Hi! My name is Tara McGregor and I run the Tatty Bumpkin franchise in Edinburgh. My daughter fell in love withTatty Bumpkin immediately and I am so pleased to share Tatty and her active adventures with so many children! I am a fully qualified Tatty Bumpkin and Baby Bumpkin teacher. I teach classes and am your first port of call for booking sessions.
Claire McKinley and Amanda Gow work with me to deliver classes across Edinburgh. We are fully insured and we are all members of the PVG scheme in relation to working with children.
Most of our classes are in nurseries and schools (more information here). If you would like to book sessions for yourself and some friends at home then do please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amanda is a fully qualified Tatty Bumpkin teacher. “Hi! I love teaching Tatty Bumpkin classes. It is such a joy to see the children immerse themselves in Tatty Bumpkin’s weekly adventure and watch them grow and develop great skills. I am a qualified Exercise to Music Teacher and I enjoy helping children develop their confidence with body movement and co-ordination.”
Claire is a fully qualified Tatty Bumpkin teacher. “Hi! I hold a NC and HNC in childcare and Education and SVQ 4 in Social services (children and young people). I have over 15 years nursery experience. I have a strong passion for Health and Well-being of children. I came across Tatty Bumpkin when my son started classes at the age of 3 (he is 8 now). He came home every day telling me the story and showing me the poses. He got so much out of the classes and had great fun. I am so happy to share this fun with other children.”
Every week was an adventure in movement and imagination. Children learned through their whole bodies and all of their senses. The yoga poses were embedded naturally into a story format with reference to the children's own experiences, familiar characters from traditional stories, seasons and nature. Each child was sensitively involved in the session with resources that promoted and enhanced the experience. The sessions promoted the capacities, experiences and outcomes that Curriculum for Excellence can deliver.
Balgreen Nursery School
My four year old son absolutely loved it - as soon as the session was over, he couldn't wait for the next one and asked when it would be!
We have been using Tatty Bumpkin classes for our 2 - 3yr olds in nursery. The children connected with Tara straight away and often ask when Tatty is coming...The poses are easy for the children and develop their physical skills as well as showing them different ways to use their bodies.
nursery manager, Edinburgh
The stories are so interesting and engaging for the children and they don't realise they are doing yoga moves...my daughter was doing and thinking things here that she wasn't doing anywhere else. The sessions are huge fun and really enjoyable
Mother of 3 year old