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
Hello everyone! I run Children Inspired by Yoga in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding area.
After nearly 20 years in the corporate world, the additional challenge of motherhood proved that the two worlds weren’t as compatible as I’d hoped – but rather luckily for me, I was made redundant which really gave me the kick that I needed to find a career that suited my new lifestyle. I am so pleased that I found Tatty Bumpkin, as it is the perfect solution for managing my own business, whilst giving me the flexibility I need with young children.
Tatty Bumpkin classes are multi-sensory, yoga-inspired activity sessions, which encourage movement and enhance development through music and magical storytelling. The classes contribute to improving creativity and increasing physical confidence, combining physical activity with breathing and relaxation. All this in a supportive, non-competitive and most importantly, fun environment!
My team and I are currently running classes in local nurseries, pre-schools and primary schools.
We are all qualified Tatty Bumpkin teachers, CACHE [Council for Awards in Children’s Care, Health & Education] accredited; hold enhanced DBS & are fully insured.
Keep in touch – please ‘Like’ our Facebook page – tattybumpkintw – so that we can keep you updated with any news or additional classes starting in the area. You can also follow us on Twitter @tattybumpkintw, or send an email: email@example.com.
Kate began doing Baby Bumpkin classes with her youngest daughter in early 2014 and really bought in to the imaginative, yoga inspired activities. She loved them so much she decided to give up her old career in London and become a Tatty Bumpkin teacher. Now she feels she has a far better work life balance and is thrilled that her children know and appreciate what she does.
Stephanie started with us in 2016 after wanting to escape a corporate working life and to do something more meaningful and fulfilling. She heard about Tatty Bumpkin and was immediately captivated by the ethos, the fun and the flexibility of working with our team, allowing her to still spend quality time with her young family.
All our teachers are fully trained to teach both Tatty Bumpkin and Baby Bumpkin classes, have enhanced DBS checks, are first aid trained and have completed safeguarding training.
NURSERIES, SCHOOLS, PLAYGROUPS, AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS, HOLIDAY CLUBS
Tatty Bumpkin sessions are available for nurseries, schools, playgroups, after school clubs, children’s centres and more. The sessions are adapted for any age from 0 to 7 years. Through her adventures, Tatty Bumpkin encourages children’s physical development, their creativity, their self-confidence and their emotional wellbeing.
Nurseries have fed back to us that the sessions promote concentration, physical and communication skills as well as confidence, turn taking and understanding instructions.
To discuss how Tatty Bumpkin sessions could work in your nursery, school, playgroup or children’s centre, please contact me. I would be happy to bring Tatty in for a chat.
SCHOOLS – Did you know that we can deliver classes for PPA cover? We can incorporate a craft activity relevant to the weeks’ story to help develop the children’s fine motor skills in addition to building their gross motor skills during the regular Tatty Bumpkin class.
For more details contact me directly, or click on the link below:
Tatty Bumpkin in Education
In addition, Tatty Bumpkin classes are available for festivals, fetes, weddings, children’s parties and any other social gathering or special event where you want the children to be entertained!
“Tatty Bumpkin focuses on what’s really important for young children’s learning - first-hand experience, movement, music, stories, real - life interaction and free-flow play! The most important lessons in life are caught, not taught -- and Tatty Bumpkin will help you help your children ‘catch’ them... and have lots of fun along the way."
Independent literacy specialist and author of ‘Toxic Childhood'
I wanted an activity where my daughter was encouraged to explore and have fun without having to be still and stay on my lap the entire class. It has really helped her develop her core strength and has made her bolder in her personality... Plus she just adores Tatty Bumpkin and all her animal friends!! We couldn't recommend this class enough - WE LOVE IT!
Mum of 1 year old Annabel
The children have loved every session with Hilary & Tatty - they're excited by all the wonderful props & the imaginary adventures they go on together. Our children have progressed immensely as it supports their development across so many areas of the EYFS. Thank you!
Hannah Gibson, EYFS Academy Leader, Churchwood Primary Academy
Hilary is brilliant with the story-telling and keeping my son's attention. He really looks forward to the class and loves to practise the yoga moves at home. I would definitely recommend this class.
Mum of 4-year old Freddie
Hilary has run a few Tatty Bumpkin session at our pre-school and they have been wonderful. The children have fully engaged with the sessions throughout. The story Hilary tells during the session, for our school leavers, is both entertaining and poignant. Highly recommended.
Manager at Southborough Pre-School
Sylvie LOVES Tatty Bumpkin, it's the highlight of her week in nursery and she talks about it all the time and regularly gives demonstrations.
Mum of Sylvie, aged 4