Physical Activity

Physical activity is important for the healthy growth and development of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Children under 5 should be encouraged to be active throughout the day in a variety of ways, such as tummy time, messy play, dancing and outdoor activities. Childcare providers are in a great position to help encourage children to be active when they are in their care.


Physical activity guidelines


Living streets five day walking challenge, aimed at primary schools is a fun engaging week long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all

Big Toddle is a short sponsored walk to raise money to help transform the lives of the UKs most vulnerable children

  • Big toddle | Visit the Barnardos website to sign up

Excellent physical activity ideas to use within your setting