Horsham town centre will see its first Gymboree open its doors on Monday, February 11, in Swan Walk shopping centre.
Gymboree is a pre-school development programme for children new-born to five years of age. Gymboree offers award-winning, fun and educational baby activity and toddler classes, each class is 45 minutes and encourages parent and child interaction so you can help your child develop and learn through play.
The classes at Gymboree are themed and designed based on age, these include 0-6 months, 6-10 months, 10 to 16 months, 16 to 22 months, 22 to 28 months, 28 to 36 months, and three to five years.
Director of Gymboree Horsham, Gabi Field said: “Our classes are designed to encourage children in their development. They are divided into different levels for different ages as children develop physical and mentally at a fast rate between 0- 2 years old, so our classes take this into account.
“This helps children with their natural and physical development as well as interacting with other children of the same age which benefits social interaction.”
Gymboree currently offers monthly membership which includes one class a week and access to open gym which takes place five times a week. Prices are £39.50 per month and £33.50 for babies.
Gabi said: “Our most unique classes include our Play and Learn class and our Music class.
“Each music class is themed, themes range from World Music to The Beatles and Elvis. With our music classes we don’t just had out instruments to the children.
“We break down the music and start with a beat before developing a rhythm before bringing in an instrument.”
This style of teaching music enables the children to understand how music is structured and how different aspects work together to make a song.
Gabi added: “We also offer birthday parties which will be on Saturday afternoon’s. You will have full use of the gym with a range of themes for your unique parties are available including under the sea and superheroes.”
Birthdays cost £200 for members and £225 for non-members and Gymboree can also bring the party to you with our On The Go parties for £150.
Gabi worked a Gymboree Surbiton for 2 years whilst studying at University. Gabi said: “After University I worked at Kingston hospital in the maternity ward as a Maternity Support Worker.
“Since I started university I’ve nannied children from the ages of two months to nine years old.
Gabi added: “There’s really nothing like it round here, I thoroughly enjoy working at Gymboree. It’s great to see how the children develop and they love to see our mascot Gymbo.”
Gymboree is located on the first floor, 12, Swan Walk, situated above BHS. Keep an eye out for the signposts which will be going up in Swan Walk.
Gymboree will be open on Monday 8.30am – 5.30pm, Tuesday 9.30am – 5.30pm, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9.00am – 2.30pm, and Saturdays 8.30am – 12.30pm, it is closed on Sundays.
For more information visit www.gymboree-uk.com/horsham or email firstname.lastname@example.org you can also visit them on Facebook by searching ‘Gymboree play & music Horsham’ or call 07499 799988.