When returning to work after having children, parents often find that their career priorities have changed and that their previous role – and working day – no longer suits them. It’s common at this point to start thinking about starting your own business… but the risk associated with entrepreneurship can be off-putting for those with a young family.
For many, taking on a franchise can turn out to be the perfect solution. It brings you the freedom of your own business, without the risk. That’s because you’re following a proven formula that already works in other locations or markets.
There are many franchise ideas listed on Working Mums – but many parents actively seek franchises that involve working with children: Here are five, as inspiration…
With the squeeze on creativity in schools and growth in adult crafting, the Creation Station franchise inspires children and families through creative arts and crafts classes, parties and events. Manage your own hours and holidays while planning crafting events for people in your local area. A range of packages are available to suit the level of investment you wish to make. Each licensee is well supported by dedicated franchise support managers.
Pyjama Drama franchisees run drama and imaginative play classes in their local area for children up to seven years old. Ideal for those looking for work mainly in the week, the franchisees look after the delivery of classes and performances. It is also possible to take on party and after-school club work for those that want to go a little further. This franchise is ideal for those with teaching experience, but it’s not a requirement.
If music is more your thing, Jo Jingles could be the franchise for you. Focusing on pre-school children aged three months to five years, Jo Jingles is a very family focused business. Established for more than 20 years, Jo Jingles provides structured musical classes and equipment that are popular with children and parents alike.
Catering for children aged 2-7, Mini Athletics takes them through three levels of athletic skills. Successful franchisees share a passion for sports and working with children, great communication skills and a head for admin and social media. Each licensee is supported to build an effective, streamlined business that fits around their personal family commitments.
Techy Tots was devised by mum of two Gemma, who realised that there was no provision to help young children develop computer coding skills. Coding can be seen as basic literacy for the digital age, and the Techy Tots classes equip young children with valuable academic skills. With all training provided, there is no need for previous teaching experience. Licencees simply need the confidence to run sessions and a love of technology.
There are thousands of successful franchise owners running successful businesses across the UK – many of which are managed on a flexible basis. To find out more about flexible franchise opportunities – and the vast choice of businesses available, visit our franchise pages.