Our classes are engaging, informative and inclusive of all kids of different developmental needs. Our knowledgeable instructors can help each and every child and their family.
Baby classes help parents understand about baby’s development in the first year of life and how to best assist babies to go through all milestones.
Toddler classes are great for kids on the move. Our obstacle course is designed for mastering climbing, crawling, balancing, etc.
Classes for 3-5 year olds include more advanced movement challenges and a focus on social aspect of working in a group, following instructions, developing independence and preparing your child for kinder and school.
Throughout our program, children develop their gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, social and emotional skills, following instructions and routine in the age appropriate, nurturing environment with the safety of their parents’ help and our friendly and supportive staff.
Classes run in 2 parts: exploring the obstacle course in our large hall and group time. Both parts are equally important as they have a different focus and compliment each other. Kids are actively engaged in all activities and age specific information and instructions are provided by the teacher.
GymbaROO Geelong is one of the first centres in Victoria and we are proud to have the community respect and support for over 30 years
Many families have been bringing their children and grandchildren, recommending our classes to their friends and extended family.
Health and allied health practitioners often recommend GymbaROO to support their clients through our program. We are proud to have dedicated staff who stay with us for a long time, who regularly perfect their skills through various professional development courses.
All stuff have a current Working with Children Police check and First Aid training.
Our equipment course changes every 2 weeks providing children with new challenges while always keeping a few favourites like trampoline and various swings. All equipment is designed for young kids up to the age of 6, making GymbaROO a unique and safe place for families.
Our venue has efficient cooling and heating all year round, all abilities access to toilets, ample space for prams.
Our centre has free and convenient off street parking right near our entrance. We are located opposite Kmart in Barwon Valley Activity Centre in Belmont. Turn into the service lane to your left and drive along the building towards the traffic lights. You will see a small carpark and our entrance around the corner.
Levels 1-7 $24, Level 8 $25 per class, enrolment on a school term basis with upfront payment. Mid term enrolment is welcome, subject to availability.
Olga Barrett – Owner operator in Geelong from 2014, GymbaROO teacher from 2012.
- Olga has a B Ed (Hons) from a a University in Russia. She has extensive training in Early childhood development and reflexes, is trained in Rhythmic Movement, Masgutova Method (MNRI) and is an INPP practitioner who works with school aged children on behaviour and learning difficulties. Olga teaches all levels, from 1 to 8. Olga has 3 children
- Megan Andrews has a BA degree in Primary school teaching and has been teaching in GymbaROO Geelong since 2012. Megan teaches level 2-7 classes., She has 2 children, both went to GymbaROO. Geelong classes.
- Simone Hancock is our assistant and has just celebrated her 20 years with GymbaROO Geelong. She will welcome you when you arrive and answer your phone calls during business hours. Simone has 2 daughters, both of whom went to GymbaROO Geelong.
"We love coming to GymbaROO - it’s an excellent opportunity to learn some new skills and ways to play with Bella that will enrich her development. Socially, it’s also a very fun way to catch up with my Mothers Group and letting the babies all play together. "-Katelyn and Isabella
"I’ve since taken Owen to the local park that has those mini trampolines, and we bounce on them, go down the slides and do tummy time on the hanging swing. Would never have thought to do it with him being a baby, without doing GymbaROO!"-Emma and Owen
"Just wanted to say how much I appreciate all you do and we have nothing but praise for GymbaROO and what it’s done for Archie’s confidence"-Beth and Archie
"I used to bring my older child to GymbaROO when she was a crawler…and found it helpful for her to learn ways to get around. Now I am due with my youngers and trying to plan ahead. I was looking at my work days, how to fit in some exercises and how I could fit things in around baby etc and thought I’d look up GymbaROO to add to my timetable."-Jenny, mum of 3
"Thank you for doing your best and for engaging the babies through your classes. I really enjoyed them!"-Nicole and Rosie
"The various activities are created for each level and all of the teachers have a wonderful enthusiasm and involve all children. I highly recommend Gymbaroo."-Lauren
"Gymbaroo is an inclusive environment without any pressure to achieve any standard. My child is allowed to flourish at his sown pace with his Mum by his side. The early years do go by so fast! So to be able to enjoy this activity with my child is really a beautiful thing. Thank you to Mega, Olga and Simone for always being welcoming, supportive, encouraging and recognizing all the little achievements each child makes, no matter how big or small. I love that Gymbaroo incorporates so many different developmental skills under one roof. Thank you for such a great program!"-Paula and Osten
"Thank you so much for amazing ew terms at Gymbaroo! We have so much fun every single time and we appreciate all of the effort, time and love you put into our babies. So many tips and tricks... Your knowledge is priceless!"-Sam, Tayla ad Kristy
"You give children a wonderful time!"-The Geddes family
"It is our favourite activity and a highlight each week!"-Abbie and Ebony
You can book a trial class if there is availability, by email or phone.
No free trials.
Fee of $25 applies on the day.
We organise birthday parties. Please contact us for details.
We offer a sibling discount
Term 4 -2023 TOYS for Levels 3-8, including mixed group of levels 2-3. Level 1 and Level 2 will have special booklets.
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