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Seacliff KinderGym

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We’ve been a KinderGym family for a few years now. And, I have to say, it is absolutely worthwhile. Our kids LOVE it. Seacliff KinderGym has three huge spaces, and a mammoth variety of equipment for the kids to enjoy. If you’re not sure what Kindergym is, it’s basically a program that encourages children to develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Sessions go for about an hour, a little shorter for BabyGym. There are different sessions for different stages of development, for ages 0-5 (read on for more info on this).

“Educational research tells us that children learn best through exploring and discovering their abilities through physical activity.”

At the start of each session at Seacliff KinderGym, music is used to encourage cross patterning, stimulating the brain- and ingraining songs into your head that you’ll find yourself singing for the rest of the day! My favourite part about this is the connection you build with your child (or in many cases, grandchild). They love watching you join in with the simple movements and songs. It’s a really fun way to start the sessions. The intructors are incredibly informative, detailing how and why the movements help our little ones develop. All Seacliff KinderGym programs are conducted by qualified, accredited level 1 Kindergym/Gymnastic coaches.

After the music and movement introduction, the children and their parents/grandparents move through into two huge gym halls where a range of equipment is set up. At Seacliff KinderGym, some of the equipment changes each week to match the theme. For example, Kangaroo theme- jumping equipment, Snake theme- crawling equipment, Monkey theme- climbing and hanging equipment. The children enjoy trying new things and also going back over the set equipment to consolidate their skills, such as the balancing beams and trampolines.

The equipment is set up safely, and parents are required to be with their children and focussed on them to help them learn and provide praise and positive reinforcement. It really is a special time each week for my kids as they often go with their grandfathers now, which has really created a beautiful bond.

The program promotes the child as the key focal point and involves active participation of the child’s mother, father or carer.”

So what are the facilities like?

At Seacliff KinderGym, there are baby change facilities, lockers for valuables, space for prams within the hall and toilets. The gym consists of three large halls, one for the music and group activities part, and two for the equipment “free play” section of the sessions. There are new automatic doors with a push button entry and exit button which make it easy to enter/exit with a pram, and also prevent little ones heading out at their own will! There is a carpark next to the hall and plenty of street parking too. Each family is rostered on to bring a snack each week, and there’s no doubt my kids are huge fans of this part of KinderGym too!

What sessions are available?

BabyGym

Who? 0-18 months

What? Seacliff BabyGym offers you and your baby, the opportunity to explore and develop your baby’s physical and cognitive skills in a fun environment at their own rate. It also allows for interaction with other parents and babies. Together you will join in the exploration of basic motor skills through songs, group activities and a wide variety of stimulating sensory equipment to challenge your baby.

Cost: $90 for a 10-week term

KinderGym

Who? Seacliff KinderGym (1-5 years)

What? Each session is directed towards empowering your child with the skills and confidence to hang and swing, spin, balance, skip, climb, throw, crawl and jump.

Cost: $99 for a 10-week term

KinderGym Plus

Who? 3-4 years

What? Seacliff KinderGym Plus is an extension of the KinderGym program for children who like to be challenged.

Cost: $99 for a 10-week term

Seacliff Pre-Gym

Who? 4-5 years old

What?  Seacliff Pre-Gym teaches strength, flexibility, agility, confidence, balance & allows your child to interact with other children in a structured social environment. Your child will learn to swing on a bar, kick to a handstand, jump on a trampoline, climb a rope, balance on a beam & practice their ball skills; these are challenging & fun activities that develop a multitude of physical benefits, which provide a solid foundation for any sport. Seacliff Pre-Gym also offers cognitive benefits. When your child is engaging in these activities, they are exercising their brains as well as their bodies.

Cost: $110 for a 10-week term

Seacliff Explore Ability

Who? Ages 1-5

What? A smaller, supportive session for children with sensory, gross motor challenges or developmental delays. A NDIS registered physiotherapist is in attendance. The session starts with music and movement, before moving into the main hall for the children to use equipment that focuses on the key skills the instructors are teaching that particular lesson.

Current session times:

Monday         

KinderGym 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am

BabyGym 12.00pm

KinderGym Plus 1.15pm

Tuesday        

KinderGym 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am

BabyGym 12.00pm

KinderGym Plus 1.15pm

Wednesday

KinderGym 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am

Thursday      

KinderGym 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am

BabyGym 12.00pm

KinderGym Plus 1.15pm

Friday

KinderGym 9.00am & 10.00am

Pre-Gym 11.00am

Explore-Ability 2.00pm

Location: Seacliff Recreation Centre, 32 Yacca Road, Seacliff

***Costs: Current as of March 2018

Contact:

Website: https://seacliffkindergym.com.au/ head to Facebook

Phone: 8296 4995

Out of hours (Marilynn Rayner): 8298 3439

Email: [email protected]

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Seacliff KinderGym is a welcoming environment, the instructors are so friendly and funny- plus knowledgeable! I also like getting to know other parents at KinderGym, it really is a great way to spend an hour.

This is a sponsored review, but all words, ideas and opinions are my own. We LOVE this place! I can’t speak highly enough of it.

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Fleur

I'm a mum to two little girls, Elka and Spencer and a new baby, Gus. I'm a school teacher, sport lover and Milo addict. I don't particularly like blue tongue lizards even though I know they keep snakes away.

1 Comment

  1. Susan Middleton

    10/05/2018 at 12:08 PM

    I would just like to comment on Seacliffe kindergym. I have only been associated with 2 kindergyms with my grandchildren but I have to say Seacliffe is by far the most friendly and professional set up which I have been associated with. I attend every week with my nearly four year old grandson and he absolutely loves going and cannot wait for Thursday to arrive (its the only day I can get him dressed with no hassle ha ha) All the staff are great to both children and adults, their interaction with the children and their professionalism in all aspects is beyond reproach. I would recommend this kindergym to anyone.

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