• Welcome

    Thank you for visiting Superhero Sports Academy. We are an EYFS active start programme built on experience, qualifications and research. Our core values are family, community and quality early years experiences. We believe in learning through play to support a happy, healthy childhood. Our holistic approach gives children a flying start in life!

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    Helen Dewhurst

    Founder and Programme Author

    Helen is a mum of six and nannie of two and lives in Preston, Lancashire. Her children have all been involved in different sports at different stages of development and along with the thousands of children she has worked with in the community, are her inspiration for the programme.

     

    Unable to find a holistic programme that equipped children with the fundamental skills required for early physical development she designed her own. All the Little Superhero programmes include essential personal, social and emotional elements that help children to feel regulated, empowered and ready to learn. Products are also available direct to schools, nurseries, preschools and gymnastics clubs.

     

    A qualified primary teacher, independent early years physical development consultant, Level 2 British Gymnastics Coach and No. 1 Best Selling Author, Helen combined her experience and knowledge in the form of Little Superheroes! The active start health and wellbeing programmes focus on happy, healthy, hearts, minds and bodies and meet the needs of today's children. We aim to educate, empower and encourage children with a flying start in life. Strong foundations matter!

     

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    Rebecca Dewhurst

    Creative Assistant

    Rebecca is Helen's oldest daughter and mummy of two. She showed a creative flair from a very young age and was encouraged to become involved in developing the programme. Her input has allowed a child's perspective to be incorporated into the programme. She continues to develop new creative ideas for the programme along with new materials. She is the lead person in our own unique baby development training programme and supports all the training elements

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    Our Family

    Child Inspiration

    Who better to test a programme for you! Children are honest and our programmes have been tried, tested, trialled and modified over an eight year period based on real experiences by real children. We know what works for young children. We are a family programme and family is at the heart of everything we do. We became a registered trademark in April 2018

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    Andy Dewhurst

    Operations Man​ager

    Andy is married to Helen, Dad of six and Grandad of two. Alongside his own property business he supports the programme operations, merchandising and quality assurance systems.

  • Shop Now

    Superhero Sports Academy is a registered trademark and our products are uniquely designed to educate, empower and encourage children with a flying start in life

    BECOME A  LITTLE SUPERHERO ACTIVE START PLAYGROUP LEADER - ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

    BECOME A LITTLE SUPERHERO ACTIVE START PLAYGROUP LEADER - ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

    £199.00
    - An annual licence for one named person to run Little Superhero Active Start Playgroups in the community
    - 2024 founder member price
    - Brand starter kit of 8 plush doll set and 6 picture set included in start up fee
    - A learning through play programme
    - Licence to operate under the Superhero Sports Academy trademarked brand
    - Agreed territory
    - Unique children's brand to educate, empower and encourage children with a happy healthy start in life
    - Covers prime areas of the EYFS - Physical Development, Communication and Language and PSED
    - Supports self regulation through movement
    - Training takes place during a LIVE Zoom session
    - Duration is 4.5 hours with breaks
    - Training on how to deliver parent/child groups in the community using the Little Superhero programme model and methods
    - Clean DBS, Public Liability insurance and self employment status are a requirement to operate
    - Training dates variable - please select convenient time
    - Calendar monthly membership fee £50.00
    - Email helensprojectplay@gmail.com if you would like to arrange a call before investing
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    BECOME A  LITTLE SUPERHERO FLYING START COACH - ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

    BECOME A LITTLE SUPERHERO FLYING START COACH - ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

    £199.00
    - A one year licence for one named person to take the programme into EYFS settings or gymnastics clubs (UK only)
    - 2024 founder member price
    - Brand starter kit of 8 plush doll set and 6 picture set included
    - Online training held via Zoom
    - A learning through play programme
    - Licence to operate under the Superhero Sports Academy trademarked brand
    - Agreed territory
    - Unique programme to educate, empower and encourage children with a happy healthy start in life
    - Covers prime areas of the EYFS - Physical Development, Communication and Language and PSED
    - Supports self regulation through movement
    - Experience with young children required to deliver this programme
    - Teaching qualification or Level 2 sports coaching qualification essential
    - If you do not have the required qualifications but have substantial early years experience and are a good match to the Little Superhero brand we would still love to chat with you
    - Email helensprojectplay@gmail.com if you would like to arrange a call
    - Clean DBS, Public Liability insurance and self employment status are a requirement to operate
    - Training dates variable - please select convenient time
    - Calendar month membership fee £150.00
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    6 WEEK  LITTLE SUPERHERO FLYING START PROGRAMME FOR EYFS SETTINGS AUTUMN 2024

    6 WEEK LITTLE SUPERHERO FLYING START PROGRAMME FOR EYFS SETTINGS AUTUMN 2024

    £300.00 - £310.00
    - Helen will visit your setting once a week and work with your pupils
    - Suitable for preschool, reception and year 1 age group
    - Qualified EYFS experienced teacher/Level 2 British Gymnastics Coach, enhanced DBS
    - 6 week half termly block
    - Covers EYFS prime areas
    - Hand apparatus and movement challenges
    - Flexible approach to meet the needs of your pupils
    - Supports children's health and wellbeing
    - Self regulation strategies
    - Unique Little Superhero programme materials
    - Learning through the power of play
    - Working with setting ratio groups
    - One hour session (plus set up/tidy up allocation)
    - Flexible approach to meet your pupil needs
    - Can utilise school gymnastics equipment if you have access
    - Can utilise indoors and outdoors
    - Current availability Tuesday and Wednesday (PR1 and PR2 area. Other areas please enquire)
    - Website price based on a six week block
    - End of term achievement certificate option for all pupils to celebrate all abilities
    - Schools may be able to utilise Sports Premium and/or Early Years Pupil Premium
    - Questions? Please email helensprojectplay@gmail.com
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    LITTLE SUPERHERO ALPHABET ADVENTURE PICTURE BOOK

    LITTLE SUPERHERO ALPHABET ADVENTURE PICTURE BOOK

    £6.99
    A bright and colourful book to help educate, encourage and empower children with a healthy start in life. The positive Little Superhero role model children go on an adventure through the alphabet embracing fundamental movement skills and linking sounds and actions.

    - An Early Years Foundation Stage essential
    - A book to grow with your child and support their learning journey
    - Promotes an active start in life
    - If you require a signed copy please add a note to your order with details of recipient and any specific details
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    I SPY WITH MY SUPERHERO EYE CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK

    I SPY WITH MY SUPERHERO EYE CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK

    £6.99
    This bright, colourful and educational book will appeal to young children aged 5 and under and encourage them to get active by bringing out their own Little Superhero attributes. The detailed pictures will encourage children's speaking, listening and observation skills and the simple repetitive and rhyming text will support early reading skills.

    This book will grow with your child, bringing fun and encouraging learning through active play. The pictures can be revisited at different stages of child development and will foster a love of movement and reading.

    If you require a signed copy please add a note to your order with details of recipient and any specific details
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    PUBLISHED ON AMAZON Little Superhero Big Powers! Link in description

    PUBLISHED ON AMAZON Little Superhero Big Powers! Link in description

    £6.99
    - Little Superhero Big Powers! (Little Superhero Active Learning) https://amzn.eu/d/71yP6TL
    - Play is our super power!
    - A fun rhyming and repetitive book surrounding feelings
    - Empowering children
    - Exploring colour
    - Having fun
    - Learning through play and movement
    - Supporting self regulation
    - Encouraging discussion about feelings and emotions
    - Supporting children's physical, emotional and future mental health
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    SET OF 8  LITTLE SUPEHERO EMOTIONAL WELLBEING PLAY THERAPY DOLLS  WITH PLUSH STORY SACK

    SET OF 8 LITTLE SUPEHERO EMOTIONAL WELLBEING PLAY THERAPY DOLLS WITH PLUSH STORY SACK

    £149.99
    New Stock Delivery April 2024 - Limited Edition Set
    - Set of 8 plush Little Superhero dolls
    - 1 plush story sack
    - Open ended resource for teachers, practitioners, play therapists, counsellors, coaches
    - Teaching Aid
    - Featuring unique captivating designs that combine cuteness and child appeal with heroic charm
    - Soft, plushy material, offering a cuddly and comforting feel, engaging and supporting young children
    - Designed for little hands to play with to encourage imagination, creativity, self regulation support and adventures
    - Vibrant colours and transferable capes/masks encouraging individuality, creative play and a sense of bravery
    - Match to Little Superhero book series by founder Helen Dewhurst
    - We understand the importance of safety when it comes to children's toys and that's why all are toys carry the CE mark and are produced by a reputable UK based company
    - Designed for learning through play, ensuring durability even during the most action-packed superhero adventures.
    - Postage included
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    FREE IN PERSON EYFS AUTHOR VISIT WITH HELEN DEWHURST - LOCAL TO PRESTON (PR postcodes)

    FREE IN PERSON EYFS AUTHOR VISIT WITH HELEN DEWHURST - LOCAL TO PRESTON (PR postcodes)

    £0.00
    - A free author visit in Helen' s local community of Preston
    - Out of area? Email helensprojectplay@gmail.com
    - PR postcodes only at this time - now booking into Autumn 2024
    - Reception classes, nurseries, preschools, childminder groups (get a group together), children's centres, community groups
    - Signed books available to purchase by prior arrangement
    - Sessions consist of a chat with Helen, introduction to the Little Superhero dolls, a book reading, follow up activity for staff to do with pupils
    - Little Superhero dolls will be brought along for an interactive session
    - Flying like a superhero compulsory for children and staff!
    - Subject to timetable availability
    - Email helensprojectplay@gmail.com for availability or book via the link and we will contact you
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    FREE VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISIT WTH HELEN DEWHURST - AVAILABLE GLOBALLY

    FREE VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISIT WTH HELEN DEWHURST - AVAILABLE GLOBALLY

    £0.00
    - A free online author visit with Helen
    - Global
    - Reception classes, nurseries, preschools, childminder groups, children's centres, community groups
    - Signed books available to purchase but not compulsory (orders in advance)
    - Sessions consist of a chat with Helen, introduction to the Little Superhero dolls, a book reading, follow up activity ideas
    - Little Superhero dolls will be brought along for an interactive online session
    - Flying like a superhero compulsory for children and staff! Feel free to dress for the occasion!
    - Fun, learning through play ethos
    - Subject to timetable availability
    - Autumn term list now open
    - Once we receive a website order form we will contact you via email with date and Zoom link
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    POWER HOUR - PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS CONSULTANCY FOR COACHES AND CLUBS

    POWER HOUR - PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS CONSULTANCY FOR COACHES AND CLUBS

    £50.00
    - With Helen Dewhurst via Zoom to be arranged at a mutually convenient time
    - Email your questions/concerns/discussion points ahead of the Zoom so Helen can prepare and support you and to optimise on time
    - All preschool gymnastics related matters
    - Mentoring
    - An informal session where we can troubleshoot any matters you wish to discuss
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    CPD - SUPER GYMNASTICS FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING -  EYFS and YEAR ONE FOR SCHOOLS LOCAL TO PRESTON

    CPD - SUPER GYMNASTICS FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING - EYFS and YEAR ONE FOR SCHOOLS LOCAL TO PRESTON

    £399.00
    - 6 week block
    - 1.5 hours to include set up and clear up
    - One qualified British Gymnastics Level 2 coach to work alongside class teacher
    - May be used with PE Sports Premium funding
    - Creative use of large and small apparatus to support physical development
    - Ways to incorporate hand apparatus to enhance lessons
    - Action, balance and co-ordination skill development
    - Access to our unique Little Superhero materials
    - Specialist support with experienced coach
    - Flexible approach as all schools are different
    - Gymnastics supports children's physical and mental health as well as social development
    - Embedding gymnastics in the early years helps build strong foundations
    - Increased teacher confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding of delivering PE lessons
    - Sessions delivered with standard school gymnastics equipment- gym mats, benches, hand held equipment, trestle table, wall frames etc.
    - Please note this is not PPA cover
    - 6 week blocks by arrangement
    - When we receive your enquiry we will contact school to arrange day and time
    - Website price based on six week block
    - Email helensprojectplay@gmail.com to book
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    NEW PROGRAMME COMING SOON -  How to run amazing baby classes and/or groups training membership

    NEW PROGRAMME COMING SOON - How to run amazing baby classes and/or groups training membership

    £499.99
    - An online continuous professional development course with Helen Dewhurst
    - Learn how to run amazing baby classes
    - For one named adult
    - Membership for one year
    - Access to a closed Facebook community
    - No branding rights included
    - For clubs/community organisation multiple user option available - please enquire
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    Meet the Little Superheroes

     

    The little superheroes are role models for children. They lead by example. Children love them and respond to them so well

    Everyone is welcome here! Community means everything to us!

     

    Parents

    Grandparents

    Childminders

    Aunts and Uncles

    Friends

    Teachers

    EYFS Practitioners

    Childminders

     

    We want everyone to feel comfortable, have a fun time and enjoy a high quality experience within every element of our programmes

     

     

  • Schools and Nurseries

    We love to work in the community supporting children's physical and emtotional health, development and wellbeing

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    Programmes available to EYFS settings

    • Six week block - Little Superhero Flying Start Programme
    • Six week block - Gymnastics for health and wellbeing
    • Six week block - SEND self regulation through movement (coming soon!)
    • Half day or full day physical and emotional development workshops

     

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    Other services available

    We support the prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage

    - CPD by arrangement

    - Author visits with Helen Dewhurst, No. 1 best selling author

    - Consultancy by arrangement

     

  • Run your own Little Superhero Programme

    Become a Little Superhero Leader

    Are you a parent looking to run your own playgroups?

    Are you a qualified teacher, EYFS practitioner or sports coach?

    Licences available. Low start up costs

    We aim to be fun, flexible and finanacially achievable!

    Come and join the adventure!

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    If you are a good match for our Little Superhero brand and are looking for a business opportunity for your own local UK community do get in touch to arrange a discovery call with Helen! Trainings will take place in:

    January for an after Easter start

    July for a September start

    November for a January start

    (depending on when school term dates fall)

     

    Ready to join us?

     

     

    Please join our expression of interest group to find out more.

     

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/littlesuperheroleaderopportunities

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Parent Support

    Let's connect!

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    Parent Support Group

    We run a free private support group for parents on Facebook. Here we share information, activities and provide a platform for you to connect with us and with each other. Everyone is welcome to join.

     

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/uklittlesuperherocommunityparentsupportgroup

  • The Blog

    What's the latest in the world of Little Superheroes?

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  • Contact Us

    We are always happy to help. No question is too big or too small.

    Preston, Lancashire
    Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
    Leave a message and we will get back to you
    07541198092
  • Terms and Conditions

    Terms and Conditions

    At Superhero Sports Academy we strive to keep all little ones safe and that's our top priority, as well as having fun of course! However in settings and in classes. parents. carers and setting staff remain responsible for their own children and their behaviour. We ask that the children do not run around or move around groups whilst eating due to health and safety. We also ask that no food containing peanuts are ever brought into a group due to allergies.

    If your child does have an accident during a session then please inform the group leader who will assist you and also provide a first aid kit and/or refer you to a first aider if necessary.

    Photographs are permitted in class but permission must be sought from all adults attending the session before they can be taken. Photographs may only be taken for personal use and may not appear on social media. Full length videos are not permitted under any circumstances.

     

     

    Privacy policy

    This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and Superhero Sports Academy Programme the owner and provider of this Website. We take the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website. Please read this privacy policy carefully.

     

    Definitions and interpretation

    1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

    Data

    collectively all information that you submit to Superhero Sports Academy via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998;

     

    Superhero Sports Academy Programme of Preston, Lancashire, PR2 8EA;

     

    User or you

    any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Superhero Sports Academy and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Superhero Sports Academy Programme

    and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and

    Website

    the website that you are currently using, www..............., and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

    1. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:
      1. the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
      2. references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;
      3. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
      4. "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";
      5. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
      6. the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

    Scope of this privacy policy

    1. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Superhero Sports Academy and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

    Data collected

    1. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
      1. Name
      2. Contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
      3. in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

    Our use of Data

    1. For purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, Superhero Sports Academy is the "data controller".
    2. We will retain any Data you submit for 12 months.
    3. Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to any third party disclosures specifically set out in this policy, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This includes our affiliates and / or other companies within our group.
    4. All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security see the clause below (Security).
    5. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
      1. internal record keeping;

      in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

      Third party websites and services

      1. Superhero Sports Academy may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for the operation of the Website. The providers of such services do not have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.

      Links to other websites

      1. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

      Changes of business ownership and control

      1. Superhero Sports Academy may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Superhero Sports Academy. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.
      2. We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
      3. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

      Controlling use of your Data

      1. Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:
      2. use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and
      3. sharing Data with third parties.

      Functionality of the Website

      1. To use all features and functions available on the Website, you may be required to submit certain Data.

      Accessing your own Data

      1. You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by Superhero Sports Academy (where such Data is held) on payment of a small fee, which will not exceed £5.

      Security

      1. Data security is of great importance to Superhero Sports Academy and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website.
      2. If password access is required for certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
      3. We endeavour to do our best to protect your personal Data. However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot ensure the security of your Data transmitted to the Website.

      General

      1. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
      2. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.
      3. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
      4. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

      Changes to this privacy policy

      1. Superhero Sports Academy reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

        You may contact Superhero Sports Academy by email at helensprojectplay@gmail.com

       

      May 2024