Date/Time: Thursday January 23 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Inspirational Approaches Lets Talk Guest Speaker Evening 2020
Opportunity for Change, are you making the most of Physical Development?
With a background in sports coaching, devising and delivering physical activity programmes for families in Stockport, Sharon became aware of a gap in the provision within nurseries and Children’s Centre’s regarding the awareness of the important role and positive impact of Physical Development in all areas of a child’s learning and development. In order to understand more fully the theories involved in child development, to complement her coaching qualifications, Sharon completed a BA Degree in Childhood Studies passing with First Class Honours. This has enabled Sharon to design appropriate bespoke training and development opportunities for a multi-agency early years workforce, which has been featured in Nursery World as a model which can be replicated and has shown great impact. Sharon is passionate about changing lives through physically active play and inspires colleagues across Greater Manchester with her interactive early year’s physical activity training sessions and CPD opportunities.
Sharon’s vision is to have Physical Development Champions in all Early Years environments, creating opportunities for children to choose to be physically active and empowering practitioners to promote physical development and understand how it is the bedrock of all learning
One small change in practice creates a massive ripple effect
Physically active play not only supports Physical Development but is a pivotal part in the cog of learning, emotional wellbeing, brain development and is the start of our lifelong Physical Literacy journey.
This talk will provide the rationale, the science, the voice of the child and tips you can action straightaway into your practice to create an environment that supports children, practitioners and families to engage in developmentally appropriate physically active play.
Are you making the most of Physical Development? Can you be a Physical Development Champion?
Sharon will also be sharing what is already happening in Greater Manchester and the impact on children and practitioners. #PrimeForAReason