Unit 1.2: Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise

This unit is part of the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

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This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise. It covers how to plan physical activities that are suited to the needs of different groups of children.

  1. Understand children’s need for exercise
    1. Outline the benefits of exercise for children
    2. Identify the requirements of current frameworks for: outdoor access, regular exercise for children
    3. Evaluate national and local initiatives which promote children’s exercise
    4. Describe benefits of working in partnership with parents/carers in relation to supporting children’s exercise
  2. Understand inclusive practice in relation to the use of provision for children’s exercise
    1. Evaluate a local indoor provision in relation to inclusive practice
    2. Evaluate a local outdoor provision in relation to inclusive practice
  3. Be able to support children’s exercise in an outdoor space
    1. Plan an activity which supports children’s exercise in an outdoor space.
    2. Implement an activity which supports children’s exercise in an outdoor space
    3. Reflect on an activity which supports children’s exercise in an outdoor space
    4. Make recommendations for the outdoor provision for own setting
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