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Activitots has been set up by sisters Sally & Sarah, who share a passion for sport and healthy living and who want to help provide a fun foundation for your little ones.

Meet the Activitots Team

Professional Qualifications

Level 2 Certificate – Delivering Behaviour Management and Physical Activities to Children Under 5

Young Yoga

Paediatric First Aid Training

Coaching Qualifications

  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Athletics
  • Trampolining
  • Multi skills
  • Bikeability

Sarah Kenealy

Sarah’s love of sport began at the age of 5 when she joined Chelmsford Hockey Club, working her way up the ranks to play for her school, county and the East of England. She also played netball for Billericay and represented Chelmsford Athletics Club in the 1500m and the long jump. It was here she laid the foundations for a varied sporting career both in her personal and professional life.

Having received her Diploma in Sports Development from Writtle College, Sarah went on to take her coaching qualifications in several sports including: Netball, Hockey & Athletics.

Sarah was approached by her old primary school to run PE lessons and after school sports clubs, this led to Sarah teaching PE lessons in primary and secondary schools across Essex. During school holidays Sarah ran sports clubs for Chelmsford City Council and Maldon District Council; working with their sports development teams.

With 4 years experience under her belt Sarah was then tasked to set up, promote and run a multi-skilled Saturday morning club for 6-10 year olds, funded by the local primary care trust with the aim of promoting physical activity to young children.

Having established the Activity Bug in South Woodham Ferrers Sarah was then asked to move onto the Health Improvement Team, specialising in children weight management for NHS Mid Essex, where she project managed national MEND (mind, exercise, nutrition, do it) (7-13yrs) and Mini MEND (2-4yrs) programmes locally; amongst other health initiatives in the community promoting healthy eating and exercise.

Whilst working for the NHS Sarah also found time to teach trampolining lessons for 8 years with an age range of 2-72 years young!

She also volunteered at a disability club on Saturday afternoons for Families in Focus for 5 years.

Sarah is also a mother of 2 young children who keep her on her toes!

Sarah@activitots.net


07896666313

Professional Qualifications

Level 2 Certificate – Delivering Behaviour Management and Physical Activities to Children Under 5

Young Yoga

Paediatric First Aid Training

Coaching Qualifications

  • Hockey

Sally Holmes

Growing up in an active family there wasn’t a sport that Sally didn’t put her hand to. Having played on the school netball team, run and high-jumped into the athletics squad, taken part in tennis camps, Sally eventually settled into hockey as her sport of choice. Working her way up through the club, school and county ranks until she made it into East of England Academy.

After achieving a First Class Maths Degree at Bath University, Sally embarked upon an 8 year career in the city working for Goldman Sachs on one of the highly pressurized trading desks.

Deciding to take a break from the city to have her children Sally relocated back to Essex with her husband and two daughters.

Wanting her daughters to follow in her sporty footsteps and keen to find some classes to help burn some toddler energy Sally began looking for a range of classes to attend. Having attended several single sport focused classes Sally became frustrated that her daughter’s own sporting preferences and choices were pre-determined by whatever class her parents chose to send her to. With a particular interest to see her daughter pick up a hockey stick, she decided to found a multi-discipline sports class so that they could together explore a variety of sports and let her daughter discover her own sporting passion.

Sally@activitots.net

07740363476

Professional Qualifications

Paediatric First Aid Training

Coaching Qualifications

Level 2 Athletics Coach

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Fitness and Coaching

Jade Harding

Our newest coach, Jade, is herself an athlete; practising and competing since she was 9 years old.
She is multi-skilled having finished 5th in the English Schools Heptathlon in 2015 and has been the Essex long jump champion for 3 years running.

Jade is very passionate about sport and has chosen to make it her career so that she can help little ones’ kick start a love of sport too.

 

Jade has clocked up 3 years’ experience in coaching, now splitting her time between Activitots coaching and providing PE lessons for Junior Schools in Billericay and Brentwood.

 

When Jade isn’t coaching, she is training and is most likely to be spotted long jumping or hurdling around the Chelmsford Athletics Centre.

Professional Qualifications

First Aid Training
Sports Coach UK certificate for safegaurding and protecting children

Coaching Qualifications

Level 2 Gymnastics Coach

British Athletics Assistant Coach

Caitlin Boyle

Caitlin has been a gymnast since she was 4 years old, going on to compete on behalf of Essex County.

It wasn’t until age 11 that she started training in athletics, specialising in long jump and then pole vault, and was competing at a National level by age 16.

Caitlin went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at Chelmsford College, and it now a qualified gymnastics and athletics coach.

“I want to give kids of all ages and abilities the opportunity to get up, be active and achieve their dreams”

Professional Qualifications

BSc HONS in Sports Science
First Aid Training
Sports Coach UK certificate for safegaurding and protecting children

Coaching Qualifications

Dodgeball Level 2
In2Care Coaching for Learners with Learning Difficulties or Disabilities (BTEC)
Community Sports Leadership Award
Higher Community Sports Leadership Award
Basketball Coaching Level 1
Start Rugby Coaching Award
Tops Sport and Tops Play
A.O.T.T.S Award
British Gymnastics Introductory Teachers Award Level 2
Mountain Boarding Instructors Certificate
Primary Sports Athletics Level 1
Sports Hall Athletics Level 1
British Orienteering Federation Level 1
FA Learning Disabled Footballers
CACHE Level 2 in Learning Difficulties

Pete Mynard

Pete has been involved in sport all his life both playing a range of sports and also in his studies. Playing football to the age of 16, he then took up table tennis which lead him to completing in the South region British League. After completing a BTEC sports science course at Chelmsford college, he then went on to gain a BSc HONS in Sports Science graduating from De Montford University in 2005.

After graduating, Pete began a career in Sports coaching which has now reached its 13th year. During this time, he has been involved in coaching children of all ages and abilities within schools across Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and London. Throughout his career, Pete has been involved in providing P.E lessons, clubs and summer camps in several primary schools, which has also involved working with class teachers to assist with their own CPD (Continued Professional Development) improving upon their delivery of sports lessons.

Since 2010, Pete has been leading teams of coaches running Dodgeball tournaments within the corporate sector in London and also become a Dodgeball course tutor for the South-East region.

Pete joined the Activitots team as a Senior Coach in January 2018. Since then he has been instrumental in keeping our lesson plans fresh & up to date, and has most recently joined the management team to help widen the reach of the Activitots classes.

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Having a structured activity class for young children is very important. Each week there will be a warm up, a main activity section and a cool down. The main activity section will focus on a different sport to allow the children the opportunity to try out and find their own sporting preferences.

The warm up is designed to help the children stretch and prepare the body and mind for physical activity. In the cool down we will use some young yoga poses to help the children relax and recognise the session is coming to an end.

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Activitots has been a great success with our son William; he has really enjoyed learning different sports and having fun with other children. Such a great way to encourage them to try new things as well as help with their development

Georgie

mum to William (age 2)

My daugther thoroughly enjoys Activitots; she gets to learn and experience a variety of sports to gain different skills

Alice

mum to Molly (age 3)

Freddie loves Activitots. It is great to give him an early introduction to so many different sports - I doubt very much we would have thought to send him to cricket lessons but he really took to it. We are excited to find out what else he might enjoy

Victoria

mum to Freddie (age 2 1/2)

Our sons get bored with the same sport week in week out. Activitots allows them to experience a variety of sports and develop their gross motor skills in a fun and enjoyable way.

Jo

mum to William and Oscar (twins age 2)