My Early Years Training Package

When I started Amanda’s Action Club, my goal was to bring fun and fitness to as many children as possible; with this in mind I have developed my Early Years Training ‘Physical Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage – An Active Approach’ so you and / or your staff can deliver my fun, energetic, interactive and stimulating routines to the children in your care on a daily basis.

The sessions and activities not only link into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework, which sets out the welfare and developmental goals for children aged five years and under, they promote physical activity combined with fun for both the children and those delivering the sessions.

Physical activity is closely linked to wellbeing and concentration providing positive health benefits, this of course contributes to learning outcomes and being physically active has an impact on behaviour, increases self-esteem and provides opportunities for children to work together.

Physical Activity in the Early Years

The NHS and World Health Organisation recommend that all children should exercise for at least one hour of moderate to vigorous activity per day, but in Early Years it is recommended that as soon as they can walk, children should be physically active for at least three hours.

All children aged under 5
Children under 5 should not be inactive for long periods, except when they’re asleep. Watching TV, travelling by car, bus or train, or being strapped into a buggy for long periods are not good for a child’s health and development.

There’s growing evidence that such behaviour can increase their risk of poor health. For children aged 5 and under the challenge is to engage them in the activity Physical activities should be spread throughout the day, indoors or outside. The recommended three hours can include light activities such as standing up, moving around, rolling and playing as well as more energetic activities like skipping, hopping, running and jumping.