Richmond Romper Programme

Richmond Romper programme (8 weeks to 5 years)

Our pre-school gymnastic classes run Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 3.30pm during term time and are delivered by BG qualified, insured and DBS checked coaches.

We encourage all our pre-school gymnasts to learn early balance, co-ordination and gymnastics skills through a variety of fun activities each week. The programme is structured and focuses on basic motor skills, spatial awareness, strength and agility in a stimulating purpose-built gym using specialist equipment.

We integrate children with special needs into our pre-school programme and ensure there is a fully qualified disabilities coach present to support the child if necessary.

The last week of the term is “teddy bear” week for all pre-school gymnasts. During this week gymnasts can bring a teddy bear to their class and pay £1. All money donated goes towards the up-keep of the pre-school equipment.

Dress code

RGA leotard (shorts optional) or t-shirt with shorts and bare feet.

For safety reasons, we cannot allow any kind of jewellery when participating in gymnastics activities; this includes earrings of any kind.

Fun 4 Babies

From 8 weeks to walking or 1 year

 

  • Parents/ Carers attend the classes with their children.
  • Classes run for 45 minutes.
  • Our coaches guide you and your child work together building confidence and movement patterns.
  • Babies use equipment to roll, stretch and crawl and use gross and fine motor skill co-ordination.
  • The class promotes interaction and bonding, and stimulates a number of the babies’ major internal systems including circulatory & vestibular system.

Parent & Toddler

 

1 year olds

  • Parents/ Carers attend the classes with their children.
  • Classes run for 45 minutes.
  • Gymnasts learn basic gymnastics shapes and positions through song and rhymes.
  • Parents are taught to support basic skills to help their child grow in confidence.

2 year olds

  • Parents/ Carers attend these classes with their children.
  • Classes run for 45 minutes.
  • Gymnasts work through a picture card warm up which encourages them to recognise basic shapes and patterns and to recreate them with their own body with assistance from their accompanying adult.
  • Parents are asked to encourage their child to follow the structured circuits and to support them where necessary.

Independent

 

3 year olds

  • Children attend these classes independently.
  • Classes run for 45 minutes.
  • Rompers follow the well-established RGA pre-school structure which allows each child to develop and progress at their own pace.
  • Gymnasts follow the picture card warm-up in a circle and are encouraged to copy the shapes and name the pictures on the card.
  • Gymnasts start to learn the names of the “gymnastic” skills they are performing.
  • Gymnasts then split into groups with a personal coach and follow a structured circuit.
  • RGA operates a 7 to 1 child to coach ratio.

4 year olds

  • Children attend these classes independently.
  • Classes run for 45 minutes.
  • Rompers follow the well-established RGA pre-school structure which allows each child to develop and progress at their own pace.
  • Gymnasts follow a general gymnastics warm-up.
  • Gymnasts continue to learn the names of the “gymnastic” skills they are performing.
  • Gymnasts then split into groups with a personal coach and follow a structured circuit.
  • RGA operates a 7 to 1 child to coach ratio.

All Independent pre-school gymnasts have a watching week during the penultimate week of term which allows parents and family to come along and see their child’s progress.

 

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You can join the Richmond Gymnastics Association through our waiting list.

Please note that places are given on a first come first served basis with priority given to existing members (existing members please enter you membership number where requested).

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