Using The Daily Mile as inspiration
The Daily Mile TM became the inspiration for the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service, allowing them to think more about how they should integrate physical activity into the work they do.
On behalf of Essex County Council and the NHS, Virgin Care and Barnardo’s provide a range of child and family services throughout the county. It has now become a part of their ethos, to promote healthy lifestyles and continue to support children and families around reducing obesity and increasing their activity levels.
As they looked to introduce physical activity into their service, it became apparent that there was a skills gap within their workforce. Working with Active Essex, all their Family Support Assistants and Volunteers attended an Early Years Foundation Stage Physical Activity training day provided by B Inspired. Throughout the session it looked at ways to encourage and support physical activity in the Under 5’s. Participants received information to share with parents and carers to empower them with the knowledge and understanding about the importance of physical activity and the duration in which they should be active for each day.