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Help Make Every Movement Count for Devon’s Early Years Children

How Active Devon is helping every child to have the best start in life.

The importance of movement in early years is critical. It is vital to help all children, including the very youngest, build stronger muscles and bones as well as developing confidence and improving social skills.

There are amazing teams of people working in Early Years settings in Devon who understand that every movement counts towards a child’s physical and mental health, wellbeing and school readiness. Active Devon wants to learn about the incredible work being delivered on the ground and also to understand if any barriers are currently being faced, stopping our children from moving more.

This valuable information will help to identify what is needed to support the delivery of physical activity for this group and how to make it even better, to enable every child to have the best start in life.

Jo Colin, Director of Strategic Relationships at Active Devon said: “We are working with other Active Partnerships across England to find out what physical activity looks like in Early Years settings. So, whether you work in a reception or nursery class in a school, a pre-school, playgroup or children’s centre; or a childminder in a private, state, voluntary or independent setting, or any related area at any level, we want to hear from you.”

“Share your experiences, challenges and thoughts to help us shape our future support. Anyone who engages with this audience can complete the survey and the more information we have, the better placed we will be to help you make the delivery as strong as it can be and champion the amazing work you all do.”

The survey can be found HERE. It will only take five minutes and the deadline is Friday 14th January 2022. If you want to get in touch and share your thoughts, please email us via or by using our Contact Us form.