Story Drama Play for children aged 6months 7years
Debutots use story, drama and play to promote skilful communication, develop cognitive skills and grow a child’s positive sense of themselves and others.
There are no “jazz hands” here, just a book shelf pile of original stories and a like-minded team of passionate practitioners who empower young children with creativity, confidence and a love of language through interactive storytelling and carefully crafted drama techniques.
Our classes have been expertly created to support National Curricula and are held in educational settings and in local venues with parents and their little ones.
We view our franchise opportunity as a lifestyle business: we do not impose a minimum number of classes to be set up, as other drama franchises do, and whilst we set minimum sales figures at the launch of your franchise, these are agreed and based on how you, and we, see the potential for your business.
We believe that family really does come first and further support this by keeping our additional practitioner training costs to a minimum: you can quickly expand your business and increase your earnings without compromising the initial reason you bought a lifestyle franchise. We enable you to meet the demands of your local area....and your family!
It’s important to note that the age range of our classes is from 6 months to 7 years so we don’t just cover the heavily saturated 2-5’s market, and we have a stronghold in the both the educational sector and the parent and child activity market. In fact, our franchisees have named Debutots “a chameleon” because there are so many avenues our work can go down...classes, workshops and parties are being delivered throughout the country via 17 different avenues including Children’s Centres, after-school clubs, nurseries and schools.....at the last count!
The figures below show the range of income that our franchisees are generating per half hour and per hour. The figures vary depending on the territory and if the classes are in educational settings or parent and child classes in local venues. (Figures exclude one off workshops and parties which generate a higher value)
- Per half hour: £35 - £90
- Per hour: £50 - £120
Comprehensive Initial Training
5 day Training Programme to ensure you launch your business with confidence and are armed with the skills to be a success.
Ongoing Training and Support Opportunities
Ongoing Training allows our practitioners to continually develop their skills, and make connections with other franchisees. Support is friendly, professional and not just from HO, but from our close-knit team of franchisees.
Complete Class Plans and Corresponding Resource Packs for Schools, Nurseries, Childminders and Parents
Complete Class Plans mean that the hard work has been done for you so you have the time to grow your business Corresponding Resource Packs are one of the key ingredients to our success in educational settings.
Flexible working hours
Business expansion is easily achieved without compromising your work-life balance
Could you be a Debutots Franchisee?
If you are looking to combine sound workplace knowledge and a love of little ones to start a flexible, rewarding business then our unique concept, proven success and unbeatable franchise package is for you!
Jennifer, North London
How does Debutots work around your family?
It fits in well, as I can choose my own hours. At the moment, I tend to work mainly in the mornings and keep the afternoons free for the children. My son's at nursery every morning anyway so he doesn't notice me working. I catch up with any admin or letter writing in the evenings when the children have gone to bed, but am managing to keep weekends free. I also do Debutots parties, but as they're only an hour long I'm happy to do them on the weekends. I have already trained up 2 practitioners to help cover the demand for my classes!
What did your investment buy?
I retained £1000 of the investment in my business bank account for my first year's advertising.
- The franchise license and full use of the logo
- All equipment including: stationery, leaflets, T-shirts, tote bags, stickers, visual aids and marketing material including advertisement artwork
- A page on the website and my Debutots email address
- The full Debutots curriculum with comprehensive class plans
- Extensive training, friendly, supportive on-going advice and the huge, fabulous Operations Manual!
Do you get support?
I really can't fault the Head Office support. When I was just starting out, I had loads of questions that kept popping up; I have fewer now, but it's very reassuring to know that my questions will be answered almost instantly by people who've got years of experience. There's always someone there on the end of the phone or to reply to emails. They've really been great. Very supportive, very encouraging and also very inspiring.
What's the best thing about Debutots for you?
I love the fact that I'm delivering a product that I genuinely think is amazing for children. I'm enjoying the responsibility of being in charge and being able to choose my own hours. I'm excited about the business' potential to expand. It's also great to be able to do a job that I really enjoy and that others will gain so much from too. And, I’m doing a part-time job on a full time salary…brilliant!