The early years are a crucial time for children’s development. One in five children are already overweight or obese before they start school and only one in ten children aged two to four meets the UK Chief Medical Officers’ physical activity guidelines for this age group. This section outlines the ways in which Active Essex provides opportunities for parents and children to achieve a more active daily life.

Information and guidance pages for providers and practitioners working in the early years and childcare sector in Essex:

Information on Children’s Centres in Essex:

Find your local Children’s Centre:


Resource downloads:


Please contact Dawn Emberson for more information: 07894964327 /