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Wed, 22 Jun




* Understand how to deliver an EY session for 3-6years * Recognise difference between PA/PD/PL/PE * Increase skills/broaden an understanding of EY PA * Provide the skills to create your own programme * Instant ideas to increase engagement * How to use music and movement to elicit excellent responses

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Time & Location

22 Jun 2022, 09:30 – 16:00

Mattishall, Dereham Rd, Mattishall, Dereham NR20 3AA, UK


About the Event

Delivered by Helen Battelley, Helen is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer, author and speaker in Physical activity/movement in Early and Primary Education with an MA in Early Childhood Physical Activity. Her training style is energetic, passionate and highly motivational. She has been working as a dance and movement specialist for over 19 years and continues to work directly with children. Helen is respected globally for her valued contribution to raising the profile of early years physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviours.

Movement is our first language, our first form of communication with the outside world.  Surprisingly movement appears to lose more value as we grow older when more time is dedicated to educating the brain over the body.  

As educators and stakeholders in children’s future we must acknowledge the brain and body are inextricably linked and use somatic learning approaches to engage learners.  

Physical activity and movement play are positively associated with a healthy body and mind, and improved motor and cognitive development (Bloom, 1985; Sattleman and Ratey, 2009; Best, 2010; Whitebread, 2014).  Movement is at the very core of early childhood as children learn to navigate space and develop their sense of self.   

Bursts of energy, fidgeting behaviour, and darting around are synonymous with being a young child.  Recent studies suggest an attrition of activity levels in children, the Generation Inactive Report (UK Active, 2019) claimed this generation of children to be the least active since records began and this was prior to the global pandemic, Covid-19!

This course will provide attendees with the underpinning theoretical knowledge around EC PA and delve into how best to support children to become more active using a movement pedagogy not just in PE.

COURSE COST £125.00 Per person

WNDSSP Members - £100 per person



    This booking is for the Early Years PE Course - Refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch - it is a practical course so please dress accordingly.

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