Preschool gym

Join us at the preschool gym for our Baby Gym, Tiny Movers and Kindy Gym classes. Your child can explore, challenge themselves, gain confidence and socialise while being physical and having a whole lot of fun.

Join us at the preschool gym for our Baby Gym, Tiny Movers and Kindy Gym classes. Your child can 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 run during primary school terms
  • parents or caregiver play and interact with your child during the classes
  • we ask all adults to wear gym-friendly shoes


Classes

There is a great range of preschool programs available, from Baby Gym, Tiny Movers, Kindy Gym or Kindy Gym for preschool organisations, check out the classes below or download the brochure here  


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Baby Gym

6 – 18 Months

Crawling babies will enjoy 45 minutes of movement, ball handling, obstacle course, tunnels and sensory mat.

Crawling babies will enjoy 45 minutes of movement, ball handling, obstacle course with slopes, tunnels, 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

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Class times

Wednesday 12, 19, 26 May 11.15am to 12.pm 3 sessions $21 per child
Tuesday 1, 8, 15 June 11.15am to 12.pm 3 sessions $21 per child
Monday 21, 28 June & 5 July 11.15am to 12.pm 3 sessions $21 per child

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 (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.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Fees are non-refundable. When you register you commit to attending the programme. Payment will be required unless you notify your withdrawal to Lynda McAndrew (details below) at least two working days (Monday-Friday) before the programme runs. Withdrawal will not be accepted on the day of the programme (even if your child is sick). You will still be charged if you don't attend.

A parent or caregiver must remain with their preschooler at all times while attending our preschool programmes.

For any queries please contact Lynda McAndrew on 237 3556 or lynda.mcandrew@poriruacity.govt.nz

Payment: You can pay at Te Rauparaha Arena reception desk, phone/email us your visa card details or by internet banking: Westpac Porirua 03 0547 0240008 00 ref child’s name+surname/BabyGym

Payment is required before classes begin. 


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Tiny Movers

1 (walking) – 2 Years

This class is for walking children aged 1 year – your child needs to be walking to attend this programme (If not yet walking they should attend Baby Gym).

Download the Term 2 Newsletter here

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. Importantly, it’s about having loads of fun in a group environment with their caregiver.

It is a 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

Term 1 ends: Friday 16 April

Term 2 dates: Monday 3 May - Friday 9 July

No session dates:  Wednesday 5 May, Thursday 6 May, Friday 7 May, Monday 10 May, Tuesday 11 May, Wednesday 19 May, Friday 4 June, Monday 7 June & Friday 11 June.

Class times

Thursdays During primary school terms 11.00am – 12.00pm


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Kindy Gym

1 (walking) – 4 Years

60 minutes of structured activity, jam-packed hour of movement, dance, adventure and play for your preschooler.

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.  

It is a 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 walking and aged 1–4 years old
  • parent/caregiver participation is required

Term 1 ends: Friday 16 April

Term 2 dates: Monday 3 May - Friday 9 July

No session dates:  Wednesday 5 May, Thursday 6 May, Friday 7 May, Monday 10 May, Tuesday 11 May, Wednesday 19 May, Friday 4 June, Monday 7 June & Friday 11 June.

Class times

Monday 9.30–10.30am
Tuesday 9.30–10.30am
Wednesday 9.30–10.30am
Thursday 9.30–10.30am
Friday 9.30–10.30am 11.00am–12.00pm


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Kindy Gym for preschool organisations

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, including 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 12.00pm
Tuesday 11.00 am to 12.00pm, or afternoon
Wednesday 11.00am - 12.00pm

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 $4.00 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


Term dates

Term 1 ends: Friday 16 April
Term 2 dates: Monday 3 May - Friday 9 July

No session dates:  Wednesday 5 May, Thursday 6 May, Friday 7 May, Monday 10 May, Tuesday 11 May, Wednesday 19 May, Friday 4 June, Monday 7 June & Friday 11 June.


Keep  in touch

Sign up here via email to receive the Preschool Gym and Dash Swim school Newsletter for all the latest news, views and updates or download the 2021 Term 2 Newsletter here


April school holiday programme

👉 Find our Holiday Programme information sheet here

Join in on any of our preschool holiday programmes for only $7 per child! 

To book, just return the booking form to the Te Rauparaha Arena reception at least two working days before the programme starts, or phone us on 04 237 1521.


Location and contact

Contact Lynda McAndrews
Phone (04) 237 3556
Email lynda.mcandrew@poriruacity.govt.nz
Adress 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua

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


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