Physical Activity and Healthy Habits
Physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
According to NHS guidelines, children under the age of 5 years who can walk unaided should be physically active every day for at least 180 minutes (three hours), spread throughout the day, indoors or out.
At Fernhill School Nursery, we place great importance in physical activity and children benefit from daily outdoor play in our secure and well-resourced grounds – weather permitting, of course – and also enjoy taking part in a physical activity programme that includes dancing, use of scooters and similar equipment, team games and much more.
In addition to participating in physical activity, children at Fernhill School Nursery also receive education on the benefits of being active. We believe that this encourages our pupils to remain active in later life, regardless of where they may go after leaving Fernhill School Nursery.
But a healthy lifestyle comprises of more than healthy eating and physical activity – pupils at Fernhill School Nursery also take part in a structured handwashing regime and benefit from the Childsmile toothbrushing initiative.
Childsmile allows children at Fernhill School Nursery access to an NHS dental health support worker as well as daily supervised toothbrushing, dental packs, oral health education and more.