4Children conducted a Public Health England funded project looking into the feasibility of running a supervised toothbrushing programme for 2, 3 and 4 year olds in private and voluntary early years settings as well as with childminders. The programme was rolled out in 42 of 4Children’s own nurseries, 10 nurseries in the Bright Horizons chain, 16 nurseries in the Toad Hall chain and 20 childminders through the Leap Ahead Childminder Agency (CMA). The report from this project can be found here.
The resources created during this project are now being made available publicaly. These include a presentation introducing the project to early years practitioners, story sack ideas and an information booklet designed for both practitioners and parents.