Little Movers was founded in 2007 by Melanie Buck.
After having children Melanie wanted to continue to work but also wanted to be there for her children, she was invited by Gateshead Council to deliver a programme to engage both parents and preschool children in a fun, healthy dance activity and so began Little Movers.
Over the 13 year period the structure of the classes has continued to be tested, developed and perfected and the product is now being enjoyed by thousands of families everyday.
What did Melanie want from working for Little Movers?
- To put my children ﬁrst!
- To take and collect my children from school everyday!
- To enjoy all of the school holidays with my own children
- To generate enough income to enjoy life!
- To provide a product that was enjoyed by everyone who comes along!
- To enjoy my work!
Little Movers has far exceeded my expectations! I have been lucky enough do all of the above. I have never missed a Carol Service or Nativity Play and enjoyed all of the school runs.
I am enjoying sharing my knowledge, expertise and skills to others who have a passion for working with young children! It’s fantastic to watch the Little Movers franchisees grow their own business
Melanie is always on the other end of the phone, email or text. No question is a stupid question. I can ask her anything. She will contact me to ask how I am doing, she will ask how I am feeling. She is absolutely amazing!
Our strongest testimonial is our Little Movers keep coming back for more fun. They progress to join our sister company Snapdragon Arts which provides Dance, Singing and Drama!
Our contracted work continues to come in and we don’t advertise to childcare providers, they contact us. Our reputation is our advertisement. We continue to grow and have become so successful that we have a bigger team of staff and have recently opened our head office!
“At Little Movers every child is valued, celebrated and allowed their moment to Shine in whatever way that may be!”
“Really good fun for the kids and adults.”
“Super Class, my son loved it.”
“Fun for everyone.”
“Built my daughters confidence, she had great fun. Fabulous group.”
“I think the sessions are brilliant, very fun and children encouraged throughout.”
“My child has enjoyed the experience, think it was really good for behaviour and the transition to nursery will make a big difference.”
“Little Movers provides Freya with a fun way to engage in physical activity through play and dance. The design of the classes and their input have played a significant part in developing her co-ordination, learning and dance skills, dramatically increasing her confidence and her ability to interact with other children and adults.”