Welcome to Balance & Beam -
Teaching little people to cartwheel into a happy and healthy life since 2006

Welcome to Balance & Beam offering a gymnastics-based child development programme for children from 4 months to 12 years. Situated on Festival Park, next door to Waterworld we are in our 12th year and going from strength to strength. We have a wealth of experience building confidence and self esteem in children of all ages through our child development programme and have well over 500 children coming to classes on a weekly basis.

Using imagination, creativity, themed lesson plans and extremely motivating & encouraging instructors, children thrive in our non threatening purpose-built gym and with small class sizes, children receive individual attention and skill progressions develop week by week over the course of a term.

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Free trials are conducted during our regular classes so that you can experience exactly what we have to offer. They are completely no obligation and our members tell us this really helped when making their decision.

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Book your FREE trial session NOW and join us for our Autumn Term + Prices

Gosh we're on week 6 of the new term already which means we're half way through and the classes have been fantastic.  The children have really settled back into their routines at the gym and we're having some super structured FUN. It's been great welcoming lots of new members to our classes too.  All parents & prospective trials are welcoming the  'new normal' of temperature checks and sanitising on entry & face masks for the parents in the lobby to make sure that we are a Covid safe environment and we do thank everyone for adhering to our rules including the 'only one parent per child' system & our seperate entry/exit doors.This term runs through to the end of November and is a shorter term than usual, in light of Covid-19, allowing all existing members to use up their banked classes from Spring.  With over 100 new members our spaces are becoming very limited but, please do enquire,  as we get a little movement around days and a few spaces usually open up so we're always happy to check availability & arrange a FREE taster session.Call us on 01782 214452 or email us info@balanceandbeam.co.uk and become part of our amazing Balance & Beam family.With classes starting at 4 months old there's no better time to get your little person into a social environment and encouraging them to interact in our 'New Normal' classes post Covid-19.If you're worried about joining a class please take a look at our New policies and procedures here Covid-19 ProceduresYou can enrol at any time throughout our term as long as there is space in the class and prices are pro-rated as and when you joinThe price for the term from w/c 19th October is £88.80 / 6 classes (Oct-Nov).  We also offer an instalment option depending when you join. Annual family membership of £35 also applies - which covers you for insurance in the gym and gives you the ability to swap & change classes should you have to cancel through illness or holidays, free parking at Waterworld plus other member discounts & benefits.For term time & class information please go to – Parent child (4 months - 3 years), Pre-school (3 years - 6 years), Primary School (6+ years)To book your free trial class or for further information please call us on 01782 214452 or fill in the Contact Form https://www.balanceandbeam.co.uk/contactClick through to our Youtube channel to watch some of our videos & see some of our testimonials www.youtube.com/balanceandbeamCheck out our facebook page to see what we get up to in class & read our testimonials. www.facebook.com/balanceandbeamPlease contact us on 01782 214452 or by email info@balanceandbeam.co.uk to book your free trial or for more information

COVID-19 PROCEDURES & WALK THROUGH VIDEOS - UPDATED 12/10/2020

We've updated our Post-Covid procedures from the Government's latest announcements in OctoberHere's what to expect when you come to classes Only one parent may attend with their child and you will be filtered into the gym one at a timePlease do not arrive more than ten minutes before class as you will not be allowed in the building until the lobby area is cleared of the previous classParents/Carers will now be required to wear a face shield at all times in the lobby (over 11s). (Exemptions will apply as necessary)Everyone who enters the gym will be temperature checked – please do not come to class if you or your child is unwell - we reserve the right to refuse entryPlease also have your child in clean clothesPlease use our sanitising stations on entry for both you and your childPlease use our NHS Track & Trace Code displayed in the lobby to check in (we automatically record who attends all our classes as a matter of course)Enter your vehicle registration into our tablet if you have parked at WaterworldWe now have a separate ‘IN’ door and an ‘OUT’ door in the lobby to exit the buildingThere will be allocated ‘distanced’ markers in the lobby for you & your child to remove shoes before class and wait to be called Please have your child in GRIPPY / TRAMPOLINE type socks (we will have some for sale £2)Maximum independent class size is 18 children however, the majority are upto 14Parent/Child classes will be 10 Children + one parentYou will note from the timetable that we have allowed time in between classes to sanitiseIf you have a sibling with you, please bring your own books/something to keep them amused as we will not have any toys or books in the lobby to ensure no cross-contaminationWe will be requesting that children come ‘ready for the gym’. We will have cubbies INSIDE the gym for your child to put their belongings in themselves, including their own named water bottle, to alleviate coming in and out of the gymYou can use our party room if you have extra siblings and spaced out tables for homework or foodAll children (excluding parent/child classes) will exit the building at the far end of the gym. This means that once the instructors have given their ‘end of class announcement’ to parents 5 minutes before class end, you will be asked to queue outside the bottom end of the gym to collect your child thus reducing congestion in the lobby area and the chance to mingle and allows us time to clean the areas after useThe coffee machine will be available as normal you can take your mask off whilst drinking and then put it back on(did I need to say that)The water machine will be available to fill bottles only, but not for the children to come in and out of the gymWalk Through Video How Our Classes Run - New video Updated 1st September 2020How Classes will run Instructors will wear face masks or shields when in close contact.  We will also endeavour to coach from a distance (and continue to abide by Government legislation)Children in our independent classes will enter the gym and place belongings in cubbies, then find a space marked out on the matParent/Child classes will place their belongings in the cubbies in the lobby The red mat has been gridded out to keep the children at least 1-2 metres apart We will still conduct warm up activities and group activities on the red mat, but we will be adapting our lesson plans accordingly to keep the children distanced Hand Equipment, balls, sticks, bean bags etc., will be on a per child basis and put to one side after the activity to be sanitised after use We will spend time at the equipment where the children will be split into 2 groups of 6 initially, i.e. in ‘bubbles’ Instructors will still do ‘show and tell’ at the stations – the children will have spot markers to sit and watch Instructors will be vocally coaching the children around the equipment as much as possible. All risks kept to an absolute minimum For parent/child classes, we will show parents how to spot and hold their child At the end of the classes we will return to the red mat for a socially distanced game & closing circle For parent/child classes, you will exit back into the lobby.  However, the children in our independent classes will put their shoes on whilst still in the gym and gather their belongings ready to exit at the rear door, where parents will collect them The lobby & gym will then be hygienically cleaned ready for the next class. Instructors will also sanitise after their classCleaning ProceduresWe have increased our very rigid cleaning system even more during this post-lockdown period.  This will include cleaning down in between classes with a full and thorough end of day clean down - this will include disinfecting & sanitising,vacuuming- and paying particular attention to the following:High Touch AreasDoor handles • Disability rails • Switches • Taps • Sinks (including underneath and sides) • Toilet seat • Toilet flush handles/buttons • Toilet paper dispensers • Hand towel dispensers • Bin lids • Reception area desk • Cubbies boxes • Viewing windows / display cabinets etc • Reception deskiPad • Computers / Laptops • TV remote • Gym-iPhone • Printers • Photocopiers • Telephones • Kitchen appliances - microwave, kettle, fridgeGym AreaSafety mats • Spring Boards • Coaching blocks • All Beams • A Frame Bars • Yellow Bars x 3 • Tumble Track Hand Apparatus inc, Balls, Bean Bags, Sticks, Scarves, Parachute • Coaching blocks • All Traps • Vaulting blocks • Beam pads & wideners • Rainbow Mats  • Spot MarkersLobby AreaCubbies • Viewing windows • Visitor Chairs & Tables • Coffee Machine • Reception desk/ Parking Tablet

FREE Trial Sessions for babies - 4 months - walking!

Babies can enjoy dedicated exercise classes just as much as their older peers here at Balance & Beam. Our Ladybugs Sessions are designed to stimulate and promote core physical activity from an early age. Your baby will develop a dynamic awareness of their surroundings guided by music and rhythm, all designed to kindle their little senses and advance motor-skill development.Classes are available for babies from just 4 months old and are completely instructor led. Sessions run weekly on Fridays and we offer a free taster session so you get to see what happens in one of our classes.Although all classes are designed for children, Balance & Beam help to grow a great social environment for new mums and dads. Classes are a great opportunity for them to make new friends,all whilst learning more about their little bundles of fun as they actively participate in classes – sometimes they have more fun than the children!Our special introductory offer for only £130 for a 10-week course includes our £35 annual family membership.Call us now for more information and to secure your baby’s place on 01782 214452.Terms and Conditions: Rolling Term start NOWA full programme is for 10 classesAnnual family membership is included in this offerFree trial session available 

Birthday Parties at Balance & Beam - We are taking bookings from September

Even though we've been closed for the last 4 months you can be sure that when you book your Birthday party at Balance & Beam you will have the best time ever!!Our new Procedures, Post Covid-19 mean that we can offer you a socially distanced party meaning that you and your friends can enjoy getting together again, albeit a little more distanced than usual.  Maximum children in a party for now will be 15We've gridded out our Red Mat Out and spaced out our equipment so that the children will have plenty of space to have fun exploring the gym without having to get too close to friends.We are recommending that only one parent attends the party with their child so we can keep you safely distanced in our lobby area.  Or, if your child is happy for you to leave them and come back to collect later, better still (obviously only applicable to children from 3 years and up and not our parent/child parites)  All children will be signed in to the gym to comply with our Track & Trace procedures. - Please click here to see out Post Covid-19 procedures Covid-19 ProceduresOur party room can nicely accommodate 12 - 15 children We've been voted No#2 Party Venue for North Staffordshire and we love to host YOUR parties so please don't leave it too late to find out about our fabulous, bespoke birthday parties here - we are experts in catering to the age of your children. Parties slots are held on Sundays from 1.00pm.Price Information for a 1 hour 30 mins partyMembers… £200 up to 12 guestsNon-Members… £230 up to 12 guestsExtra ½ Hour to include the inflatable Tumble Track… £50**Additional Children up to a max of 15 at £9 per headParty Food must be Pre-Packed per Child or we can provide a Lunch Box @ £7.50Reserve your party slot NOWIf you are a Balance & Beam Gold card holder you will get £50 off your party.Please visit the Parties page of the website for more specific details about the parties.  FUN, FUN AND MORE FUN...THAT'S WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU BOOK A BALANCE & BEAM BIRTHDAY! If you are looking for a GREAT PARTY DESTINATION for your little birthday superstar, well look no further. Balance & Beam’s parties have been voted one of the TOP PARTY VENUES in this area.Every one of our private parties are brilliantly organised and unique. We work with parents and carers to ensure that their Balance & Beam Birthday Party is AWESUME for their child, totally STRESS FREE for them and FUN, FUN, FUN for everyone.We give you a 100% guarantee that everything will be just perfect for your little one’s special day.From the moment you and your party guests enter our bright and colourful, spotlessly clean gym our fully trained and experienced party hosts will take care of everything, meaning you just sit back and enjoy watching everyone having a fabulous time.About a Balance & Beam Birthday PartyFirst and foremost, CONTACT US NOW and reserve your party date… Our party slots book up quickly.Balance & Beam parties can be booked by both members and non-members.Our parties are suitable for 1-9 year olds and are completely instructor led by DBS checked, friendly & motivating staff.You will have exclusive use of our gym and all the facilities for the duration of your party.We can cater for mixed age group parties and create a party package that meets the needs of every child and their guests. You can choose either a 1 hour.30 mins or a 2-hour party slotWe supply you with cute party invites that contain all the details about your Balance & Beam party.We will set up everything for you, including your own prepared lunchboxes or pre-plated food. (We find that not too much food is best e.g.  one sandwich, crisps, fruit bag, Frube or similar & a small cake or biscuit to finish & a small bottle of water or Fruit Shoot etc.)Our party hosts will make sure the children can get into everything.   We can present your child with their Party cake but at the moment we recommend pre-sliced & packed cake for the party bagsAnd BEST OF ALL we do all the cleaning up.All your party guests leave with a helium Balance & Beam balloon to say thank you for having your party with usReserve your party slot NOW

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