieve recognition from the Victorian Government as a healthy early childhood service. 
  • Advice to achieve competency under the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, the National Quality Standard and Quality Improvement Plans. 
  • Webinars/workshops.  
  • Quality improvement and action planning support. 
  • Policy development guidance.  
  • Menu assessments. 
  • Resources and inspiration. 
Ryan Road Childcare and Swim School receiving recognition for the Achievement Program

We focus on supporting your service around the following health priority areas:  

Healthy Eating and Oral Health
AP icons (6)
Physical Activity and Movement 
AP icons (4)
Mental Health and Wellbeing
AP icons (5)
Sun Protection
AP icons (2)
Safe Environments 
AP icons (8)
Smoking, Vaping, Alcohol and Other Drugs 
AP icons (1)

We also provide support for services to take action on climate change by working through the Climate and Health Pathway.

Sign up for the Achievement Program today

Join the FREE health and wellbeing program, funded by the Victorian Government and managed by Cancer Council Victoria. Once you join you will receive tailored one on one support from us, your local health promoter. 

By joining, you’ll be part of a state-wide Healthy Early Childhood Services community and 1,300 Victorian services who have already signed up for the Achievement Program. 

Join the Achievement Program today

The Achievement Program website

Upcoming events 

Physical literacy webinar recording

Calling all early years educators! This online workshop covers strategies to support children’s emotional well-being through play, engage children who resist active play and enhance learning and development through sensory play.

Healthy kids’ lunchboxes webinar recording

Presented by a dietitian, this 30 minute presentation shows you how you can build a balanced lunchbox whilst reducing waste, saving time and money.  A great presentation for anyone who packs lunchboxes!

Shining a light on local services’ success  

Be inspired and learn more about other local services’ Achievement Program journey  

Resource Library

Access the early childhood services resource library

Helpful resources to support your early childhood service

Stay informed 

Sign up for our mailing list, and we’ll send you inspiring information, resources, webinars and giveaways.

Join our mailing list

Subscribe to the Healthy Early Childhood Newsletter

Our latest Early Childhood Newsletter is also available on Health Promotion page.

Contact us 

Cardinia Shire Council and City of Greater Dandenong

Belinda Hogg

City of Casey and City of Greater Dandenong

Catherine Delaney