PIT A PATS
A Fun Program for 2-4 year olds and their Parent/Carer
PIT A PATS is a Kindergym program designed by the coaches at PIT Gymnastics to cater for the needs of 2-4 year old boys and girls. The program is run by experienced, qualified coaches who have accreditation with Gymnastics Australia.
To young children, our gym is like a huge indoor adventure playground! It is permanently set up and safe, with multiple sets of bars, beams, rings, tramps, an enormous variety of assorted shaped mats plus soft shapes to add colour and interest. One of the most exciting places in the gym is the trampoline leading into the pit full of soft foam blocks! Equipment is either modified to suit little hands and feet, or lowered to the ground for safety reasons.
The Themed Program and equipment layout is changed every 2 weeks to challenge and stimulate the imagination of young children.
It is a parent/carer participation program with the key role of the coach being to teach and demonstrate the activities, but with the parents actively participating in helping their child, eg. holding a hand on the beam, repeating instructions, giving praise. Apart from the benefits of receiving individual attention, children of this age love having their Mum or Dad join in - we know that this is important, so we make it fun for the grown-up’s too!
Class sizes consist of 1 coach teaching 12 PIT-a-PATS
The class involves:
Gross motor skills such as swinging, springing, rocking, rolling, jumping and landing
Fine motor skills
The benefits are:
PIT A PATS is based on a 50 minute class where the emphasis is on having fun with a parent or carer, whilst at the same time improving body control through movement experiences relevant to their development.
Gymnasts will have a great opportunity to perform the skills they have learnt throughout the year when they participate in the December Display. For more information go to our December Display page
Bookings for classes can be made online via the website, at the office or by telephone. PIT Gymnastics offers a trial class for all new participants. Trial lessons cost $20, payable at the time of booking (for more information and to book a trial). If the gymnast continues in the class the balance of the Term Fee and Club Membership is due before the next class. Fees are based on a school term, generally 9, 10 or 11 weeks in duration.
Club Membership Fee
A Club Membership Fee for each gymnast is payable on joining the Club and for each subsequent year. This Fee includes Club Membership, Registration with Gymnastics Victoria and Accident Insurance through to December of the current year, this fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Once enrolled it is assumed that your child will continue in the same class for the rest of the calendar year. If your child is not continuing in the program please contact the office.
Fees are payable for the next Term in advance by the end of the current Term. Invoices will be emailed out 3 weeks prior to the end of each Term. If invoices are not paid by the due date your child’s place in this program will not be guaranteed.
A membership deposit is taken for all members in November, to hold places for the New Year and in December for all new members.
PIT A PATS Timetable
Tuesday 9:30am - 10:20am
Wednesday 10:10am - 11:00am
Saturday 9:00am - 9:50am
10:00am - 10:50am
No Classes on Public Holidays