Mindfulness in Preschool

Currently the preschool children learn about mindfulness once a week as part of a 30-week classroom-based curriculum called dots with Fiona (our Mindfulness Teacher and Finance Manager) and supported by their preschool teachers.

Fiona is a fully trained mindfulness teacher, registered with the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches and the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland.

Mindfulness with Fiona

You may have heard of mindfulness or read some of the recent media coverage about it.

A great deal of this media interest has arisen because of the growing body of rigorous research evidence regarding the potential benefits of mindfulness for young people. These include randomised control trials and neuroscientific studies.

As Professor Katherine We re (Emeritus Professor, Southampton and Exeter Universities) observed in her award-winning research summary: Evidence for the Impact of  Mindfulness on Children and Young  People, schools who engage in mindfulness are likely to see ‘beneficial results on the emotional wellbeing, mental health, ability to learn and even the physical health of their students.

dots - is a classroom-based curriculum for children aged 3 -6 years and is offered formally as a series of sessions which often sit well alongside other subjects and in the children’s everyday lives. There are also ‘Have A Go’ practices and activities for the children to try in school and in their own time.

Should you be interested in reading further about the body of research evidence around mindfulness for both young people and school staff, you may find more information here: https://mindfulnessinschools.org/the-evidence-base/

If you have any questions about any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact Fiona.