Initial Investment

£6,995 plus VAT

Training provided

Yes

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About Little Squigglers

Little Squigglers offers weekly art, craft and sensory play classes to children under 5. Parents and children come along and enjoy our incredibly relaxed atmosphere where anything goes!

Each session has 5 messy stations: from dinosaurs in a gooey swamp, to bugs covered in slime, there is something for everyone to enjoy. For the more cautious there are dry activities, too: from pouring and scooping rainbow rice, to making playdough aliens.

Each class is based around a theme – you can be down on the farm one week and in muddy puddles with Peppa Pig the next!

Each class involves a snack time where we can listen to a story or sing a song- all linked to that week’s theme.

Up next is the crafts, we offer 3 fabulous crafts each week for the children to explore. We focus on the process of creating art work. We don’t worry about the end product- who cares if the owl you made has 4 eyes?! We offer a huge variety of crafts with something different not just each week, but each month and beyond. At Little Squigglers you would be amazed at the amount of things we can make out of a paper plate or a cardboard roll- lions, monkeys, frogs, trees, boats- you name it we can make a craft of it!

Our toddler classes offer fantastic sticky, slimy, mucky experiences; but the fun doesn’t end there. We also take all the fantastic elements of our classes to offer birthday parties – anything from making snowflake wands in a Frozen themed party, to creating fossils for some dino fun.

We extend our offerings to the older children too. Providing quality art experiences in our art school clubs and holiday workshops. We help children aged up to 12 be inspired by the work of different artists and try out a vast array of new and exciting art techniques.

Across all these offerings we provide the chance for children to explore, question, think discover and create.

Little Squigglers offers a fun, exciting and flexible business opportunity; only limited by your time, commitment and enthusiasm.

If you are looking for something that you can develop and build around your family and it’s ever changing needs, are ready to use your own skills and experience and are prepared to work hard to run your own successful business, then a Little Squigglers Franchise could be for you!

About You

Could you be a Little Squigglers franchisee?

Do you think you have what it takes to continue the success of the Little Squigglers name and our award winning classes?

If you can answer YES to most of the following, we want to hear from you!

  • Love working with children?
  • Would you enjoy helping children to learn?
  • Have endless enthusiasm?
  • Creative?
  • Like to have fun and be able to show it?
  • Can you smile when you are tired or covered in goo?
  • Love being around children?
  • Want to succeed and be rewarded financially for your personal efforts?
  • Want to earn money the fun way?
  • Looking for unlimited earning potential?
  • Want the freedom to control your own future?
  • Honest, trustworthy and friendly?
  • Self – motivated and want to work for yourself?
  • Reliable and organised?
  • Relatively fit and healthy?
  • Have a clean personal history as DBS (CRB) checks are required?
  • Can you drive and own a vehicle?
  • Are you a good communicator?
  • Want to be an important part of a growing network?

Why choose a Little Squigglers franchise?

Running your own Little Squigglers will provide you with the freedom to be in control of your own career and achieve the work life balance you’ve always wanted.

There are so many things that you will receive from Amanda and her team at Little Squigglers which will help you to get your business launched, established and turn yourself into a successful franchise owner.

Among these are:

  • Full training and support on joining the franchise
  • Full marketing plan and set up to get your business off the ground quickly
  • Class programmes
  • Equipment
  • Telephone and email support

Training and Support

Our focus is on helping our franchise owners deliver the best quality classes; offering fun for both the children who attend the clubs and their parents too. Helping our franchise owners be successful financially is of equal importance.  We are only successful if YOU are successful so it’s in our interests to help you achieve a long term continued and profitable business.

You will be provided with thorough and ongoing training from those who are already working in the field. We will ensure that your business is a success by supporting you not just in the early days, but throughout your career with Little Squigglers. You will be part of an ever growing network of support, ideas and advice.

If you are an out-going individual starting from scratch without experience, we have a strong programme of training, assistance and support that respects what you already know, teaches you what you don’t and makes sure you can start trading profitably right from the start.

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Financial Information

Our full start up package is an attractive £6,995 plus VAT. For this cost you get absolutely everything you need to run a year’s worth of pre-school classes- from the tables to the paint and paper! You’ll have aliens, bugs, pirates and dinosaurs and so much more, as well as full plans so you know what to do with them.

The package includes:

  • Exclusive rights to operate in your designated territory
  • Full 5 day training programme at Head Office (or longer if you need more support)
  • A year’s worth of resources for pre-school classes
  • Business planning tools and projection targets
  • Marketing launch campaign including literature
  • Social media training
  • Operations manual

Jo Rayson

My first experience of ‘Little Squigglers’ was when I took my then 3 year old to the very first class. Franchise case study pictureFrom the word go I knew that the class was fun, engaging and perfect for those parents who love their children to get creative, explore, make mess but most of all have fun exploring using their different senses, without the worry of having to clear up after them.    Four years on and now I am very proud to say that I now run classes, birthday parties, workshops, holiday clubs and  after school clubs in the West Suffolk area.

The opportunity to take over the West Suffolk franchise was not a decision I took lightly and with a young family to look after and support was it the best decision I could make for them?  The answer is most definitely ‘yes’.  My oldest daughter only said to me yesterday ‘Mummy you love your job don’t you, and I love Little Squigglers too’.  Nothing makes me happier knowing that my family are behind me 100% as I embark on this amazing journey.  I am currently one month in running my own business and I cannot be happier.  The whole process from the very in depth and informative training with Amanda to setting up and holding my first class couldn’t have been smoother.  Amanda is always available to answer any questions or queries and knowing you have that extra bit of back up support makes me feel more confident.

Being a Mum of two young girls and with my background in Primary School teaching over the last 10 years, I am fully aware of the importance of effective communication and independent learning through play.  Little Squigglers classes offers both of these areas in abundance.  Being able to provide these opportunities for young children and their parents where they actively work together, explore, create and get messy whilst seeing the smiles on the faces of the children at every class makes me love my job every day.

Running your own business and being your own boss is a fantastic opportunity but it does involve hard work and dedication.  I am fully aware that being part of a network of franchises, every time I speak to a customer, deal with a new enquiry etc I am representing the brand of ‘Little Squigglers’ along with representing myself. My working day does not begin and end when my classes start and finish.  Preparing the class resources, managing the finances, organising my diary, advertising and more is part and parcel to ensuring  Little Squigglers West Suffolk continues to be successful.  Setting a weekly routine is paramount to helping me keep on top of things.  My daughters love to help me make the playdough, paint and create examples of work for classes and also get all gloopy and gungy, so when doing this together, work is so much fun.

The  franchise package provided me with all the essentials that I needed to plan and prepare for  my first term of classes.  My garage has been transformed ‘Little Squiggler style’ and every time I go to load my car for the next day’s class, I know that everything I need is there, as well as that all important piece of sparkly glitter that appears from nowhere, but always finds its place on my cheek!

I have just booked and am now preparing for my first two birthday parties which I am extremely excited about.  Knowing that I will be part of a child’s most important day of their year makes me feel very privileged.   Parties from ‘Minions, superheroes and Fairies’, no request is over looked and to be able to provide the opportunities for messy, creative birthday fun is fabulous.

So, as I embark into my second month of running Little Squigglers West Suffolk, I can honestly say I have never been happier.  I go to work with a smile on my face and look forward to meeting all the new ‘Little Squigglers’ who join me in exploring, creating and having fun.

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