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The CMO guidelines and what they mean for early years practitioners

The revised EYFS framework includes the mention of the Chief Medical Officers’ Guidelines for physical activity; this blog explores what are these guidelines are, why they are they important, and what they mean for early years practitioners.


Posted by Natalie Matthewman – Early Years Project Officer at the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health | with 0 comments

Getting kids on the go: Being active for health

Being active is good for all of us and this is especially true for children under 5. It has been proven to support brain development, enhance bone health and muscular development as well as benefit social and cognitive skill development and emotional wellbeing. The current government guidelines recommend that children under 5 who can walk should be active for at least three hours per day and minimise the time they spend sitting to achieve these benefits. 


Posted by Kate Ellis - British Heart Foundation National Centre | with 0 comments