The Kangaroos class is aimed at children aged 2.5 - 3 years old. When the coach feels that the gymnast is ready, they can then move up to the Koalas class where they remain until the start reception, or if it is more convenient they are welcome to remain a Kangaroo until they start Reception.
The Kangaroos class maintains the same philosophy as that in the Joeys, in which the physical development of the child along with their personal and social development and the development of their language and communication and understanding of basic mathematics is achieved through the discipline of gymnastics. Children can access a variety of apparatus with the instructor learning basic gymnastics skills, body control such as fine motor skills, co-ordination and balance and develop their confidence. Parents/carers are encouraged to be active with their toddlers and use all the apparatus while waiting for their turn with the instructor in order to get the most out of the session. At this age a very hands-on approach is taken, putting the children into the correct positions and guiding them through skills so that they learn the correct patterns of movement, before progressing to perform skills independently. Skills in the class are progressions from those taught in the Joeys and provide foundations for those skills that are taught in the Koalas and Level 1 class. The warm up is more active and requires the children to contribute imaginatively and the game at the end involves following more instructions and and is a little more challenging.
Membership is calculated based on a full year of lessons and divided into twelve monthly payments. We require 30 days notice in order to cancel any direct debits. For those joining mid way through a month, the first month will be taken at full price and the second month will be reduced in accordance.
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