CAN YOUR SETTING BENEFIT FROM OUR FIT FOR £1 SCHEME?
‘FIT FOR A QUID’ is our brand new Physical Activity Programme which can be available to your setting for as little as £1.00 per child!
As an Early Years provider Little Athletes wants to tackle childhood obesity and as such our FIT FOR A POUND scheme has been created. Our sessions are much more than just physical activity, and we share the key messages that make a positive long-term impact for our children’s future in a fun way and engaging way.
We want to ensure that all children across the country have access to some sort of physical activity on a weekly basis, and we will do all we can to ensure that all Early Years settings are able to access our provision through our new Fit for a Quid scheme.
The latest Government data shows the number of obese children in reception year has RISEN for the second consecutive year to 9.6% in the 2017 to 2018 school year, this is up from 9.3% in 2016 to 2017. Statistics show that children with excess weight are more likely to suffer from poor self-esteem, bullying and stigma in childhood. If this isn’t addressed now then children are more likely to be obese as adults and increase their risk of preventable illness including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.
Throughout all of our physical activity programmes including Fit for a Quid we have ensured that we have linked every aspect into the EYFS as follows:
If you are interested in exploring this exciting opportunity then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Communication and Language – provide children the opportunity to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations
Physical Development - provide opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children are helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and how to make healthy choices in relation to food
Personal, Social and Emotional Development – help children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and to understand appropriate behaviour in groups whilst having confidence in their own abilities
Literacy and Maths Development – we read and county within our sessions encouraging children to begin to read and improve their skills in counting
Expressive Arts and Design – enable children to explore and play with a wide range of materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through movement