Hi, I'm Lou and I'm thoroughly delighted to be bringing the Hartbeeps Magic to North Devon.
I first came across the Hartbeeps programme when visiting my sister and 18 month old nephew. At the time my own little boy was about 10 months old (now 5 yrs old!!) and just starting to totter around, so we tagged along to the Happy House class...although he should have been in Beeps. What an inspiration!
Whilst I was caught unawares, essentially not expecting such a full on whacky experience, the children were totally captivated from beginning to end. So once I'd shaken off the 'adult norms' it was 45 minutes of fantastic imaginative fun that had both the children and us adults smiling and humming the whole day.
What's more being a qualified teacher I could really see the educational value of the programme and all the great foundation blocks for learning that were being established at such a key development stage - all under the guise of FUN!
It made such an impact on my little one and me that when I was looking to quit teaching in 2013, running Hartbeeps classes really appealed... and here I am now!
Hi I'm Angela and I run have the pleasure of running classes at Bude as well as Little Stars in Clovelly and Funder Zone in Barnstaple, as well as Hartbeeps parties across North Devon.
I'm a trained singer and actress and spent many years as a vocalist and children's entertainer in holiday parks. However, in 2014 I started considering other careers, hoping to find a rewarding job that played to my skills and passions but let me settle down. I had the good fortune to hear about local Hartbeeps classes and that they were considering looking for a class leader. So I came to watch a few classes and I thought they were beyond wonderful.
I'd come across other sorts of classes before on a preschool placement, but Hartbeeps really stood out above the rest, with its unique non- stop soundtrack, props, puppet characters and it's wonderful sound journeys taking you off somewhere magical.
Having a level 2 childcare diploma I could see immediately the benefits that these unique music and multi- sensory classes could bring to a child as well as being buckets of fun for all involved.
l absolutely adore working with the babies and children and seeing their faces light up. Watching them grow, learn and build confidence and friendships makes this the
most rewarding job ever!