Aqua Sensory Play classes are about exploration, interaction and new experiences.

The Toddler Pool is a unique space which creates a true sensory experience. Babies are able to investigate the pond, relax in the sensory rings and we even have tummy time which is wonderful in the water.

Aqua Sensory Play instructors are an AUSTSWIM Certified Teachers of Babies and Infants and are passionate about providing babies and caregivers with an early introduction to water.

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We offer two types of classes

Baby 8 weeks - 12 months
Open 8 weeks - 2 years

Session times

Term 1 2020: Play on the Beach

  Monday  Wednesday
9.45am - 10.15am -  -
10.15am - 10.45am -
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10.45am - 11.15am -
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11.15am - 11.45am - -

Price

Parent/guardian and 1 child
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Parent/guardian and 2 children [Service currently not available]
2 Parents/guardians and 1 Child
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Members: [Service currently not available]

Bookings

Bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. We take bookings over the phone - please use code word "SENSORY" to book. Phone bookings close 2 hours prior to the class commencing. To pre-book your place please call (08) 8198 0198 (phone menu number sequence 3 then 2). Payment required on booking. No refunds.

Any vacancies available on the day can be purchased at the front desk up to 2 hours before the class commences and close 10 minutes after the class has started. 

Parent Information

The recommended maximum participation time for children under 4 months is 30 minutes. Children under 4 months need monitoring to ensure they remain happy and warm during participation. Parents and caregivers are advised to bring 2 towels for your baby in case a mid session break is required. All babies participating in the program are required to wear an aquatic nappy at all times.
  • Watch Around Water Policy Information

    At YMCA Victoria we are a Watch Around Water endorsed aquatic safety organisation. The following information is the new watch around water policy launched in centre from 1 September 2019.

    Watch Around Water is a set of industry guidelines outlining the minimum supervision requirements of young children at all affiliated aquatic venues.

    Children under 5 years old

    All Children MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a person over the age of 18 and supervised within arms’ reach, at all times in the water.

    All children MUST wear a pink wristband supplied by YMCA staff to help identify their age while swimming.

    Children will not be admitted without a full fee paying parent/guardian who must also be in the water at all times. Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 5 years exceeds the ratio of 1:2 (effective September 1 2019).

    Children under 10 years old

    All Children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a person over the age of 18. All children MUST be actively supervised by an adult over the age of 18 at all times. The adult must have a clear and active view of the child with no physical or structural barriers between them (this includes tech and devices).

    All children MUST wear a yellow wristband supplied by YMCA staff to help identify their age while swimming. Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 10 years exceeds the ratio of 1:4.

    Birthday Parties

    All children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a person over the age of 18 and handed over to the supervision of the birthday party leader (staff member).

    All birthday party participants must wear a BLUE wristband AND an age based wristband (pink or yellow) to identify their participation in a party (effective September 1 2019). The adult guardian of the birthday party child MUST remain accessible and actively supervise the group at all times.

    At the conclusion of the birthday party the child/children will remain in the supervision of the birthday party leader and supervising parent until physically handed over to their supervising parent/guardian.

    Visit the watch around water website

    For more information visit the Watch Around Water website: http://www.watcharoundwater.org.au 

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