Organisations

British Heart Foundation -  www.bhf.org.uk 

INPP - The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology  www.inpp.org.uk
INPP specialises in the relationship between physical development, educational achievements and emotional functioning, methods of assessment and effective intervention. 

CACHE - Nurturing Achievment    www.cache.org.uk
CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and we are the leading body for Early Years Care and Education Sector.
 

Children's Food Trust - Eat Better Do Better   www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk 
The national charity protecting every child's right to eat better and, so, to do better. Our vision? That all children have the balanced diet, cooking skills and food education they need for good health and to reach their potential.

Youth Sport Direct   www.youthsportdirect.org.uk
Youth Sport Direct is an online store and an innovative solutions provider supporting the work of the Youth Sport Trust, an independent charity devoted to changing young people’s lives through sport.

Healthy Schools London    www.healthyschoolslondon.org.uk 
Healthy Schools London is an Awards Programme that will reach out to every London
child, working with schools to improve children and young people's well-being. We all want to help London’s children stay healthy and happy as they grow up.  In this context, what happens at school every day is really important. 

Smart Consultancy and Coaching www.smartcc.co.uk 
Smart Consultancy and Coaching provides a range of high quality specialist services in the areas of physical skills development in children and special education needs....excellent manual 'Movers and Creators' - lots of imaginative ideas for physical activities. Highy Recommended

The Gowrie - Educating and Caring for Children since 1940  www.gowerieqld.com.au
We are particularly known for our innovative and flexible practice, integrated service provision, meaningful partnerships with parents and evidence based practice. The Gowrie continues to be recognised in the broader community and the Government sector as a provider of high quality services for both children and families, acknowledging the contribution to education and care in all our programs.

Moving Smart - Moving - Growing - Knowing   www.movingsmart.co.nz 
Movement is at the very core of how children develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, and of course, physically. That’s why Moving Smart™ offers programmes to foster children’s natural, move-to-learn style, while helping parents and teachers understand the comprehensive benefits of all that wiggling!

Smart Starters   www.smartstarters.com.au 
Smart Starters (trading formerly as P.J.Developments) was established in 1987 to provide curriculum support materials for schools and professional development programs in Perceptual Motor Programs, Word Study and Foundation Skills in Mathematics. We now offer a wide range of products supporting the above areas that will be of assistance to teachers and parents. 

Sprout Paediatric Therapy Services   www sprouttherapyservices.com.au
Occupational Therapy Services for Children with Special Needs
Sprout specialises in supporting children with special needs to maximise their physical, social, emotional and learning potential. We aim to make meaningful connections with children, their families, and their teachers to enable the child to achieve their goals by providing quality, innovative therapy services and resources.

Gymnastics Australia   www.gymnastics.org.au
Enriching lives through gymnastics. Gymnastics Australia's Mission is to promote, develop and grow gymnastics for the enjoyment of all.

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Movement for Learning | Schools Together

Movement for Learning is a programme of specific exercises designed to be delivered to the whole class on a daily basis. It has been designed for young children (aged 4-6) and aims to improve a range of academic and behavioural outcomes. An independent state school partnership has been formed between:

  • St Bartholomew’s Primary School (Willowcroft, Quorn, Loughborough, Leicestershire);
  • and Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate (Thorpe Underwood Hall, Thorpe Green Lane, York).

The project is being led by Professor Pat Preedy (Independent Consultant) and Dr Rebecca Duncombe (Loughborough University), and is being supported by Joanne Duston (Occupational Therapist and Advanced Teaching Assistant at Queen Ethelburga’s).

Teaching staff from the two schools are currently involved in a pilot of the programme, resources and research methods (2015-2016). 

 

The Fred Rogers Center - for early learning and children's media

The Fred Rogers Center recognizes the prevalence and tremendous power of digital media and technology in the lives of children, families, and educators. Used effectively, they can enhance children’s cognitive and social abilities, and can be incredibly useful tools for parents and educators. The Center is dedicated to helping children and adults thrive in the digital age, and ensuring that technology use complements children’s social interactions, play, and other activities with the caring friends and family in their lives.

In 2012, the Fred Rogers Center, in partnership with the National Association for the Education of Young Children, released a position statement, Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Program Serving Children From Birth through Age 8which provided research-based guidance to early childhood programs and educators on effective uses of media and technology.

 

Institute for Social and Economic Research

About ISER

Originally established in 1989 at the University of Essex to house the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), ISER has grown into a leading centre for the production and analysis of longitudinal studies. It encompasses the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change and the successor to the BHPS, Understanding Society. As well as providing unrivalled postgraduate study opportunities, ISER also houses an internationally-renowned Microsimulation Unit which develops and runs the tax and benefit model, EUROMOD.

 

BRIC

Background

The BRIC Project is for 3 years from January 2015. The project involves preschool teachers, young children and parents in exploring democratic engagement in public and civic spaces. The project is funded by the European Union and led by Professor Tim Waller at Anglia Ruskin University (UK) with Patti Benedetti Progettinfanzia (Italy) and Monica HallborgBarnpedagogiskt Forum (Sweden).

Aims and objectives

BRIC aims to achieve the following objectives:

  •  An exchange of ‘good practice’ between preschool teachers in three countries (Italy, Sweden and the UK);
  • Systematic education and training around democratic engagement in public spaces;
  • The development of open educational resources and targeted activities to engage early childhood professionals, parents, the local community and key stakeholders, including local politicians and representatives from business.

 

internetmatters.org

Internet Matters is a non-for-profit organisation working with online safety experts to bring all the information you need to keep your children safe online.

We aim to bring you:

  • Advice on important e-safety issues
  • News and advice from industry experts
  • Guidance on setting parental controls and filters
  • Reviews on the latest technology and apps

 

Place2be | Children's Mental Health Charity

Place2be | Making a lifetime of difference to children in schools

Place2Be is the leading UK provider of school-based mental health support, unlocking children's potential in the classroom - and beyond.

A wealth of evidence points to a significant need for early mental health support:

One in ten children aged between 5 and 16 years (three in every classroom) has a mental health problem, and many continue to have these problems into adulthood. Half of those with lifetime mental health problems first experience symptoms by the age of 14.

 

Project Wild Thing | Reconnecting kids with nature

Project Wild Thing is a film led movement to get more kids (and their folks!) outside and reconnecting with nature. The film is an ambitious, feature-length documentary that takes a funny and revealing look at a complex issue, the increasingly disparate connection between children and nature.

And Project Wild Thing is much more than a film, this is a growing movement of organisations and individuals who care deeply about the need for nature connected, free-range, roaming and outdoor playing kids in the 21st century. Hundreds of people have already committed huge amounts of time, energy, resources and money to help get the project where it is today. Which is really just the beginning.

The journey started in late 2010 with film-makers Green Lions exploring a film approach to an emerging issue coined ‘nature deficit disorder’ in kids. A collaboration formed with the National Trust who were also looking at the issue and through the Britdoc Foundation support for the development of the film and movement has gathered along the way from RSPBPlay EnglandPlay ScotlandPlay WalesNHS Sustainable Development UnitTFTWoodland TrustsAMV BBDO and Arla foods.

 

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

Learning outside the classroom changes lives…

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is the national voice for learning outside the classroom. We believe that every young person (0-19yrs) should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances. Read more about us.

Whether you are an education practitioner, headteacher, governor or organisation that provides LOtC experiences, this website offers a large range of resources developed with the support of many experts in the field learning outside the classroom. The site is designed to support anyone working with young people aged 0–19 provide high-quality educational experiences.

 

Nutritionist Resource

Nutritionist Resource is an online directory advertising nutritionists, nutritional therapists and dietitians in the UK.

If you are looking for a professional nutritionist to help you make positive changes to your diet, then Nutritionist Resource is the perfect place to begin your search.

Visitors can browse a wealth of health and nutrition related information from reliable sources, read articles written by nutritionists and dietitians, find out about upcoming events, read the latest nutrition news from across the globe, and browse our directory for a nutritionist or dietitian.

Our service is diverse but our aim is simple: to put visitors in touch with professional nutritionists best suited to certain needs.

 

TACTYC

Promotes and advocates the highest quality professional development for all early years educators in order to enhance the educational well-being of the youngest children.

 

ACTIVE FOR LIFE ! What is physical literacy?

Active for Life is the place where parents go to learn about how to make a difference in the health and happiness of their children. Research shows there’s a right way and a right time to develop the fundamental movement and sport skills that benefit kids for their entire lives. Learning these basic movement and sports skills is known as becoming physically literate.

 

 

Active Bean Club | Blaby District Council | District Councils' Network

The vision

The project was to up skill the early years staff members to have the knowledge and confidence to deliver purposeful physical activities which would challenge the children at the appropriate level but also to encourage the children to become confident in being physically active, build on social and communication skills and to have fun.
 

 

Capre is the Children’s Activity Professionals Register. A Children’s Activity Professional is someone who delivers physical activity for children

Capre is the Children’s Activity Professionals Register. A Children’s Activity Professional is someone who delivers physical activity for children and young people in the area of multi-disciplinary games, sports, and physical activity.

Capre, is an independent register for individuals working in the children’s physical activity industry which:

  • Recognises the expertise and qualifications of those working in children’s activity roles
  • Offers assurance to parents, schools and employers that all registered children’s activity professionals have suitable qualifications and the ability to perform their specific roles
  • Provides a system of regulation to ensure that individuals meet agreed National Occupational Standards, which describe the knowledge, competence and skills of good practice.

The Register is owned and operated by SkillsActive, the not-for-profit Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being.

           

 

Infant & Toddler Forum

In recent years health and childcare professionals (HCPs) have been encouraged to devote a growing part of their time to disease prevention, health promotion and early intervention. This has come about, in part, because of the recognition that good eating habits adopted in early life have life-long health benefits.

 

London Sports Trust

The London Sports Trust started in 1999 through the support of David Robins at John Lyons Charity with the goal of supporting talented sports stars in financial need through bursaries and educational guidance. The Trust evolved from the Sports Scholarship Scheme in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster whose first recipient was Olympic Gold medallist and Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins.
 

 

UK Active

Our focus is a long-standing and uncompromising vision to get more people, more active, more often.
 

 

Family and Childcare Trust

Family and Childcare Trust aims to make the UK a better place for families, through research, campaigning and information provision, and working with government, employers and parents to reduce pressures on family life.
 

 

What about the Children

The charity ‘What About the Children’ was established in 1993 by Doreen Goodman and Susannah Clasen to promote better public understanding about the importance of the emotional needs of children in their first three years.

 

Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet - England, 2014 [NS]

Publication date: February 26, 2014
Summary
This statistical report presents a range of information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources.
The topics covered include:

  • Overweight and obesity prevalence among adults and children
  • Physical activity levels among adults and children
  • Trends in purchases and consumption of food and drink and energy intake
  • Health outcomes of being overweight or obese.

 

What about the children

The charity ‘What About the Children’ was established in 1993 by Doreen Goodman and Susannah Clasen to promote better public understanding about the importance of the emotional needs of children in their first three years. After the death of James Bulger in 1993, Doreen Goodman wrote to the Guardian Newspaper, asking for support for her view that his young killers were victims too. She maintained that children who have their emotional needs met early in life are unlikely to become murderers. The response from readers was overwhelming and, in March 1993, What About the Children was established.

 

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