Third Space Islington Little Space

KIDS only 

A dedicated children’s area with world-class facilities specially designed for growing bodies: from junior sports hall to family swimming pool, from separate family changing rooms to our bespoke Little Rigs, these are facilities adults will be envious of.

Lessons & activities

Enjoy specially-created classes designed to challenge young bodies and capture imaginations. Working with child-at-heart expert instructors, your child will learn to burn energy on the rig, stay flexible with yoga, improve balance in dance, and work together and compete in team sports.

Little athletes, Big appetites

Nothing builds up an appetite like fun physical play. You can expect your kids to finish their high-energy classes happy but hungry, and our healthy snack bar is just the thing to replenish nutrients, satisfy rumbly tummies and instil healthy eating habits.

Born active

 

London’s first multi-active space dedicated to energetic little minds and bodies. Climb, swim, dance, stretch, jump, throw, catch; a unique space for them to develop and grow.

 

RIGGERS

What could be better at getting your kids into exercise than a rig that’s just for them? Working with our coaches, your child will explore the full potential of the Little Rig. This is a high-energy class where children are encouraged to use the space and equipment through friendly competition and teamwork. They will jump, climb, twist, pull, grasp, lunge and run, building agility, stamina, body awareness, strength and coordination. Expect them to use the monkey bars, cargo net, TRX, rings and floor to their maximum potential.


ENERGY BURNER

A high-energy class where kids work in pairs as they explore a fun-filled circuit. Tagging in and out and encouraging each other, they will use a mix of boxes, climbing ropes, stability discs, agility ladders, hurdles, slam balls, body weight moves and much more. They bring the energy. We bring the fun.


SQUAD

Working in two squads, children swap between running and circuit stations, learning to switch between high skill and high-energy movements. Friendly competition keeps kids motivated, builds camaraderie and encourages communication skills, making this a great introduction or complement to team sports. They will take part in a range of movements and interval activities designed to use the whole body, using cones, hurdles, slam balls and more.


YOGA

Help your mini-yogis build flexibility, focus and calm with a yoga class that’s designed for younger bodies and minds. Through a series of fun, active and passive movements and poses, they’ll build a practice of their very own that will bring physical and mental benefits both on and off the mat including better concentration, body awareness and emotional resilience.


THE WOD

A fun and inclusive version of everyone’s favourite daily workout. Your kids have seen how much you love The WOD, now they have a version that’s just for them. Your child will take part in an ever-changing class of carefully-selected moves in a time frame, encouraging focus, good form and tenacity. They’ll learn to count their reps, check their form and do their best, using equipment like rings, kettle bells and stability sticks.


MIGHTY SPORTS

Try everything with this ever-changing sports programme that’s designed to keep kids inspired. Your child will have a go at football, mini-tennis, basketball and lots more, developing a huge range of physical skills. They’ll run, jump, catch, throw, twist, turn, and never get bored. Focusing on teamwork skills, confidence, hand-eye and foot-eye coordination and listening skills, this programme has been developed in line with the national curriculum. But it never feels anything but fun, exciting and playful.


DANCE

Dance isn’t just fun, it’s also great for posture, balance, coordination, concentration and even maths and counting skills. In this stimulating class your child will learn the fundamentals of contemporary and street dance, building a foundation for a lifetime of dancing. They’ll develop their self-expression, creativity and confidence and learn to enjoy moving their body. And best of all? It’s so fun they won’t even realise they’re learning.


Free Family Swimming

The learn to swim programme is a key part of our offering at Little Space. In order to run these lessons, the training pool will be closed to free family swimming at the following times:

Monday – Thursday: 4pm to 5.30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am to 2pm

Outside of these times, the training pool is open 9am – 6.40pm (Mon – Fri) and 8am – 7.40pm (Sat – Sun) for free family swimming with accompanying lifeguard.


30 mins

42 sessions per year

3 months – 11 years

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Teach them the fundamentals of swimming and lay the foundations for a lifelong love of the water, in a safe and enjoyable environment. Our swim school for 3 months – 11 years follows the structure and approach of the Swim England Learn to Swim programme.

Please see our Swim Terms and Conditions here.


FAQs

Are the Swim Teachers qualified and what Governing Body do we follow?

All our swim teachers are DBS checked and are level 2 qualified with years of experience teaching all ages and abilities. We follow Swim England’s Learn to Swim Awards Programme.


How do I book?

Please contact our Swim Manager to ensure your child gets booked into the correct stage. Email: swimming.islington@thirdspace.london


How does the payment work on Direct Debit?

Our swim school direct debit is calculated based on 42 classes over an 11-month period running from 1st Jan – 31st Dec. No direct debit will be taken in August but your swim school membership will run continuously until you request to cancel – giving one full and final calendar month notice running from the 1st. Cancellation is required in writing, email the Swim Manager swimming.islington@thirdspace.london


Do we need to commit to the full year?

No, we only ask for a 3-month commitment. Should you cancel at any time during the fixed rate period – sessions run from your requested start date will be charged at the full swim class rate. This may result in a balance payable or refund due, depending on the amount debited to date. Your final notice direct debit will be adjusted accordingly.


How much notice do I need to give to cancel swim lessons?

Please give one full calendar month notice running for 1st of the month so we can adjust your final direct debit accordingly.


What are you doing to make sure lessons are safe?

We are following and staying up to date with Swim England’s Guidelines. This document is available here: https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/pool-return-guidance-documents/


What do I need to bring to lessons?

Please bring your child ready for their lesson in their swimmers and goggles. If your child is in the main pool we’ll give them their own Little Space swim cap; please bring this with you to each lesson. We provide all the equipment.


What do I need to bring to adult and baby lessons?

A parent/guardian needs to accompany the child in these swim lessons so please be ready to get in the water. Children under 3yrs should wear a double nappy system for their swim class and during family swim – a disposable or reusable swim nappy, with a snug-fitting neoprene nappy on top with close- fitting leg and waist ribs.


What happens if I can’t attend a class?

We will try and re-arrange your swim lesson if it’s due to medical reasons. We don’t make-up or refund if you’re away.


Can I freeze my Swim Subscription?

You unfortunately can’t freeze your Swim Subscription. If you freeze your membership your child will be removed from the swim programme and will need to re-enrol when you return. Remember we break for holidays 2 weeks over Easter, 2 weeks over Christmas and 6 weeks over the summer.
No Direct Debit is taken in August.


Can parents/guardians watch the lessons?

We encourage parents/guardians to drop off and pick up to minimise noise on poolside and distractions. If your child is new to swim lessons we are happy for you to watch the first couple lessons. No spectators in the main pool please but you can view the lessons from the adult lounge.


How do I find out my child’s progression?

You can track your child’s progression in your personal Homeportal. Please register via thirdspace.courseprogress.co.uk
You’ll need your child’s Coursepro Membership which you’ll find in your swim confirmation email.


How do I change my lesson?

If you need to change day and time you can request this with the Swim Manager swimming.islington@thirdspace.london. If your child is ready to move up you’ll receive a ‘congratulations’ email. You’ll then be able to go onto your Homeportal (thirdspace.courseprogress.co.uk) to pick your new class.


What is the temperature and depth of the learner pool?

The Learner Pool is ranges between 30-32 degrees and 0.8m deep.


Are you allowed to take photo’s while swim lessons are taking place?

No, for child protection reasons photos and filming are not to be taken while swim lessons are taking place.


45-60 mins

Full Term Course (12-14 weeks)

18 months – 11 years

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From early years to advanced, our Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) registered ballet school is designed to build a solid foundation in dance, in a fun, enjoyable, creative environment. Led by an ex-professional ballerina and West End performer, this programme will build confidence, focus, posture, flexibility and critical thinking. Expect a fun yet structured introduction to the joys of dance.


45 mins

Full Term Course (12-14 weeks)

3-11 years

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Build their football skills in a fun, pressure-free environment. Your child will gain a positive introduction to sport as a whole, not just football, so they are more likely to stay healthy and active throughout their lives. Following the FA pathway, they can progress through graded age-appropriate classes that give them a real opportunity to develop their physical and interpersonal skills.


45 mins

Full Term Course (12-14 weeks)

3 – 11 years

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Help them develop invaluable skills that stay with them forever. From increased respect and self-discipline to improved confidence, fitness and team skills, martial arts such as kickboxing can shape a child’s character and help them take life in their stride.


45 mins

Full Term Course (12-14 weeks)

18 months – 7 years

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Channel their boundless energy and build their confidence with our gymnastics programme. With a focus on fun, flexibility, balance and strength through movement, music, learning and laughter this class will nurture ongoing skill development and boost self-esteem. Your child will discover things they never thought they could do whilst making friends and having fun in a structured environment.


Monday – Friday 09:00 – 19:00
Saturday – Sunday 08:00 – 20:00

Kick back together before or after your workout in a dedicated social space for families. Nourishing handmade snacks and made-to-order fruit smoothies are available for refuelling big and little bodies.


1-2 hourS

3 months – 5 years

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Our Ofsted registered crèche is open Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm and Saturday 9am – 12pm for kids aged 3 months to 5 years, run in partnership with Tinies, the UK’s leading childcare company. Book your child into this paid-for service for up to 2 hours per day, leaving you free to enjoy our adult club facilities.


Arrivals & Departure

In line with the Department for Education guidance, parents are unable to enter the crèche past the reception desk. This is to minimise risk of infection in the environment.

Whilst waiting to sign your child into the crèche, we ask all families to observe social distancing and stay 2m apart as much as possible.

Only one parent/carer to drop off and collect their child, to minimise the risks presented to the team.

Where possible the same parent/carer should aim to drop off and collect in the same day.

COVID 19 Symptoms & Crèche Attendance

If your child becomes unwell following attendance at the crèche, you must inform us as soon as possible.

We would kindly ask that if any other household member displays symptoms of COVID 19, that you do not bring your child to the crèche.

If your child has required Calpol (or equivalent) due to a temperature prior to attending crèche please do not bring them in for a minimum of 24hours. If the temperature continues please seek further medical advice and do not bring your child into crèche.

If your child becomes unwell whilst at crèche

If your child develops a temperature, or a cough that persists, we will take your child into the isolation area and request they be picked up.

If you are asked to collect your child this should be done so immediately.

We request that you keep us up to date on if symptoms persist or if a test has been taken the result of this.

If a child or colleague at the setting tests positive for COVID-19

We will defer to advice given by the Department for Education, as each is dealt with on a case by case basis.

Social Distancing

Whilst the children are in attendance at the crèche, they will be in a “Bubble” and will be with the same children and team members for each session per day. They will be encouraged to socially distance as much as is practical.

Whilst our colleagues will endeavour to encourage social distance, naturally with the younger children there will be times this is not possible.

Cleaning & Hygiene

Soft furnishings in the crèche will be reduced where it’s not possible to remove and all soft toys, including those with integral soft parts will be removed to reduce the spread of infection.

Frequent handwashing and regular cleaning of surfaces will be followed throughout the day.

We will maintain strict deep cleaning guidelines.

Cleaning of the crèche will take place between sessions and clean toys and equipment used in each session.

The crèche will have high stock levels of cleaning products, hand gel, aprons, gloves, tissues in line with the Department for Education guidance.

We will not be using face masks in the crèche unless a child is taken into isolation. In this case, the colleague caring for the child will be provided with both a face mask and full-face shield as a precautionary measure.

Colleagues working on the front desk will be provided with a face shield should they need to wear when speaking to members.


Members will be required to book for Family Swim sessions. On bank holidays & school holidays sessions are bookable the whole day and on weekends from 2pm-8pm during term time.

We ask that you please drop off and collect your children promptly from each activity in order for us to ensure a smooth running of Little Space, adhering to the government guidelines in place.

All equipment will be cleaned before and after each class by our teams. As part of our additional safety protocols, children will be escorted as a group to wash their hands before and after each session as good etiquette by a member of the Little Space team during the registration and pick-up period of each class. In addition, we have installed hand dispensers around Little Space with Nilaqua, an alcohol-free sanitizer suitable for children.

When Little Space NFF is closed, members are able to enter the adult NFF to purchase items. No children may enter the adult lounge or further into the adult club past the NFF counter. All NFF items need to be consumed on a take-away basis only.


What hand sanitisers will be used in Little Space?

Nilaqua – An alcohol-free sanitiser approved and used daily within the NHS which is non-irritating and is a non-toxic solution.

Children will also be asked to wash their hands before and after each session along with the Little Spaces instructors.


Will our freeze option be complimentary after re-open and do I need to let you know?

Currently we are offering a complimentary freeze for all members if they wish to delay their return to the club. However you will need to inform us in writing that you wish to freeze your membership otherwise your membership will re-activate automatically when the club re-opens.


Does my adult membership need to be activated to use Little Space, including dropping to swimming lessons and paid courses?

Yes, a full paying adult attached to the child’s membership will need to be in place in order for your child to use Little Space.


IS the CrÉche open?

Our crèche is now open. Due to current restrictions there will be some small changes to the way we operate the crèche. It will open 6 days a week Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm and Saturday 9am – 12pm with 3 x 1 hour booking slots, available to book 48 hours in advance, chargeable at £10 per hour. Payments and bookings can only be made via the app. Please be aware there is a non-refundable cancellation window 12 hours prior to your booking.


How long can each member stay in Little Space per day?

To allow for children to attend 2 Little Space classes, we have extended the total club time the family can stay within the club to 2 hours.


How do you book into Little Space?

Please book your classes as before on the Third Space App. To use the Little Space pool for family use, members need to book a slot via the App. On bank holidays & school holidays sessions are bookable the whole day and on weekends from 2pm-8pm during term time. Our pool is exclusively used for swimming lessons at various times throughout the week so please refer to the opening times for family swimming.

If you were previously booked onto courses, a member of the team will be in touch.

For new course bookings, please contact our Family Activities Manager who will be happy to help on Leanne.davies@thirdspace.london