Tooting Bec Parent & Toddler Classes

At Benchmark our Parent & Toddler Classes are based around 'FUNdamentals' - a fun and exciting programme designed and developed by British Gymnastics, in conjunction with early years specialists, to help younger children from toddler to 6 years to acquire essential physical, social and emotional life skills.  The FUNdamentals program is organised around 16 themes, such as ‘seaside’ and ‘healthy eating’.  Each theme is usually delivered over 6 sessions for the duration of approximately 45 minutes.  The classes start with an interactive warm up with hand apparatus and a nursery rhyme.

During classes children and parents are transported into a world of adventure in which our qualified pre school coaches provide a safe, fun and stimulating environment for the parents and children to explore the different activities together.  The children have an opportunity to work on rolling, balancing, jumping and locomotor skills in order to enhance their development as well as essential bonding time with their adult!  The session finishes with a cooldown which includes parachute, bubbles and action songs!

Our coaches are very passionate about what they do and are on hand to help and assist with supporting techniques, teaching children gymnastic skills using appropriate progressions.  These classes are also designed to support the key learning and development areas set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework.

PLEASE NOTE:  Your child must be walking confidently and unaided in order to participate fully in these sessions.

Class Information



Tooting Bec Lido Pavillion, Tooting Bec Road, London SW16 1RU


Tuesdays 9.30am-10.15am Class (1-2 year olds)

Tuesdays 10.15am-11.00am Class (1-3 year olds)

Thursdays 9.15am-10.00am (1-2 year olds)

Thursdays 10.00am-10.45am (3 year olds)

Thursdays 10.45am-11.30 (1-2 year olds)

Classes take place during school term times.  See here for more information on class dates.


£28 per month and a £10 Annual Membership fee.

A taster session is £5 (cash only on the day of the session).

New Parent Information

New parent information for Parent & Toddler Classes can be found here.