Gym Nippers

Preschool Gymnastics and Trampolining teach balance, jumping, co-ordination and motor skills using large, small and hand apparatus as well as introducing children to different social, creative and educational elements.  Our qualified coaches use play, song, dance and movement in the sessions and this playful environment is a great way for children to have lots of fun and lay valuable foundations for a healthy, active lifestyle.  Progress within these classes will be monitored against the Edinburgh Leisure class competencies and you can keep a track by signing up to our home portal. 




This 45-minute Adult and Child Gymnastics class is suitable for preschool children 18 months - 3 years.  Throughout class an Adult stays with the child to encourage and assist with the activities and join in all the FUN!

This 45-minute independent Gymnastics class is suitable for preschool children 3 - 5 years.  Using large and small apparatus this preschool class teaches gymnastics skills, balances, rolls, jumps, swings and introduces vaulting and floor work.

This 45-minute class is a combination of our Gym Nippers age groups and ideal where you have 2 preschoolers of different ages (one over and one under 3).  The children who are 3 and over will follow the same structure as our 3 – 5 years classes while the younger children (18 months – 3 years) need to be accompanied by an adult and supervised around the equipment. 

This 45-minute independent class is suitable for preschool children 3 - 5 years.  Using the full-size trampoline is the perfect way to coach basic trampoline and rebound skills.  Our qualified coaches use play, song, dance and movement in the sessions to encourage further social, emotional and language development.  This is a great way for children to have lots of fun and lay valuable foundations for a healthy, active lifestyle.

This 45-minute Adult and Child Gymnastics and Trampolining class is suitable for preschool children 18 months - 3 years.   Using large and small apparatus - including a full-size trampoline - this gymnastics class teaches gymnastics and trampoline skills, balances, rolls, jumps, swings and introduces vaulting and floor work.  Throughout class an Adult stays with the child to encourage and assist the child with the activities and join in all the FUN! 

This 45-minute independent Gymnastics and Trampolining class is suitable for preschool children 3 - 5 years.  Using large and small apparatus - including a full-size trampoline - this gymnastics class teaches gymnastics and trampoline skills, balances, rolls, jumps, swings and introduces vaulting and floor work.


This 45- minute, invite-only, independent Gymnastics class is suitable for preschool children 4 - 5 years and is set up to provide participants who have shown natural talent within Gym Nippers the opportunity to develop their skills at a pace in line with their ability.   It will give the participants more opportunity and focussed time to learn skills of a higher level and build on their strength and flexibility.

Specifically designed for 3 – 5 year olds, this class will focus on jumping techniques which promote self-confidence and social skills while having fun. Coaches will deliver the class using  the trampoline and dive board in the dry land diving area . Children will learn how to land, shape and twist and will be a great starting point for progression to trampolining, gymnastics or diving classes from P1. We ask that a parent please be willing, if necessary, to assist their child.





Are there any opportunities for competition?

Current guidelines do not allow for competition. Usually, every year we run an annual gymnastics display, and an annual gymnastics competition, plus in-house gymnastics competitions at every venue for every child. Throughout the year every child is assessed against specific skills to enable them to progress to the next level.

What clothing is needed?

Children should wear appropriate comfortable clothing that they can move around and be active in, for example T-shirts and shorts or leggings (note dresses or skirts are not ideal). Please tie long hair back and remove any jewellery, and children should take a water bottle into their class with them. They will take part in the gymnastics lessons in bare feet.