Tots Play Uk Ltd
Location Opportunities available across the UK and Ireland
Minimum Investment 3,995
Training Provided Yes
How much you earn will depend on how many classes you decide to run per week, and the time and effort you put into promoting them, but you can expect to bring in between £40 and £75 per class, with extra revenue possible from running parties and from the sale of Tots Play resources and merchandise.
My name’s Helen. In 2004 I was a new mum who didn’t want to leave my baby to go back to work. I did, however, need an income and also a focus for me in addition to being a devoted mum!
I tried a couple of party plan companies for a while, then I came across an advert for a pre-school music class franchise. I had never done anything like it before (my background is in retail and leisure management!) but I enjoyed taking my daughter to similar activities so I decided to give it a go. I started with a few classes a couple of mornings a week around play dates, nap times and other baby related activities, and found that it was something I actually quite liked doing!
A house move led me to selling that first business and gave me the chance to try out new activities and ideas. I always enjoyed exploring different ways of playing with my little girl, but found most groups and classes focused on just one thing. I decided therefore to take all the experience I had of running classes and being a mum, and the best of all I had learned to put together a new programme, and so Tots Play was born.
Starting from scratch, in the middle of a recession, I launched this new business, and a few months later I was running several sessions through the week, in between the school run, for over a hundred families and growing.
Before changing my focus to spreading the Tots Play message across the country, I successfully ran classes for babies and toddlers for over 10 years, personally running sessions through the week around the school run and seeing around 150 families per week. And guess what ... you could too!
My time is now devoted to sharing my experience and using what I have learned in the process of building not one, but three, businesses to help you to do the same with the Tots Play franchise.
I have met so many mums who have to leave their little ones to return to work, often full time, when they really don’t want to, and I would love for you to have the opportunity that I have had to run a rewarding, fun and profitable business that works around your family commitments. I would also love to be the one to help you on your way, to champion you and to celebrate.
When choosing our franchisees we are looking for people who not only share our commitment to providing the best possible experience for the families who attend our sessions but also have the enthusiasm and drive to share that passion with families in their area, and a willingness to work hard to achieve their goals. The personal qualities you bring are therefore far more important than experience running a business or working with children.
While you therefore don't need to have any specific qualifications or experience to run Tots Play classes, you must enjoy working with young children and their parents, and be able to make them feel welcome and at ease.
You will also need plenty of energy and enthusiasm to get everyone involved, and the confidence to lead a group in various play activities including singing simple songs. Good organisational skills are also important, as a small amount of administration will be required.
You will receive full training on how to run the classes, with personal coaching, practical training, written and online training manual plus ongoing help and support to establish and grow your business.
Our franchisees come from a wide variety of backgrounds but all are achieving success on their own terms, around their family and other commitments, with no boss to answer to, and enjoying the support and encouragement of an experienced head office team and wider network of existing franchisees who know exactly what you going through at every step and are able to give you that helping hand just when you need it.
Running a Tots Play business is great fun, very rewarding, and let's you choose when and where you work. Help and support will be available to ensure that you are able to run your sessions successfully and profitably.