Reducing Sedentary Behaviour Through Active Movement London Early

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Reducing Sedentary Behaviour Through Active Movement London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) Marks Gate Children’s

Reducing Sedentary Behaviour Through Active Movement London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) Marks Gate Children’s Centre Nursery case study © Active Movement 2019

Who are the London Early Years Foundation? • London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is

Who are the London Early Years Foundation? • London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is social enterprise that consists of 37 nurseries across 11 London Boroughs, supporting nearly 4, 500 children a year • LEYF specialise in closing the achievement gap. In London often the areas of high deprivation have the poorest quality childcare available. But LEYF deliver high quality childcare, regardless of postcode • LEYF has it’s own Pedagogy Curriculum embedded into each nursery practice • Marks Gate is one of 6 LEYF nurseries within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham being the 3 rd most deprived borough in London, and one of the top 10 Boroughs with the highest child obesity rate. © Active Movement 2019

Marks Gate Nursery • We are a 52 place nursery taking children from 0

Marks Gate Nursery • We are a 52 place nursery taking children from 0 -5 years. On average we have 100 children on role throughout the year. • Being in an area of deprivation, 90% of the families access the nursery through grant funded space. • The average family who accesses the nursery live locally in flats with no garden of their own. • The majority of physical play and activity children took part in each week was whilst at the nursery. © Active Movement 2019

Key programme objectives When teaming up with Active Movement, there were some key sedentary

Key programme objectives When teaming up with Active Movement, there were some key sedentary behaviour we wanted to reduce, with our families and children, and staff. Families Staff Reducing time spent sitting down Educate about the power of activity Improve own physical well being Create activity in and outside the setting Be role models in health and movement Challenge children’s screen time Educators of parents about the power of being active Change behaviours of snacks Challenge parents on food behaviours © Active Movement 2019

Programme components • To educate children, parents and staff about the importance and benefits

Programme components • To educate children, parents and staff about the importance and benefits of avoiding sitting down too much, reduce screen time and being more active • Inspire home learning relating to the Active Movement to encourage small changes in the home environment • Involve parents in the whole process of Active Movement in the nursery, to strengthen partnerships in this area, support home learning, and to gather information • To make sure staff feel empowered to incorporate changes into the nursery routine, and enhance children’s overall active levels and health • Encourage staff to make healthy changes to champion the Active Movement and be excellent role models in healthy choices © Active Movement 2019

Parent recruitment It was important to have the parents on board to ensure that

Parent recruitment It was important to have the parents on board to ensure that there was consistency of activities and movement at the nursery and at home. • Communication: Work shops, parents meetings, events, weekly newsletters and updates. • Home Learning: Learning packs and tasks sent home to encourage activities over the weekend. • Questionnaires: to get an idea of behaviours at the beginning and end of period to see the impact Active Movement made on the families that access the nursery. © Active Movement 2019

Children empathy • Use of two characters as mnemonics for standing moving is good

Children empathy • Use of two characters as mnemonics for standing moving is good (Max the dog) sitting for too long is bad (Tiggy the cat). • Characters are part of communication and reference for integration the Active Movement programme into the setting’s routine and pedagogy • Communication incudes educational content to embed power and benefits of being active • Extension of characters to continue behaviour change at home and link with parent (the Max Pack) • Changes to snacks through swap programme and restrictions in place with food coming into the nursery from home © Active Movement 2019

A unique delivery system Max Tiggy Standing/Moving is good Sitting too long is bad

A unique delivery system Max Tiggy Standing/Moving is good Sitting too long is bad Millie Daisy Raffy She loves to walk with friends or family She loves to go for a walk twice a day He loves to walk round the shops but hates lifts and escalators Betsy She loves to go a walk after a meal © Active Movement 2019 Otis He loves to walk in parks, fields and open spaces

Consistent delivery message Display Location Nutrition Wall Posters © Copyright Active Movement 2018 Table

Consistent delivery message Display Location Nutrition Wall Posters © Copyright Active Movement 2018 Table Posters Merits Walks

Teacher engagement • Staff meeting to introduce the Active Movement and add training to

Teacher engagement • Staff meeting to introduce the Active Movement and add training to staff to educate on programme and objectives • Staff undertook own version of the Active Movement programme to reduce sitting and adding more movement to their own routines • Change of environment in the staff room and around the setting to constantly educate and inspire the staff • Staff meetings and planning meetings for staff to arrange activities so they take ownership and embed the Active Movement for the long term © Active Movement 2019

Nursery outcomes • Children’s enjoyment and engagement with Max, Tiggy and Max Pack was

Nursery outcomes • Children’s enjoyment and engagement with Max, Tiggy and Max Pack was high • Children understood the role of the characters and importance of being active • Through cohort tracking, it was seen that children’s Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development improved in a short amount of time. • Staff became more confident to challenge parents on healthy living and choices. • Staff also made positive life style changes. • Staff’s knowledge and skills of health and physical activities were seen more proactively through the environmental changes they made and activities they conducted with the children. • Parents reported actively undertaking more physical activities with their children such as swimming and different ways of walking and travelling. © Active Movement 2019

Ongoing behaviour change Active Movement is still embedded at Marks Gate, and still works

Ongoing behaviour change Active Movement is still embedded at Marks Gate, and still works hand in hand with our own Safe, Fit and Healthy segment of the LEYF Pedagogy. Max, Tiggy and the Max Pack still play an active role in activities and environment, and is part of nursery life. Activities have adapted and evolved to incorporate more than just physical development, such as mental wellbeing with yoga sessions, breathing buddies and mindfulness. With each new intake of children, Active Movement is still one of the foundations introduced to new families joining, to secure these behaviours from the beginning and to carry forward throughout their journey with the setting © Active Movement 2019