At the Dolphins
we are continually striving to promote children's health by taking a range
of positive actions. These are:
Tots and Top Start'.
involved in regular exercise earn better grades and have better social skills
than those who are not." (American Pschological Assocaiation, 1996).
The Top Tots and Top Start exercise programmes are intended specifically
for young children. Top Tots is for children 18 months - 3 years uses physical
activity to develop communication and language techniques, co-ordination
and co-operation and social skills, through physical activity and play.
Top start for the 3 - 5 year olds is focused on developing basic movement
and ball skills. It is designed to encourage the full integration of all
children. It is delivered through a number of organised games concentrating
on the following areas: Basic Motor Skills, Spatial Awareness, Co-ordination
and control and Aiming, Predicting and Estimating.
The meals are
wholesome, nutritious and balanced. Meals are freshly prepared each day.
Processed food is not served and children are not given food and drinks
with high levels of artificial additives and sugar. Drinking water is always
available and encouraged.
relaxed, social occasions when children and adults sit together around the
table to enjoy their food and each other's company. We help the children
to enjoy trying different foods as well as their favourites and to understand
why some food is healthy and why others are not. Stories and other activities
about healthy foods are enjoyed by the children. Menus are displayed for
your information and if your child has special dietary needs please feel
free to discuss this with Nicole.
are also taught that sometimes it is important to know when it is time for
them to have a little rest and to be calm. To be able to decide this for
themselves is a valuable resource not only as a child but as an adult, it
is not only useful in making and retaining friends but for maintaining physical
and mental health.