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.

Being physically active before, during and after pregnancy brings huge benefits to both you and your baby but it can be confusing what you should and shouldn't do and where to start. Visit our Healthy Mums page that brings together information from UK trusted sources such as the NHS to help you feel confident and safe getting active for you and your baby.

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Stuart Kennard

Stuart Kennard

Zing Somerset Children and Families Worker

01823 653990
Dan Tremain

Dan Tremain

Children & Families Active Lifestyle Officer

01823 653990

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    Somerset CCG
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK