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Our Super Tots Pre School programme is for children from 18+ months.

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Balanceability - Mini Bikers

Please note our next Level 1 course will start on Sunday 18th September at Clowne Sports Centre.  We are asking anyone who is interested in joining the course to attend a free taster session on 11th September.  Places have to be pre booked by calling 01246 242364.

Parents/guardians comments from courses held in 2015 include:

  • My child loved attending sessions.
  • The changes in his confidence are amazing.  We would not be where we are without sessions - thank you so much.
  • The course has had a really positive influence on our child.  He is now brimming with confidence and wants to take his bike out as often as possible.
  • All parents/guardians whose child/ren completed courses in 2015 said they would recommend sessions to a family/friend with young children. 

Did you know that 43% of children cannot ride a bike by the age of 6?  (MORI 2011).

Balanceability is the UK's first and only progressive accredited 'learn to cycle' programme for children between 3 and 6 years.  Each session is constructed around games, challenges and new experiences using ergonomic balance bikes providing fun and physical activity for under 6's.  Children will be completing the Balanceability Level 1 course.  Please be aware that it is likely that after six weeks at Level 1 your child will not be able to ride a bike.  The Level 1 course feeds into the Level 2 course, which revolves around balance and core strength.  After the Level 2 course, children should be able to ride on their own without stabilisers.  Bikes and helmets are provided as well as medals and certificates on completion of the course. Please be aware that from week 3 of the Level 2 course children are asked to bring along their own bike to ride.

Please ensure your child wears suitable clothing (no skirts or baggy shorts/trousers as they can get caught in the bike) as well as appropriate footwear (no open toe shoes or Crocs).

Sessions are led by DBS checked, first aid trained and qualified Balanceability instructors.

What is the difference between Level 1 and Level 2 Balanceability courses?

Level 1

Fundamental movement patterns, gross motor skills and dynamic balance are incorporated along with an introduction to the balance bike.  Children learn how to pick up, manoeuvre, mount and dismount their bikes and then learn the skills to ride a balance bike safely.  The aim of the Level 1 course is to create the confidence to glide a balance bike with their feet off the ground and be able to stop in a controlled manner.

To secure a place please call 01246 242364.

Level 2

The course continues the development of gross motor skills, dynamic balance and co-ordination.  The main goal is to improve the child's gliding, stopping, braking and turning skills to enable them to ride solo on a pedal bike safely and confidently. The art of riding a bicycle is dependent upon a good understanding and experience of balance and control and bringing all the new skills together.  Please be aware that from week 3 of the Level 2 course children are asked to bring along their own bike to ride.

To secure a place please call 01246 242364.

Mini Dribblers

Please note Mini Dribblers sessions have now finished for the summer.  The next session will take place on Monday 5th September. 

Football based session for girls and boys aged 2.5-4 years which take place at Clowne Sports Centre and Frederick Gent Sports Centre.

Sessions are led by DBS checked, first aid trained and FA qualified coaches. Please note sessions are pay and play, no advance payment is needed.

Days: Monday

Times: 9.30-10.15am

Venue: Clowne Sports Centre, sports hall

Cost: First session free then £3 per session

For further information call 01246 242364.

Mini Dribblers sessions also take place at Frederick Gent Sports Centre on Saturday mornings.

Days: Saturday

Times: 10.30-11.15am

Venue: Frederick Gent Sports Centre, sports hall

Cost: First session free then £3 per session

For further information call 01773 814150

Little Wickets

Little Wickets soft ball cricket fun and games sessions will be recommencing in September from 2-2.45pm (1st innings) and 4-4.45pm (2nd innings) at Clowne Sports Centre.

  • Sessions are run by experienced, qualified and fully vetted Little Wickets coach and an assistant
  • Sessions include fun warm up games and skill based activities based on the FUNdamentals of movement, developing hand eye co-ordination, individual skills and team co-operation
  • Parents/guardians stay throughout the sessions and can join in as much or as little as they like
  • There's nothing special to bring or wear - whatever your little one is happy running around in (but they might need a drink)

Cost & how to book a place

Sessions must be pre booked and paid for in advance, the cost of 7 week block of sessions is £35.  Please note sibling discounts are available.  For your peace of mind please note that there is a Newcomers Guarantee, so if after a couple of weeks it isn't working out for whatever reason then individuals will be entitled to a refund of the unused sessions at £5 each.  Joining part way through the sessions is not a problem as long as there is availability and the costs would be pro-rated accordingly. Payment is via BASC or cheques (made payable to Little Wickets).  Full details of how to pay will be sent out on confirmation of space being available.

Parents/guardians comments from sessions held in February/March 2016 include:

Coaches are really patient with the children

My son loves Cricket and talks about the Little Wickets session throughout the week

I'm a big believer in confidence through sport and seeing my son develop his skills at such a young age is inspiring

My son loves the sessions and is improving his hand-eye coordination

To book a place please call 0115 924 8476 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your child's name, date of birth and your mobile number.

For more information including comments from other parents whose children have participated in sessions please go to www.littlewickets.com 

Days: Wednesday

Times: 2-2.45pm (1st innings 2.5-4 years) and 4-4.45pm (2nd innings 4-7 years)

Venue: Clowne Sports Centre, sports hall

Cost: £35 for 7 week course

For further information call 0115 924 8476 or go to www.littlewickets.com .

Super Tots Open Play

Please note that Open Play sessions have finished for the summer and will recommence on Thursday 8th September.

Open play sessions for girls and boys from 18 months to 4 years old taking place during term time.  Just turn up and play with the various pieces of equipment including tunnels, ladders, bean bags, hoops, balls, racquets, musical instruments and lots more! 

Sessions are supervised by DBS checked, first aid trained and qualified Fundamentals coaches.  Please note sessions are pay and play, no advance payment is needed.

Days: Thursday

Times: 9.15-11.15am

Venue: Clowne Sports Centre, sports hall

Cost: First session free then £3 per session

For further information call 01246 242364.

We are always on the look out for new ideas for sessions.  Let us know by contacting 01246 242364.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is payment for sessions required in advance?

Our Super Tots Open Play and Mini Dribblers sessions are play and pay, so if you can't make it every week, you won't lose out, just pay £3 every time you attend, plus your first session is FREE!  To secure a place on our Balanceability Mini Bikers programme full payment is needed before the first session.  To secure a place on Little Wickets sessions payment is required in full when signing up to 5 or 6 week course.  Please note that a newcomers guarantee exists whereby for whatever reason if after 2 weeks children aren't enjoying the sessions a full refund of the unused sessions will be provided. 

Who delivers sessions?

Sessions are led by DBS checked, first aid trained and qualified coaches/instructors from Bolsover District Council.  Little Wickets sessions are delivered by fully vetted, enthusiastic, qualified Little Wickets coaches.

How will my child/children benefit from the sessions?

Your child will be able to develop a number of skills whilst particiipating in our Super Tots sessions. Some of which include:

  • Developing their agility, balance and co-ordination
  • Developing their confidence, self esteem and self awareness
  • Developing their communication and social skills
  • Aiding their development of concepts such as identifying shapes, colours and numbers

Do sessions take place in the school holidays?

Sessions only take place during term time. No sessions take place in the school holidays.

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