Welcome to the My Smile Award programme.
My Smile is an accreditation awarded to early years settings that implement the four steps of the award. These create a tooth friendly environment for young children, helping to protect their oral health.
The award supports daily toothbrushing on site, ensures that snacks and drinks provided are tooth friendly and encourages families to visit the dentist regularly.
Targeted settings across Bedford and Central Bedfordshire are invited to take part in the award each year and the accreditation is valid for two years.
If you have registered and are already part of the award, you will find documents to help you on the downloads page.
My Smile Children’s Centres is an accreditation awarded to Children’s Centres and Family Centres in Bedfordshire. Centres support the promotion of oral health through sharing information to families around toothbrushing, tooth friendly diets and dentist visits. Training is delivered to centre staff by the oral health team and resources are provided to help meet the steps of the award.
The accreditation is valid for two years.
If your centre would like to be part of the award, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ll find documents to help you meet the steps on the downloads page.
And introducing…Let’s Brush
Let’s Brush supports targeted early years settings with daily toothbrushing on site, which is an evidence based oral health intervention with lots of benefits:
* Improved brushing technique
* More compliance when cleaning teeth at home
* An additional brushing to the two times at at home
* Reinforcement of the habit
* It’s a fun shared activity that the children love doing!
Full training and equipment is provided to invited settings, as well as ongoing support.
If you have any queries about the My Smile Award or Let’s Brush, contact us at:
Address: Flitwick Health Centre, Highlands, Flitwick, MK45 1DZ
Congratulations to all those who achieved the My Smile Award 2022 and 2023:
Aristotots Nursery School Leighton Buzzard
Brambley Tots Day Nursery
Broadmead Lower School
Busy Bees Day Nursery – Manton Lane
Cherry Trees Nursery School
Dunstable Icknield Lower School – Nursery Unit
Gravenhurst and Villages Preschool
Hawthorn Park EYFS
Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford
King’s Oak Primary School
Linden House Nursery
Little Steps at St George’s School
Livingstone Primary School -Puffins Preschool
St Joseph’s and St Gregory’s Primary School
Peter Pan Nursery School
Polam Nursery School
Rainbow Pre-school and Extended Services- East site
Rainbow Pre-school and Extended Services- West site
Shackleton Primary School
Stondon Stompers Preschool
St Vincents RC Primary School
Tilsworth Montessori School
Well done to the Bedfordshire Children’s Centres who achieved the My Smile Children’s Centres Award:
Bluebells Children’s Centre
Cherry Trees Children Centre
Clapham Children’s Centre
Daisy Hill Children Centre
Flitwick Children’s Centre
Goldington Family Centre
Houghton Regis Children’s Centre
Leighton Buzzard Children’s Centre
Pear Tree Children’s Centre
Peter Pan Children Centre
Pine Cones Children Centre
Queens Park Neighbourhood Centre
Shefford and Stotfold Children’s Centre
Congratulations to all those who achieved Let’s Brush 2023:
Cheeky Monkeys Two
Great Barford Primary Academy – Nursery
Keep Guard Day Nursery
Kiddi Caru Day Nursery and Preschool Leighton Buzzard
Harlington Village Preschool and Wraparound Care
Sharnbrook Primary Pre-school
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School – Preschool
Wootton Community Nursery
Some My Smile recipients 2022