Active Start for Practitioners

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

Active Start is our early years programme for children up to the age of 7. The programme focuses upon using physical activity and active play to support children to be healthy, to learn and be active for life.

Created to inspire and increase activity levels the programme will support you, as a practitioner, to help children within your setting develop a wide movement vocabulary to support their overall physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.

Whether you work in a nursery, school, childrens centre or as a childminder this programme is for you.

What's involved?

  • Access to a free practical training session
  • Free resources to support delivery of the activities within your own setting
  • Support for families with the opportunity to host your own course for parents delivered through the County Council's Family Learning team

Active Start Resources

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.

Why not try our sample resources below.

Booking Form


Courses 2024

The next Active Start for practitioner courses take place on the dates below. Please select your preference and we will be in touch in due course.

All courses are free of charge. And free resources are provided for your setting.
Early Years courses run 9.30am - 3pm. KS1 courses run 9.30am - 12.30pm.