Initial Investment

£7,500 Plus VAT

Training provided



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If you are looking to change your career and want to join the UK’s most rewarding children’s franchise for music loving people whilst achieving a good work/life balance – a Rhythm Time franchise offers you the perfect opportunity.

We’re an award-winning children’s music business and are proud to have been awarded Five Star Franchisee Satisfaction from an independent Franchising Benchmarking Survey – we achieved a massive 91% satisfaction score from our franchisees! So you know you’ll be joining a company that cares about its people. We’re also delighted to receive awards from for Franchisee and Franchisor of the Year.

Whether you’re looking to invest in a small business to grow, or buy a bigger business right from the start, we have the options available to you depending on your preference.  It’s your choice.

Our classes are great fun while providing an educationally sound music programme. Our courses are a lovely mixture of traditional and modern music and they support children’s development and learning needs according to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

We have four unique age appropriate courses which means you don’t need to spend time making up lesson plans – we have done it all for you.

We start with:

  • Stimulating multi-sensory Young Baby classes (birth to 6 months)
  • Older Baby classes (6 months to 13 months)
  • Exciting Toddler classes (14 months to 3 years) followed by
  • Educational preschool classes (3 to 5 years)

We are leading the way with our courses and we offer continuity from birth to school age!

Rhythm Time is extremely popular and we are looking for enthusiastic people who are interested in early years education and music to join our growing team.

Running a Rhythm Time franchise will bring a great deal of personal satisfaction as well as financial rewards.

Rhythm Time background

Managing Director Kathy Doolan studied music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and went on to become Head of Music at Lochend Secondary School in Glasgow.

After having her first child, Kathy wanted to run her own business that would fit round her family but it had to combine her two passions, music and children.  Thus Rhythm Time was born.

The business has gone from strength to strength and Rhythm Time now has a strong reputation, with many franchises all over the country. The high quality of the classes has been successfully replicated in many areas of the UK – with well over 10,000 children attending classes weekly.

Rhythm Time aims

At Rhythm Time we passionately believe that music and singing is crucial and fundamental to every young child’s development.  We want to inspire and educate young babies, preschool children and their parents all over the country and we are looking for like-minded, enthusiastic people to help us expand.

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About You

Franchising is founded on a mutually beneficial business relationship.

As a Rhythm Time Franchisee you would be entrusted with our brand and systems and we would provide training and ongoing support to help you build a fantastic business.

To help identify if you have what it takes to run your own successful franchise ask yourself if you have these characteristics:

  • I’m able to sing in tune and have a strong singing voice
  • I have an interest in early years education
  • I love babies and children and have a desire to work with them
  • I’m ambitious
  • I want the freedom to control my future
  • I have the ability to focus and follow systems
  • I have strong organisational, leadership and time management skills
  • I have high energy levels
  • I have determination and drive.

(NB although previous experience in running a small business is helpful, it is not essential).

Training and Support

The benefit of buying a Rhythm Time franchise is that you will be using a business model that has worked for over 20 years, during which time it has been consistently profitable, generating margins well in excess of the industry average. As a franchisee you will be professionally trained and equipped under the Franchisor’s direction to ensure that you have full access to the methodology and systems used by Rhythm Time in order to achieve great success.  We offer a high standard of training and are passionate about maintaining our highly respected standards.

As a Franchisee you will be provided with an exceptional level of professional ongoing support services, including:

  • A helpline facility
  • Guidance from your Franchise Manager on all aspects of the business
  • Regular network communications
  • Periodic visits from the Franchisor
  • An annual national conference
  • The fruits of a programme of ongoing product research and development
  • Access to a growing library of business tools and templates
  • Full marketing support including a comprehensive marketing manual and online marketing portal to help you develop your business to its full potential.

Your first point of contact for business support and advice is the Rhythm Time Franchise Manager. With first-hand operational experience and knowledge of the entire Rhythm Time Franchise network, the Franchise Manager is well placed to provide training, promote best practice and offer you expert guidance.

As a valued Franchisee you will have all the help you need from Head Office to realise the full potential of your Rhythm Time Franchise.

We will always be there to help, support and guide you along the way. You are in business for yourself but you are never by yourself.

Financial Information

The cost of a Rhythm Time Franchise starts from £7,500 plus VAT. For this minimal investment you can gain great rewards. You will be provided with an exclusive territory (large or small, depending on the level of investment), a comprehensive training programme, operations manual, marketing manual, lesson plans, a full set of musical instruments, sensory equipment, marketing materials, iPod, docking station, branded clothing, help with the launch and ongoing mentoring and support.

You will need a small home office, computer and phone. Taking into account the usual business set-up costs and working capital, we would expect the estimated total investment requirement to be between £9,000 and £12,000 plus VAT.

A complete breakdown of the investment requirement and Franchise Package contents will be supplied to you if proceed to the next stage but you will get a healthy return for your low investment.


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Fiona Haining runs Rhythm Time in Aberdeen

How does the job fit around your family life?

Brilliantly! The classes are term-time and within school hours so I walk my son (who’s 5 years old) to school in the morning and collect him at 3pm. I’m  at home to help with homework and can get involved with after-school activities too! My husband works shifts, so by doing my admin work at home, at a time that suits, we are able to do lots more as a family on weekdays when he has a day off.

Do you advertise?

I advertise in lots of different ways. I give out postcards to mums when I am out and about, display posters in various venues and do lots of online advertising too! Head Office provide all the tools you need to market your franchise in the best way.


Do you get support/training?

Absolutely. When I started my franchise I had the chance to train with the founder of Rhythm Time, and alongside other new franchisees. The team at Rhythm Time Head Office are incredibly supportive and are there to help with all aspects of my business, so I never feel alone  and the network of franchisees keeps in constant touch,  to share experiences, letting us learn from each other.

Why would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?

I would most definitely recommend it to others! Running a Rhythm Time franchise is fantastic. You can run a business of your own, around your family, while also having the backing and expertise of the Rhythm Time team. The product you are selling is brilliant and you can be so proud of it! You get the chance to do a fun job while meeting lovely mums and little ones.  I absolutely recommend it!

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