Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Knowledge Hub

All you need to deliver a Big Norfolk Holiday Fun activity

The Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Knowledge Hub contains everything you need to put on a Big Norfolk Holiday Fun session.

On this page, you’ll find guidance relating to accessibility, nutrition and safeguarding guidance, amongst various other topics.

You’ll also find out information about the Every Move activity finder, how to sign up, and how to make the best use of it.

This page is for providers who have already completed the sign up process. If you’re looking to find out more or sign up as a new Big Norfolk Holiday Fun provider, click here.

What are you looking for?

Before you dive into the knowledge hub, make sure you’re set up as a provider. We recommend you follow each of these steps to get the most out of the programme.

Getting started: Becoming a Big Norfolk Holiday Fun provider

We are inviting activity providers from across Norfolk to become Big Norfolk Holiday Fun providers.

Big Norfolk Holiday Fun aims to provide positive experience for children and young people across Norfolk. They’ll be given the opportunity to try something new, and meet new people, whilst being given an incentive to get out and about during the holidays.

If you haven’t done so already, make sure you fill in the Expression of Interest to become a provider.

Your account on the Every Move activity finder

Every Move is our bespoke activity finder for Norfolk. All providers should have a profile on this system. The team at Active Norfolk will set this up on your behalf.

We highly recommend you also make use of our booking and payment system which is built into Every Move. This will make things simpler for both you and those signing up to your activities, and allow you to manage everything in one place.

How to manage your Every Move account

The below playlist will take you through the basics of how to set up, manage and make amends to your sessions on Every Move. Check out the videos below.

You can also download the list of FAQs we have pulled together from working closely with existing providers.

If you experience any issues or cannot find what you’re looking for through this knowledge hub, get in touch with the Every Move team by emailing [email protected].

Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Resources

The following resources may help broaden your knowledge and understanding of working with children and young people. In turn, this should assist in establishing suitable, safe, and successful events for young people.

Accessibility & diversity in your activities

It is important that your sessions are accessible for all children – regardless of physical or learning disability, race or gender.

The Adult Learning courses delivered by Norfolk County Council include Dyslexia awareness, Autism awareness, and courses on understanding mental health and specific learning difficulties and behavioural challenges – all of which could be useful for staff and volunteers involved in the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme. The fee can for each course can be waivered if you’re a volunteer earning below a certain threshold.

In some cases, we may accept referrals from professionals who work with children and young people (such as social workers, police or school staff.)

To refer a child you think would benefit, please download and complete this referral form, and send it to [email protected].

Take a look at these for more help:

Embedding nutritional education into your offer

Food plays a major role in the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme. It provides an opportunity to learn about food and nutrition, and also for young people to build an appreciation of healthy food.

Could you use these in your sessions?

Embedding physical activity into your session

Children should be physically active for 60 minutes a day. By including physical activity into your sessions, this is an easy and fun way for children to get moving.

Try different ways of getting kids moving

Safeguarding and risk management

Children’s safety is paramount and should be a primary consideration when planning activities or events.

This means knowing your safeguarding responsibilities and also having an updated risk assessment in place.

You might also find these useful:

Managing Challenging Behaviour

Below are some resources and external sites designed to help you should you encounter challenging behaviour. These guides will help you prepare, and create a plan to adapt your activities and overcome any obstacles presented through challenging behaviour. We will be updating this knowledge hub with more guides shortly.

Mental Health Resources

It’s important to be knowledgeable about children and young people’s mental health when working with them.

You might find these resources useful:

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Fill in the form below to request promotional materials to promote the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme this summer.