SKIP-Cymru© with Mentoring

Physical Literacy Wales

Early Childhood Motor Development – SKIP-Cymru© Training

Successful Kinaesthetic Instruction for Preschoolers (SKIP-Cymru©) has been running since June 2015. This course builds on our research which found that although children’s locomotor skills were developing well in Foundation Phase, their object control skills were not. Drawing on the work of our Honorary research fellow Dr Jackie Goodway, we have implemented SKIP-Cyrmu© to develop a deeper understanding of motor skill development to enable staff to alter the tasks and environment in schools to ensure children improve these skills.

This training option is ONLY available to settings and schools that have access to the support of trained mentors . This requires a region or team of support staff or sports development officers to identify staff who can work to support early childhood settings over a period of 12 weeks following a one day SKIP-Cymru training day.  The mentors will then  be trained on the accredited module ‘Supporting Physical Development in the Early Years.‘  Once the mentors are in place mentoring sessions are identified on  a weekly basis with the setting to start the first week following the SKIP-Cymru one day course.

This model of training requires commitment from settings to identify a minimum of two sessions a week for SKIP-Cymru. The first to be mentored and the second building on the mentored session. The setting also needs to purchase equipment to support the delivery of the practical activities and bags for parental engagement. WAHPL provides a list of suitable equipment for this.


Dr. Nalda Wainwright

Director: of Wales Institute for Physical Literacy and Principal Lecturer: School of Sport Health and Outdoor Education.

Up and coming dates

For further information, to book a place on a course or to arrange bespoke training please contact:


Kirsty Edwards

Physical Literacy Programme for Schools Manager
Phone: 07951067771