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)