In Wales, childhood obesity is a concern and a major cost. More than one-third of children are overweight or obese and this is costing the NHS more than £70 million a year. In an attempt to tackle the issue – one that is prominent in the whole of the UK – experts have recommended that […]... Read more.
Memories of the school playground usually feature fun and friendship rather than the odd grazed knee or bumped head. But a recent survey by Play England suggests that parental fears about safety are preventing children play outdoors. Nearly a third of parents stated that they don’t let their children play outside because of fear of […]... Read more.
This year, Walk to School Week inspired children, teachers and parents to ditch the car keys and arrive in style to school on foot with an amazing 81,326 miles walked this May. The nationwide campaign has been running since 1995 and now reaches over 1.9 million children each year. See the highlights from this year’s […]... Read more.
In honour of the programme’s 50th anniversary and to inspire children to act on the legacy of London 2012, BBC TV’s legendary children’s programme Blue Peter is launching a new sports badge that it hopes will increase sports participation across the country. The badge ties in with a new television show starting later this month, […]... Read more.
The Department for Education has recently consulted on two new flagship qualifications, the Early Years Educator (EYE) and the Early Years Teacher (EYT) that will be required by nurseries in England from September 2014. These qualifications are designed to increase the skills of those that are working with younger children, however neither have an emphasis […]... Read more.