Athelstone Kindergym promotes the development of the whole child socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically through play – it’s a place where children can swing, jump, throw, climb, explore and learn in a safe, multi-sensory environment.
Athelstone Kindergym is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in programs for children from 6 months to five years of age. We operate during school terms and each session is managed by a qualified leader.
Kindergym is often the first contact a child has with organised physical activity/sport. Through our programs, Athelstone Kindergym lays the foundations of an ongoing active and healthy lifestyle.
Conveniently located within the Campbelltown City Soccer Club, Stradbroke Road, Newton, there is ample off-street parking.
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Learning through play...
Learning through play in a stimulating, non-competitive environment, enables children to develop their skills and confidence in readiness for kindergarten, competitive sport and of course, school.
As the child is accompanied by a caregiver, Kindergym also enables the child and parent to “play” together.
“Parents who have the opportunity to glimpse into their children’s world learn to communicate more effectively with their children and are given another setting to offer gentle, nurturing guidance.
Less verbal children may be able to express their views, experiences, and even frustrations through play, allowing their parents an opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of their perspective.
Quite simply, play offers parents a wonderful opportunity to engage fully with their children.”
The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds” Kenneth R Ginsburg, MD
OPAL is a Community based healthy lifestyle program supporting you and your ouwell and be active.
Our partnership with OPAL is based on the premise that healthy sport and play should be enjoyed in conjunction with healthy snacks and drinks.
To learn more about OPAL goals and strategies please visit www.opal.sa.gov.au or see us at kindergym for a brochure.
Campbelltown is a great place to live and raise a family. There is access to good parks and trails, recreation and education facilities, sporting and community groups and a range of businesses and services.
Child Friendly Campbelltown is about building on all of these things. Child Friendly SA was established to support the UNCRC focusing on UNICEF’s Child Friendly Cities International model. Child Friendly SA (CFSA) is a partnership led by the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) focusing on bringing children and communities closer by working together at a local level to support better outcomes for children and young people.
At Athelstone Kindergym, we are partnering with Campbelltown Council to work towards establishing Campbelltown as a Child Friendly City.
For more information, please see http://www.campbelltown.sa.gov.au/childfriendly.