Support For Children 's Physical Development

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Unit 166 - Support others to promote children’s physical development in an early years setting Because of research Physical development is part of the three prime areas of learning in the EYFS, joining Communication and Language and Personal, Social and Emotional Development, these three areas are particularly important for the learning development of the under threes, this will Secure the foundations for future success in all aspects of their life and learning. Early year’s providers and practitioners are required to enable their environments to ensure that they are giving the children quality experiences and resources to allow them to naturally learn and develop the physical skills necessary to support them throughout their lives. At our nursery we follow the EYFS guidelines which give us the approximate age and what the child should be able to do or aiming towards and what us, as practitioners should be supporting the child to achieve or help them to move on to the next stage. Providing Physical play experiences for the children such as books to explore, messy play, painting, climbing equipment and balls and other equipment to throw, kick and catch will give the children opportunities for moving and handling. According to gov.uk “Physical activity should be encouraged from birth, particularly through floor-based play and water-based activities in safe environments” (for children who are not yet walking) All under 5s should minimise the amount of time spent being
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