Health & Wellbeing Zone

The Health & Wellbeing Zone is an exclusive feature area providing early years practitioners with vital information to help educate and inspire.

This zone focuses on the key issues that children along with practitioners are facing when it comes to health and wellbeing, with three dedicated areas created and hosted by experts:

  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Area
  • Nutrition Area
  • Physical Health Area

As well as exploring the zone, visitors will have the opportunity to get involved in an interactive programme of sessions in the performance area to learn practical techniques and further explore this vast topic.

Visit the Health & Wellbeing Zone to gain insight, pick up ideas and inspire change to help the next generation to develop into healthy and happy individuals.

Nutrition Area

Created and hosted by The EYN Partnership

Get green fingered and sow your very own pea plants in homage to the EYN Partnerships wonderful EYNPea. Use your imagination to bring our veggie characters to life by giving them a name and you’ll be in with a chance of winning a Healthy Eating Song CD signed by the brilliant Ben Faulks! Fun for children and grown-ups alike, we hope to inspire you all to make a few simple yet positive changes towards living a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Area

Created and hosted by Equilibrium and Enablement (eQe) Ltd

“The secret to happiness is to start doing things that make you happy.” Robert Holden – Psychologist and founder of The Happiness Project.

You will already be working to promote the happiness and wellbeing of the children in your care, but can you specifically state the activities that you use to promote Mental Health and Wellbeing?

Visit our Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health area and travel along the Five Paths to Happiness and Wellbeing. Engage in questions, activities and challenges. You will learn to think differently about things you already do, you can share your own ideas and find out about others’, and you can discover and try out creative activities to take back with you. It will even be good for your own Happiness and Wellbeing!

Physical Health Area

Created and hosted by Early Years SEN, Collar & Cuffs Co and ERIC

Get your prescription for movement, and discover low cost/no cost ways to enrich children’s brains and bodies with our duo of crazy ‘medics’ – played by Ellie from Early Years SEN and Julia from Collar & Cuffs Co – who will show you how to tackle many common challenges early years children face, from self-regulation to developing a grip for writing, to balance and coordination, by using physical activity, fun and a little bit of theatre! Also featuring ERIC, the children’s bowel and bladder health charity providing tailored advice and guidance around potty training, continence issues, and toilet woes!

The Health and Wellbeing Zone is enhanced with resources provided by TTS, visit them on stand B24 at the show for more details.

Health and Wellbeing Performance Area Programme

Friday 28th September

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11.30am – 12.00pm: Practical Wellbeing Techniques to Take Away

Bridget Sheehan, Director and Therapist from Equilibrium and Enablement (eQe) Ltd

Take part in our interactive session and learn some peer massage techniques and some simple mindfulness exercises. Take part in a Gratitude Circle and learn some circle games. You might even find that you leave a happier and calmer person! You will definitely be better equipped to promote the wellbeing of the children you work with.

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1.00pm – 1.45pm: How to Rock the Bathroom

Julia Collar, Creative Director from Collar & Cuffs Co, Ellie Collar, Early Years SEN Consultant from Early Years SEN along with ERIC

Sing along and get some Rock Star vibes with a live and flushing performance of tracks from multi-sensory theatre show ‘You, The Loo, And Nappy-Nappy Noos’, which explores digestion, hand washing, hygiene, and building children’s confidence with toileting at every stage! Followed by the team from ERIC with top tips and loads of information on all aspects of supporting children’s bowel and bladder health.

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3.00pm – 3.30pm: Practical Wellbeing Techniques to Take Away

Bridget Sheehan, Director and Therapist from Equilibrium and Enablement (eQe) Ltd

Take part in our interactive session and learn some peer massage techniques and some simple mindfulness exercises. Take part in a Gratitude Circle and learn some circle games. You might even find that you leave a happier and calmer person! You will definitely be better equipped to promote the wellbeing of the children you work with.

Saturday 29th September

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10.30am – 10.45am: A healthy eating, ukulele showcase! 

The EYN Partnership

Join Ben Faulks (also known as Mr Bloom from CBeebies) in the EYN Partnership’s interactive group session and learn to play ‘The Healthy Eating Song’ on the ukulele! Written by Ben Faulks and award-winning composer Richie Webb ‘The Healthy Eating Song’ allows early years practitioners and parents to use the power of music to sing along with pre-schoolers and help them learn about the importance of healthy eating.

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11.30am – 12.00pm: Practical Wellbeing Techniques to Take Away

Bridget Sheehan, Director and Therapist from Equilibrium and Enablement (eQe) Ltd

Take part in our interactive session and learn some peer massage techniques and some simple mindfulness exercises. Take part in a Gratitude Circle and learn some circle games. You might even find that you leave a happier and calmer person! You will definitely be better equipped to promote the wellbeing of the children you work with.

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12.30pm – 12.45pm: A healthy eating, ukulele showcase! 

The EYN Partnership

Join Ben Faulks (also known as Mr Bloom from CBeebies) in the EYN Partnership’s interactive group session and learn to play ‘The Healthy Eating Song’ on the ukulele! Written by Ben Faulks and award-winning composer Richie Webb ‘The Healthy Eating Song’ allows early years practitioners and parents to use the power of music to sing along with pre-schoolers and help them learn about the importance of healthy eating.

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1.30pm – 2.15pm: We Like to Move It Move It

Julia Collar, Creative Director from Collar & Cuffs Co & Ellie Collar, Early Years SEN Consultant from Early Years SEN

Discover 10 unusual and unexpected movement activities for early years children, including those with special educational needs, that explore the brain-body connection. Movement builds brains, it’s not just about health and fitness, and Ellie from Early Years SEN will show you a range of low cost/no cost ways to help children use sensory experiences, games, and positions for play to support them in developing the foundation skills for reading, writing, regulation, and coordination. Packed with case studies from Ellie’s work with schools, early years settings and families, this lively session will raise your heart rate and stimulate your mind!

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2.45pm – 3.15pm: Practical Wellbeing Techniques to Take Away

Bridget Sheehan, Director and Therapist from Equilibrium and Enablement (eQe) Ltd

Take part in our interactive session and learn some peer massage techniques and some simple mindfulness exercises. Take part in a Gratitude Circle and learn some circle games. You might even find that you leave a happier and calmer person! You will definitely be better equipped to promote the wellbeing of the children you work with.

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