` - Welcome to Jumping Beans

Our 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.


Meet the Jumping Beans Directors!

Sophie Foster, Founding Director

B.A.(Hons), L.T.C.L., Dip. Suzuki Music Pedagogy, Dip. Early Childhood Read More

Simon Rickman, Director

BMS (Hons) Read More

Ajmol Ali, Director

PhD Read More


Meet Our Licensees!


Carolyn Collett

Jumping Beans Auckland North Shore Licensee Read More

Carolyn Collett manages the Auckland North Shore classes. Her energetic and friendly team is passionate about helping your child reach their their developmental potential...

Martisa Vermaak

Jumping Beans South / South East Auckland Licensee Read More

Maritsa recently arrived in New Zealand from South Africa with her husband, Anton, baby boy, Andrias, and five-year-old daughter, Aimee.



Paula Poihipi

Jumping Beans Waikato Licensee Read More

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...

Melissa Pepler

Jumping Beans Greater Wellington Licensee Read More

Melissa is based in Upper Hutt, Wellington with her husband Quintin; their 5 month old girl; 4 year old boy and 13 year old step daughter. Melissa holds qualifications in Sport Science, Leisure and Recreation...



Robyn Kromhout

Jumping Beans Nelson/Tasman Licensee Read More

Robyn has recently moved to Nelson from South Africa. She is an experienced Gymnastics coach with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Movement Science. She started gymnastics at the age of 3 and went on to compete at high levels until the age of 18. She is a former Sport...