Helen Battelley

Helen is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer and speaker in Physical Development/movement in Early Education. Her training style is energetic, passionate and highly motivational. She has been working as a dance and movement specialist for over 19 years and continues to work directly with children. Helen was fundamental in the creation and release of Change4life’s ’10 Min Shake up cards’.


I have been working as a dance and movement specialist for over 19 years and have seen the benefits socially, emotionally and physically this pedagogy can bring to children. Unfortunately, the ‘kudos’ of dance causes many practitioners to shy away from dance and movement, due to lack of confidence, limited ideas and resources. Undoubtedly, physical development is an intrinsic part of a child’s development.


I am driven to inspire learning and learners to broaden their approach to increasing physical fitness. I have worked directly with many Primary Schools, Children’s Centres and other community settings across the UK and abroad, with all ages and have found their commitment to ‘moving more’ has remained steadfast.


I deliver training, seminars and consultancy to practitioners, managers and teachers internationally, in understanding the importance of dance/movement/physical activity in play and the cross curricular links associated with dance in early childhood. I work as an associate trainer for BSME (British Schools in Middle East), COBIS, CPD for Teachers, NSM training, Infinite Learning and OSIRIS as well as working independently and with local authorities. My courses and training hold a reputation for excellence as evidence in my testimonials.


The training courses I provide are primarily aimed at increasing confidence, motivation and basic movement skills, to enable delegates to create their own movement activities to support learning- building on these core principles to become part of their everyday planning. Staff have found the courses to ‘reignite a spark’ within them to become more physically active in their own lives.



'Helens passion, enthusiasm, knowledge and dedication in her field demonstrate her commitment to movement'
Helen Moylett (President of British Association Of Early Childhood Education).


'Dance is not a skill, but an “openness” to explore movement. I believe everyone has the ability to dance. In a society where sedentary behaviour is high, we must ensure children understand the impact movement can have on their lives. Being healthy and physically active, children are more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful. Physical competence builds self-esteem and supports creative, social, emotional and physical development.' Helen Battelley


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