Pre-school

Our pre-school programme is designed for children from 6 months old to school age and aims to develop their balance, co-ordination, gross and fine motor skills, special awareness and body control, while learning about colours, numbers, word association and social interaction, all in a safe and fun environment.

The classes are 45 minutes long, and run during term times only (we use West Sussex County Council school holiday dates).

Sessions consist of warm-up games with hand apparatus and action songs, apparatus circuits to help develop their skills and to challenge the different age groups. Qualified British Gymnastics pre-school coaches are on hand to help and encourage the children and show their parents how to support them through their basic skills. The classes are split into different age groups to enable the children to work at an appropriate level.

All classes contain different themes and objectives each week and follow the 'PIES' learning scheme of development.

Current members of our pre-school classes should read the procedure for getting a place in one of our after-school junior recreational classes.

Trampoline for the under3s

The use of the trampoline for children under the age of 3 is restricted to reduce the risk of neck injuries.Read here for more information on this.

Times

Monday
Time Class
0930-1015 Fun 4 Baby (crawlers)
1015-1100 Fun 4 Baby (Walkers)
1100-1145 Adult & Child
1145-1230 Pre School
1300-1345 Pre School
1345-1430 Adult & Child
1430-1530 outside booking
Tuesday
Time Class
0930-1015 Adult & Child
1015-1100 Pre-School
1100-1145 Pre-School
1145-1230 Adult & Child
1300-1345 Pre School
1345-1430 Pre School
   
Wednesday
Time Class
0930-1030 outside booking
   
1100-1145 Pre-school
1145-1230 Pre-school
1300-1345 Adult & Child
1345-1430 Pre School
1430-1530 outside booking
Thursday
Time Class
0930-1015 Fun 4 Baby (Walkers)
1015-1100 Pre School
1100-1145 Adult & Child
   
1300-1515 outside booking
   
   
Friday
Time Class
0930-1015 Adult & Child
1015-1100 Fun 4 Baby (Walkers)
1100-1145 Adult & Child
1145-1230 Pre school
1300-1345 Pre school
1345-1430 Pre school
   

Groups

Fun 4 Baby

(6 months to walking) From 6 months old, babies can start to experience the gymnastics environment using apparatus to encourage their reaching, touching and rolling skills etc.

Fun 4 Baby (walkers)

(walking to two years) More encouragement to help little ones safely move on to bigger apparatus using their newly developed walking skills

Adult & Child

(Two to three years) Children learn the basic movements and skills of gymnastics with an adults help close at hand

Pre School

(Three years +) Now independent from their adult, children learn more advanced skills directly from the coaches getting, them ready for our recreational classes.

Current members of our pre-school classes should read the procedure for getting a place in one of our junior recreational classes.