New Active Start course dates out now

September 20, 2023

Autumn Term courses for early years educators are now available to book.

Active Start is our early years programme which brings the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum to life through physical activity and active play. 

Sessions include practical activities which teach new skills to incorporate active play and movement into daily lessons.

In the 2021/22 academic year, 85.2 per cent of children in Cumbria reached the expected level in physical development by the end of their reception year. The Active Start programme aims to increase that number even further.

The programme is now in its third and final year and new course dates are being offered in Workington, Whitehaven, and Penrith.

Kelly Alty, Active Cumbria Development Officer and Active Start Programme Lead, said:

“Active Start is designed to provide early years professionals with the tools they need to incorporate active play and movement across the broader curriculum, supporting children on their development journey during their early years.

“The resources and practical training from our course leader Lesley Minervini, provides everything needed to introduce Active Start in early years settings.

“More than 230 early years professionals have already benefitted from the training, and we encourage those who haven’t yet had the opportunity, to book their place and take advantage of this free programme during the final year of delivery.”

Autumn term courses are taking place in October and November. Click here to find more details and book your place.

For more information on Active Start click here