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Hellos All, Liz here from the Intergenerational Foundation wanting to listen and learn
welcome Liz, good to have you with us
Wow that is an incredible amount missing out on the health visits before covid? - Harriet - what are the key consequences in terms of the children's learning that you would suggest in term of missing out, in terms of say physical development, or social development?
In 2014 - ofsted did research showing that children from deprived areas were going to be 12 months behind in terms of physical development and movement skills - what do you think the impact of funding / covid with early year? Could we collaboratively look at the impact of where they are and a strategy to help the early years drive forwards?
Asides government-What do you expect, would like education- as a sector and through policy, to do in this picture? (Thank you Harriet). How can govt make this happen?
Paul - how could we help to get your voice heard more? How can your impact within the 0 - 5 be louder? Would more research opportunities be suitable?
Thank you Paul. In terms of access, can government fund water based educational physical activity for all children of all needs? Can all children access this of all means? If we moved this with early years' extra curricular PE'-might that help?
Patrick - could you say the app again, I missed the phrase please.
Patrick is it possible to have a link to the programme? We provide intervention for families and train practitioners
Thank you Patrick.
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Me You and baby too on One plus one
Thank you Patrick.
Agreed- a collective advocacy Kristy.
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try also a funded project seeitdifferently.org
Please have a look at our report that looks at the fiscal loss government through a lack of earlier intervention in mental ill health. We use depression as an example but in theory it might be able to do the same for early years?
Thanks for sharing Liz, really detailed report.
thanks Liz - we're looking forward to hearing you talk about this at the November meeting
The challenge is that the Early Childhood Education and Care settings are not graduate led despite the research evidence of the vital importance of this. So unless we have a holistic not siloed approach we will fail to see the world through the eyes of the child. We have the research evidence and practice wiosdom but the same debates and requests for a responsible Minister around the Cabinet table continue. Fingers crossed the Leadsom Health inequalities review will bring all our voices together https://consultations.dhsc.gov.uk/5f55fc96f9851911cd061c54 finishes 16/10/20
practitioners in early childhood education and care settings are an under used resource - in particular graduates - the EYFS makes about 34 references to health and wellbeing and they have a statutory requirement to meet these aims, and they are all linked to improving health and development of babies and young children
absolutely, agree Steve
The Adverse Childhood Experiences research is providing a lot of evidence to support Patrick's points. The need for all people who work with children to have knowldge and understanding of this
agree Eunice - we need commitment and a joined up approach and recognition of the knowledge and experience of ECEC practitioners
Thank you Eunice
Great comments Eunice
Thank you Eunice. Holistic and collective efforts across governments. Some countries can manage that.
This is a comment - not really a question. So important to stress the impact of the pandemic on young children's lives in terms of what it might mean for future health and wellbeing. However, young children have present and embodied lives NOW and there should be a commitment to them as citizens now and not just because of what they may or may not become when older human beings. (I am certainly not saying that future lives are unimportant by the way)...Take exercise - it is good for children's wellbeing and health NOW (as well as for their later health). .........Take inter-parental conflict - we need to do something to help children in terms of their present lives (not just because of what it might mean when they are a lot older). Let's ensure we don't forget the present when we think about young children's lives.
there was a fairly recent report that showed that children and families who attended Sure Start had lower levels of admission to hospital - would need to check the scale of the research
good point Deborah
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You are right we need to improve childrens lives now so that their future lives are places where they thrive
Great points Deborah
agree Deborah - there's evidence that children who were in utero at the time of the NZ earthquakes have higher levels of poor mental health - we should learn from that
Fair comment Debbie. Keep us grounded.
extremely important point Fraser
Great point Fraser - the value of PLAY. The value of peer relationships etc... In our zeal to 'catch children up' we mustn't forget this
@Harriet - many thanks for this
@eunice - important thoughts to include for our paper - Jackie M
Agreed Fraser- and children are losing the emotional social skills as a result of being online so much. I think we do need to enact play and physical activity daily policy for infants and children regardless of covid - that needs to take action now.
Agreed Alison - play, physical opportunities, movement opportunities are the key for infants.
I totally get 'playing the game' Harriet!
yes Harriet, children are not just adults in waiting
This is why a children's minister would be great - a real advocate for children!
We have a campaign to support Marcus Rashford and the 3 Key calls of the National Food Strategy - This is by holding an Apple High and showing support on social media.
It would be great if people could help by supporting this campaign with hashtag #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY
She needs to unretire...
The 'power of now' Patrick - has a great ring!
Thanks everyone, really enjoyed the talks #powerofnow Play, physical activity and outdoors are vital for our children, Look forward to moving strategies forwards.
thank you Steve and all