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 delivering sessions at Bright Horizons Nursery at first direct bank and also classes for the public in both Churwell and Morley, Leeds. A few years later and I had my very own studio, The Hive at Woodkirk Valley Country Club.
I feel lucky to have had a great start to my gymnastics career as I had two fabulous mentors. My Level 1 mentor was Brenda Webster and my Level 2 was Jackie Tiffany, I feel I owe such much of my success to them both.
When I’m not coaching I can often be found camping in a field, walking, riding my bike or trying to stand up on my paddleboard, but basically and enjoying the great outdoors.
Hi, I’m Jen Cowey, I am married and am mum to 3 very active kids!
I started attending classes with Jayne at The Hive in Tingley back in 2019 when my eldest was 2 and have brought all 3 of my children in different combinations ever since!
Before moving up to Leeds from down South in 2018 I worked as a Primary School Teacher for many years, holding additional qualifications in leading sport, including gymnastics.
I have seen the benefits of encouraging and supporting children to be active right from infancy and am a firm believer in bare feet babies and love to support learning through child led play!