Early Intervention Project
Little Stars was developed as an early intervention project to engage children and parents with positive experiences in active play, helping to motivate and develop confidence.
The World Health Organisation recommends nursery pupils have 180 minutes of physical activity daily (120 minutes moderate and 60 minutes high impact) but many children fall well beneath this level.
Since the implementation of the PE and Sport Premium funding in 2014, schools have been aiming to develop better provision for physical development and activity within their settings. However, it is unclear whether this injection of financial support has had a positive impact on children prior to starting formal schooling. It seems that, at this early years stage, some can be significantly disadvantaged.