What Our Lovely Parents / Caregivers Say
We have been coming to Jumping Beans North Shore with our children since 2017 - all three have loved it.
My youngest son attends currently with Karin and her team - it’s the highlight of his week. The activities change every fortnight which I love - it means the children have a chance to gain confidence and really master the skills they are developing, but new setups mean they still find it exciting and engaging. I highly recommend it!
My daughter has been going to Jumping Beans for the last 18 months. She absolutely loves it and it has definitely helped her with her climbing, balance and fine motor skills. Great place to meet other mums and babes too. Karen is awesome and very accommodating and if you miss a class, it’s so easy to make up another lesson unlike other baby classes. Highly recommend.
Jumping Beans has certainly taught our 8 months old daughter how to get down from a height safely. Thanks, Jumping Beans!
Thanks so much for another fabulous term at Jumping Beans, it is just amazing to see the kids grow their skills and confidence.
Thanks for an awesome lot of sessions, Jumping Beans is the most informative and fun course I’ve come across for babies and children
My son (2) really loves his Jumping Beans. Plus… he generally sleeps for hours when he gets home from there! It has really improved his confidence...
Your classes have such a fun, friendly and positive vibe which is a great basis for learning. Thank you so much.
Tena Koe. At Jumping Beans, I learnt how to play effectively with my 18-month-old son in ways that enabled him to take risks and try new activities... Kia Ora.
Thank you so much for all the magical, wonderful fun Thursdays we have shared with you over the past three years.
Jumping Beans has made a huge jump in our daughter's confidence and co-ordination… This is a must do programme for anyone who is serious about giving their kids a head start.
Max was always so excited on Jumping Beans days and couldn't wait to arrive… We watched him grow and learn in your wonderful environment...
Jumping Beans is a high-quality programme that is delivered by enthusiastic and professional staff… We are Jumping Beans fans and will be back for more next term!
My 10 month old has loved attending the babies session this term! The Jumping Beans team were awesome at showing us how to use the equipment safely, and baby especially loved rolling over on the bar. I also loved that a lot of the setup changes every couple of weeks to keep things fresh. Highly recommend!
Overall, the Jumping Beans class combines fun, exercise, and developmental benefits seamlessly and I highly recommend it.
Fun and supportive group gym for my little ones. Started with my youngest who went all the way through and has now progressed to squad gymnastics and I've returned with number 2 since she was old enough to be a "baby bean". The North Shore team is incredibly supportive and kind. They have make-up days if you have to miss a session- which is great when little ones get sick and also means other sick kids stay away. The movement and development they teach is great whatever level your child is at. They have a huge focus on teaching safety- which was great for my eldest who was a climber! They have also been great for number 2 who was prem and took a while to catch up. Highly recommend jumping beans as a fun activity to do with your child!
We love Jumping Beans! It is such a fun activity to do with my, now 7 month old, son. Karin and the team are fantastic, so easy to deal with and are also so great with the babies! Love that the equipment changes slightly every few weeks and the flexibility to do make-up classes if you can’t make your usual session is a big plus. Highly recommend.
Absolutely love Jumping Beans! My boys and I look forward to going every week. Karin and Jo are friendly, knowledgable and fun! Highly recommend, your kids will love it.
My daughter loves Jumping Beans! We have been going since she was 8 months old and it has helped with her confidence so much. It has the perfect amount of structured and free play. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with other parents who have little ones the same age.
Award-Winning Active Learning Classes For Babies & Kids!
What We Do At Jumping Beans
Jumping Beans is a fun, child-centered physical activity programme, offering active learning and gymnastics classes for under 5’s with their parents/caregivers. Our programme is based on the latest research and over 30 years of practical experience!
Your child’s brain grows most rapidly in the first 5 years. In fact, 80% of their ability to learn is determined during this crucial time! At Jumping Beans, we know the incredible effects early childhood movement can have on the development of the brain, body and emotions. We have based our programme on the latest research and have created fun-filled, action-packed classes that help set your child up for a healthy, happy childhood!
What’s In A Class
Each class incorporates elements from a range of fun activities, which are designed to help your child learn and grow:
- Music and movement or dance for language and self-esteem development.
- Ball skills and rhythmic gymnastics for balance and hand-eye coordination.
- Safety skills to help you and your child learn how to navigate their increasing mobility, safely (and to help you sleep easier at night!).
- Fun activities on our specially designed equipment to establish healthy exercise patterns and a love of success and learning.
- Bonding time and interactive play between child and caregiver, and socialisation with other children, all of which develops a sense of safety and security (secure attachment) and emotional intelligence.
All of our amazing instructors have been trained in our research-based curriculum, which accommodates a wide range of different learning styles. Our friendly, highly qualified team are there to lead you and your child through each class, helping you participate together!
At Jumping Beans, we create a safe and positive environment, where you and your child feel confident and excited to join in. Our fun, relaxed class style includes both structured time with activities to allow parents/caregivers and their kids to play and learn together, and the opportunity for free play. This lets the child lead, empowering them in choice-making, and giving you both an opportunity for socializing with other caregivers and children.
Our Class Levels
Each of our different class levels is designed to help you understand and enrich your child’s development as they move through those crucial early-childhood stages, such as creeping, crawling, learning to walk, hand-eye co-ordination and language. Every child is unique and we encourage parents to choose a class by developmental stage, rather than age (ages are just a guideline).
for babies aged 4 months - 12 months. Supports your baby's natural development with sensory-motor exercises, tummy time and movement to music. Stimulates neural pathways essential for developmental milestones. Incorporates activities to nurture coordination, strength and balance as your baby becomes increasingly mobile. Focus on parent/caregiver and child bonding, encouraging a relationship that makes your child feel safe (secure attachment).
for toddlers aged 1 year - 2 years Fun, child-centered activities support brain development while helping your toddler learn essential safety skills in line with their new level of mobility. We focus on things like safe grips and motor planning to help enhance agility and prevent accidents (and help you worry a little less!).
for children aged 2 years - 5 years These active preschool classes offer fundamental movement and gymnastics, flexibility, balance, co-ordination and ball skills, alongside co-operative games and group exercises that help develop your child’s social skills and emotional intelligence. Gym Beans is designed to enrich agility, fitness, and cognitive development, preparing your child for a lifetime of learning.