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Early Years


Physical activity is the natural vehicle for physical development to take place. We believe that every child should have access to high quality physical activity opportunities from birth. Strong evidence exists that physical activity is positively associated with the development of fundamental motor skills, all of which influence physical, social and cognitive development.

The UK Chief Medical Officers guidelines state that children of school age who are capable of walking should participate in 180 minutes of active movement across each day.

Research tells us that only 9% of school aged children are active enough. Through lack of physical activity 91% of children aged 2-4 years are missing opportunities to support brain development; support achievement and attainment; develop social and cognitive skills and emotional wellbeing; help prevent obesity; enhance bone health and support muscular development; progress their physical literacy journey and continue an active lifestyle through childhood and beyond.



Stuart Kennard

Stuart Kennard

Zing Somerset Children and Families Worker

Telephone
01823 653990
Dan Tremain

Dan Tremain

Children & Families Active Lifestyle Officer

Telephone
01823 653990

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    CSPN
    Sports Coach UK
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Zing Somerset
    Somerset Skills & Learning
  • CPSU