Empire Fitness Centre offers a child-minding facility for members with children.  Enjoy your exercise time with the knowledge that your children are in safe, caring hands in a fun, safe environment. All our child-minders have current First Aid Certificates and Blue Cards for working with children.

The sessions times set out below are designed to fit in with our group fitness class timetable.

We will accept admission into the crèche 2 minutes prior (only) to session 2 (Mon – Fri), and 2 minutes prior (only) to each session on Saturdays to ensure you make class on time.

Monday – Friday Saturday
Session 1 9.00am – 10.40am 7.35am – 8.35am
Session 2 10.40am – 12.00pm 8.35am – 9.35am
Session 3 Not Available 9.35am – 10.35am

Bookings & Fees

Bookings are essential and can be made at reception.  Bookings are restricted to one session per day only.  Session times can not be overlapped. Fees are $4 per child per session and are to be paid at reception on arrival.  Memberships that include childimining are available (see reception for details).  Also available are prepaid childminding cards which have 20 visits for $60 (equal to $3 per child per visit). See reception for more information.


All food and drink containers are to be clearly labeled. No nut based foods are permitted.


Please do not bring toys from home.  EFC provide a large range of “shared” toys for children to enjoy.  Any toys brought from home will be placed in a cupboard and returned upon leaving.

Disruptive behaviour

If a child is disruptive, unable to cope with group situations or the daily routine of the childminding facility, the parent will be asked to collect the child.  We need to enforce this guideline as disruptive children upset the other children in the childminding room.

Sick Children

Any child who is sick is not to be brought to the centre.  If a child becomes sick while in childminding, the parent will be asked to collect the child.

Area Restrictions

Children are not permitted in the childminding room outside of childminding hours.  Children are not permitted in the gym exercise areas.  Please feel free to speak with us if you have any concerns regarding these guidelines.