At Rathfarnham Day Care we aim to support children’s psychological and physical well-being by helping them to make healthy choices about nutrition, hygiene and exercise.

Our policy is to provide all children who attend the crèche full time with the opportunities for physical activity each day.

We have regard for “Ready, Steady, Play!” The National Play Policy.

Our staff has taken part in Buntus Start training which is a comprehensive physical activity programme rolled out through the Irish Sports Council for children aged 2-5 years. It has been designed for use in pre-school settings so that childcare practitioners 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.