Kindergym is a unique and enjoyable experience for babes, toddlers and preschoolers. It incorporates music programs, novel hand held props to maximise engagement and specialist Kindergym gymnastics on equipment specifically designed for young children. It’s an inclusive learning environment in which children feel safe, accepted and engaged with child-led, parent-assisted discovery.
Our program is holistic supporting development of the whole child: physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively, all in a safe, structured, multi sensory environment indoors. We pride ourselves on responding to individual child interests and abilities, with quality educators and small class sizes, making Kindergym a place you and your little one can’t wait to come back to.
We take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously from assisting with the development of Kindergym in Indonesia through to sourcing eco friendly consumable products, recycling, composting, always exploring alternate means of procuring an item (rather than just purchasing new) and cleaning our equipment and venue with child safe, biodegradable products. We role model ethical behavior, acting with due care and respect at all times.
We have been involved in the Kindergym community since it was first introduced to Victoria over 20 years ago. Our director Lisa has always enjoyed music and working with families in a gym setting, and sought to better understand how and why play is crucial for children. After reading the book Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head (by neurophysiologist and educator Dr. Carla Hannaford) she began to link together just how important movement is for learning: “I can still remember reading the book over and over again, as it described in detail just how our brains are wired and connected, and my passion for music, movement, children and play fully ignited!”
Ages & Stages
Kindergym runs classes for babies to five year olds. Check the timetable for class schedule & availability.
BABIES: 4 months to 18 months
We see babies as active learners too. Kindergym’s babies program actively stimulates and engages baby through sensory play, gentle movement and music. We aim to help you develop knowledge, confidence and new skills for interacting with your child (or children in your care) and whilst promoting attachment and bonding.
TODDLERS: 18 months to 3 years
Toddlers are given freedom to explore their surroundings. Our toddler classes provide an environment that honors the child’s innate desire to explore and problem solve the world around them and in doing so developing the cognitive and physical skills they need to grow. This is achieved through clever structure of the environment and interactive, dynamic group times which bookend the program with music, actions and props.
PRESCHOOLERS: 3 to 5 years
Look what I can do! Pre-schoolers like to have the freedom to explore and problem solve the world around them. These little people are also starting to engage in activities with other children. We provide a mixture of structured skill development tasks alongside explorative activities, and group times working with their carer and friends, to keep them challenged and engaged.
Meet the team
Our vibrant, inspiring professional staff are highly skilled at facilitating carer and child interactions, and gently supporting your child to bridge from one skill to the next, at their own pace.
All staff have current First Aid qualifications and Working with Children’s Check plus Kindergym Leaders – Level 1 with Gymnastics Australia. We regularly update our skills and attend training sessions and are always open to your constructive feedback.
Lisa is Director and Lead Educator with more than 20 year experience delivering child movement and music classes. Lisa teaches and is who you liaise with when you contact us. She is passionate, skilled and highly personable and makes you feel part of the extended Kindergym family in no time!
Laura has been involved with gymnastics since she was 5 years as well as competing for Australia in Cheerleading. She has 10 years coaching experience from Kindergym, General Gym, Mag & Wag Coaching to running Gym Star competitions. Laura also studies Sports Teaching at Uni.
Want to join our amazing team?
We are not currently hiring, but feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your expression of interest and we’ll let you know when we are.