Developing a physical activity policy

Developing a physical activity policy

A successful physical activity policy is one that is written in consultation with parents/ carers alongside listening where possible to the children in your care. It is often helpful to establish a group to develop the policy. In the group you can invite parents/ carers and appropriate members of staff that have an interest in physical activity.

You may have a lot of unwritten rules around physical activity. By formulating them into a policy ensures that everyone is aware of your setting's approach to physical activity and will provide information to parents/ carers and staff about this. Everyone will be working towards the same goals.

The policy will need to make reference to other relevant policies you have e.g. Health & Safety and will need monitoring and reviewing regularly in line with your other policies.