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Helen Battelley

Helen is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer, author, and speaker in physical activity/movement in early education with an MA in Early Childhood Physical Activity and Movement Studies. She lectures at five universities and is an approved provider for the UK’s Association for Physical Education (AfPE) and a member of the Chartered Association for Teachers. She is chair of the National Early Years Active Start Partnership (NEYASP), which takes positive action to inform and support policy makers and inspection bodies to ensure the sector is taking an evidence-informed approach and valuing the place of physical development in a child’s life. 

Helen’s consultancy takes her all over the world, promoting movement within the curriculum and framework and raising confidence in the areas of movement, play, and physical activity. She supports educators to develop activities and works with coaches and PE leads to create schemes of work and methodology suited to young children. 

She was the lead physical development advisor on Change4life's 10 Minute Shake Up Cards (UK) and in 2021 she developed a Physical Phonics programme for The National Literacy Trust, which will be rolled out across the UK in the academic year 2024/25. Her training style is energetic, passionate, and highly motivational, and she is respected globally for her contribution to raising the profile of early years physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviours.