Healthy Movers roll out in Dorset

The Healthy Movers programme, delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, rolled out at scale in Dorset is in the last stages of planning, before delivery commences October 2023 to be implemented over a two year period. This will see the Early Years practitioners who have registered their interest in the Healthy Movers programme trained up to deliver Healthy Movers in their settings. The programme also has a universal and targeted offer for the settings dependent upon what the settings would benefit from the most.

175 settings pan-Dorset have signed up to the programme which includes nurseries, preschools, schools, childminders, libraries, and family hubs. The project will also include a digital offer for participation. Laura Roberts (Early Years Physical Activity Officer) is newly in post, the post is funded by Public Health Dorset and hosted by Active Dorset, Laura is supporting with the local roll out of the project through coordination and delivery.

Laura Roberts

Laura Roberts

CYP Early Years Physical Activity Officer

My role is to connect and collaborate with professionals and families to influence and support behaviour change for children within the early years, 0 – 5 years. To increase activity levels for the youngest of children to embed into part of a healthy lifestyle.

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