The Little Springers FUNdamentals programme has been specially designed by British Gymnastics to help young children enjoy exercise from an early age. The movement ideas used within the programme develop essential basic skills in movement and co-ordination. These skills play an essential role in everyday life and are fundamental to all types of physical learning. Participation in the FUNdamental scheme stimulates the imagination, gives children a head start in encountering new physical and emotional experiences and developing social interaction.

The early years of a child’s life should provide a wealth of opportunity for the child to develop as a whole person. Through structured activity, the child can experience a depth of physical awareness laying the foundations for the development of strength, endurance, agility, balance, flexibility, power, co-ordination, spatial awareness, and good posture, which provide the building blocks for lifelong healthy and active lifestyles. Children can learn to control their body movement, monitor and respond to situations, improve their accuracy, alertness and ability to stop and start quickly.

FUNdamentals is also great for learning respect, sharing, waiting a turn, listening, building creativity, confidence, concentration, as well as reinforcing the learning of colours, shapes, numbers and vocabulary.

FUNdamentals Classes held at:

Sandy Lane Methodist Church, Melton

Wednesday 9.30am-10.30am Parent and Toddler (Walking to age 3)
Wednesday 10.45am-11.45am Independent (Ages 3-4)
Wednesday 4.15pm-5.15pm Independent (Ages 4-5)
Friday 4.15pm-5.15pm Independent (Ages 4-5)

99 St Peter’s Street, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1HL – Starting 20th February 2018

Tuesday 10.00am-11.00am Parent and Toddler (Walking to age 3)
Tuesday 11.15am-12.15pm Independent (Ages 3+)

What age group is the FUNdamental programme for?

Our programme is structured to cater for three different early learning age groups. Our parent and toddler class is for children from walking, up to and including age 3. For ages 3-4, we have an independent class and for children aged 4 and 5 who have begun school, we have an afternoon independent class.

What is the difference between the parent and toddler classes and the independent classes?

In our parent and toddler classes, children participate in the classes alongside a parent. With the assistance of our FUNdamentals gymnastics coaches, parents can guide their children across a range of activities. Our independent classes are for those children who are ready to take their first step into participating independently of parent supervision…a huge early learning milestone which will ready the children for our club classes!

Do parents stay on site for the independent classes?

Yes. In our independent classes for children aged 3-4, parents will need to remain on site in the designated community space. Parents will need to assist with toilet runs.

What apparatus will my child be able to enjoy?

Our FUNdamentals classes include weekly use of our inflatable tumble track, parachute, tunnel, soft play shapes, colourful hand apparatus and plenty of matted floor space.

Can my child gain rewards for their improvements?

The FUNdamentals scheme includes a variety of themes including co-ordination, large apparatus, locomotory skills, balance activities, rebound and rolling. Each term children can gain different badges and certificates for completing activities within the scheme.