PreSchool

 

 Our PreSchool structured classes. 

See below and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. 

 

Susannah Watts
Susannah Watts
Head of PreSchool

 

Why Gymnastics?

Gymnastics opens many doors. The spectrum of skills developed in gymnastics is so broad that it is a fantastic foundation for any type of sport or exercise, and the mental skills taught in gymnastics can be used to succeed throughout life. Gymnastics develops passion as well as helping create a well-balanced, fit, healthy & happy individual who will be well equipped to face life’s challenges.

Gymnastics for All begins with our PreSchool movement sessions for babies, toddlers and children with or without their parents. We offer an introduction to gymnastics through play. Your child will learn to swing on a bar, roll in different ways, bounce on the trampette, use a spring board and walk on a beam. Their balance, co-ordination, physical development and social interaction will improve. We hope to increase self confidence, encourage children to try new things and achieve goals. Children also work towards proficiency pre-school badges.

  

PreSchool Sessions

Structured Classes

Structured classes run during term time and you will need to register in advance.  

For the 2023-2024 school year our structured classes will run at Rushcliffe Arena in West Bridgford.

 

Our Classes

Toddler To 2 Years GymDots classes

A structured Parent & Child weekly class for our youngest gymnasts, from walking to age 2. A fun and engaging introduction to our fantastic sport led by our fully-trained PreSchool coaches.

2 years+ Parent/Child - Structured gymnastics classes for 2 year olds and above and their parents. Coach led activities which differ each week.

The parents join in the class to reassure the children and to help build the relationship with the coach. A great starting place. 

3+ years Independent - Structured gymnastics classes for 3 year olds and above without parents. Coach led activities which differ each week. 

For those children who have the confidence to try things on their own, without their parents’ involvement, with the encouragement and support of the coaches.

Which class?

Where your child starts depends on their age, and what works best for them. Some children prefer to have the support and familiarity of a parent while they get to know us. Some jump straight in! Many children start in the Parent & Child class, and move on to the Independent class, once they are ready.

You will need to register in advance for all our structured classes and there will be a wait if the classes are full. When starting, thefirst two classes are tasters to see if gymnastics is for your child and the classes work for you. before committing to enroling.

Session Structure

Each week, the sessions start with a warm-up activity and action song. There are then gymnastics-based skills circuits (children are split into smaller groups). We finish with a hand / eye coordination activty and a goodbye song. The activities are tailored to the age and ability of the group.

See term timetable below for more details

 

Our Timetable 

All classes are 45 minutes duration

GymDots - Toddling to Age 2

Monday 10.30
Thursday 10.30

Age 2+ Parent & Child

Monday 11.15
Thursday 11.15
Friday 10.30

Age 3+ Parent & Child

Monday 12.30
thursday 12.30
Friday 11.15

Age 3+ Independent

Monday 9,45
Monday 1.15
Monday 2.00
Thursday 9.45
Thursday 1.15
Thursday 2.00
Friday 9.45

 

Current Availability

There will be a wait for all our Parent & Child classes, 

Our morning Indpependent classes are full, so there will be a wait for these classes, but there is still availability in some sessions on Thursday afternoons. 

Fees For Structured Classes 
 
Monthly Session Fees: The fees for each month are based on how many sessions will run, so may vary month to month. They take into account closures for school holidays, bank holidays and events running at the gym. A single session currently costs £7.00

Academy Affiliation: This helps us with the general running of the Academy.The Affiliation fee for our PreSchool members is currently £20 for a full year to the 31st October 2024, but decreases as the membership year progresses. You will be sent details when you enrol on our regular classes.

British Gymnastics Membership: All our structured class gymnasts must join British Gymnastics. As well as other member benefits, it provides the insurance needed to attend.  It costs £15 for the year ending 30th September 2024. We will send you all the details when you enrol for regular classes. 

 
Our Sunday Stay-and-Play Sessions!!
 
Gymnastics play in a safe environment, with parents. Coaches are available to oversee and supervise the session, but it isn't coached and there is no class structure. Sessions run for 0-5 year olds. 

We also run sessions for older children in school holidays.

You need to book these sessions. You can book via the Activities / Other Sessions tab on our Homepage.

 

Our PreSchool Waiting List

Please join our waiting list here, or click on the blue button on the Homepage.  

CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WAITING LIST

  

Our Pre-School Email Updates Contact List 

If you would like to be kept up to date with availability for our Stay-and-Play sessions and receive information about other activities which are running, we can now send you email updates as well as publishing information on our website and social media.

Just click on the link below to register!

Click Here To Register  

 

Term Dates For Summer Term 2024 

Watch Week!

Our Watch Week for this term will be on week commencing 20th May. You can come into the class and observe your child's regular session On Monday 20th, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May. 

Half-Term

The half-term break will run from Monday 27th May to Sunday 2nd June.

No structured PreScholl classes will run on:

Monday 27th May
Thursday 30th May
Friday 31st May

Our final PreSchool classes for the school year will run week commencing 15th July (Monday 15th July, Thursday 18th July, Friday 19th July). We will then break for the summer, returning in September 2024 (more details to follow)

Summer Term 2024

SAVE THE DATE!!

Our annual In-house Festival 2024 will take place on Saturday 13th July for our PreSchool gymnasts,

Our PreSchool gymnasts get to show off all the skills they have been learning in their sessions to all their family and friends in a none competitive display.

Please look out for an email with more details and to register!

The New School Year 2024-2025

For gymnasts starting school in September 2025, you should have already received an email asking for your session preferences for our Gymnastics For All (GFA) classes. If you have not received information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For gymnasts who will remain in PreSchool, we will contact everyone soon with further details about the autumn term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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