DfE also recently published the criteria for the level 2 early years assistant qualification this will ensure that approx. 21,000 early years staff qualifying annually understand and are able to apply the government recommendations for 0-5 years around healthy eating, physical activity, oral health and positive role modelling. The actual size of the workforce is in the region of 200 000.
Oral health can be found in Section 3: Health and safety and Section 4: Wellbeing. The content supports tooth brushing in nurseries, information on oral health for parents and children and highlighting where urgent care is required.