Pre-school Physical Activity
- See our events diary for our Active Start summer programme
Active Start is Clackmannanshire Council's pre-school provision of physical activity.
The Active Start team are part of the Council's Sports Development team and work closely with sports and movement colleagues and make a valuable contribution to the Council's commitment to physical activity and sport.
There is a team leader who drives the aims and objectives of the programme and 3 Active Start Development Officers who deliver the syllabus. These officers are all Positive Coaching Scotland accredited and they also use Makaton signing in the sessions they deliver.
Active Start provides ongoing annual training and coach education for current staff as well as any new coaches, volunteers, parents and pre-school staff. This provides participants with the skills they require to deliver our fundamental movement programme and also updates them on any new developments within the structure of the syllabus.
Training is also delivered to nursery staff, active school coordinators and coaches in other local authorities.
Active Start Programme
The active start team deliver a syllabus of physical activities to nurseries, playgroups and mother and toddler groups.
This unique team is not duplicated anywhere in Scotland and delivers a basic movement programme to children aged 1 - 5 years incorporating elements of
- Start to Play
The activities in the Active Start Programme can be accessed by registered early years establishments ie
- school based nurseries,
- independent nurseries,
- family centres,
- mother and toddler groups,
- childminders within Clackmannanshire.
Library of equipment available for use
We have a library of equipment which can be used by any of the establishments mentioned above:
- Golf bag
- Racquets bag
- Athletics bag
- TOP Start bag
- TOP Tots bag
- Footballs and goals
- Basketballs and basketball stands
- Play @ Home books
- Set consists of 3 baby, toddler and pre-school books
- 'The Importance of Being'
- Videos consisting of 7 age ranges
- 'Physical Books'
- Laminated cards from Dundee City Council for use with specific well-known children's books
To access or book any of the above items, please contact us using the details below.
For further Information about Active Start Classes, please contact us using the details below.