The West Welcomes Ready Steady Go Kids
Teachers Greg Bland and Lisa Willis knew they’d found the perfect opportunity to
combine their loves of teaching, sport and children when they discovered Ready Steady Go Kids.
The couple is looking forward to introducing the popular multi-sport and exercise program to children in and around Stirling and Joondalup. It will be the first time Ready Steady Go Kids is offered in Western Australia and the couple plan to make its benefits available to as many children as possible.
“We found out about Ready Steady Go Kids when looking on a franchise website for a new business opportunity in education,” said Mr Bland.
“Helping children is a passion of ours and the program’s ethic appealed to us in that younger children are given the opportunity to try out a range of sports so they can find one (or more) that suits them.”
“When children enrol with Ready Steady Go Kids, they are exposed to a variety of sports, fun games and circuits, which help to develop their motor skills,” said Ms Willis. “Having a young son of our own, we know how important it is to develop those skills from a young age."
Ready Steady Go Kids has really taken off in Australia in recent years, with more than 100 locations currently operating nationwide. Physio-designed for children aged from two-and-a-half to six years, it aims to create positive attitudes to exercise that children will carry with them for life.
Classes cover the fundamentals of ten different sports in a structured, safe and non-competitive environment. Children learn about sportsmanship and cooperating with their peers, making the program a great precursor to school days ahead.
“Children get to socialise with other kids and learn and develop new skills every week,” explained Mr Bland. “The kids become more confident in their abilities and have great fun!”
Stuart Derbyshire, Ready Steady Go Kids Director, is extremely pleased to have Greg and Lisa join the team. “Their teaching experience and enthusiasm for the program is the ideal match for Ready Steady Go Kids,” Mr Derbyshire said.
“Like all of us involved with the program, they’re dedicated to making a real difference in children’s lives by encouraging a love of sport from a very young age.”
The first lessons will commence in Term One with new venues to be launched in February.
For families wishing to find out more about Ready Steady Go Kids classes, including start dates, please call 1300 766 892 or visit online at www.readysteadygokids.com.au.