Our Team admin November 1, 2023

Meet The Jumping Beans Team

Jumping Beans was founded by, and is operated by, experts in the field of exercise, sports and early childhood education. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that the Jumping Beans programme delivers the highest quality (and most fun!) active learning environment for you and your child.

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B.A.(Hons), L.T.C.L., Dip. Suzuki Music Pedagogy, Dip. Early Childhood
Sophie Foster
Founding Director
BMS (Hons)
Simon Rickman
Ajmol Ali
Karin Pautz
Jumping Beans Auckland North Shore and Hibiscus Coast Licensee

Karin has a varied career, spanning over 20 years, including running an early childhood gym in South Africa, teaching toddler stimulation classes, Bodytalk Therapy, Banking, and owning and running an art shop...

Martisa Vermaak
Jumping Beans Auckland East, West, Ponsonby and Grey Lynn Licensee

Maritsa recently arrived in New Zealand from South Africa with her husband, Anton, toddler son, Andrias, and daughter, Aimee.

Paula Poihipi
Jumping Beans Waikato Licensee

Paula is the proud mother of two talented, creative and gifted daughters whom she has home schooled for many years. Paula has been involved with Jumping Beans for over 14 years. Her passion for the Jumping Bean...