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Early Years Physical Activity Guidelines

Early Years PA Guidelines

How physically active should our babies and young children be?

Children aged 5 and under should..

  • Be encouraged to be physically active from birth, particularly through floor-based play and water-based activities in safe environments.
  • Children of pre-school age who are capable of walking unaided should be physically active daily for at least 180 minutes (3 hours), spread throughout the day.
  • All under 5s should minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary (being restrained or sitting) for extended periods (except time spent sleeping)

Infographic of the Chief Medical Officers recommendations for Physical Activity for 0-5's