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Children & Families Staffordshire Next Visit 5th October

We've had a lovely Summer with Children and Families Staffordshire attending a variety of sessions including our Messy Play sessions and gym sessions.They're next at the gym on Thursday,5th October 12.30 - 2.30pmThese sessions give family members the opportunity to take a break whilst their special little people get to have lots of fun in the capable hands of their carers.The team at Balance & Beam facilitates these group activity sessions and gives help and advice to their carers as to what their young charges are able to do and tips on how to help them with the gym equipment.It is such a great place for them to let off steam, build new skills, learn to interact & socialise with their peers all in a safe, bright and colourful environment as well as building their confidence and self esteemAfter their session in the gym they can relax in the lobby area with snacks & juice Why do some families need Children and Families Staffordshire …   several young children, twins or more very young/inexperienced parents themselves child/parent with disability child's behaviour difficulties ill heath, mental or physical relationship difficulties death of a family member post natal depression inadequate housing financial difficulties budgeting problems loneliness/isolation lone single parent depression violence and abuse asylum seekers For more information about Homestart please visit their website or contact them direct on 01782 683810

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Calling all Babies - 4 months - walking!

Babies can enjoy dedicated exercise classes just as much as their older peers at Balance and Beam. 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 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. Programmes 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 and Beam help to grow a great social environment for new mums and dads to learn more about their little bundles of fun as they actively participate in classes – sometimes they have more fun than the children!Special introductory offer for only £130 for a 10-week course includes £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 

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Messy Play - Alternating Monday & Friday 11 - 12 noon during term times

Book in for our Messy Play Days here at Balance & BeamOur 'Let's Get Messy' craft sessions are held at Balance & Beam in our party roomOne hour creative craft sessions for our under 4s are on every other Monday & Friday in our Party room from 11 - 12 noonParent/child activity with everything supplied by us.  Different weekly activities with all the messy stuff here & not in your own home!!Free juice & biccys provided afterwardsBlock bookings of 10 sessions for £50 or individual sessions @ £5.50Free to Balance & Beam VIP / Goldcard holdersFor more information please contact us on 01782 214452 or by email to book in & for more informationThe dates will be as follows:Monday, 11th SeptemberFriday, 22nd SeptemberMonday, 25th SeptemberFriday, 6th OctoberMonday, 9th OctoberFriday, 20th October

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Book Your Free Taster Session NOW for our Autumn Term + Prices

We're into our new Autumn term already which started 4th September 2017 and runs through to 18th February 2018 - Lots of classes are filling up with some already full but please do send us an enquiry as we still have spaces, especially in our parent/child & pre-school classes; this is because our little people keep growing and moving to the next age group!!Price options for the term following a free taster session from w/c 25th September are as follows:£251.10 for 18 Classes in full saving 10% discountor choose our instalment plan£90 Deposit + Balance payable at the end of September of £161.10or£90 Deposit and then 3 further monthly standing order payments of £63.00Annual family membership of £35 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 plus other member discounts & benefitsTo book your free trial class or for further information please call us on 01782 214452 or fill in the Contact Form the link through to see our class timetables for all ages through to our youtube channel to listen / see some of our testimonials Check out our facebook page to see what we get up to in class & read our testimonials.   Please contact us on 01782 214452 or by email to book your free trial or for more information

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October Half Term Holiday Camps - Book Online Now!

Our OFSTED registered camps are great for children as they are on the go all day meaning that when you collect them they will be worn out and you will have the satisfaction of knowing they are getting plenty of exercise whilst you're having to work or catching up with other things Don't forget we accept a variety of Childcare vouchers! Camps will be running Monday - Friday all through the summer holidays in August Prices start from £18.00 for members and £20.00 non members per half day A Half Day Camp is either: 9.30 - 12.30 or 1.30 - 4.30pm  A Full day is 9.30 - 4.30pm and includes supervision over lunch break (parents provide lunch box) or we can order a Subway Kidspak for them for an extra £3.00 Early drop off from 8.45am and late pick up until 5.00pm available at £3.00 per child per session You can now book & pay online via the website Book Online Or Call 01782 214452 For more information you can also email us Full payment is required at time of booking Camps are non-refundable

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Read & Rumble - Will be back Thursday, 12th October 11.30am - 12.45pm

Parent/Child Activity - Suitable for under 4 years.Our next Read & Rumble will be held on Thursday, 12th October from 11.30am - 12.45pmWe'll have some stories and rhymes first, followed by lots of fun and physical activity in the gym.  From there we'll return to our party room for refreshments for all and colouring for the little peoplePrice includes Tea/Coffee for parents & juice/water & biscuits for the children. Story books supplied by Stoke Library Come and join in the fun. - Maybe you know someone else who would like to come along too?? This event is a paid event unless you are a Balance & Beam Gold Card holderIt's £4.00 for Members and £6.00 Non Members (additional siblings @ £3.00).  If you're a VIP/Gold Card member all under 4s events are free.  As usual, we anticipate it being busy so you will need to book in advance as spaces are limited.  You will also now be able to pay using a visa/debit card to secure your place in advanceTo Book Call 01782 214452 or email:

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Women in Business - Network Event Tuesday, 7th November 12.30 - 2.00pm

Mums in Business, come and join us...Our next event will be held Tuesday, 7th November at 12.30 - 2.00pm We realise that mums can struggle to get to meetings early mornings and in the evenings so we host ours at a lunchtime so that it doesn't interfere with childcare arrangements.  This Ladies Only meeting is £5.00 to attend (payable on the day) and will include a light buffet lunch and is a great opportunity to get together with other like-minded ladies in order to support each other in business. If you are able to attend please email so that we can expect you; if you can’t, but you know other mums in business who could benefit from a networking event, then please get them to make contact with usIf you would like to tell us more about your business then come and join us - we'd love to see youIf you’ve not been to us before, Balance and Beam is located next door to Waterworld where there is a pay and display car park. For further information please do not hesitate to give Yvonne or Pam a call on 01782 214452.

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Vacancy for Level One Gymnastics Instructor - Evenings/Saturday

Are you an energetic, self-motivated, conscientious individual seeking a fun and challenging opportunity working with children by teaching motor skill development through gymnastics based classes? If so, you may be just the person we’re looking for! (We are not a soft play centre) The position would suit a University student looking for evening & weekend workDetails of the PostWe are always on the look out for hard working, dependable individuals to help our business grow! Instructors will be responsible for teaching non-competitive gymnastics classes to Pre-School and Primary School age children, as well as assisting in our bespoke children's birthday parties.You will be working with a dynamic team of individuals who are committed to providing outstanding customer service and a membership experience for children and parents that is second to none. Saturdays & Sundays are required. Full training will be provided and there are excellent opportunities for career growth and advancement.Typical responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:• Delivering the high standards of our gymnastics based developmental programme.• Know and understand our philosophy and programme• Communicate information correctly and professionally to parents• Conduct high quality classes whilst ensuring they are high energy and fun• Providing excellent customer service and building student enrolment• Assisting with our Gymnastics Birthday parties on SundaysA background in child development, physical education, sports, gymnastics or drama is certainly a plus as is customer service experience.About Balance & BeamBalance & Beam Gymnastics has been trading since 2006 & are setting the standard for progressive motor-skill development, by providing children with a foundation of confidence through non-competitive, gymnastics-based programmes. Our Parent/Child, Pre-School and Primary School classes are all taught in a fun, safe and nurturing environment, which encourages children to develop at their own pace building confidence & self-esteem.If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please forward *details of your experience*in a covering email together with your contact information and CV to:Yvonne Shuttleworth Gym Director Balance & Beam Gymnastics Festival Way Stoke on Trent ST1 Type: Part-timeSalary: upon applicationRequired experience:Experience in gymnastics / coaching: 3 yearsLevel One Qualification in Artisitic Gymnastics (or similar) required

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Birthday Parties at Balance & Beam - Bookings now being taken for October onwards!! - Don't leave it too late!!

We've been voted No#2 Party Venue for North Staffordshire and we've already got parties booked for most of August now with just a few spaces left. September's looking really busy now with just 2 party slots left.  Most of October is booked up too 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 are held on Saturdays in August and Sundays from 11am from September.Member Price is £200 for 12 guests - if you have more coming then it's an extra £9/head up to around 28Extend your party by 30 minutes to include the Tumble Track for an extra £50If you are a Balance & Beam VIP/Goldcard holder you will get £50 off your party(Non Member Party Price is £230 for 12 guests)  Include catering at £5.00 per headPlease visit the Parties page of the website for more specific details about the parties.  (If you have less than 12 guests please speak to a member of staff to see if we can negotiate on price)   Hi Balance and BeamWe just wanted to say a huge thank you for giving Dylan such a fantastic 3rd birthday party. He had an awesome time and his friends thoroughly enjoyed themselves too. Ellie and Aleysha were absolutely brilliant and the two hours went so fast. All the children enjoyed themselves from the oldest (13) to the youngest (2). There was so much fun and laughter, we could just sit back and watch all the children have a wonderful time.Thank you so much for a fantastic, brilliant, amazing, memorable, relaxing, tremendous, totally epic birthday party. Dylan often talks about all the fun and all his friends had at his party.It brought back many happy memories from when Grace had her 5th birthday party with you all those years ago!!  It is still just as brilliant.Thank you again.Best wishes Jack xxxx

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Helping little people cartwheel into a happy healthy life

New term classes With parents placing a real emphasis on the health and development of their children, our classes combine gymnastics, motor skill abilities and above all, fun.Children from the age of 4 months to 12 years can develop motor skill ability, gain confidence through the development of social and emotional skills and boost physical fitness and strength.To register your interest in our new classes, please call us on 01782  214452 or email via our contact page by clicking here and we'll be in touch very shortly.Oh and remember to let us know if you would like a free trial class for your child - be quick!To view current class timetable please click here.

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