Early Years News - March 2019

EYFS PA Group Meet Again

The newly formed EYFS Physical Activity group meet again this month. The group that consists of external partners, early years practitioners and reception teachers has been formed through SASP early years team and a mutual goal of increasing physical activity within EYFS. This was the second meeting, some actions from this meeting resulted in a training day for staff, the further development of an EYFS Physical Activity audit for settings and sharing of some great resources and ideas. The group meets approx. three times a year and the next date is set for 28th June. We have an open door policy and willing to hear interest from anyone who feels they may develop the group further, if you are interested then please email skennard@sasp.co.uk

Full of Beans Reaches Milverton Pre School

Milverton Pre School successfully complete their second Full of Beans family session. The children experienced a range of games focusing on working in teams with families. The Pre School also provided the children & families with fruit and water at our break time, this helps to encourage healthy snacks and lunch boxes. The feedback we have had so far has been fantastic from staff and families, keep a look out for a new case study on our Early Years website page for more information about Milverton Pre School Full of Beans.

Physical Activity Message shared at SSE Conference

The Early Years team were able to share and cascade the important message of increasing physical activity into education settings across Somerset at a recent SSE conference. Support Services for Education who are a strong partner with SASP invited us to present the importance of physical activity throughout the ages (importantly primary and early years). Events like this really help us to spread the message to practitioners and increase confidence levels. Thanks you SSE for inviting us and to all of those who attended.

First Steps Nursery get a Taste of Full of Beans

First Steps Nursery in Shepton Mallet had their first session of Full of Beans, the weather wasn't on our side on the day however we still managed to get all the children and staff physically active indoors within the setting. For the second visit that has been booked in the children and staff are going to show Dan their version of the "Daily Mile" however they do the "Daily March" followed by another Full of Beans session hopefully in an outdoor space.

Westover Little Stars have fun with Full of Beans

Sharon and Claire from Westover Little Stars (Nursery practitioners) currently sit within our Early Years Physical Activity group, at our last meeting we got talking about how to engage families with physical activity. We decided to try a Full of Beans families session at the setting where we invited all the families. Getting families engaged with sessions is often one of the hardest things to do for Nurseries, a few days before our first session Sharon sent across this email "Hi Dan, Letters for the Full of Beans group have gone out and we have 7 families confirm that they will attend!!!" The first session was a great success and we had some lovely feedback from the Families. We have now booked in our second session where we are going to surprise all the families with the Nurseries Daily Mile. The Daily Mile is something that Westover have been trying to promote for a while to all the families for them to attend so we are aiming to give them a taste of what it is all about.

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