Family firendly franchises abound and are perfect for SAHM (stay at home mums) It can be a popular and lucrative option among stay-at-home parents to buy a baby-related franchise. I bought a Tiny Talk baby-signing franchise when my son was just nine months’ old. I had rung to book Frankie and myself into our local class only to find out that the classes were all full and that the franchise was soon to be sold. I am experienced at signing, a confident singer and used to training groups and so immediately thought, ‘Oh, this could be for me!’ I was interviewed and approved, then trained by the company, set up with equipment and lesson plans and then you’re off and running.
Running my own franchise was interesting and I earned a good income. There were over 100 mums (and one or two dads) out there running Tiny Talk franchises; we would chat online or at regional and national conferences, it was a real community of support. I was able to take my son along to the classes I taught and I met lots of other local mums and their babies who have remained friends. I only worked one morning a week baby signing, yet I made enough money to keep my car on the road and pay for all my son’s activities. What’s more, it integrated me into our local community and I was able to contribute financially. When I sold up due to baby number two, I made a healthy profit. Plus, I got a great maternity allowance as a result of my very part-time working (this only happens if you pay your voluntary national insurance contributions, though).
During that time, I built up new skills in running a business and these will stand me in good stead when I eventually venture back out into the workplace. Running my own baby business made me feel stimulated, proud and balanced.
There’s a whole family of baby- and children-linked franchises – Tumble Tots, Jo Jingles and Socatots, to name a few – so ponder a while, it could be perfect for your current lifestyle. I worked at my franchise for three years and I loved it.
If you want to earn money in a way that fits with being a full-time parent then buying and running a franchise could work for you. Most websites have contact details where you can express an interest in the franchise, along with FAQs.
Music classes for babies and pre-schoolers.
Music and percussion classes for under-fi ves.
Fun music group for babies and toddlers.
020 8868 0001
Football coaching programme for under-fi ves.
0113 244 2005
Baby signing classes.
Baby and toddler gymnastics.
0121 585 7003
Fun, creative yoga classes for kids aged two to seven.
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P>S I hvae not been paid by TinyTalk or approached by them to sing their praises they just are a fab company to work for.