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Buntús Start

Published: October 1, 2018

Buntús 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.  The programme is a joint initiative between Waterford Sports Partnership and Waterford County Childcare Committee.

Buntús Start Training Programme:
Participants attend an initial four hours training programme with a further two hour follow up approximately 6-8 weeks after the programme has been put into action in the pre-school.

Buntús Start REFRESHER Training Programme:
As part of the training, Waterford County Childcare Committee in partnership with Waterford Sports Partnership also offer a Refresher Training Course for those have completed the Buntús Start Training and wish to enhance their knowledge and skills around physical activity and games for young children. The Refresher Training will benefit all childcare practitioners and children in becoming more active more often. It will also focus on sharing activities amongst each other and what works best in different centres along with new activities and resources.

If your Pre-School/Playgroup is interested in this training please contact:
Waterford Childcare Committee Office on 051 295045/ or Louise Barry on 0761 10 2619 or

Article Modified: December 08, 2018 10:46 am

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Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) was established in 2002 by Sport Ireland (formerly the Irish Sports Council) as part of the Local Sports Partnership initiative with the aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in County Waterford.


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Waterford Sports Partnership Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG)
CRO Number: 378713

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Co. Waterford


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County Office:
Civic Offices
Co. Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2194

City Office:
Regional Sports Centre
Cork Road
Tel: 0761 10 2682

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