Schools and clubs FAQs

About Active Kids

Why did Sainsbury's create Active Kids?

In 2005 we launched Active Kids to inspire school kids of all ages and abilities to get active. Since then, Active Kids has grown to include nurseries, clubs, Girlguiding and Scouts, who can all collect vouchers to exchange for new cooking and sports equipment, and experiences.

Eating well is just as important as moving well, so schools and clubs can now collect for a large range of cooking equipment too. We've also created a suite of Cooking and Nutrition Toolkits for teachers, endorsed by the British Nutrition Foundation, to help kids learn the importance of a balanced diet.

 

How successful has Active Kids been?

Thanks to the fantastic support of local communities and parents, we've provided over £186million* of cooking and sports equipment, and experiences to UK schools and clubs.

*Total based on redemptions received up to 30 September 2017.

 

Ordering & delivery

How do I book coaching sessions?

If booking online, all you need to do is choose the type and number of coaching sessions you want. If using a paper order form, write down the relevant order code and number of sessions.

Activity

Item Code

Session

Vouchers

Fitness training

EA

Body worx experience

2,317

 

EB

Fun fitness work

2,317

Cheerleading

EC

Cheerleading

2,317

Dance

ED

Ballroom

2,317

 

EE

Salsa/Latin

2,317

 

EF

Ballet

2,317

 

EG

Jazz

2,317

 

EH

Western line dancing

2,317

 

EI

Freestyle/Disco

2,317

 

EJ

Rock 'n' Roll

2,317

 

EK

Street/Hip-Hop

2,317

Martial arts

EL

Judo

2,317

 

EM

Tae Kwon Do

2,317

 

EN

Karate

2,317

As in previous years, you’ll save money when ordering more than one of the same coaching session. To order enter the coaching ‘Item code’ followed by the number of sessions you’d like to book. For example, if you’d like two Judo sessions, just enter EL2 as your ‘Item code’, then 3,717 under ‘Total vouchers’.

Number of sessions

Quantity

Voucher saving

Vouchers required

2 sessions

2

917

3,717

3 sessions

3

1,834

5,117

4 sessions

4

2,751

6,517

5 sessions

5

3,668

7,917

6 sessions

6

4,585

9,317

7 sessions

7

5,502

10,717

8 sessions

8

6,419

12,117

9 sessions

9

7,336

13,517

10 sessions

10

8,253

14,917

If you’d like to book more than 10 sessions, please call the Active Kids helpline on 0800 276 1111

All calls to this number are free. The Active Kids helpline is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (excluding public holidays).

Do you have a customer queries number?

Yes, you can contact the Active Kids helpline on 0800 276 1111†.

We are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (excluding public holidays). 

Collecting Vouchers

I am keen to get friends and family involved in collecting Active Kids vouchers – where's the best place to get information about the scheme?

To get more information on the scheme, please visit our Parents and Community page and Schools and Clubs page.

Can I collect vouchers in 2018

We’re taking a fresh look at how we can keep kids active. We want to concentrate on the areas where we can make the biggest difference which is why we’ll be announcing a new approach to Active Kids. This will no longer involve exchanging vouchers for equipment and experiences so you will not be able to collect vouchers in store.

My account

I can't sign in to my account.

Please check that you’ve entered your username and password correctly. Your username is your email address and your password is case-sensitive, so make sure Caps Lock is not on by mistake.

If you’ve forgotten your password, visit the Forgot your password page to be sent your password by email. If you’ve also forgotten your username, please contact the Active Kids helpline on 0800 276 1111.†

†All calls to this number are free. The Active Kids helpline is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (excluding public holidays).

Will my login details from last year still work for Active Kids 2017?

Yes. Your username and password will be the same.

I've forgotten my password, what can I do?

Visit the Forgot your password page to be sent your password by email.

I've forgotten my username, what can I do?

Your username is the email address you input when you registered for Active Kids. If you have forgotten this, please contact the Active Kids helpline on 0800 276 1111.†

†Calls are free from a landline but costs from mobiles may vary. The Active Kids helpline is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (excluding public holidays).

Helpline

Do you have a customer queries number?

Yes, you can contact the Active Kids helpline on 0800 276 1111†. We are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (excluding public holidays).

†All calls to this number are free.

Cooking & Nutrition Toolkits

What are the Sainsbury’s Cooking and Nutrition Toolkits?

With engaging lesson plans and simple recipe suggestions, our toolkits provide teachers with a range of resources to help teach kids how to cook and learn the basics of healthy eating and nutrition.

The toolkits have been developed in collaboration with the British Nutrition Foundation and are supported by the Department for Education.

For more information, sign in and visit the nursery, primary and secondary schools pages.

How have the resources been developed for Schools and Girlguiding groups?

School resources
They have been developed to be flexible to meet the curricular needs of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. They support the cooking and nutrition aspects of the curriculum.

Girlguiding resources
Resources for Guides have been developed in collaboration with Girlguiding to complement their programme and ensure the scheme is beneficial to Leaders.

How will the Toolkits help my lesson/programme planning?

The Cooking and Nutrition Toolkits consist of school awards which are based on a set of criteria which helps the kids progress.

They provide lots of opportunities for nursery, primary, middle, special and secondary schools to develop food education.

The awards and certificates promote excellence in learning about food in a progressive framework, allowing young people to demonstrate their cooking skills and apply their understanding of healthy eating, food safety and hygiene.

What resources are available to enhance my lessons/programme?

Each award has a guide, giving ideas on activities that can be completed by the kids to get their certificates.

In addition, support information on healthy eating, equipment, food skills and other learning opportunities are provided, along with UK curricula links, worksheets and recipe suggestions.

Can the Toolkits be adapted for special educational needs?

Yes, the awards and toolkits are for all abilities, it is not a competition.

To help kids with special educational needs, you should use your discretion in supporting them to achieve an award and leave out the award criteria that are not appropriate because of any learning difficulties. 

Is the scheme suitable for Middle schools?

You may wish to use aspects from both the Primary and Secondary Awards, as these are built around a progressive learning framework.

You can choose the most appropriate awards and resources for the abilities of the kids you teach.

Can I incorporate the scheme into an after school/breakfast club?

Yes, as long as the criteria for the Awards are covered.

How do I access the Toolkits and Active Packs?

You'll need to sign in and simply find and click on the toolkit that you’re interested in on your Active Kids organisation page.

Then, follow the instructions to complete the download.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids For All - Inclusive PE Training Programme

What is the Active Kids For All Inclusive PE Training Programme?

The Sainsbury’s Active Kids For All Inclusive PE Training Programme is a training initiative designed to improve the quality of PE provision in mainstream schools for young disabled people and kids with special educational needs, enabling everyone to be engaged and make good progress.

Through this initiative we have already trained over 8,600 teachers and school staff, benefiting more than 200,000 young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Who is this course designed for?

The Active Kids For All Inclusive PE Training Programme is designed to support:

  • PE teachers
  • Other teaching staff
  • Trainee teachers
  • Support staff (e.g. classroom assistants, learning support assistants, special educational needs coordinators)

How do I book a place on the training?

If you would like to find out more about organising or securing your place on the Sainsbury’s Active Kids For All Inclusive PE Training Programme, please contact your relevant home country organisation:

Disability Sports NI
Tel: 028 9038 706
Email: email@dsni.co.uk

Scottish Disability Sport
Tel: 0131 317 1130
Email: admin@scottishdisabilitysport.com

Disability Sport Wales
Tel: 02920 334923
Email: bookings@disabilitysportwales.com

English Federation of Disability Sport & Youth Sport Trust
Web: www.inclusivepe-eng.co.uk
Email: send@youthsporttrust.org.uk