All our tiny toes ballet teachers are specifically trained to teach our unique programme and we firmly believe they have the best training!
They all have a ballet qualifications and many are actually experienced primary school teachers.
Becoming a tiny toes teacher
Our selection process and training are rigorous and not everyone passes. It takes a great deal of training and commitment to be fully-qualified Tiny toes teacher. When it comes to your child's education we want the best, and we work hard to ensure all our tiny toes teachers are fully trained and up to date with baby and children's developmental stages. Of course, all the teachers are DBS checked, but we go much further than that in ensuring the highest quality standards and safety measures are maintained.
New potential teachers start with a ballet assessment and interviews before progressing onto the Tiny toes training programme which begins with online learning, one-to-one training and six weeks of shadowing a qualified teacher. They then complete a residential teacher training course. After this, there is a practical teaching examination and an assessment on 'Safety in dance teaching'. Finally, they take a paediatric first aid and child protection workshop.
Our teachers take part in ongoing continued professional development with tiny toes ballet, they are continually assessed and have formal teaching observations at least twice a year.