Early Years News - May 2019

Full of Beans Workshop

The month of May saw another free workshop provided to EYFS settings across Somerset. The workshop included an opportunity for practitioners to gain new ideas for physical activity sessions at their setting. Practitioners were also able to share with other practitioners' ideas that engaged families and children into more physical activity. As always there was the opportunity to reeve further support from the EYFS team at SASP either trough delivered sessions at their setting or remote support over the phone and email. The next workshop is available on the SASP website and takes place on 5th July; book here. Well done to:

  • Cotford St. Luke Pre School
  • Stowey Bears (Nether Stowey)
  • Little Acorns (North Curry)
  • West Chinnock Playschool
  • Stawley Under 5's
  • St. Joseph's Catholic School (Burnham on Sea)

New Information from World Health Organisation (WHO)

New guidance has been released from WHO relating to physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under the age of 5. The link below takes you to the full document; we have briefly highlighted some key points for you:

  • Infants (less than 1 year) should be physically active several times a day in a variety of ways, particularly through interactive floor-based play
  • Children 1-2 years of age should spend at least 180 minutes in a variety of physical activities at any intensity
  • Children 3-4 years of age should spend at least 180 minutes in a variety of physical activities at any intensity of which at least 60 minutes is moderate to vigorous intensity
  • INTEGRATED RECOMMENDATIONS - For the greatest health benefits, infants, and young children should meet all the recommendations for physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep in a 24 hour period
  • Replacing restrained or sedentary screen time with more moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity, while preserving sufficient sleep, can provide additional health benefits

Find the complete guidelines here.

Abacus Nursery Taunton:

Abacus have experienced their first Full of Beans session with the support of an Early Years Apprentice from Bridgwater College. The session was set up through the workshop training we have provided the apprentices at their college with the aim to work in partnership in their placement settings. We already have another session booked in with Abacus and they have booked other members of staff onto our next Full of Beans workshop.

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