• Why GymbaROO ?
    For 30 years the program has developed a formidable reputation for delivering quality to parents and children. Over 30,000 children and their parents attend a GymbaROO session each week.
    Dr Frances Glascoe, a world leader in early childhood development, who is the author of PEDS which has been rolled out Nationwide by Maternal Child Health Centres, is a pro-bono patron of GymbaROO because she loves what the program offers parents, especially dads.
    The American Academy of Pediatrics Developmental and Behavioural News vol 16 Spring 2007 published a four page article describing the program positively and giving it the tag "An innovative Australian approach".
    Initially based on practical experience and observation, and positive outcomes for early implementations, today after 30 years, there is significant empirical research validating many aspects of the underlying GymbaROO Rationale.
    FUN & LEARNING! GymbaROO’s activity classes are all about fun and learning! Children can climb, swing, tumble, dance and sing their way to a healthy brain and body in readiness for later school learning.
    JUST ASK AROUND: GymbaROO is highly recommended by many health professionals, including Paediatricians, Child Health Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Paediatric Osteopaths and Paediatric Chiropractors.
    At GymbaROO we do not advocate avoiding modern medical advice; rather we help to show you ways in which you can still enable your baby to experience those important movement and sensory opportunities necessary for healthy brain and body development.

    80% of brain development occurs in the first year of life, 90% by the age of four. Experiences a child has in the first years lay the foundation for life.

  • GymbaROO operates centres throughout Australia and around the world

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    GymbaROO operates centres throughout Australia and around the world

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Help your child to maximise their learning potential. GymbaROO will show you how!

Come along to your local GymbaROO centre to have lots of fun with your infant and child while learning about early childhood development. GymbaROO provides active and appropriate movement opportunities that enable your baby, toddler, and pre-school aged child to explore, develop, practice and refine skills essential for healthy neurological development. The structured program is based on 30 years of research and development and is designed to ensure your child develops the essential foundations for school readiness. School readiness is not a question of age, but of neurological development.

Classes are developmentally age appropriate and loads of fun! Bring your child along to crawl, creep, jump, hop, swing, roll, tumble, hang, climb, sing and dance their way to healthy physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.

  • BabyROO™ classes from 6 weeks of age.
  • Toddlers to 5 year olds.
  • Research based programs.
  • GymbaROO trained professionally qualified instructors.
  • Weekly 45-minute sessions, parent handouts and home activities
All the Activities we do at GymbaROO are aimed at fostering the normal sequence of development appropriate to your child’s age. Children who progress through the normal, natural stages of development in the first years of life are unlikely to have learning problems when they are at school.

Margaret Sasse Memorial

Margaret Sasse

Margaret Sasse, Gymbaroo's Founder 1929 - 2009 Memorial Site.

Over the last 40 years Margaret Sasse helped many children through her internationally recognised GymbaROO program and consulting services.

If you are interested in learning more about GymbaROO and its background, how it leads in its field and has helped many, many babies and children be better prepared to succeed in school please also visit for an interesting read.

Babies Expo

Every song sung, every game played, every activity, specifically designed to enhance my child's potential to learn. (Parental quote)

Some GymbaROO teachers follow GymbaROO professional development courses to become well regarded local neuro-developmental consultants.

GymbaROO teachers are typically fun filled, mature, uni-degreed mums or dads, with extensive knowledge in early childhood development.

GymbaROO/KindyROO, the Australian program for babies and early childhood development, was voted number one in its class in Beijing, China. 2009.

Over 30,000 children and their parents attend a Gymbaroo/KindyROO session somewhere in Australia every week. These numbers continue to increase every year due to word of mouth.

Founded in 1983 in Melbourne by Margaret Sasse; (1929-2009) to "help the children of the world maximise their learning potential", Margaret drew no salary or directors fees for the entirety of that time.

Proudly accepted by Play Group Australia as the Sole Major (Platinium) Sponsor of their Inaugural Power of Play National Conference 2009.

Proudly accepted by the Australian Association of Maternal Child Health Nurses as the Sole Major (Platinum) Sponsor of every Biennial conference since the 2005 inaugural conference.

GymbaROO: putting the natural back into development.

"The FUN Instruction manual you wish your child was born with" (Happy parental quote)

Highly recommended by many health professionals: just ask around
Attended by over 30,000 children & parents each week in Australia and NZ.
The FUN Instruction manual you wish your child was born with ...
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