Under 5's

Children learn from movement and physical activity. 

Better short and long term health outcomes for Under 5's occur as the time spent being physically active increases. Under 5's who are physically active develop better fundamental movement skills. Under 5's should be encouraged to regularly play and experience a variety of  age appropriate physical activities. The environment or setting a child spends most of their time in highly influences how active they are.

Early childhood experiences are critical to the development of the skills, attitudes and confidence required to become an active participant in sport and recreation in later life.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Ready Steady Go Kids

Ready Steady Go Kids is a pre-school (1.5 years-6 years of age)  multi-sport programme that covers over 10 sports. RSGK is a global programme where it operates in over 14 different countries and has over a 1000 classes each week. Through the time with RSGK you will go through Hockey, Rugby, Tee-ball, Soccer, Cricket, Basketball, Athletics, Golf, Tennis and unique to New Zealand our newest sport Traditional Maori Games.

Why choose Ready Steady Go Kids?

Age-Based Classes

Designed by pediatric physiotherapist and occupational therapist, our classes are structured to suit 4 different age groups so that your child receives the best outcome for their development needs. These include:

  • Get Ready group: gives toddlers ages 1.5 - 2.5 years the chance to practice their motor skills in a play-oriented environment.
  • Ready group: introduces children aged 2.5 - 3 years to team-based sport and stars to focus on developing gross motor skills, along with listening skills and taking turns.
  • Steady group: further develops children's gross and fine motor skills at ages 3 - 4 years, with greater emphasis on the sport being taught.
  • Go group: focuses on refining existing skills and giving the children ages 4 - 6 years a deeper understanding of the sports covered in the programme. . 

Small Class Sizes

Classes contain no more than 14 children and have a 1:7 coach to child ratio. Out Get Ready programme for children aged 18 months to 2.5 years old has no more than 10 participants and 2 coaches. This means your child will receive more attention and better learning outcomes.

Incorporating "soft-skills"

Our programme teaches children a range additional age-appropriate skills including exploration, basic counting, Te Reo language and colour concepts. Plus it encourages teamwork and sportsmanship, and helps to build social skills, listening skills and concentration.

The "feel good factor"

From as young as 18 months, Ready Steady Go Kids participants start to develop greater self-confidence, enhanced self-esteem, and a real sense of achievement, all of which shape their physiological wellbeing. ​​​​​​​

Kylie Norton

National Programme Manager

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"Building Confidence in our next Generation"

Ready Stready Go Kids Locations


Kids Cove Childcare – Albany

Kids Cove Infants and Toddlers – Albany

Kids Co - Birkenhead


Ponsy Kids – Ponsonby

Kids Cove Newmarket – Newmarket

Barbaras Place - Newmarket

Kindercare - Kohimarama

Ponsonby Montessori – Ponsonby

St Heliers Little School – St Heliers

Freemans Bay Community Centre – Freemans Bay

Lil Champs Sylvia Park – Sylvia Park


Lil Champs Highland Park – Highland Park


Nga Taonga Aroha ECE – Otara

Tamariki Footsteps – Otara

White Heron - Otara

Early Discoveries Manurewa

Early Discoveries Weymouth

Early Discoveries Waimahia

Smiths Avenue Papakura

Akiti Mangaronga – Mangere East

Matua Mo E Tama Aoga Vagahau – Mangere East

Puna O Le Atamai Aoga Amata – Mangere East

Kia orana punangareo – Mangere East

Pikopiko - Whitford


Physical Activity Ideas for Centres & Parents


Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives

These Guidelines provide population health advice to support health practitioners, early childhood educators, regional sports trusts and others who provide advice to parents, caregivers and whānau or families on physical activity for children under five years of age.


Regular active play, limited sitting and enough good-quality sleep are important for a child’s healthy growth and development.

Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives (the Guidelines) has been prepared as part of the Eating and Activity Guidelines series.

From birth to five years of age, children experience a significant amount of physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development. Movement, through play, encourages this development. Play is an important way for a child to grow physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually, all of which are vital for their future health and wellbeing.

The Guidelines:

  • include new sleep recommendations, which are integrated with the updated physical activity and sedentary behaviour recommendations for all under-fives
  • are based on current international evidence for under-fives
  • outline the benefits of playing in the natural environment, an important cultural concept in New Zealand
  • suggest practical, low-cost activities that parents, caregivers and whānau or families can do with under-fives to assist the children’s development
  • are consistent with the Ministry’s Clinical Weight Management Guidelines for Children and Young People, Sport New Zealand’s Physical Literacy Approach and Principles of Play, and the Ministry of Education’s Te Whāriki: Early childhood education curriculum

Click here to view online and download

Active Movement Activity Guide


Sun, safety and nutrition

Deveoloping hands and fingers

Developing self-esteem

Walking, running, jumping

Developing language

Massage and touch

Eyes need to move too!

Upper body development

Songs, rhymes and fingert play

Tummy time, rolling and crawling


Catching, throwing and kicking

Using the environment

Active movement video excerpts

Moving to Learn Book by Robyn Crowe and Gill Connell

Getting Ready for School - DVD