Hello and welcome to Tumble Bees, my name is Jayne Bellwood and I’m the founder of Tumble Bees Pre-School Gymnastics. I’m married with one son who is responsible for my decision to make a huge career change.
I worked in IT for many years travelling to different companies delivering training and implementing systems and sitting at a desk for hours on end.
Loving gymnastics as a child and seeing how much my young son was learning from attending classes, not to mention the fun he had I decided to train with British Gymnastics as a Pre-School Coach starting with Level 1 and later progressing to a Level 2 coaching qualification.
I started Tumble Bees classes in February 2013 and currently I deliver four weekly Pre-School Gymnastics classes at Bright Horizons nursery at first direct bank, seven weekly classes at my own studio, The Hive at Woodkirk Valley Country Club. I also work in partnership with Morley Cluster of Children’s Centres to deliver a weekly baby class followed by a Pre-School Gymnastics class.
Despite running 13 weekly Tumble Bees sessions I still work as a Casual Coach for Leeds City Council at Armley Leisure Centre assisting gymikins classes with the lovely Jackie Tiffany
January 2017 was an exciting time for me as Nikki Lodge-Frear came on board as a franchisee to run Tumble Bees Kirklees and Calder offering classes to more children in areas I’m unable to reach myself.
When I’m not coaching I can often be found camping in a field and enjoying the great outdoors. I may be astride a horse but that’s generally an old pastime I enjoyed for years with some very fond memories.
Hi, I’m Nikki Lodge-Frear and I’m the coach for Tumble Bees Kirklees and Calder. I have two young daughters who attend Tumble Bees with Jayne and they love it!
I started running public and nursery classes in a number of locations across Kirklees and Calderdale in January. It’s lovely to meet so many children and their adults, to get to know them and see them improve.
Before I became a Tumble Bees coach I was an Early Years and Key Stage 1 teacher for 8 years.
I also have a background in gymnastics and trampolining. I started out in gymnastics at a very early age, before switching to trampolining and competing at National Level.
After retiring from competing I became a coach and judge and I still coach for Kirklees Rebound Trampoline Club in Huddersfield. Whilst training to be a teacher I lived in Scarborough for a number of years and during my time there I coached at Scarborough Gymnastics Academy.
When I’m not coaching gymnastics or trampolining I like to sing with my choir, go for days out with my family and watch Formula 1 and football.