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It is so important that children under the age of 5 are staying active on a daily basis.

An Overview of Early Years Activity

It is so important that children under the age of 5 are staying active on a daily basis.

The national recommendation by the Chief Medical Officer states that children aged 12 months and under should be doing a minimum of 30 minutes physical activity per day and children aged 1-5 should be doing a minimum of 180 minutes of physical activity per day. This can help with their physical, mental and social development.

It is well documented that high levels of physical activity in childhood can lead to continued participation in later life. It is important to establish high levels of physical activity to encourage children to stay active enough to benefit their health and to support continued interest and participation throughout adult life.

Programmes to support physical activity in early years could include; CPD for Early Years Staff (encouraging active settings), Parental Engagement (encouraging active homes) and targeted programmes such as active play, risky play, active travel and fundamental movement.

Benefits

Encouraging your child to be physically active may help in leading a healthy, active lifestyle later on as an adult. Give your child the best start in life!

Involvement

Lots of different activities can count towards children's daily physical activity total and one of the best environments for children to be active is at home.

There will be a range of early years sessions and activities in your local area. Use local activity finders or try and identify a local facility that offers this activity.

Find Early Years Activity Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

The Orange Grove

The Orange Grove

The Orange Grove: an award winning 'clinic' in Norwich, offering massage therapies, pre/post natal classes and yoga.

The Oak Circus Centre

The Oak Circus Centre

The Oak Circus Centre provides professional level training and classes in circus skills in the heart of Norwich with the help of our resident performers and experienced tutors; The Lost in Translation Circus company.

Small Football School

Small Football School

A Football School for 5-9years kids run during the school term. Teaching body awareness, coordination, decision making, communication, teamwork and self confidence.