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Classes for little people

Discover exciting opportunities for young children to explore what their bodies can do, express themselves and connect with friends!
 
Designed by occupational therapist, Isobel Lyall, our early childhood classes are an excellent first step on the way to formal education.  Not only do our classes promote gross motor, fine motor and self-regulation skills, but also build children's pretend play abilities, which are linked to the development of language and literacy.  
 
Our classes are delightful for parents and grandparents too, as we invite you to join in the fun, coach and model for your child, and to enjoy the rich relationships that develop between the children, caregivers and our nurturing teachers.


Term 1 starts February 5 and bookings are open now.

Our booking process is flexible and easy to use!  There are two booking and payment options:

Term fees: This is the cheapest way to pay. Save 10% when you book for the term (even more if you book by January 15).

Drop-in classes: NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. Drop-in bookings will be available if there are any vacancies left on January 25.

If you book for the term, and you miss a class, you can just come to another class any time during the term to make up the class you missed. If you book as a drop-in, you can cancel your booking at least 24 hours before, and receive the fees back as a credit, or change it to another date or even another type of class.

Our classes: Term 1 2024

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NEW!  Ready. Set. School!

If your child is starting pre-primary next year, this package offers a perfect preparation.  Research evidence shows that the most important skills needed for a successful school start are gross motor skills, communication skills, social skills and self-regulation, and this 2-hour morning of structured activities is specifically designed by occupational therapist Isobel Lyall to promote these skills, and to build the endurance to maintain them over a whole morning.  You can also gradually decrease your involvement in the class activities, to foster your child's independence in preparation for being without you for a full school day.

Starting term 2 2024

Fees:$324 term (8 weeks)

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NEW!  Ready. Set. Kindy!

If your child is starting kindy next year, this package offers a perfect preparation.  Research evidence shows that the most important skills needed for a successful school start are gross motor skills, communication skills, social skills and self-regulation, and this 2-hour morning of structured activities is specifically designed by occupational therapist Isobel Lyall to promote these skills, and to build the endurance to maintain them over a whole morning.  You can also gradually decrease your involvement in the class activities, to foster your child's independence in preparation for being without you for a full school day.

CirQuest HQ, Burswood

Wednesdays 10.30am-12.30am

Fees:$324 term (8 weeks)

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Mums and Bubs Pilates and Playtime

Something for you and something for the little ones at the same time!  Pilates mat exercises specifically designed for mums to develop core strength, pelvic floor stability, and reunion of abdominal muscles, so that you can protect your back, recover from the huge changes that happen during pregnancy and birth, and be stronger than ever.  Meanwhile, early childhood expert Isobel Lyall will keep the little ones busy with active play and movement activities. Because it's all in the same room, kids can come to you for comfort, feeding, or just a quick cuddle whenever they like.  It's a perfect way to introduce your child to learning from other adults and gaining independence at their own pace, knowing you are always there to come back to, while also looking after yourself.

Starting term 2 2024

Fees:  Mum and Non-Ambulent Infant $25 drop in, $180 term

Mum and One Amubulent Child $50 drop-in, $360 term

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Toddlers and Kindy Circus

Toddlers Circus is for ages 18 months to 3 years,  but our age ranges are flexible, so if you have children at different ages, you can bring them to the same class. Parents/caregivers are requested to participate in the class to provide additional modelling, scaffolding, support and assistance. 

CirQuest HQ, Burswood

Wednesdays 9.30-10.15am

Fees:$20 drop-in class, or $144 term 

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Preschool Circus

Once children are a bit bigger, they are ready for a longer, more structured class, and for more advanced gross motor skills to be introduced.  Preschool Circus classes are for 3-5 year olds and can be combined with either Let's Get Messy! sensory play group, or Crafternoons for 4-5 year olds, to make an extended half-day that promotes school readiness. Parents/ caregivers are welcome to join in, but also to gradually decrease their participation to support their child's development of independence.

CirQuest HQ, Burswood

Tuesdays 11.00am-12 noon

Wednesdays 10.30am-11.30pm,

Saturdays 9.00-10.00am

Fees: $25 drop-in, or $180 term 

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Let's Get Messy

Messy play is important for the development of children's sensory processing skills, and is so much fun!   Best of all, we can enjoy cleaning up together afterwatds. Each week, our occupational therapist Isobel Lyall prepares a different sensory exploration activity for the children to get stuck into.  Let's Get Messy is for 18 months-4 year olds.

CirQuest HQ, Burswood

Wednesdays11.45am-12.30pm

Fees: $25 drop-in or $180 term 

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Crafternoons

Crafternoons are a new activity for children aged 3-4 years (who no longer need a sleep during the day!), including all the benefits of sensory play but with a more defined outcome.  Over the course of a term of classes, we’ll progress from very simple activities with play-based process and open outcomes, toward following a more structured process to achieve an outcome that is more defined, while still allowing lots of avenues for creative exploration and individual expression.

Starting term 2 2024

Fees: $25 drop-in, or $180 term

Got a question?  Get in touch!

We'd love to hear from you.

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