Home Educators

Our Home Educator programme is specifically timetabled to accommodate children educated at home. The programme mirrors our GfA sessions for recreational level gymnasts and comprises of a one hour session per week that teaches the fundamentals of Gymnastics in a fun and safe environment. Gymnasts work towards achieving Proficiency Awards and have the opportunity to take part in the annual end of year show and club championships. Home educator sessions are open to all abilities between the ages of four and fourteen.
We have scrapped the previous age restrictions on classes to make it easier for siblings to join the same session. Within each session there will be two coaches who can divide the same session into two smaller groups by age if we have a large age range within the same session.

If you would like to join for the first time please complete a Child Registration Form

You can enrol at anytime in the year subject to a space being available.

If you are enrolling for the first time, please complete the form above before attempting to enrol for a class.
We have spaces in the following classes (updated 10/9/2020):

Camberwell Leisure Centre

- Monday 2.15pm Home Educators 4 - 14 Years Old

- Thursday 2.15pm Home Educators 4 - 14 Years Old

Spaces are filled on a first come first served basis.
To enrol please login to your members area here (Registration form must be completed first)

Monthly Fees
Following our return to Gymnastics activity post lockdown, Home Educator classes have been made payable monthly instead of termly. We hope this will help with keeping costs manageable and therefore allow as many gymnasts to return as possible.
Your first month’s fee is payable as part of the online enrolment process.

Payment requests will now be sent out on the 14th of each month for the following month. eg Payment Requests for October will be sent out on 14th September.
The deadline for payment is the 28th of each month.
Monthly fees are £26 per gymnast with additional siblings being charged £21 per month. Payment can be made by Card or Direct Debit through
your Love Admin Account. Standing Orders can be setup into Sort Code 501029 Account Number 21764395 Reference your child's name so we can track payments.

As part of our move to monthly payments we are also extending the number of weeks that we run classes up to 46 weeks per year. Classes will run every week starting on Monday 7th September 2020 except for:
- Monday 21st December 2020 to Sunday 3rd January 2021 (2 weeks)
- Thursday 1st April 2021 to Wednesday 14th April 2021 (2 weeks)
- Monday 23rd August 2021 to Sunday 5th September 2021 (2 weeks)
Although some months will have more classes than others, we flat rate the monthly fee to make direct debits etc easier to setup.
£6.78 x 46 weeks = £311.88 divided by 12 equal monthly payments of £26.

Sibling Discount
We have been unable to apply sibling discounts automatically as part of the enrolment process so please enrol any siblings at the full fee of £26 and we will apply a double discount to October. From November onwards siblings will automatically be charged £21.
Currently we are only able to enrol gymnasts that were previously attending GfA classes, so if you have an additional sibling that you would like to enrol for the first time you will only be able to do this at the end of August when we know how many spaces we have available.

Holiday Discount
In addition to the set 6 weeks of holiday periods you are also able to request up to a further three weeks holiday for which you will not be charged. To request a holiday discount you will need to contact the office (info@southwarkgymnastics.co.uk / 0203 978 1430) before payment for that month is made. Holiday discounts cannot be applied to dates that have passed.

Discounts are not given for illness as you are paying for your space within the class however if your child has a long term injury or illness please contact the office and we will consider any options that can be offered.

Moving Class or Leaving
At the end of each term the office will contact you if your child is of an age required to move up a class.
There is no minimum enrolment period so you can stop attending a class at any point without being charged for additional classes. Please contact the office to let us know that you are leaving, and we will then stop any upcoming payment requests. If you do not attend four sessions in a row or do not make a payment by the requested deadline, without informing us, we will assume that you have left and will offer your space to someone on the waiting list.

Annual Membership
Membership will be requested in October. Bronze Membership is required as it includes memberships to SGC, British Gymnastics and London Gymnastics.
Discounts have been applied to the new membership year to take into account the missed sessions from this year. We have passed on the savings from British Gymnastics so Bronze Membership is £28, down from the usual £37.

Members are automatically fully insured to take part in all activities and receive a welcome pack in the post from BG.
The Annual Membership Year runs October 1st 2020 - September 31st 2021 therefore the deadline for renewing your membership is the end of September. If you are a new member joining for the first time, Membership must be paid before your second session.
If you have any questions about the enrolment process or need help please contact the office info@southwarkgymnastics.co.uk or 0203 978 1430. The office is open Monday to Friday 10am – 3pm.

Core Proficiency Award Scheme
How many awards are there?
There are eight levels to complete – (Level 8 being the easiest / Level 1 being the most difficult). Gymnasts must achieve 8 out of the 10 skills to pass their badge. As the badges become more difficult, they will take longer to achieve and will require determination and hard work from the gymnasts at these levels. We will also ensure ALL gymnasts receive a certificate for hard work at the end of each term.

What do they learn?
The gymnast's progress through the awards, starting with learning their basic shapes, jumps and movement patterns, before building on their basic skills and learning cartwheels, handstands, rolls and basic vaulting skills. Gymnasts will still train Bar, Beam, Trampette, Floor and Vault skills alongside the badge scheme programme.

How often will they achieve a skill?
The aim is that a gymnast will achieve one new skill per week, however all children progress at different levels and all our skills are taught progressively, so although the awards are there for the gymnasts to aim for, they are not the sole purpose of our programme; the purpose is to teach them the basics of gymnastics in a structured environment so that they can build upon and use these skills in the future.

How will my child be assessed?
All coaches have been instructed to continuously measure gymnast’s technique, artistry and neatness to ‘competition standard’ throughout the term and tick off the skills individually as and when the child completes them.

When will my child receive their badge and how much does the badge cost?
Two weeks before the end of term, the coaches will provide a slip to those gymnasts who have successfully completed 8 out of 10 exercises. Once they receive the slip, parents must return the slip to the coach along with payment of £5 and the gymnast will receive their badge and certificate at the end of that session. The gymnast would then move on to the next level.

What happens if my child does not successfully complete 8 out of 10 skills?
The gymnast would continue to work on the required skills. All gymnasts will still receive a certificate for their hard work at the end of term.

Please feel free to contact us via info@southwarkgymnastics.co.uk or
0203 978 1430