Under 5s need minimum 3 hours a day exercise...
Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    VINASOL Guest

    Default Under 5s need minimum 3 hours a day exercise...

    ...and a TumbleTots spokesperson says:

    "running up and down stairs gives plenty of exercise for a child under 5"

    Err, need I say anymore?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    In LaLa Land
    Posts
    3,598
    Registered Childminder since
    Sept 09
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Good
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Right well that's tomorrow planned then. My LO's will spend 3 hrs running up and down stairs (and then how many hours wait at A&E? )

    xxxx

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    By the sea
    Posts
    8,900
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Current advice is that under 5s should be allowed to move around or be physically active for 3 hours a day (ie. not strapped into pushchairs, not sat in front of the TV, even not sat playing). It doesn't mean they have to be doing 3 hours of exercise a day!

    For babies that means being able to roll round on a mat & for older children it's walking, running around etc. My baby mindees spend all their time on the floor (apart from eating & sleeping) and the toddler mindees walk for at least an hour a day just going backwards and forwards to school. Add into that the dancing to music, running round the garden, playing footy, riding bikes etc & it all adds up

    Luckily we do enough, so i don't think I need to be sending them up & down the stairs!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    980
    Registered Childminder since
    Jan 07
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Next time ofsted are out - I'll tell them I don't have stairgates as the children need exercise!

    Clearly someone who hasn't actually got children of her own!!

    xx

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    South Wales
    Posts
    276
    Registered Childminder since
    pre-reg
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mum2two View Post
    Next time ofsted are out - I'll tell them I don't have stairgates as the children need exercise!

    Clearly someone who hasn't actually got children of her own!!

    xx
    By being true to myself I live life to the full

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Surrounded by pesky Smurfs
    Posts
    4,551
    Registered Childminder since
    Ex CM
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Non childminder member
    01/01/09
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Well at least no parents can now moan about CMs walking their little legs off.
    Its good for them to walk every day
    Need a laugh? Visit my website: www.unclegargy.deviantART.com

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Posts
    39
    Registered Childminder since
    Feb2011
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by madamtorres View Post
    ...and a TumbleTots spokesperson says:

    "running up and down stairs gives plenty of exercise for a child under 5"

    Err, need I say anymore?
    I saw her say that live on BBc news, sat there with my 4 year old who had this look of "can I" on his face

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    956
    Registered Childminder since
    Jul 10
    Latest Inspection Grade
    GOOD
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The lo's i mind dont stop. They are always on the go. Only time they sit down is to eat their lunch and then its usually perched on the edge of the chair ready to go and play more

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Quick Links and Advertisements

Important Information Links
Some Useful Quick Links
Advertisements

 

You can also find us on:
Under 5s need minimum 3 hours a day exercise... Under 5s need minimum 3 hours a day exercise... Under 5s need minimum 3 hours a day exercise...

We use cookies to make this site as useful as possible. They are small text files placed in your browser to track usage of our site but they don’t tell us who you are.
By continuing to use this site you are consenting to cookies being placed on your computer. Find out more here: Cookies in Use

Childminding Help and the Childminding Forum are part of Childcare.co.uk