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Buntus START Programme


Irish Sports Council and Department of Education

Subject Keywords: Physical activity programme for children aged 3-5 year olds
Topic: Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Catalogue: Interventions
Type: Collection/Project
Region: Republic of Ireland

Buntus Start is a comprehensive physical activity programme for children aged 2-5 years old. It has been designed for use in pre-school settings so that pre-school and playgroup leaders can provide a wide range of learning opportunities for young children to develop their fundamental motor skills, manipulative skills, co-ordination and balancing skills and develop a positive attitude to physical activity. Buntus Start helps adults working with children to establish positive attitudes to activity and a healthy lifestyle through enjoyable activity with children. It offers a wealth of physical learning opportunities to enable children realise their potential and to become active and independent learners through play. Buntus Start offers a combination of adult-initiated and child-led activities and enables adults to choose and plan appropriate activities as well as giving children opportunities to freely select and explore. Whilst using Buntus Start children have opportunities to develop naturally through individual involvement in physical play, small group activity and to participate in whole-group activity.



Rights: © Monaghan sports partnership 2008
Suggested citation:

Irish Sports Council and Department of Education. (2009) Buntus START Programme [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 21st September 2019].


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