At Hucknall Day Nursery we recognise the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. We promote and encourage outdoor play in all weathers and ask parents/carers to send their child to nursery equipped with this in mind. We also champion the governments ‘Daily Mile’ initiative. Our Pre-schoolers and Toddlers are encouraged to get outside and run, walk or jog for 15 minutes each day. For our older children, staff also program in regular PE sessions by a qualified children’s fitness instructor. With more children spending time indoors on screens and with growing child obesity problem, the nursery has found that outdoor physical play has many benefits.
‘The children are much more focused and calmer after doing the run’ Hannah Yates – Behavior and positive play coordinator.
‘We also noticed a lot more friendships developing as a result as they will do it together and chat as they run’ Cheryl Walker – Pre-school room leader.