Start your own Twinkleboost Speech and Language Franchise: Build a business, Contribute to the COVID-19 Recovery and Make a difference, all whilst working part time and flexibly around your family!
Twinkleboost is a multi-award-winning social enterprise, improving children’s life outcomes through multisensory communication classes and parent coaching, led by Speech and Language Therapy Assistants. Our business model, which combines paid classes for local parents with funding streams to support families with additional challenges, has been able to quickly adapt during COVID-19.
Twinkleboost is now expanding across the UK through a social franchising model. We are now looking for passionate and outgoing individuals with at least 2 years experience working with children to start their own flexible, part time Twinkleboost business. Mini franchising with Twinkleboost is an opportunity to retrain as a professional Speech & Language Therapy Assistant, while helping to improve long-term social, educational and economic outcomes for local children. You’ll be at the forefront of bringing Twinkleboost’s services into your own community. You will deliver a mix of parent and child communication classes and community sessions in deprived areas financed by grant funding. Training places start November 2020 to begin January 2021.
Becoming part of the COVID-19 Recovery Effort
With many families losing their support networks and significant pressures on new parents, Twinkleboosts services are needed now more than ever. We are proud to run a business that is able to contribute to the COVID-19 response and am excited about our plans to contribute to the recovery across the country with the involvement of our new Twinkleboost Speech and Language Franchise Owners. In addition to moving our regular services online, we’ve created a range of Specialist sessions- live and pre-recorded- for children with additional needs and provided free equipment and live sessions for children living in poverty.
We have made a number of changes to our Speech and Language Franchise Offering as a result of COVID-19. Although we anticipate a return to face to face sessions by October 2020 prior to our next Franchise training intake, we have amended our Twinkleboost Franchise Offer to ensure all Franchisees contribute to the Recovery effort and have the opportunity to take advantage of additional income streams developed in response to COVID-19.
Online Classes: You will be provided manuals and tools to run your own online classes, with a subscription based sensory box service. We have found that some parents prefer the online option and we want to offer an additional income stream for franchisees.
Mental Health Support: We know that becoming a new parent during a pandemic can present a number of challenges, particularly for parents of children with additional needs or parents living in areas of poverty. Additional Training from a Clinical Psychologist has been created to develop he knowledge of our Twinkleboost Team, empowering you with strategies to support parents mental health.
Twinkleboost Explorers: Twinkleboost Explorers has been developed in response to the challenges of COVID-19. It combines the amazing Speech and Language benefits of Twinkleboost sessions, with the therapeutic benefits of nature on Parent and Child Mental Health and Wellbeing. As a Twinkleboost Franchisee you will receive training in taking sessions outdoors from our partners The Therapeutic Forest, Social Enterprise and qualified Forest School Leaders. Although we expect a return to indoor sessions by October 2020, we know that some Franchisees may want to add another income stream and offer outdoor parties or summer sessions during 2021.
Twinkleboost are seeking franchise partners who are interested in:
Part-time, term-time only working patterns
Becoming a Social Entrepreneur – running your own purpose led business
Retraining as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant – gaining new skills in Speech & Language therapy
Becoming part of a dedicated, enthusiastic network of professionals
Making a difference in your own community by improving the life outcomes of local children – including those with special educational needs and disabilities, as well as those living in areas of deprivation
Training and coaching parents to help them carry on this important work at home
The ideal Twinkleboost franchisee will be:
Chatty – You’ll be facilitating training and leading baby classes designed to help little ones get a grasp of their vocabulary.
Friendly – Part of Twinkleboost’s mission is to service hard-to-reach communities, those most in need. A friendly personality and non-judgemental approach is a must.
Keen to learn – Twinkleboost is committed to supporting franchisees through not just initial training, but also ongoing development to stay on top of best practices in children’s language development.
A performer – Keeping babies and children engaged takes creative thinking and an ability to capture their attention. And the same goes for the grown-ups!
Business-minded and professional – Running a Twinkleboost franchise is fun and flexible. But it also a professional career path – requiring regular clinical supervision, ongoing CPD and liaison with a range of other professionals and support organisations. An ability to use Social Media is a must.
This opportunity may especially suit teachers, nursery workers, speech & language therapists, youth workers, and other professionals with experience in working with young children and families who may be looking for a professional change.
The total investment to start your own Twinkleboost Mini Franchise is £3600 or just £69.60 per month with a government backed Start up Loan. This is made up of a £2500 franchisee fee and £1100 Equipment fee.
Ongoing fees are 8% per year and a monthly Clinical Supervision and CPD fee of £19.
Potential Income Twinkleboost Mini Franchising is designed as a part time opportunity to fit around your family. With your own Twinkleboost Mini Franchise, you can make a difference at the same time as supporting your own family financially. In a typical 16 hour week (including all marketing, personal development and administration time) you can earn £21 per hour after costs.
Your income streams:
As a Twinkleboost Mini Franchisee you will now have five income streams.
Paid classes; you will run communication classes for parents and toddlers paid at £4-5.50 per class).
Grant Income: You will deliver a free class to families living in areas of deprivation or for local children with disabilities. You will be paid a set fee to deliver this support from Twinkleboost CIC.
Twinkleboost Parties; You will offer a birthday party programme for Twinkleboost children at approximately £75 before costs.
*NEW* Twinkleboost Explorers Outdoor Sessions to develop language and support wellbeing charging £7.95 per child
*NEW* Twinkleboost Online Classes with subscription service £6-8 per class per child.
The more successful you are, the more lives you can change. We are committed to providing you with everything you need to create a successful business.
As part of the Mini Franchise Package you will receive:
Your own exclusive territory
A personalised email address and Branded T shirt
Recruitment, DBS checks and specialist training for your first two volunteers
All policies and risk assessments, including risk assessment and child protection training
A Twinkleboost branded equipment pack worth £1500
All Twinkleboost bespoke graphics, visuals and supports
All Twinkleboost Checklists to help you get the most out of your sessions
Twinkleboost Operations Manual
A Twinkleboost Online Social Media Training Pack, Social Media Content Plan and Social media content checklists
Twinkleboost digital resources pack including all Twinkleboost strategies and a bank of professionally made photos to get you started
A Launch pack with checklists to help you ace your first 60 days
A Twinkleboost Programme Manual, containing all session plans and scripts
Twinkleboost Session Cue cards to support you at the beginning
Email templates and Speech Therapy videos for our digital programme of support for parents
A Twinkleboost outreach pack, to help you build relationships with local support organisations including the NHS, charities and children’s centres
Support packs and Scripts to help you gain access to discounted or free venues
Certificate templates to Award successful parents
Access to our grant writers to gain grant funding for sessions in deprived areas or for children with additional needs
A bank of ‘How to’ videos to help you navigate common scenario’s
A PR checklist including press release templates to help you get your name out there and share your success
Support to enter business award programmes
A programme of Clinical Training
Study workbooks for modules 1 and 2
Access to a programme of Clinical Supervision (at a subsidised rate of £19 per month).
Access to quarterly research digests to keep you up to date with the latest news in the field
Access to 3 bespoke Online CPD courses per year
Access to our support team
Access to an online forum to discuss progress and share tips
Access to a business Mentoring programme from our multi award winning Founder and CEO Hannah