Busy Bodies

Programme to develop children's gross and fine motor skills

Busy Bodies offers the opportunity for children who require assistance with gross and fine motor skills; this has been developed based on my several years of experience which has enabled me to become proficient assisting children with gross and fine motor difficulties.

The programme can have a positive impact on all areas of the child's development.

The programme is progressive and progress will be monitored throughout and be adapted to the children's needs.

How will Busy Bodies help children?

  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Movement
  • Cross laterals
  • Bi-lateral skills
  • Core stability/strength
  • Communication
  • Listening skills
  • Turn taking
  • Self esteem
  • Confidence
  • Team building
  • Hand strength
  • Hand eye co-ordination
  • Pre-handwriting skills
  • Handwriting
  • Behaviour
  • Spatial awareness
  • Visual perception

How does Busy Bodies Work?

The programme is over twelve sessions, over a period of seven weeks.

There are two assessment sessions to measure impact.

The programme is for up to six children, and is aimed primarily to assist with early intervention at Reception and Year 1.

This programme can be developed for other year groups- please enquire for further information.


The programme meets the criteria for Sports Premium funding.

Further details:

Initial visit to discuss the programme and identify children who will benefit.

Each session will be forty five minutes to an hour long.

Resources will be provided although the use of some school equipment may be required.

Please enquire for further information and pricing.

Feedback on the Busy Bodies Programme 

Leek First School

We had the Busy Bodies programme running in our school with two groups of children.  Anne was very accommodating in terms of days and time slots and she took time to find out about the children before starting.  The sessions were well lead and resourced as well as being fun for the children.  They especially enjoyed activities such as ‘Bumper Cars’, ‘Astronauts’ and ‘Dough Disco’.  A variety of motor skills were worked on with assessments done at the start and end.  All children made progress of some sort, many in lots of areas.  Anne talked us through the assessments and left us with ideas for further steps.  Since the programme, staff have noticed improvements in areas such as handwriting and attitude towards approaching tasks involving motor skills.  The children report that they have got better at things like PE and jumping.  They thoroughly enjoyed Busy Bodies and would love to do it again.  In their own words, it was ‘fun’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘so good’ and they ‘loved it loads’ and ‘really enjoyed it’.