Our team

There are currently three of us who make up the Twistin Tots Team.
We are always on the lookout for good people, so if you think you would like to join us, do get in touch!

Jacqui Davis, Founder / Owner

Mother of two, Jacqui Davis, founded Twistin Tots in June 2006, when she was pregnant with her second child. It started as one class in Belper on a Tuesday afternoon and has now grown to 13 classes over five days in six locations and three separate businesses (Twistin Tots, Twistin Tinies and Twistin Tikes).

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Jacqui says, “I had always wanted to be a teacher when I was younger, but my career path initially led me into education and training and later into Marketing (which comes in handy now too!). When I quit work in London and moved back up north from London in 2004, life was too quiet, so I founded Twistin Tots to give myself an interest outside of my two wonderful girls. Thanks to local support, and lots of hard work, it has gone from strength to strength and we now operate three classes for different ages. I love my job – it’s the best thing in the world to see all those tiny smiling faces looking back at me during classes!”

Lisa Manning

Lisa Manning joined the Twistin Tots Team in November 2015, and took over the running of classes in Spondon and Little Eaton in January 2016.
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 Lisa says: “I live local to Belper with my husband and two young daughters. Prior to joining Twistin Tots, I completed a degree in Education Studies and instead of going into teaching, I worked for seven years with young children and their families, from disadvantaged backgrounds. Once I had started a family of my own, I decided to take the plunge and be a stay at home mum, which I have throughly enjoyed.’
 “I began attending Twistin Tots classes about 4 years ago and have attended with both of my daughters. When I saw a position was available to join the Twistin Tots Team, I decided to apply as I loved everything the class had offered to the girls and I. One interview and audition later, here I am, hoping to continue to provide children and their families with all of the fun, education, singing and dancing that I enjoyed (and am still enjoying!) with mine.’
 “Outside of Twistin Tots, I love spending time with my family in the outdoors, often going for walks and cycling. I have just taken up sewing and I try to keep my place in a Book Club group with my friends, by actually reading the chosen book on time!”

Jenny Pritchett

Jenny Pritchett is our newest recruit and she joined the team in early June 2016. Jenny mainly focusses on Nursery sessions, although you may see her popping up at classes from time-to-time when cover is needed.

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Jenny writes…..

“I am delighted to have joined the Twistin Tots team. I have always had an artistic background having attended dance classes for many years from an early age and then travelled the world as a professionally trained Dancer. Once I was back on home soil I passed my knowledge and experience of the Performing Arts on to children of all ages as a Dance Teacher. I also have lots of experience of working with this specific age group of children having worked in Nurseries and Pre-Schools in the local area as a qualified Nursery Assistant.’

“After my daughter came along I decided to stay at home with her which was when I discovered Twistin Tots. I saw the excitement and enjoyment on my daughter’s face when she joined in Jacqui’s sessions and we have been attending regularly ever since.’

“I am looking forward to working with my favourite age group of children and sharing my lifelong passion of music, dancing, singing and education with you all – and most importantly having lots of fun…I hope you enjoy my classes!!”


Awards

netmums finalist 2013