our classes help children age 0-7 to be bendy, giggly, clever and strong:
bendy - develops flexibility through yoga
giggly - enhances creativity with multi-sensory stories and original music
clever - aids development with early years curriculum links
strong - promotes wellbeing and relaxation
Andrea loves going on adventures with Baby & Tatty Bumpkin & runs the Tatty Bumpkin Cheltenham & surrounding area franchise. Andrea is your first port of call for enquiries & party bookings.
Andrea’s passion [as well as Baby’s & Tatty Bumpkin’s!] is to contribute to developing creativity and physical confidence, combining physical activity with breathing and relaxation for children attending our Tatty classes. All this is achieved in a supportive, non-competitive and most importantly, fun environment.
In addition, we have an expanding team of teachers to support us in this passion!
Wendy supports Andrea in the Cheltenham area, working in our local Schools delivering Nurture Groups & After School Clubs.
We are qualified Tatty Bumpkin teachers, CACHE [Council for Awards in Children’s Care, Health & Education] accredited; hold enhanced DBS & are fully insured.
If you would like to see the developmental, story based sessions in your child’s school or nursery or are interested in private classes in Cheltenham or Tewkesbury & the surrounding area, please contact us for an information pack. Please contact us if you would like to attend classes in these areas [firstname.lastname@example.org].
We hope very much to share with you the bendy, giggly world for strong bodies & clever minds…
With love and thanks,
Andrea, Wendy, Baby & Tatty Bumpkin xx
P.S: Book Baby or Tatty to come to your special event e.g. School fetes, Open Days & celebrations.
FUTURE TERM DATES:
INDIGO Term: 03 June – 19 July 2019 [7 weeks]
VIOLET Term: End July / August 2019 [exact dates to be announced]
RED Term: 02 September – 25 October 2019 [8 weeks]
We are an inclusive baby & children’s activity provider delivering yoga inspired classes that primarily support the development of our babies & children as well as facilitating the bond between carer & child. All family members & friends are welcome in our classes too [either to join in on our mats, or chairs are available if needed or preferred]
We welcome all families including those who are adopting, single parents, disabled parents and children, all sexualities and communities. We use accessible venues for our parent & child classes (details below) and Andrea is happy to work with you to accommodate any specific requirements for both you & your child.
Our Cheltenham classes baby classes run on a block book basis [following the academic half terms, so generally in six-week blocks]. Classes run every week day and taster sessions are always available [subject to mat availability in your chosen class & are £5.50 payable in class via cash or PayPal]. Booking is essential and we ask that this is done via email [email@example.com] or FaceBook Messenger [@TattyBumpkinCheltenham]. [Because Andrea teaches full time, we would recommend not leaving voicemails, as it would be late evening when they can be returned]. Our current parent & child timetable is available here.
Our Tewkesbury classes are drop in / pay as you go without the need to book. Classes run weekly / term time on Thursday mornings for all age groups. Classes are £3.50 [the price difference is due to difference in venue hire costs] & can be paid per class or you are able to purchase a Baby / Tatty Bumpkin Passport for £14.00 which covers 4 classes to be taken over 8 weeks. These can be purchased directly from Andrea [via cash or PayPal] in class.
Our monthly weekend classes [alternating between a Saturday afternoon & Sunday morning] are held in our Cheltenham venue covering all age groups. Though these sessions are drop in / pay as you go, we ask that interest is registered through a separate booking site [www.bookwhen.com/thehivecommunityspacecheltenham] so that we can check that there is enough interest for these sessions to run and secondly to ensure that we do not exceed our numbers.
Our Venues for Parent & Child Classes:
Tatty Bumpkin parent & child classes are held at our own venue The Hive Community Space Cheltenham which is located within Sports Direct Fitness Gym, behind Aldi & off Tewkesbury Road. [GL51 0SJ]. We are situated on the ground floor, with access available through the gym main entrance.
We have a soft seating area where you are welcome to stop; chat & chill before or after classes. Traybakes are available [at £1.50 per slice] during classes & we always have hot water available – to warm up milk, as well making yourself a hot drink [just bring your own reusable travel mug with your preferred drink components & away you go.. at no charge!]
We have a back room, where buggies; car seats; coats & bags can be left during classes in our main room. Here we also provide self-weigh baby facilities. These are used at your own risk & do not replace the advice of a Health Visitor. In the folder next to the weigh in scales are the height / weight charts as provided by the NHS [& are in your Red book].
Our main teaching room is light, clean & warm. We have ensuite toilet & baby changing facilities. Nappy sacks & baby wipes are provided free of charge. There is also a small basket of ‘distraction toys’ to assist with nappy changes. All we ask is that everything is left as you find it [with antibacterial spray & wipes available & to be used as required], so that everything is nice for the next little one.
Sports Direct Fitness Gym have plenty of free car parking [with no restrictions. Please note if you decide to park in Gallagher Retail Park & walk over, then this is limited to 4 hours free parking & if parking in Aldi car park then this is restricted to 90mins. Please be aware that penalty fines are enforced for both of these]
If disabled access is required, then this can be assisted with disabled parking being provided in front of our facilities. We have sliding doors into our main room, which can easily be opened for our disabled customers. Disabled toilet facilities are available within the Gym & are well maintained & easily accessible.
If you would like to know more about The Hive Community Space Cheltenham & all it has to offer, then do check out the website here.
Tatty Bumpkin Parent & Child classes are held in Skally’s Den, a separate building which is part of Skallywags Day Nursery. This is a ground floor room with ensuite toilet [noting that dedicated baby changing facilities are not available, but welcome to change on our mats]. Off road parking is available in front of the nursery & if this is occupied then there is free on road parking is available in adjacent roads. Limited space is available in the porchway of Skally’s Den for buggies. Please do let us know if disabled access is required & we will do what we can to accommodate.
Registering for our classes
Please note that registration is required for all our Baby [inc. Explorers] Cheltenham based classes & must be booked on-line. Further details [including cost] can be found when booking through the following links
Taster sessions are available – do just get in touch [via email] & we will arrange with you.
If your preferred class is currently full, please do place yourself on the waiting list. Mats do become available throughout a term, as we graduate little ones up to the next class mid term / as required.
For our Cheltenham Baby classes [6 weeks – approx 18m], please click HERE or see our timetable above. [Please note if you encounter any problems with the booking system, please do just email us & we will resolve! Occasionally the system can be more of a hindrance than a help for some, so please don’t waste time trying to make it work!]
For our Cheltenham Family Tatty classes [Tuesday 15.00 & Friday 11.30 at The Hive Community Space Cheltenham], & Tewkesbury classes [Thursday mornings at Skallywags Nursery – open to the public] no booking is required. These sessions are ‘drop in’ / ‘pay as you go’.
For our Cheltenham weekend classes [6 weeks – 7yrs], please click HERE to register your interest in attending these classes [approximately once a month]. Noting that no monies are taken at the point of booking. These classes are pay as you go but we ask that you let us know if you would like to attend, so that we can ensure we have minimum numbers for classes to run. These sessions can also be used as ‘catch ups’ if you have missed a term time class.
Baby Bumpkin [inc. for Dads]: Baby Bumpkin has so much fun as we move, play & laugh with our little ones aged between 6 weeks to pre-crawlers! A relaxed classes that focuses on the developent of our little ones. All family members are welcome in our classes, but we focus in our Saturday class on our Dad’s having lots of fun with their babes.
Baby Bumpkin Explorers: Baby Bumpkin loves going on adventures with our crawlers & explorers [up to approx. 18 months]! These classes are a little more manic & full parental participation is required! Still loads of fun, movement, learning & laughter as we go on our adventures.
Young Tatty Bumpkin: This is the bridging class between Baby Bumpkin Explorers & Tatty Bumpkin & a new addition to our timetable! These classes are for approx. 14 month older – 2yrs old confident walkers. We appreciate that concentration & understanding are still being honed, but coping & ready to have fun with lots of movement is the focus. Supporting speech development; body awareness & slowly working on listening / building concentration & using the imagination!
[Family] Tatty Bumpkin: Tatty classes are fun, yoga inspired adventures, designed to encourage movement & enhance development for approx 18m – 7yr olds! In our monthly Saturday classes we focus on family fun with parents, grand parents, friends & younger / older siblings joining in, if they like! It is slightly manic & anything goes, but we will have fun, move & laugh! We focus on group work, core strength & flexibility for all…
We offer parties to all ages! Baby Bumpkin loves celebrating 1st birthday’s with his very special friends & Tatty has a ball from 2nd – 7th birthdays! Give us a call if you are looking for something alittle bit different. We offer a completely bespoke package tailored to your needs – whether that this budget, time, numbers, venues or theme! We still have some dates available over the coming months!
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We are looking for teachers to join our team!
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us, so we can be a team that teach more children up to 7 yrs old yoga-inspired, fun, Tatty Bumpkin sessions in Cheltenham, mainly in Nurseries & Schools – on a self-employed basis.
For those that have not attended our classes, we include stories and music alongside yoga-inspired activities, promoting movement and development [linked to the Early Years Curriculum]. It’s fun and creative part-time work! You learn & laugh every day!
No experience is necessary but a connection with children is essential! You must be fit and healthy [apologies – but comes with the territory!]. Access to your own transport is also essential [ – there is equipment to take to the classes & you will need your own car!]
The work will suit someone who is looking to fill a few hours a week [minimum of 4 – 6hrs] but doesn’t depend on a fixed number of hours. [Flexibility will be key in the early days, as we continue to build the business!] Work will mostly be weekdays during term-time and will be paid per session.
Do get in touch to register interest & do pass this information on to friends that might be looking for new challenges!! [Do email for more information and an application form]