Are gymnastics classes too dangerous for my child?

We take the safety of your child very seriously. In fact safety is our absolute top priority. How do we manage it? Read on to find out more…

Yes, the reality is that gymnastics can be a dangerous sport and the possibility of injury is very real, so we do everything we can to minimise danger and accidents. All Flair coaches undergo an enhanced DBS (police background) check and we operate strict and thorough safety measures at all our clubs and events. We make sure that our awesome coaching team are completely up to date with their safety and first aid training, with every club having qualified first aiders and full child protection procedures in place.

We have a set of service standards at Flair called ‘The Flair Necessities’ represented by ‘The Tumble Teddies’ who are the fantastic friends of Freddie Flair Bear (the club confidence mascot) … ‘The Flair Necessities’ guide the coaches in delivering our 4 important service standards and their related behaviours… SAFETY, COURTESY, PERFORMANCE and EFFICIENCY.
Each ‘Tumble Teddy’ represents a ‘Flair Necessity’ with Tumble Teddy ‘Safety Samuel Bear’ here to highlight the importance of safe behaviours for members, parents and staff. His TOP priority is keeping your child safe at their club’  by teaching the children to:

  • Practise safe behaviours in everything they do
  • Listen closely to what the coaches are teaching
  • To speak up if they see something that might put them or their gym friends in danger

Your child’s coaches do their utmost to keep your child as safe as possible whilst keeping classes super-fun.

Children working on challenges at their gymnastics class

‘Tumble Teddies’ are a fun way of helping the children connect with ‘The Flair Necessities’ and build vital life skills. Members learn more as they continue to use their Student Training Diaries and progress through the awards syllabus.

If you would like to become part of the Flair family why not secure your child’s place at one of our Tumble Camps at a gymnastics club in Surrey this summer. 

Gymnastics squad performing balances on stage

As part of our ongoing quest to keep safety our number 1 priority, all equipment is regularly safety checked as part of our risk assessments to keep things running in top notch order.

Our coaches also gain valuable ongoing personal development at the Flair University using our health, safety & welfare policies along with our safeguarding, child protection policy and safe coaching best practices. 

A child doing a handstand being supported by a gymnastics coach

Our extensive safety measures are in place to give protection and peace of mind to parents, members and our staff. We want to make your time and your child’s time with us a super-fun experience and will do everything we can to keep your child safe whilst they are in our care.

Richard Dwyer (Flair Founder & CEO) with his team of gymnastics coaches

Now that you know how seriously we take your child’s safety we hope you’d like to find out how you can become part of the Flair family.

There are only a few places left at Summer Tumble Camps and Trampolining Masterclasses at Club Farnham and Club Spectrum in Guildford during the school holidays.

We’d love to meet you.

Best wishes,


The Parents Champion

P.S. There are only a few places left at Summer Tumble Camps and Trampolining Masterclasses at Club Farnham and Club Spectrum in Guildford.

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