Pre-School Gymnastics

Check out our latest blog with pre-school department leader Litsa, where she explains how gymnastics helps preschool children grow into well-rounded adults - find it here.

Affinity's pre-school gymnastics sessions are full of FUN and giggles. They are for children from 8 weeks to 5 years old.   The classes provide an excellent start into other sports, developing their fine and gross motor skills, AND teaches young children many of the basic skills they will need in later life such as socialising, language development, problem solving, team spirit and confidence building in a brilliantly FUN way.

These classes are with experienced and qualified coaches. You can start at any point in the term as long as a space is available.

What happens at these classes?

Toddlers - 'Stars' - walking to 3yrs &  'Starlets' - wobbling/walking
  • Teach and Play together our experienced coaches will talk you through a gymnastics skill each week with how to teach it and support your child safely.
  • Explore and Play together different activities around the gym for "free time fun"
  • Learn and Play our coaches will help the adults understand why we do what we do from a child development perspective...and watch out here for our latest weekly Fun fact!

Independent Pre-School Classes - 'Shooting stars' - 3yrs to 5yrs
Independent sessions for children to develop confidence and social skills in preparation for school and body awareness whilst in a gymnastics environment.
A typical session consists of: 
  • Musical warm up and creative play with different hand apparatus each week to develop hand to eye coordination, team work and body awareness
  • Skill development on vault, beam, bars, mini trampoline and floor
  • Cool down and creative play with hand apparatus to develop body strength or flexibility.

'Mini Ninjas' Pre-school FreeG (Freestyle Gymnastics) – 3-5 years
FreeG (or Freestyle Gymnastics - think parkour, freerunning, moving, tricks, flips and kicks) will be a specially tailored class for this age group.  A great option for extra-energetic pre-schoolers!   

When are these classes on?

Fun4Baby – 8 weeks to walking

Toddlers – Parent and Child under 3

Friday 11:30am-12:15pm *NEW TIME*

Independent classes – 3-5 years

Monday 1-1:45pm and 2-2:45pm, Tuesday 9:30-10:15am and 10:30-11:15am, Friday 1-1:45pm and 2-2:45pm​

'Mini Ninjas' Pre-school FreeG (Freestyle Gymnastics) – 3-5 years

Tuesdays 1-1:45pm


Where are these classes held?

Classes are run at Affinity HQ – Plumpton Road, Hoddesdon.


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