Buntús Start

Programme Outline

Buntús Start, a Sports Council initiative, is a comprehensive physical activity programme for children aged 3-5 years old delivered within the pre-school setting.

Programme components include:

Staff training-six hour course
Provision of sports equipment bag and resource cards
Site visit-support service

Programme Aims

  1. To upskill pre-school and playgroup leaders so they can provide a wide range of learning opportunities for young children through play
  2. To introduce pre school children to physical activity through enjoyable and planned play activities.
  3. To enable children to become active and independent learners through play

Programme Criteria

Target Group
Kerry County Childcare Preschools
Participants must be over 18 yrs
Course Duration
6 hours
Course Fee

Partner Support

This programme is delivered with the support of Sport Ireland, Kerry County Childcare Committee, Health Service Executive, Kerry Education & Training Board.
Buntus Start Partner Logos

We found the programme to be very beneficial. There were plenty of practical ideas that could be adapted and used with a wide variety of ages and stages of children attending the service. The resources provided allow the staff to be more confident in ideas and carrying out physical exercises/activities within the setting

Childcare Provider

Contact Details

Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership

Additional Information