World of Tatty Bumpkin
Tatty Bumpkin was started in 2004, to provide a creative alternative to children's activity programmes.
Our motto is "bendy, giggly, clever and strong..." which is what we would like all our children to become. Behind the quirky and fun character and yoga stories, is a very serious developmental side, but let's start at the beginning!
Since we started, we have developed and to an award-winning national programme, that is recognised as being at the forefront of children's developmental activities.
Tatty Bumpkin is a character at the centre of yoga-inspired movement stories, incorporating music, storytelling and postures inspired by yoga. There is a progressive 'curriculum' for babies 0-2 (Baby Bumpkin) and 2-7 (Tatty Bumpkin) through magical stories that have been developed by paediatric physiotherapists, yoga teachers, musicians and educationalists. The award winning classes are delivered nationally as private classes, in nurseries, pre-schools, schools, clubs, festivals, weddings....anywhere there are children and parents looking for fun.
All our props and class materials are fairly traded through our work with a fair trade co-operative in Sri Lanka and the programme is aligned to the Early Years Curriculum. Whether you are a parent or carer looking for a class to attend; or you are a professional body looking for a structured, developmental programme with full supporting documentation; or you would like to run a fun, successful business, Tatty Bumpkin is unique and has something magical to offer you.
"When my son was little, I felt there was a lack of creative classes for babies and children that really tapped into the magic of childhood - and for the parents too, a sense of fun - reaching out to the inner child in all of us.
I won a Social Enterprise award from UnLtd for our work helping mums back to work, and now we have grown into a nationwide franchise model with our award winning Yoga inspired classes, fair trade toys, accessories and organic clothing.
We pride ourselves on our creative children's, development classes, but our ethos is driven by a genuine desire to have fun, and capture the magic of childhood. Tatty Bumpkin is about more than business... its an emotional response ... a chance to capture the simplicity and goodness of childhood." Sam (creator and founder) Petter x