Active Tots (Professional)

Information for Childcare Professionals including local events/courses, our Conference and Healthy Tots accreditation.

It is so important that children under the age of 5 are staying active on a daily basis. The national recommendation by the Chief Medical Officer states that:

  • Children aged 12 months and under should be doing a minimum of 30 minutes physical activity per day
  • Children aged 1-5 should be doing a minimum of 180 minutes of physical activity per day.

This will help with their physical, mental and social development.

Physical development is critical during the first five years of life. It is well documented that higher levels of physical activity in childhood can lead to continued participation in later life. It is important to establish high levels of physical activity as early as possible to encourage children to stay active enough to benefit their health and to support continued interest and participation throughout adult life.

Across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland we are committed to driving the Early Years Physical Activity agenda forward. We work closely with a range of partners to provide local support around this agenda.

This section provides information, support and guidance for childcare professionals with; local high quality training opportunities, the Early Years Conference, Newsletter, Healthy Tots accreditation, and resources on physical activity.


Early Years CPD Opportunities

We organise exciting high quality training course opportunities and an annual Conference with Awards, that Early Years practitioners or anyone that works with children under the age of 5 can access.

Our Purposeful Physical Play Training (PPP) is our main training course for Early Years Practitioners or anyone who works with under 5's.

What the training will offer you:

  • On-going support from experts in the field
  • Access to a comprehensive resource bank
  • Practical ideas on how to create positive enabling environments & providing positive activities for babies, toddlers and pre schoolers
  • Practical evidence based ideas on how to engage with parents in purposeful physical play

If you would like to help your children learn to love being active, improve their health and learning prospects and demonstrate your commitment to – this training is for you!

Opportunities currently available will be listed below.

Download the Early Years Physical Activity Workshops 2022/23 booklet

Courses & Workshops - Early Years Physical Activity

Early Years Physical Activity - Music & Movement Workshop

Early Years Physical Activity - Music & Movement Workshop

Mon, 12 Dec 2022 (18:00 - 21:00)

Kimble's Music and Movement, Studio 5 Moira Furnace Moira Swadlincote Derbys DE12 6AT, DE12 6AT

FREE

A workshop for practitioners working with children under the age of 5. Join in the fun at Kimble’s Music and Movement: facilitating a toe tapping, foot stomping, thigh slapping, tummy tickling, instrument playing, lycra pulling, parachute waving, bottom wriggling, fun filled experience for both carers and children alike.

Early Years Physical Activity - Supporting the Physical Skills of Children with SEND Workshop

Early Years Physical Activity - Supporting the Physical Skills of Children with SEND Workshop

Tue, 10 Jan 2023 (18:00 - 21:00)

SportPark, Loughborough, 3 Oakwood Dr, Loughborough, LE11 3QF

FREE

Looking at ways to teach and develop children’s physical skills, making reasonable adjustments for children with physical differences or medical conditions, helping non-movers to move, making moving fun and is a pathway to school for children with physical/medical needs.

Early Years Physical Activity - Generic Physical Activity Workshop

Early Years Physical Activity - Generic Physical Activity Workshop

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 (18:30 - 20:00)

SportPark, Loughborough, 3 Oakwood Dr, Loughborough, LE11 3QF

FREE

A workshop which will over the basics of early years physical activity, to upskill on the CMO guidelines for physical activity and to give practical ideas on how to incorporate physical activity within your setting/organisation.

Working with Vulnerable Children

Working with Vulnerable Children

Wed, 15 Feb 2023 (18:00 - 21:00)

SportPark, Loughborough, 3 Oakwood Dr, Loughborough, LE11 3QF

FREE

This life changing new course looks at how we support children who are struggling. If you have worked with a child who has low confidence, negative or aggressive behaviour, or seems frightened by the world, this course is for you.

For more information and support, please contact:

Lucy Baginskis

Lucy Baginskis

Sports Development Officer

Active Together

I am working flexibly in the office or at home, therefore please contact me via email or phone number provided.

My areas of responsibility are:

Telephone
01509 564875
Mobile
07721764515