London (PRWEB UK) 11 July 2012
David Lloyd Leisure is unveiling its latest investment in children’s facilities and services, with a new Tinies nursery and a revamped DL Kids zone dedicated to family fun.
Europe’s premier sports, health and leisure group has ploughed £300,000 into its gym in York to upgrade its DL Kids offering, featuring a dedicated children’s zone with two studios, a classroom, an outdoor area and an enhanced programme of term-time and school holiday kids activities and birthday parties. There will also be a club crèche.
The new Tinies nursery, due to open on July 23, will offer up to 50 full-time day care places, with a 10 per cent discount and waiting list priority for David Lloyd York members. Youngsters attending Tinies will be given access to David Lloyd Leisure’s exclusive All Stars junior coaching programmes, offering children’s tennis lessons and swimming courses.
The partnership – which is the second for David Lloyd Leisure and Tinies - combines the high standards of loving care and early years education that parents expect from Tinies together with the fantastic facilities and expertise of David Lloyd Leisure coaches in integrating active play and exercise into a child’s day at nursery.
Sarah Hobbs, head of sport, health and fitness for David Lloyd Leisure - which spent £2.5million on its DL Kids concept in 2011 - added: “This latest investment will provide a fantastic opportunity for children to enjoy themselves in a safe and modern environment.
“We know that children who have positive sporting or active experiences at a young age are more likely to continue being active in adulthood. The DL Kids programmes are designed to provide the opportunities for children to get active, focusing on fun and participation and with practical facilities that work for the family as a whole.”
Oliver Black, director at Tinies Childcare, said: “The Tinies nursery at David Lloyd is a great example of a partnership. Children receive wonderful childcare and education with Tinies, as well as having access to the great physical facilities that David Lloyd has to offer, with elements like tennis, football and swimming all
included at no extra cost.”
Sally Frisby, general manager at David Lloyd York, said: “We are very excited about our new DL Kids zone, which is a great multi-purpose facility enabling us to deliver a diverse programme for our young members. We are also delighted to be working in partnership with Tinies to offer families in York a comprehensive array of children’s facilities and services.”
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About David Lloyd Leisure Group
The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 80 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe. It has over 450,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800, while it contracts the services of more than 400 tennis professionals. Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 14,000 learn to play tennis. Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 700 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.
Tinies Childcare is the UK's leading and largest supplier of childcare with 30 branches operating around the UK. Specialising in childcare recruitment (nannies, maternity nurses, nursery staff) and mobile crèches for weddings and corporate events. Established in 1975, Tinies has a history of providing quality childcare and quality services to our clients. It has a database of over 50,000 childcarers and over 50 per cent of its business comes from recommendation and returning clients. Tinies Childcare is trusted to provide the best nannies and childcarers. It manages a chain of 16 fixed crèches & junior/kids club programmes on behalf of David Lloyd Leisure and corporate companies. and holiday playschemes for over 32 government departments. Tinies is proud to be part of the My Family Care Group who offer a unique set of child and eldercare services that deal with any care requirement - whether it’s last minute, temporary or long term. It specifically helps employers to support their working parents and carers.