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Be part of one of Australia’s most successful developmental movement programs for children.
I love it as a KinderGym Leader that children are developing lifelong skills, physically and emotionally.
What you get as a Gymnastics SA affiliated KinderGym
Club affiliation is the process of becoming a member club of Gymnastics South Australia and Gymnastics Australia. It provides your members with confidence that your organisation meets National Standards and has policies and procedures in place to reflect good governance standards such as insurance, child protection, inclusive practices, and health, safety & risk management.
Access to the National Risk Protection Program
Including Public Liability Insurance, Management liability for clubs, Professional Indemnity Insurance for coaches and officials and Personal Accident cover for members & voluntary workers.
Governance & Child Safety
Support with club policy development and development of child protection/member protection policies and procedures.
Connection to state and national advertising campaigns, signage, and promotion of your club through the KinderGym SA website and ‘club finder’ tool.
Tool & Resources
Term and lesson plans to get you started, inclusion resources, and access to the national OneMusicAustralia licence.
Nationally accredited KinderGym Leader courses, state conferences, Club Development and Education Workshops, as well as KinderGym Leader t-shirts & name badges.
Your members will receive a free KinderGym t-shirt and passport to recognise and celebrate their development.
Learn more about leader education
Steps to start a KinderGym
Don’t feel daunted by the overall project! Just follow these six steps, one at a time.
Gymnastics SA is here to help you at every step. We can provide you with all the support you need to assist you with starting your KinderGym.
And Gymnastics SA can assist in advertising your group, setting a program and sourcing resources.
Contact Gymnastics SA to receive advice and a New KinderGym Information Pack.
Register with Gymnastics SA to receive specialised and continued support in getting your KinderGym started.
Enrol in KinderGym Leader training and allocate roles and duties to spread the workload
Work out a budget, begin to gather resources and equipment.
Promote your KinderGym and encourage families to join. Affiliating with Gymnastics SA also ensures new families will be referred to your group.
Set a date and run your first KinderGym session!
Frequently Asked Questions
Got a question? We’re here to help! If you don’t see the answer to your question here, drop us a line on our contact page.
No, you don’t need to be part of a Gymnastics Club to run a KinderGym program. While many Gymnastics Clubs also run a KinderGym program, there are also many stand-alone KinderGyms, catering specifically for 0-5yrs.
KinderGyms can be run in a Gymnastics Club, or other community spaces such as council venues and church halls.
When looking for a venue, keep in mind:
- The size of the space where the equipment will be set up
- An area where parents enter and put their belongings
- Adequate room for an administration table
- Storage space for equipment, with easy access
- Child safety in and around the venue
- Car parking
Not at all. The range of equipment that can be adapted for a KinderGym program is endless and can be classified under 5 main groups:
- Specially Designed Equipment (preschool)
- Gymnastics equipment
- Hand Apparatus
- Improvised Equipment
- Homemade equipment
Safety will always need to be considered before purchasing equipment. Gymnastics SA can assist you with resourcing equipment from various approved websites.
There are two ways to employ an accredited KinderGym Leader for your club.
- Advertise through Gymnastics SA and/or online (such as seek.com.au) for an accredited KinderGym Leader or,
- If you or someone you know is passionate about childhood development, Gymnastics SA will provide training and support in their accreditation and in-house supervision for classes to commence.
A Term plan is available to Accredited KinderGym Leaders through their technical membership with Gymnastics Australia. During the KinderGym Leader training/accreditation, Leaders are supported through the process of planning Term and weekly/fortnightly lesson plans and ideas of themes.
Gymnastics South Australia are in the process of creating four terms of lesson plans to provide further resources and assistance to Clubs and Leaders.
Gymnastics Australia has further Term plans with activity cards available for purchase.