Early Years News - January 2019

Full of Beans comes to Octopus Day Care Center:

After attending a Full of Beans workshop Janet, the Nursery manager, was keen to engage the children at her setting into more physical activity. After arranging dates and times, Stuart and Dan (Zing Somerset Children and Family Workers) attended 4 sessions for the children aged 2-4. As part of the sustainability staff also attended a workshop during a staff meeting that helped them to understand the 'whys' and 'hows' of the sessions, this developed knowledge will hopefully encourage them to run sessions on their own.

"The children engaged well with staff, Stuart and Dan. The children took part in all activities, listened well and followed instructions. They had great fun with the different themes while discovering different ways of moving and learning at the same time".

Full of Beans Workshop for 10 new settings:

Free isn't a word that is commonly used without a 'catch' however in January this totally free workshop was offered for EYFS settings across Somerset. Whilst attending, EYFS practitioners (which included reception teachers, pre-school staff and childminders) had the opportunity to share their own successful physical activity initiatives, get a better understanding of the local and national guidance on physical activity and of course have some fun by playing and learning some new physical activities that they could take back to their own setting.

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
    Somerset Partnership
    Somerset County Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • Homes in Sedgemoor
    Macmillan Cancer Support
    Community Council for Somerset
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
  • EDF
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
  • Somerset FA
    British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
  • Channel Adventure
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Sports Coach UK