Resources for early years settings

You will find information and files to download for our most up to date resources which can provide a fun way to encourage active travel on the school run. If you need travel-related prizes for your initiative, contact us at and we will send you out a few items to help support you.

Stuck at home? Spring into life!

Download our new Spring into Life toolkit and enjoy this brand new collection of activities put together by the My Journey Travel Planning Team to give inspiration to the time being spent out walking.

Themed around the NHS’s 5 Steps to Wellbeing, these activities are suitable for use in spring and summertime. When out on walks near to your home, why not try some of these ideas to make the experience a little richer? There are lots of ideas including games to play, art to create and heart rate-increasing activities.

Park & Stride Maps

To reduce congestion around your nursery and pre school, download a full guide on how to create your own Park & Stride map for your nursery or pre-school and setting up a Park & Stride scheme.

Parkwise Promise

In an effort to create a safer environment outside schools at the beginning and end of the day you can participate in ‘The Parkwise Promise’, a Council-led initiative to target dangerous and inconsiderate parking near to schools. Please see our Parkwise page for more information.

Road Safety "Beep Beep!" Days

Beep Beep! Days are a great opportunity for early year's educators to introduce 2-7 year olds to road safety basics, with fun activities and resources provided by Brake charity. You can register for a free e-pack or purchase a bumper pack for just £13.80, per 50 children. The pack includes lots of fun and reusable road safety activities including colouring sheets, posters, laminated activities and much more. For more information visit Brake or download this flyer.


Scooter Training

Train your Year R pupils how to ride their scooters safely with our scooter training guidelines for teachers. It aims to enable teaching staff to teach pupils how to scoot safely during the school day e.g. during a school PE lesson and more importantly on their journey to school. For those interested in Balanceability, there is more information on the Balanceability website.

Susie the Childminder online books

If you are in need of a book to support discussions on sustainable travel, then the HCC Susie the Child-minder website will give you access to 'Travelling Back in Time with Susie the Childminder'. This comes as an on-line page turner book with teaching resources along with other resources.

Walk with Wheels Week

Walk with Wheels Week is a new event that runs in May and is a way to encourage more families to walk, run, scoot or cycle to your early years setting some or part of the way. To sign up visit our event pages.

Walking Five A Day Challenge

Organise a week’s walking challenge at any time using our downloadable chart. Simply put a walking week into the calendar and launch it to children, parents and staff. Then the children simply tick off what they've achieved each day and share their results at the end of the week.


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