The Y Preschool Recreation Programmes at Bishopdale are designed to encourage and support active participation and physical movement through age and stage specific exploration.

Our programmes support the development of key motor skills, co-ordination and body awareness in a fun, safe and social environment.

Join the Y community where we provide programmes and activities to encourage social and physical engagement for all ages, stages and abilities


Baby Explore

A class made for your smallest – we explore social and physical skills for little ones to broaden their experiences in this world through their senses. Baby Explore will be focused on sensory play and activities that stimulate their senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight, and hearing.

This class will provide you with ideas that can be easily incorporated into your everyday home life to encourage creative play and exploration. We welcome children from birth up to crawling – with elements of tummy time, massage and movement and song including a combination of original nursery rhymes incorporating te reo Māori to develop early language skills.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and connect with other parents on the same journey.


Baby Explore
new babies – crawling

$7 per session
Programme runs for 9 weeks each school term
Term 1 2023 – Monday 30 Jan – Thursday 6 Apr



Preschool Gym

Our preschool sessions are structured to help children develop their motor skills, confidence and body awareness.

Our casual drop-in sessions allow children to take turns with a wide array of gymnastics equipment under the guidance of an instructor.

Active participation is required by the caregiver as children move through the equipment and activities at their own pace.

Preschool Gym Drop-in Sessions
2 – 5 years
Programme Details

Programme runs for 9 weeks each school term
Term 1 2023 – Monday 30 Jan – Thursday 6 Apr
Please note these programmes do not operate during the School Holidays.

Payment Options

Preschool Drop-in $6 per session, or purchase a 10 session concession card (valid for 12 months) $50




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