New programme for pre-schoolers
Arts, culture and exercise membership
Pre-schoolers in East Kilbride and Avondale look set to benefit from an innovative arts, culture and exercise membership.
Tiny ACE has been designed to mirror the hugely successful ACE programme for school-aged children, developed by South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture (SLLC) five years ago.
It offers tots the chance to take part in more than 50 classes and activities in libraries and leisure centre across the local authority area for £16.50 a month. Also included is: General swimming at a choice of nine swimming pools; Crèches; General skate sessions at East Kilbride Ice Rink (Monday to Friday); Libraries; Calderglen Zoo; Ten per cent discount on a range of birthday party packages (restrictions may apply).
SLLC chair, Councillor David Watson, said: “Tiny Ace has been designed to enable children to explore and discover a range of activities to help develop their creativity, speech, social and motor skills and encouraging them to develop an active mind and body.”
All of the Tiny ACE activities can be found in a brochure which can be picked up from SLLC venues or accessed at www. slleisureandculture.co.uk
Each activity can be accessed on a pay-as-you-go basis as well as through the Tiny ACE membership scheme.
Activities in the new programme are suitable for a range of age groups from birth to primary one and include baby massage, celebration club, cybertots, football, gymnastics, little Picassos, mini music makers, splash, rhyme and story time, toddler yoga, wee scientist, ‘when I grow up I’m going to be’ and zoo tots.
Ace initiative Councillor David Watson, SLLC general manager SLLC Gerry Campbell, baby Max Lannon with sister Grace on bike and baby Ollie Adam at the Tiny ACE launch day with mascot Scorch