Our July Holiday Timetable is now confirmed and bookings are already open.
We take Creative Kids Vouchers for school holiday programs. (Not Active Kids- Sorry!)
Our Winter Programs will run from 9am to 3pm Monday July 4- Tuesday July 19, 2022. We will have 2 groups: 5-8yrs old (yrs k-2 2022) ; 9-13yrs (yrs 3-6 2022). Simply book your child into the correct age group. Please note- our programs are workshops style and aren’t suitable for kids still at preschool*.
Great News for those who need to work late or just want that extra child free hour! Either book with your day bookings, or email us if you would like it added on to existing bookings. Before care (8:30am) and after care (5:30pm).
Strict cancellation/refund policy on all bookings. Please take responsibility for your booking and read our terms and conditions for more details.
ANNANDALE STUDIO: 103C Parramatta Rd, Annandale. Entry is on Johnson St- right next door to the Empire Hotel.
JUNCTION STUDIO: 1/86 Ebley St, Bondi Junction. (Upstairs from Services NSW). Our Older and more progressive groups do some of their workshops at Bronte Fitness on Oxford St- but all drops offs should be to Ebley St.
What to bring:
Kids will need to bring a packed lunch and recess NUT FREE (there is a tuck shop with healthy snacks: Yogurts, oat bars, seaweed snacks, apples etc. if you want to give your child some $), a water bottle, a hat for the park and for Kindy children a change of clothes.
What to wear?
Comfy clothing that enables them to move around a lot. Just like gymnastics please no dresses! We don’t wear shoes in yoga so please bring something you are comfortable to leave in the side room- we will be walking to the park- so something comfortable to walk in.
Before and aftercare
Before and aftercare is available is also available! We will continue to maintain our no-screens policy so you can rest assured there time at Yogis is not on tablets/laptops.
Creative kids vouchers
Creative Kids Vouchers are accepted- making it even cheaper! Email us your creative kids vouchers before you book so we can process them before you book.
Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking your child into our program. By booking into our program you agree to all Terms and Conditions as outlined on our website should there be any exceptions please provide written notice.
We only accept creative kids vouchers (not active kids vouchers) for our school holiday programmes. Please contact us with your voucher number and desired dates so we can process them for you (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please note: Park activities depend on the weather. Want to stay updated with what the kids are up to each day? Follow @flyingyogis on instagram as we upload stories, photos and activities throughout the day.
DROP OFF/ PICK UP LOCATION
All drop offs and pickups will be at
103C Parramatta Rd Annandale (entry is on Johnston St, next to Empire Hotel)
1/86 Ebley ST, Bondi Junction.
Please respect our staff and do not be late picking up children. Please see T&Cs for late pickup penalties.
WHAT TO WEAR
Comfy gymnastics/ yoga style gear that they can move around in and sneakers for park activities. They will be barefoot inside for many activities- so no closed toe tights. Nothing fancy- we use paint; go to parks; love arts and crafts… so something that can come home a little “loved”.
SUN HAT, TOWEL & SUNSCREEN FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Please pack a sun hat for the park and a towel for your child to sit on. We will apply sunscreen to all children prior to walking to the park, if your child uses a sensitive skin sunscreen- please put a tube in their bag and let us know.
LABELLED WATER BOTTLE & EXTRA PANTS + UNDIES
We end up with lots of unlabelled and unclaimed water bottles at the end of each camp, so please pack a labelled water bottle so we can notify you if it’s left behind. Please also pack spare pants, undies and a plastic bags for accidents that occur.
RECESS & LUNCH (NUT FREE)
Please pack a hearty NUT FREE recess and lunch. We kindly request you consider the level of processed sugars in your children’s food as highly sugared up children are hard to manage! We know it’s their holidays and time for fun and treats- but please ensure treats are moderate and ideally healthy!!
TUCK SHOP CHANGE
We have a Tuck shop with healthy food options: yoghurts; oat bars; home made bliss balls; seaweed snacks; apples; pears etc. Please let your children know that if you haven’t provided them $ for tuck shop that we cant give them anything.
CRAFT ITEMS IF SPECIFIED
Check our art project calendar. You may need to bring something from home (normally a jar/ or a bottle of some sort. There’s always one t-shirt design day- so if you pick that day, your child will need to bring an item of cotton clothing)
OUTINGS FROM THE STUDIO
When weather permits, we take the children to the park for lunch:
Annandale- Weekely Park, Stanmore. We do cross Parramatta Rd but our staff are fully trained to keep the children as safe as possible
Bondi: The “choo Choo” train park on Ebley St. This is less than 5 minutes away from the studio.
On days with masterclasses or that reach over 25 students in Bondi Junction- we take older kids and kids who are at a progressive level of a certain gymnastics skill to Bronte fitness.
And the NOT SO SMALL PRINT!
Late Drop-offs and Early Pickups
Please call us on (02) 9386 0031 if you are dropping your children off late or picking them up early. There are some circumstances where we may leave for the park early, or only be getting back to the studio moments before 3 pm. On those days- we will let you know exactly where to pick your child up from.
Please let us know if your child has any behavioural issues. If there are tools to make your child feel at home and welcome, please share them. The less surprises we have- the better able we are to manage a child who finds new activities stressful or confronting. We will also ensure we have the correct staff on board with experience to manage children of varying points of the behaviour spectrum
We have zero tolerance on bullying or aggressive behaviour at any of our programmes. We let the children know this at the start of the day. We don’t give warnings, we will ring a parent to pick the child up. This is for the sense of safety and security of the child being bullied.
Does your child require medication?
If your child requires medication throughout the day, we need you to fill out the following form: https://www.jotform.com/form/202728717217861. Thank you
INJURIES DURING CAMP TIME:
We take every precaution possible to ensure child safety: high teacher- student ratios; first aid knowledge and administrations; setting out safety guidelines each morning. Accidents, however, do happen. And more often with children. While we will look after your child if they hurt themselves; and administer first aid; we are not liable for an injury that may occur to your child by accident during our programs. There will be an injury report to sign.
*IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT AFTERCARE- NO MORE MOVIES OR SCREEN TIME – CONTINUED ACTIVITIES AND REST TIME
We are writing this point for the benefit of parents who send their kids to Flying Yogis expecting no screen time at all for their children. We are on your side!! We want to provide the most engaging experiences to get them off screens. For this reason, we no longer pop on a movie at aftercare. Children have the option to do colouring in if they are tired, or continue playing with the teacher. If your child likes to read, pop their book in their back pack too.
Don’t forget to give them enough food for aftercare, or leave a few more $$ for tuckshop
*NOW FOR THE RIOT ACT- ABOUT PICKING UP CHILDREN LATE!!
If you are more than 10 minutes late to pick up your child after 3pm, you will be charged for aftercare ($30). And please please respect our staff . They are exhausted… they want to go home; they may have after work plans;- or at the very least- they need to prepare everything for the next day’s activities. We trust you understand.
UPDATED COVID HYGEINE POLICIES
Cancellation Policy Updated for Covid 19 Pandemic Times.
We respect people are being asked to keep unwell children at home – even a sneeze may render a child homebound and waiting for test results. In this situation, we offer credit for future programs which we ask you to use within a 6month time frame (you will be given the expiry date). We require a Drs certificate to honour the credit or the text from Health NSW confirming that your child has to isolate. (ie: their positive covid test. Without a Drs cert, we cannot credit.
If your area is locked down has been asked to isolate, likewise, we can hold credit for future programs. Technically we are child care and fall under the “essential services” so we are allowed to provide our services under most lockdown rules.
If a refund is required, a 40% admin fee will be charged.
No refunds are offered on Early Bird Special purchases. You can move your days around if there is room, however, we can’t hold credit for future programs for early bird bookings
Updated Hygiene Policies to address recent increase in Coronavirus cases:
Due to these uncertain times, we are taking our hygiene policies very seriously, and expect all parents, children and staff to help us with the administering of these to these rules.
– All children are to sanitise hands on entry to studio; and various times through the day;
– We will take temperatures upon entry to the studio
– We will chat with them about hand cleanliness, touching faces and community contact.
– Please don’t send unwell children to the studio.
– If you notify us on the day before 7:30am, please present a medical cert/ or proof of covid test for us to honour the credit.
– Label water bottles – we wont provide cups for children without bottles. No food sharing of course
*Why can’t I book my 5year old preschool child into the camps this Winter? Children from Kindy upwards are used to school- classes; listening for certain periods of time; waiting for their turn.
Preschool kids learn with games; and less structure and they are used to activities that are much shorter in duration.
In the holidays- our programs are workshop style with teachers who expect to be teaching school aged children. We haven’t scheduled teachers who can take the preschool kids out to do a more age appropriate activity. Preschoolers end up not having a great experience at the camps. Older children get disappointed because there are a whole lot of pre-schoolers in their group.
Please wait until Dec/ Jan holidays. We put on fun carers who can take the pre-kindy kids out to play more and have more games and age appropriate activities.
If we see preschool children booked in- we will remove them-and credit/ refund 60% of the payment. Please respect our decision. When your preschooler is at “Big School” you will appreciate the steps we have taken here.