May 11, 2019 10:00 am - 3:00 am

Creating environments where children can thrive

In an increasingly busy society, many children are going to bed later, having difficulties with self-regulation and spending less time engaging in physical activity. What effect is this having, what are we seeing and what can we do to ensure we are setting the scene to enable the resilient child?

This Saturday workshop will provide participants with a range of insightful provocations, practical skills, and techniques to inspire change and promote children vitality.

A five hours session with two parts to the day:

Part 1

  • Identify the current state of children’s health (0-12yrs) in Tasmania and the role we can play to enhance children’s physical health
  • Identifying and incorporating fundamental movements into children’s play and learning
  • Strategies for physical activity in any early and middle years setting

Part 2

  • Environments that support rest and relaxation
  • Understanding the nervous system
  • Techniques to support self-regulation
  • Strategies for embedding self-care

This workshop will leave you with:

  • a range of strategies and responses to children’s physical and emotional needs.
  • understanding of the learning opportunities for your program to promote children’s wellbeing.
  • knowledge of body mechanics and mechanisms to support children’s development.

Facilitator: Marcy Hayden

Event prices are exclusive GST

The National Quality Standard

2.1 Each child’s health and physical activity is supported and promoted.

2.1.1 Each child’s wellbeing and comfort is provided for, including appropriate opportunities to meet each child’s need for sleep, rest and relaxation.

2.1.3 Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.


Tasmania’s strategy for children – Pregnancy to Eight Years 2018 – 2021

Children Thriving in Strong, Connected Communities


Service providers build strong, respectful partnerships with children, families, communities and each other.

Service providers are reflective researchers who are engaged in lifelong learning.


Families, communities and service providers have the skills and knowledge they need to work together with children positively and effectively.

Shared understanding of child development across all developmental domains.