• Buntús Start Training

    Posted on March 3, 2017 by in News Updates

    Together with Sport Ireland, Wicklow Local Sports Partnership and Wicklow County Childcare Committee, Buntus Start training will be delivered in the Wicklow Local Sports Partnership area.

    Buntús Start is a comprehensive physical activity programme for children aged between 2-5 years old.  It has been adopted from the Youth Sport Trust Programme Top Start in the UK.

    Buntús Start training is essentially designed to complement the P.E. and play curriculum of childcare facilities and offers every child in your childcare facility the opportunity to participate fully in physical education and play activities. The programme involves all childcare staff in participating childcare facilities initially taking part in the training.

    The Buntús Start training will be co-delivered by two Buntús Start tutors.  Training is delivered over one Saturday and the training has a physical element and participants are asked to dress accordingly

    When childcare staff complete their training, their individual facilities are each provided with one kit bag of equipment, to a value of €250 as well as coaching cards for ongoing familiarity with the programme, the various games and disciplines.

    A nominal fee of €150 will be charged by Wicklow Local Sports Partnership. This fee includes the equipment bag, training and certification. Please note that all staff must complete the 6 hours of training to receive the equipment bag and certification.

    The Sports Partnership would like to offer your childcare facility the opportunity to participate in the Buntús Start programme. This invitation is being extended to all childcare facilities in the Wicklow Local Sports Partnership area.

    Should your childcare facility be interested in participating in the Buntús Start Programme please complete the expression of interest form below and return it to the Office of Wicklow Local Sports Partnership address on the form.

    The closing date for expressions of interest is 13th March 2017. However, if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact our office at 0404-20100 or wicklowlsp@wicklowcoco.ie.

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