Expert advice on children's physical development

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Discover ways to raise the bar on children's activity levels and introduce greater challenge into their play with this seminar at the Nursery World Show.

Ofsted has voiced concerns about childhood obesity and its inspectors not seeing children routinely and physically active.

'Physical development: are you out of breath yet?' with Carol Archer is on 2 February from 13.30-14.30 will help you support young children's physical development.

Carol Archer is an early years movement consultant, specialising in the physical development of children aged from birth to six. She was formerly an advisory teacher in the inner London Borough of Camden for nearly three decades and has worked as a Movement-Play practitioner/consultant in the UK and overseas.

She has supported staff in Children's Centres and at voluntary and private nurseries in implementing movement and physical activity in their settings and delivers central training and in-service training to staff working in early childhood education and care (ECEC) and early primary education.

She co-wrote, with Professor Iram Siraj, Movement Environment Rating Scale (MOVERS) for 2–6-year-olds provision – Improving physical development through movement and physical activity and Encouraging Physical Development through Movement-Play. She has administered the Movement Environment Rating Scale (MOVERS) in a number of settings in order to assess quality.

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