Staff, carers and setting

  • Play areas are free of screens, or any screens are out of sight to avoid children watching from other areas.
  • Staff and carers supervise and manage screen-time and inactivity.
  • Staff and carers act as role models when it comes to not having screen-time.

Program

  • Sedentary behaviour recommendations are incorporated into the program.
  • Program has minimal prolonged periods of inactivity and sitting time.
  • Program has a balance between inactive and active time.

Recommendations summary for birth to five years

Recommendations summary for birth to five years Birth - 1 year 1 - 2 years 2 - 3 years 3 - 5 years
Physical activity recommendation Physical activity should be encouraged from birth. Should be physically active every day for at least three hours, spread throughout the day. Should be physically active every day for at least three hours, spread throughout the day. Should be physically active every day for at least three hours, spread throughout the day.
Sedentary recommendation - screen-time Should not spend any time watching television or using other electronic media (DVDs, computer and other electronic games). Should not spend any time watching television or using other electronic media (DVDs, computer and other electronic games). Sitting and watching television and the use of other electronic media (DVDs, computer and other electronic games) should be limited to less than one hour per day. Sitting and watching television and the use of other electronic media (DVDs, computer and other electronic games) should be limited to less than one hour per day.
Sedentary recommendation - prolonged inactivity Should not be sedentary, restrained or kept inactive for more than one hour at a time, with the exception of sleeping. Should not be sedentary, restrained or kept inactive for more than one hour at a time, with the exception of sleeping. Should not be sedentary, restrained or kept inactive for more than one hour at a time, with the exception of sleeping. Should not be sedentary, restrained or kept inactive for more than one hour at a time, with the exception of sleeping.