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Classes for Children 2-7 years – Tatty Bumpkin

Tatty Bumpkin classes are fun, yoga-inspired stories designed to encourage movement and enhance development. The sessions focus on giving a firm foundation for social, emotional and physical confidence – all required for future happiness and success.  Each session follows an adventure, using stories, music, props and simple yoga moves based around the character doll Tatty Bumpkin.

Tatty Bumpkin classes really do help children become happy and confident – emotionally, socially and physically, which is the foundation for a happy and successful future. Success can be measured by ‘well being’ – the ultimate goal of all human endeavour, is that we feel good about ourselves and the people around us, and do things in our lives which give us a sense of meaning and value. Tatty Bumpkin will help you and your children understand what this means and how to achieve it.

All our classes are aligned to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, and have been developed by Paediatric Physiotherapists, Yoga teachers and educationalists, to give the children a creative, well rounded, developmental and fun story session.

The Tatty Bumpkin training is accredited by CACHE (Council for Awards in Children’s Care, Health and Education).

Click here to see a short video of what Tatty Bumpkin is all about.

Some of the Benefits of Tatty Bumpkin include:

Develop physical skills and confidence
Active movement aids fitness
Learn how to relax
Learn social skills within the group
Work on core stability, strength and balance
Meaningful play
Help to develop concentration, creativity and imagination in a non-competitive environment

The terms follow the school terms and are made up of 5, 6 or 7 week blocks, the topics covered in term one are:

  1. Focus/blance
  2. Dynamic movement
  3. Relaxation
  4. Multi-sensory world
  5. Feelings and people
  6. Music/communication
  7. Daily living skills

We run sessions in many nurseries in and around York, in schools and, on occasions, we run private classes too .

After School Clubs suitable for children in Foundation/Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are running at the following schools:

Poppleton Ousebank (Tuesdays 3.15- 4.15),  Acomb Primary (Wednesdays 3.00- 4.00), Headlands Primary (Thursdays 3.15- 4.15) and Copmanthorpe Primary (Thursdays 3.00 – 4.00).
Tatty Bumpkin classes are suitable for children of all abilities, whatever his or her strengths or weaknesses.  Please contact me if you or your child has any special requirements or click here to book.