Early Years Sessions (2-5yrs)


NEW SOCIALLY DISTANCED STRUCTURE!

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, SPACES ARE LIMITED & SOLD BY DATE OF FULL TERM BOOKING

Booking for our October term is now closed and all spaces on this term have been filled. Details of our November-December term are below.

DEADLINE FOR TERM BOOKING: 7th November 2020

TASTER SESSIONS: After the booking deadline has passed, we will utilise any available spaces for taster session bookings (£6 for a taster session, maximum of 1 per child) on a first come first served basis. Please note that if our courses are full, we will be unable to offer any taster sessions. You are welcome to book on to our full 4 week term (£24 +British Gymnastics annual membership) before the booking deadline without a taster session if you prefer. 

If you wish for your child to be added to the standby list for taster sessions please email us asap at vernonparkpreschoolgymnastics@outlook.com with your child’s name, age & your preferred session.

WHAT THE CLASSES INCLUDE: Classes are designed and managed by two times English Gymnastics Champion, Nina Grommell (Dearman when competing). They provide fun progression and allow children to develop co-ordination, strength, fitness, flexibility,  imagination and confidence. 

All classes are themed and fully structured. They include:

  1. A warm up
  2. Time spent progressing towards the floor skill of the day (different each week includes rolls, headstands etc) led by the session coach
  3. Time on your individual apparatus circuit (different equipment each week) working towards a specific programme of skills and challenges. Video demos emailed across to assist with these and coach on hand to help from a safe distance
  4. Work on specific gymnastics shapes 
  5. Stretch of the day

AWARDS SCHEME: Children work towards the following awards schemes:

  • British Gymnastics Preschool & Core Proficiency awards
  • British Gymnastics Independent & Parent & Child Fundamentals Awards (November term will be based around the Party Fun badge)

Any awards passed will be available for optional purchase before the final session at a cost of £3.50 per award (includes British Gymnastics badge & certificate). 

TIMES & DAYS: Fully structured, taught sessions will be running on:

Wednesdays 9.45-10.20am, Fridays 9.45-10.20am, Saturdays 8.30-9.05am & Sundays 8.40-9.15am

DATES & PRICING: Terms are 5 weeks long and cost £30 per child.

2 EARLY YEARS AGE CHILDREN IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD? A special offer of £50/5 week term for 2 children in the same bubble is available when booked using our designated form. Each child will need a separate adult in attendance. ALL children & adults must be in the same bubble, as mats and apparatus will be shared when booked in this way. 

The November-December term will be running as follows: Week 1- 11th-15th November, Week 2- 18th-22nd November, (NO SESSIONS 25TH-29TH NOVEMBER), Week 3- 2nd-6th December, Week 4- 9th-13th December, Week 5- 15th-20th December

A parent will need to attend each session with their child to assist them where needed. (1:1 Parent: Child ratio required)

BRITISH GYMNASTICS MEMBERSHIP: British Gymnastics Pre-School membership, approx. £11.00 per year for under 4s & £17 per year for ages 4+, is required our early years classes. (Children are covered by our membership for their taster session) Payment for this is via British Gymnastics website (https://www.british-gymnastics.org/renewal-options) to be completed at home.

ATTIRE: Children can wear anything that they are comfortable in and able to move around safely in. (We don’t recommend dresses/tights/jeans). Some children like to wear leotards, others prefer to wear legging/shorts & a T-shirt. We recommend wearing shoes that are easy to take on and off for entry & exit (children and adults will need to remove shoes for the session), and ask that socks are worn.

FACEMASKS & SOCIAL DISTANCING: Face coverings will need to be worn by those adults who are able to upon arrival and exit ( whilst in the outside waiting area) however they may be taken off once inside the gym should you wish. Please practice  social distancing around the mill and in the gym.

HOW TO BOOK FOR 4 WEEK TERM (BOOKING DUE TO OPEN FOR ALL ON 1ST NOVEMBER):

(To be added to our stand by list for a £6 taster session should it become available after booking deadline, please email vernonparkpreschoolgymnastics@outlook.com, with your child’s name, age & your preferred session)

1. BOOKING FORM & COURSE PAYMENT: Follow this link:

LINK TO BOOKING FORMS WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE, WHEN BOOKING IS OPEN TO ALL. FOR THOSE ON LAST TERM PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAILS FOR PRIORITY BOOKING INFO!!

Please complete this booking form to enrol on our 5 week term, payment must be made via PayPal or debit card through the form to complete the booking. Please ensure that you have read the attached class information at the bottom of this page which highlights the measures we will be taking in order to keep everyone safe and to remain covid-19 compliant & complete our online booking form & covid-19 participation agreement.  The 5 week course fee is £30/child (£50 for 2 children in same household if booked using the designated Shared bubble booking form)

BRITISH GYMNASTICS MEMBERSHIP (BG NUMBER): If you haven’t already got British Gymnastics (BG) membership follow this link to purchase the bronze/preschool membership, please ensure that you enter Vernon Park Gymnastics as your Gymnastics club & that you check with us first if class availability still exists. (We cannot refund BG membership if there are no spaces in our class) (https://register.british-gymnastics.org/gymnet/register/registerstart). If you have BG membership already from a previous club, please log into your account and list us as your gymnastics club

3. INFORMATION CHECK & TEXT VERIFICATION: We will check the details on your form and that your payment has gone through successfully before sending you a text. Please ensure that you reply to the text to complete your booking and to receive details of which social distanced spaces your household has been allocated.If the session you have chosen is full, we will contact you & advise you on the sessions which have spaces available. You may then either submit a new booking form for an available session or we will refund your payment.

Places are on a first come, first served basis and the deadline for booking is 7th November 2020

If you have any questions, queries or concerns please feel free to contact us via vernonparkpreschoolgymnastics@outlook.com