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Helping children to be healthy, to learn, and be active for life.

Active Start

What is Active Start?

Active Start has been developed by Active Cumbria as an early years programme for children up to the age of seven. It is a programme created to inspire and increase activity levels in the early years through activity and active play. It helps children to be healthy, to learn and be active for life. It does this by supporting practitioners, teachers and families to be active together more often, strengthening physical literacy and the readiness to learn.

Active Start in North Yorkshire

Created to inspire and increase activity levels, we are excited to be working with Active Cumbria to deliver this programme to support practitioners to help children within settings develop a wide movement vocabulary to support their overall physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.

You can see the Active Cumbria site here, which includes an evaluation of their work.

Whether you work in a private, voluntary or independent nursery or a school or children’s centre, this programme is for you. You will access a practical training session and resource pack (resources have been created to support delivery of the EYFS and the National Primary Curriculum through physical activity enabling children to develop a wide and varied movement vocabulary).

Did you know?

  • Nationally only 9% of boys and 10% of girls aged between 2 – 4 years achieve the recommended physical activity guidelines for children aged Under 5.
  • It is further outlined that 85% of boys and 83% of girls are classified as having low activity levels i.e. less than 60 minutes per day
  • Physical activity is essential during the early years of a child’s life as it helps not only with their physical development but also helps them to develop their social and emotional skills. 80% of brain development also takes place by the age of 3 which is fully supported by Physical Activity.
  • Children who learn to be active when they are younger are more likely to continue taking part in sport and physical activity when they are an adult.

What next?

We’re running a series of training sessions for educators to access. To register interest in receiving more information, please complete this form: https://nysport.typeform.com/to/k1SikQIX

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