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Physical Development

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Moving and handling: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

Health and self-care: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

 

Bolton Start Well Service

Bolton Start Well Service provide professional development services for the early years workforce, to train and upskill practitioners to effectively support children’s physical development. You can check out the variety of professional development opportunities and training available in the courses section of the website.

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Tips for toilet training
Making the transition from nappy to toilet can be frustrating, these top tips offer some useful advice and guidance for making this process as easy as possible

UK Physical Activity Guidelines for Early Years (non-walkers)
The introduction of UK early years physical activity guidelines reflect a growing awareness of their importance.

UK Physical Activity Guidelines for Early Years (walkers)
These guidelines give helpful advice to settings in providing enabling environments that contribute to children’s physical development

Early Movers – Getting the best from your environment
The Early Movers leaflet gives some practical ideas to create an environment for physically active play.

Physical Development – Useful Website Factsheet
A list of useful websites for practitioners which provide information, advice and resources to support children’s physical development and nutritional advice.