PARENTS

1. Choose a location

Find out where Funky Feet is delivered.

2. Choose a course

Find a Funky Feet course that's fits in with you.

3. Get funky

The Funky Feet team are looking forward to seeing you.

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Information for parents

We currently run 21 different sessions per week, across the borough and Tees Valley. This means there will be a session that suits you. Each session holds an uptake of 15 (parents & children) – so its important to book your place. The sessions are designed for parents and children to interact together – so its important you take part so your child can get the most out of the session.

As a follow up to Funky Feet sessions, we also offer an additional 2 Funky Gymnastic sessions per week. Funky Gymnastics is designed to enable your child to develop their sense of balance, coordination and agility. Children can explore and experience a wide variety of different movements through free play, activity stations and sequences.

Funky Feet for your child

Funky Feet is all about helping your child to learn, develop and have fun. If your child is aged between 2 and 6, then they will love Funky Feet, and you’ll love how much they learn from it. Don’t think we’re leaving you out of the fun though! Our sessions are designed to encourage interaction from children and parents – so there will be no sitting on the sidelines for you!

Our programme gives your child the chance to get active, exercise and interact with other children. Our exciting and fun sessions will develop your child’s key movement and social skills. This includes balance, running, jumping, hopping, skipping and interacting with others. You can take a full look at our 8 week course, what each session involves, what your children will do and how we structure each session here.

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FUNKY FEET FOR YOUR CHILD

Children should be active for 180 minutes per day

Children under 5 who can walk should be physically active for 180 minutes (3 hours) a day, including all activity intensities from light through to vigorous.

(BHF, Public Health England)

Only 9% meet physical activity recommendations

Only 9% of children aged 2-4 years in England meet physical activity recommendations and 84% participate in less than 1 hour per day.

(BHF, Public Health England)

Beneficial for cardiovascular disease

Physical activity is beneficial for cardiovascular disease risk factors, weight status, fundamental motor skills, psychosocial wellbeing, cognitive development and school readiness.

(BHF, Public Health England)

Children are more active if their parents are

Children are more active if their parents/carers are active. Parents can become a good role model and instil confidence in their children.

(BHF, Public Health England)

TAKE A LOOK...
FIND OUT MORE

Take a look at the enclosed downloads to find out why physical activity in early years is vital to your child's long term development.

Start Active, Stay Active

A report on physical activity for health
from the four home countries’
Chief Medical Officers

Development Matters - Early Years Foundation Stage

This non-statutory guidance material supports practitioners
in implementing the statutory requirements of the EYFS.

The Best Start In Life

Chief Medical Officers’
physical activity guidelines
for the under fives

BHF Early Years Evidence

The purpose of this evidence briefing is to provide an overview of the evidence relating to the early years

BHF

The importance of physical activity in Early Years

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