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Exercise for the Mind and Body

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Sports4Kinders (S4K) is an exciting, energetic and enjoyable incursion / program for children aged 1-5yrs. It is aimed at developing children in all areas of development by exercising their mind (cognitive) and body (physical).

Introduction to all sports (tennis, soccer, Australian rules, cricket, volleyball etc.)
Hula hoops, hurdles, Frisbees
Skipping ropes and learning of various technical methods
Gymnastics / spatial awareness and focus building activities e.g. somersaults, handstands, cartwheels
Introduction and continual practice of catching skills, beginning with bean bag > stress ball > tennis balls
Parachute play, relay races and team building games
Yoga and core balancing positions/activities

 

S4K Program

The incursion based S4K program is designed for children aged 1-6yrs old. Currently we deliver this program to early learning services, kindergartens and playgroups. The sessions run in 30 minute blocks, however can be tailored to suit your group/service.

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Professional Development

Active Play Workshops for Staff and Educators

Training is presented by an Accredited trainer – the Long Day Care Professional Development Program (LDCPDP) funding can be used when paying for this training.

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S4K Sport Sessions

Sports4Kinders run a fun, high energy sports session every Saturday. Located in Port Melbourne, the expansive Bubup Womindjeka plays host to a class size of 18 that get’s every child enjoying the fun and energy of the S4K session for only $15.

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Meet Our Team

All our staff have both qualifications in the fitness area and childcare / education field.

Paul

Paul started his working life in childcare (1997) as a diploma trained childcare worker.  During these 5 years working in the early learning setting he begun to see a need and benefit in exposing and engaging children in physical experiences within the childcare setting.  In 2001 he developed an age appropriate physical education program specifically designed for the age group 1-5yrs which was safe, enjoyable and linked back to the early learning curriculum (now known as EYLF).  From this Sports 4 Kinders was born.

Shelley

Shelley started her career as a personal trainer in 1994.  Having trained adults in fitness and nutrition  for nearly 20 years she decided to follow her passion and begin working with the younger age group.  Upon completing her certificate in education support in 2010 she joined the Sports 4 Kinders team and has been delivering the sports program ever since.

Aaron

Aaron has completed a degree in human movement and is currently completing a PHD in Sports Science – majoring in junior tennis coaching.  Aaron is also a personal trainer and has a strong passion for developing children in the area of skill development (tennis).  He joins our team with a wealth of experience and enthusiasm for the job.

Bec

Bec is our newest member of the S4K team  – she has an interest in netball, swimming and taekwondo; where she achieved a juniors black belt. She loves seeing the children enjoy themselves while being active and she conducts her sessions so they are fun filled and energetic.

What will my child learn from the Sports4Kinders program?

Apart from the obvious benefits that your child will achieve from physical activity (health, fitness, eye-hand co-ordination etc) they will also learn:

• Skills to prepare them for the physical education curriculum that they will begin upon starting primary school

• Learn about all aspects of physical activity like hydration, human body (basic bones and muscles)

• Awareness of various sports through group time discussions.

This begins and builds a child’s interest in various sports / exercises from an early age.

A Wonderful Environment for children to Exercise their Mind and Body