Helen is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer, author and speaker in Physical Development/movement in Early and Primary 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 has been delivering specialist EY training for the past 8 years and her consultancy takes her all over the world, from Malaysia to Dubai, from China to Romania. The movement philosophy Helen promotes is to embed movement within the curriculum and framework to create a kinaesthetic classroom/environment. 'Young children learn through movement, we must adopt an approach, which is accessible to all. Moreover, reducing sedentary behaviour and ensuring practitioners are aware of the impact movement has on cognitive development and social and emotional well being’ Helen Battelley.
Helen is frequently furthering her research and is currently studying at MA level in Physical Development in the Early Years. Last year Helen also completed the Skinner Release Technique dance/movement practice which hugely influences her work. The embodiment of her practice is to raise confidence in the areas of music and movement.
Helen was the lead physical development advisor on Change4life's 10 Minute Shake Up Cards (UK) and is frequently found presenting at the most prestigious education conferences across the globe. Helen also sits on the Sedentary Behaviour Council (ISPAH) and London Obesity Taskforce.