In November last year, PACEY announced its participation in the Be Real campaign, a national movement to change attitudes to body image. Our decision to become a partner was driven by the recognition of the vital role you play in helping children become body confident. PACEY’s contribution to the campaign is to support childcare professionals to help children have healthy bodies, a healthy body image and develop the high self-esteem and emotional wellbeing that will help them to reach their full potential.
Youth Sport Direct and YMCA, our partners in Be Real, have designed a new resource for those working in the early years. The Smart Start Club pack helps you to engage children in fun and effective physical activity, supporting development of the whole child and complementing the EYFS framework.
PACEY MEMBER OFFER: The first 50 members to purchase Smart Start Club will receive a free Brilliant Outdoor Bag worth £45.95! Simply quote ‘PACEY 2015’ at checkout to qualify for your free gift.*
As well as giving you ideas and inspiration to help children stay physically active, the resource provides a range of activities that show you can support the thinking, social, creative and emotional skills in the children you care for.
The Smart Start Club activities embrace locomotion (agility), stability (balance), object control (coordination), body confidence and positive body image, healthy eating and oral health, all in one handy box.
Why Smart Start Club?
- Smart Start Club aims to develop the whole child through physical activity, so they become more healthy, happy, social and creative – as well as physically literate
- It forms a solid foundation of movement – giving children the competence and confidence to move creatively, and do so happily through life
- It understands children’s individuality, and gives activity options for varied needs and abilities
- It supports healthy brain development through regular, varied movements which strengthen and expand connections between neurons – critical in the early years of life
- It aims to engage parents and carers so entire families can get involved in the fun!
Training and equipment packages are available to support delivery. Find out more at http://www.smartstartclub.co.uk/ or call Youth Sport Direct on 01509 226600.
* The first 50 PACEY members to purchase the Smart Start Club resource will receive a free Brilliant Outdoor Bag worth £45.95. To qualify for your free gift, quote ‘PACEY 2015’ in the order notes at the Youth Sport Direct checkout.