Preschool gym

Preschool gym is an opportunity for your child to explore, challenge themselves, gain confidence and socialise while being physical and having a whole lot of fun

Preschool gym is an opportunity for your child to explore, challenge themselves, gain confidence and socialise while being physical and having a whole lot of fun

It's a big step, taking your first steps. In our classes you help your child navigate challenges, improve gross motor skills, balance and just have fun. 

  • for children from about 6–10 months to 4 years
  • classes are on during the primary school terms
  • you (or their caregiver) are with your child at all times
  • please grownups, wear gym-friendly shoes.

Our classes

Your crawling baby will enjoy 45 minutes of movement, including ball handling, obstacle course with slopes, tunnels and a sensory mat with different textures to experience and challenge our little ones.

Ideal for:

  • babies beginning to crawl, crawling, or early walkers.
  • eye, hand, foot coordination
  • development of spatial awareness
  • stability, fundamental movement skills
  • sensory development and learning

Class times

Monday 11, 18 & 25 February 11.15am to 12pm
Tuesday 19 & 26 February, 5 March 11.15am to 12pm
Tuesday 26 March, 2 & 9 April 11.15am to 12pm
Wednesday 13, 20 & 27 March 11.15am to 12pm

Bookings & payment

Cost is $21 for a set of three classes.

Bookings are essential. Classes are limited to 12. 

  • Book and pay at Te Rauparaha Arena Reception or phone (04) 237 1521 to make a credit card payment
    Preschool booking form (75 KB PDF)
  • Book your place at least 2 days before the class starts

  • By booking a place, you are committing to attending, and paying $21 for 3 classes

  • Bookings are for one set of three classes, and are non-transferable
Absences from class

There are no refunds or transfers for missed classes.

Withdrawal from class

  • Give at least two days' notice if you no longer wish to take the class (to get a refund or avoid being charged)
  • If the amount to be refunded is less than $20 you will be given a credit
  • Contact the programme coordinator
    Lynda McAndrew 
    (04) 237 3556
    Lynda.McAndrew@poriruacity.govt.nz

There are no withdrawals on the day of the class – you will be charged whether you attend or not.

This class is for the beginner walker to support their milestone of walking, stability on their feet, learning to listen and take action on instructions, interaction with other children, and have loads of fun in a group environment with their caregiver. 

  • drop in class, no need to book
  • $5 per child per session (pay on the day)
  • or get a 10 trip card for $40 
  • child must be 1 or 2 years old
  • grownup participation is required

Class times

Thursday Primary school terms 11am – 12noon

The Kindy Gym programme is a jam-packed hour of movement, dance, adventure and play for your preschooler.

The class will generally consist of 30 minutes of structured activity, including dance, movement and games, followed by 30 minutes of free time on the gymnastic equipment, and will finish with a game, song or dance. 

  • drop-in class, no need to book
  • $5 per child per session (pay on the day)
  • or get a 10-trip card for $40 
  • child must be 1–4 years old
  • grown-up participation is required

Class times

Monday 9.30–10.30am
1.30–2.30pm
Tuesday 9.30–10.30am
Wednesday 9.30–10.30am
Thursday 9.30–10.30am
Friday 9.30–10.30am
Friday 11am–12pm
Sunday 17 March 2019 9.30am–10.30am
Saturday 30 March 2019 9.30–10.30am

Is your preschool looking for ideas for trips?  Come visit Te Rauparaha Arena for a special  hour-long Kindy Gym session just for you.

You'll get half an hour with our instructor doing a variety of activities as a group, which will include a warm-up, movement, song, dance, locomotion and exercise.

The second half is where the children get "free time" to spend on the equipment – time to explore, gain confidence, challenge themselves, but most of all have fun!

Class times available

Monday 11.00 am to 12.00 noon
Tuesday 11.00 am to 12.00 noon, or afternoon
Wednesday Any time

We fit the session around our standard timetable. The day and time will be confirmed when booking the session.

Bookings & payment

$135 for up to 33 children.

Additional children are $3.50 per child.

Bookings are essential. 

  • Book and pay at Te Rauparaha Arena reception or phone (04) 237 1521.

  • By booking, you are committing to attending a programme and payment will be required.

Withdrawal from class

  • Give at least two days' notice if you no longer wish to take the class – to get a refund or avoid being charged
  • Contact the programme coordinator 
    Lynda McAndrew 
    (04) 237 3556
    Lynda.McAndrew@poriruacity.govt.nz

There are no withdrawals on the day of the class – you will be charged whether you attend or not.

More information

Keep  in touch

M-txt service for cancellations

  • This is a service providing a text notification of cancelled Kindy Gym sessions.
  • To register, please provide your name and mobile number to Lynda McAndrew via email lynda.mcandrew@poriruacity.govt.nz

Newsletter

Sign up for our preschool news from Kindy Gym and Dash Swim School. Email lynda.mcandrew@poriruacity.govt.nz to get on the list

For more information about any of our programmes, please contact Lynda McAndrew on (04) 237 3556.