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An 8 Week Course for children aged 3 to 4½ yrs


Teddy Bear Gymnastic Courses are a structured and fun way to introduce your child to gymnastics. The classes are designed to be stimulating and enjoyable for children whilst teaching solid foundations for gymnastic development.

The classes operate around an award scheme aimed at giving direction and purpose for the children and are designed to help progression whilst giving a sense of achievement. The penultimate week of the course is “Test Week” – testing is done in a very informal and non-competitive manner. Children who can correctly demonstrate particular elements taught during the course will “Pass” the level on which they have been working and can then progress to the next level if they enrol for the following term.

The Class format is as follows:-

Whole Group Warm Up - By way of an action song to get the children active and focused

Whole Group Co-ordination Activity - This may be a catching type activity or balancing and landing

Class breaks down into smaller groups according to ability level - Five minutes is then spent on each piece of apparatus working on the award scheme.

Free playtime - Five minutes of free playtime is then scheduled at the end of the session to give the children the opportunity to let off steam or go back to revisit their favourite activity. During this playtime parents/carers come into the class to supervise their children’s free play.

Teddy Bear Song - At the end of the session all the children and parents gather on the floor area to sing our Teddy Bear Song and say goodbye. The award scheme starts on Grade 4 progressing to Grade 1 with those children that progress well and reach a level higher than Grade 1 being introduced to the Recreational award scheme.


Days and Times

Monday 10.00 to 11.00am, 1.00 to 2.00pm & 2.00 to 3.00pm

Tuesday 10.00 to 11.00am, 1.00 to 2.00pm & 2.00 to 3.00pm

Wednesday 10.00 to 11.00am, 1.00 to 2.00pm & 2.00 to 3.00pm

Thursday 10.00 to 11.00am, 1.00 to 2.00pm & 2.00 to 3.00pm

Friday 10.00 to 11.00am, 1.00 to 2.00pm & 2.00 to 3.00pm

Sunday 9.00 to 10.00am


Cost £52.00 for 8 week course


To discuss availability of dates and times please contact:

Reception desk at Ipswich Gymnastics Centre

7 Braziers Wood Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, IP3 0SP

Telephone: +44 (0)1473 433676

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1 Hour Pre School Classes

  • Our terms are 8 weeks long and run back to back. Our terms do not coincide with school terms, meaning we are still open and running during school holidays – with the exception of bank holidays.
  • Priority re-booking for the next term of the 1-hour classes takes place in weeks 5,6 & 7. Failure to re-book in the allocated weeks may result in your place being lost or offered to the waiting list.  Children who are not booked in at the start of the subsequent term will not be automatically offered a place if there are no spaces And may need to consider a different session.
  • We do not offer refunds if you decide your child does not want to continue after week 3 of a course, because at this point we could not offer a new child a space on the term at this stage, starting in week 4 means they would not be ready for testing in week 6. You are welcome to finish the block you have paid for before finishing.
  • Test weeks fall on weeks 6 & 7 of every term (the week numbers are displayed on the front of the reception desk so you are able to keep track of what week we are on).
  • It is essential your child attends both of these weeks to complete their test.
  • If you know your child will be missing one/both of these weeks prior to testing weeks, please speak to the coaches in the gym and they will try their best to test early but cannot guarantee this.
  • Test results will only be given out in week 8 once they have been finalised by the coaches.
  •  We do not test any later than week 7. If your child was unable to make the testing weeks, this will mean they will not be assessed.
  •  We cannot offer any re-takes on tests or moves if your child did not pass. 
  • If your child does not pass this does mean they will have to re-do their whole grade again until the next testing weeks.


Thank-you for your co-operation

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