As part of the Welsh Government's Health Challenge Wales program, we are a member of the Healthy and Sustainable Pre-School Scheme at nursery.
We have successfully implemented and embedded five stages of the scheme: the Preliminary Phase, Food, Nutrition and Oral Health, Mental & Emotional Health, Wellbeing & Relationships, Physical Activity/Active Play.
Our most recently completed stage (Physical Activity) was evaluated as of an outstanding standard.
We are now focusing on the Environment stage. This stage focuses on the promotion of a safe, stimulating environment which reflects the importance of people within it with an emphasis on caring for the environment within and outside the setting.
Although the Physical Activity stage has been completed, it is an ongoing topic of importance therefore we continue to encourage parents to access the following resources to find out more about the importance of Physical Activity:
Welsh Government Language and Play
Sport Wales Play to Learn
Start active, stay active - UK Chief Medical Officer guidelines for physical activity
Factsheet 1 - Physical activity guidelines for early years (under 5s) – for infants who are not yet walking
Factsheet 2 - Physical activity guidelines for early years (under 5s) - for children who are capable of walking
British Heart Foundation: www.bhf.org.uk
Sustrans Cymru: www.sustrans.org.uk/sustrans-near-you/wales
The complete programme includes:
Mental & Emotional Health, Wellbeing & Relationships
Physical Activity/Active Play
Workplace Health and Wellbeing