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Pre-school Physical Activity

Pre-school Physical Activity

Active Start is Clackmannanshire Council's pre-school provision of physical activity.

The Active Start team are part of our Sports Development team and work closely with sports and movement colleagues and make a valuable contribution to our 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.


Weekly community classes are provided in centres within the area for children aged 1-5 years old. Please use the links below for details of classes.


Active Start provides training and coach education for pre-school staff as well as any new coaches, volunteers and parents. This is also available to other local authorities. Please get in touch for details.

This training provides participants with the skills they require to deliver our annual syllabus and also updates them on any new developments within the structure of the syllabus.

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 using a variety of sports.

The Active Start Programme can be accessed by registered early years establishments ie

  • school based nurseries,
  • independent nurseries,
  • family centres,
  • playgroups,
  • 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
  • Start to Play bag
  • Footballs and goals
  • Basketballs and basketball stands

To access any of the above items or other generic equipment, please contact us using the details below.

For Further Information Contact

Sports Development
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452350 / 450000