As a lot of parents will agree, finding the time to get to the gym with little kids to look after can be tough. Creche facilities at the local gym can be a great option; allowing time to work out without interruption, and without having to commit to a long-term childcare arrangement.
Not all creche facilities are created equal though. It’s important to find a quality service in a clean and properly outfitted environment staffed with caring and qualified caregivers who provide fun, safe and stimulating child-care for all kids.
The Care For Kids website offers a number of criteria to look for when assessing the quality of creche facilities; including:
- The size, quality, light and cleanliness of the premises
- The range, quality and condition of toys and activities on offer
- The engagement levels of staff
- The number of staff on duty
- How happy and engaged the children seem
- The level of cleanliness of the nappy change areas and bathrooms
The creche facilities at Roar Fitness 247 are second to none and a great point of pride among the Roar staff.
Roar Fitness 247 creches are bright and colourful spaces with beautiful painted walls and creatively these spaces to create a fantastical and engaging environment for the littlest members of the Roar family. Compared to other gym creches there is so much more space, allowing kids to move about and stay active. The Bibra Lake facility even has an outdoor area for open air play in the sunshine when the weather suits.
The Cockburn play floor features a purpose-built play gym fitted with rock climbing walls, slides tunnels and wooden bridges enclosed by netting; making it safe for even little cubs to join in the fun with the other kids. For those that aren’t walking yet, there is a dedicated baby’s area with more suitable toys and activities.
Unlike a lot of other gym creche facilities, the Roar creches at each site (Canning Vale, Bibra Lake and Cockburn) offer both AM and PM times, as well as Saturday sessions. So busy or working parents have more flexibility in planning their workouts. Open to children of members only, the creches caters for kids aged 8 weeks to 6 years old during school hours and 8 weeks to 13 years old during the PM and Saturday sessions.
Depending on the day and session, the fabulous Roar creche staff lead a range of activities including drawing, dancing, playing games and theme play as well as watching movies. There is also a range of safe and age appropriate toys allowing kids to conduct individual play or interact and socialise with other children of a similar age.
Speaking of staff, it’s important to remember that staff in creche facilities are not governed by the standards and rules as those at child-care centres. The staff here at Roar Fitness are all qualified child minders with the necessary qualifications and skills to provide the best care for the littlest members of the Roar family, ensuring they are happy and safe, allowing parents to get in a great training session without worrying about their kids.
Better yet, allowing sessions of up to 2 hours per visit, parents have time to relax and unwind after a hard session. With onsite cafes and infrared saunas, why not take some extra kid-free time for yourself knowing your kids are happy and taken care of!
Creche Fees per child:
$3 – 1 hour
4 – 1.5 hours
$5 – 2 hours
Creche Hours Bibra Lake:
Monday to Friday (AM): 8:30am to 1:00pm
Monday and Wednesday (PM): 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday (AM): 8:30am to 12:30pm
Creche Hours Cockburn:
Monday to Friday (AM): 8:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday (AM): 6:45am to 11:30am
Monday, to Thursday (PM): 3:15pm to 7:30pm
Creche Hours Canning Vale:
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 12pm
Monday: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday: 7:45am to 12pm
Here’s what some of the Roar Members have to say.