What is the NAP SACC UK programme?

NAP SACC UK is delivered in nurseries by ‘NAP SACC UK Partners’ working alongside nursery managers to take them through a process of review, staff training and targeted assistance. The steps in the NAP SACC programme are as follows:

1. Review and Reflect

The nursery manager, together with key nursery staff complete the NAP SACC UK ‘Review and Reflect’ tool. This tool allows the nursery to assess their current practice.

2. Action Planning

Based on the ‘Review and Reflect’ answers, nurseries will set goals for themselves with guidance and support from a NAPSACC UK Partner. These will be goals that the nursery feels will be within their reach, given their resources. The Partners are staff employed or commissioned by the Local Authority or NHS, for example they may be Public Health Officers or Health Visitors.

3. Workshop Delivery

The trained NAP SACC UK Partner delivers a workshop to the staff. The workshop will cover nutrition and physical activity for children and will engage all the nursery staff in action planning to meet the goals set by the nursery manager and NAP SACC UK Partner.

4. Targeted technical assistance

NAP SACC UK Partners maintain regular contact with the nursery to provide support and guidance in making their improvements.

5. Evaluate, Revise, and Repeat

The NAP SACC UK ‘Review and Reflect’ tool is completed a second time to review progress on the goals they set. The programme will be repeated, and Action Plans are revised by the nursery manager, nursery staff and NAP SACC UK Partner to include new goals and objectives and the technical assistance continues.