Balance & 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.
We offer a premium, curriculum based programme with weekly themed lessons for children from 4 months – 12 years. With us being non-competitive, classes here are great fun, structured but not too strict. Every week here is different so lots of opportunity to risk take, problem solve, socialise & make new friends.
We also do half & full day Holiday / Activity Camps for 3 – 10 Year Olds. During School Holidays and on Sundays We host Amazing Birthday Parties
I’m looking for sporty people who want to develop their teaching skills and gain invaluable experience along the way. Gymnastics would be advantageous but any sporty/active person would be a great addition to our team.
We’ve got the parent/child classes covered by existing staff so it would be children from 3 years through to 12 that we need assistance with.
Hours Required – Saturdays & Sundays Predominantly
Saturdays From 10.00 – 5.15pm
Sundays From 11.30 – on our Party Rota
(Possibly Tuesdays From 4.00 – 7.30pm)
If you could attend our staff training sessions on Monday at 2.45 - 4.00pm that would be extremely helpful as we plan our week’s activities then.
Who Should Apply
If you are energetic, self-motivated & conscientious looking for a fun and challenging opportunity working with children then you would be perfect for the role
You would also need to be someone who’s fun, bubbly & very smiley - an ex-gymnast would be good but not essential. Having a background in child development, physical education, sports, or drama would also certainly a plus as is customer service experience.
If you have the above attributes and/or love keeping fit yourself then this role would be great for you as full training will be given
You would need to be able to keep your energy levels up as you would be teaching back to back classes. We get very hands on with the kids, no standing on the sidelines!!
Some of the key benefits & attributes of working here:
Be part of an exciting, dynamic team of instructors
Great friendly working environment
See how fun it can be teaching children in a positive way
Develop your people skills (adults and children)
Learn from an expert & dynamic team of instructors
You will be teaching non-competitive gymnastics classes to children 3 – 12 years
Be hard-working, reliable & dependable
Develop your Time Management Skills
Develop transferable skills, if moving on into the Primary/Secondary teaching sector
Great stop-gap & hands on experience studying & working
Develop your public speaking skills
Learn how to deal with conflict
Become a positive role model
Become a valued employee
Learn how to work as part of a team
Delivering the high standards of our gymnastics based developmental programme
Develop a great work ethic
Work on your own initiative
Learn how to value customers
Provide excellent customer service
Learn how to be a better communicator
Help children to feel good about themselves
Help children develop risk taking, turn taking, sharing, social skills
Learn how to deliver a structured programme of activities
Full training given on site in our weekly training session
Training & support is given whilst in classes including shadowing existing instructors
Great Pathway for your future career development
Earn money !!
About Balance & Beam
f 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:
Balance & Beam Gymnastics
Stoke on Trent
Job Type: Part-time
Experience in gymnastics would be advantageous but not essential:
“I've been coming to camps for 5 years and love spending time in the gym. My little sister Phoebe comes with me now so we have even more fun together”
“I just wanted to send in a testimonial for Setta for the Sunday advanced class. She does a superb job of the class every week and makes a big effort to give them a fully rounded gymnastics class - giving all the class their own routine is the icing of that cake. What I wanted to point out was how she is genuinely engaged with the kids to the point where it is clear how happy the children learning and improving makes her. It's lovely to see and I'm glad that my daughter gets such a pleasant, capable and committed coach each week. Rob, Dad to Emmy S (Aged 9 years) ”
“I just wanted to email you and say a huge THANK YOU.- For listening to mine and my daughter’s concerns and for suggesting ways to help, and WOW did it help. To see her little face in class and others too, smiling and laughing & enjoying what they were doing. As her Mum I knew I needed to and trusted you enough to be able to talk to you. You proved me right, by listening, taking on board my concerns and changing things slightly to help my daughter I know to each and every parent, their child is special and they are the only thing that matters at that point, whereas you have hundreds of children to think of. Again, you embrace each and every child and this is unique and special. A well-deserved thank you and I’m proud to be part of the Balance & Beam Family”
“My daughter Freya regularly attends camps in the school holidays. She really enjoys the wide range of activities. The camps feature time in the gym as well as some fun crafty time. As a parent I know that I am leaving Freya in a safe, supportive and engaging learning environment and when she is picked up she is already looking forward to her next camp”
“Just wanted to share with you this video of Edith conquering her fear this week and say a massive thank you, because it’s all down to your hard work and dedication. I know this doesn’t look like much, but believe it or not this tiny little beam is the root of all her fear! She had a nasty slip on it about a year ago and bust her lip, and since then has been scared of anything even remotely beam-like. Coming to gym has done wonders for her confidence and every single day she gets more and more adventurous when we are at the playground or even just messing about in the garden. Tackling the “original” beam at forest school this week is a huge thing for Edie and just goes to show how much her confidence has improved. Thank you all so much for everything you’ve done for her. The progress she has made makes a difference to her every day ”
“Thanks so much for making our birthday party so much fun yet again. This was Mollie's 4th Birthday party here and again all the staff were wonderful. Thanks so much to Yvonne & the team!!”
“This was one of the most relaxing parties I’ve had. From a parent’s viewpoint, it's such a simple party to organise....and from the party girl’s viewpoint.....'epic party again Mum, even better than last year’s!”
“Just a quick note to say thank you for all that you do at balance & beam, Thanks for the lovely bond you’ve all built with K & us as a family, For the time & effort you put into developing your children through the well thought out themes which you explain thoroughly in class, Keeping the Facebook page fun & exciting with birthdays & star of the week, The end of term certificates that we keep & the stickers you give which mostly get squashed or chewed but are very welcome, For your newsletters so we know exactly what’s happening & for all the other activities you make possible that we’ll look forward to joining in with as K grows, I can’t wait to have a birthday party with you! Thanks for always being so caring & asking how we are & for being so accommodating with our classes on weeks when K hasn’t been too well over the winter, Your skills at knowing how to safely encourage our little girl when she was just 4 months old & started coming to class have been so enriching for her, We’re very proud to be a part of balance & beam, thanks for facilitating such a fabulous skill locally, “Thank you ladybirds” ”
“Would like to say a HUGE thank you for Macy's birthday party on Sunday, Mel and Ellie are a credit to Balance & Beam, so welcoming and organised, and generally lovely girls, really kept the children engaged, all the children had a lovely time and were asking their parents if they could come again, all the parents were impressed how lovely the gym was and just how fab the instructors were. Macy loved every minute, best party ever, so thank you again, especially to your lovely girls Mel and Ellie xx”
“For me balance and beam is now one of four core elements of care / socialisation for a toddler in their early stages. Exercise, strength and learning things in a class environment & out school clubs all obvious extra bonuses.”
“Just a quick note to say how great I thought the class was last night - a whole world away from the last gymnastics class he did. Really good fun and a great variety of activities - I was amazed that he was doing the running/jumping forward rolls after a couple of attempts. He also really enjoyed it - he's not normally the most enthusiastic but he was talking about it all the way home after class and telling his friends the following morning on the walk in to school ”
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the best ever party. I didn't have to do anything at all, it was so stress free and the girls in the gym were amazing. We'll certainly be back next year”
“What a wonderful 1st birthday party we had today, thank you so much for making it a very special day for our little boy. All the parents & children had a great interactive session and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Lucie & Mike, mummy & daddy to Dexter”