"My little one and I have been to Baby College since last year. Our experience overall has been great. Michelle is amazing with every kid. Her ability to give Individual attention to a bunch of busy bees is impressive. Seeing my angel always a happy baby there makes me a happy mommy”
Natasha and Destiny
Would you like to run your own inspiring, rewarding & fun business?
Baby College offers weekly parent and baby development classes to parents with babies or young children from 0 to 3 years old. Classes are run in three progressive age groups:
0-9 months is our infant class which offers an insight into a baby’s development to increase parental confidence and strengthen the bond with their growing baby. Activities are gentle, fun and stimulating and give parents lots of ideas for things to do with their babies at home.
In our 9-18 months Toddler group, additional learning themes are introduced, and new skills are practiced. Activities promote language and social skills and body awareness.
18 months to 4 years is BC Juniors. These are lots of fun to attend (and to run) emphasis is placed on encouraging confidence in physical and social skills and in supporting increased independence with fun and stimulating games.
All of our classes include lots of singing, dancing & music with Makaton signing, physical play and sensory games.
Classes have been running since 2000. The business was launched as a franchise in 2015. As of 2018 there are 12 UK areas running successfully and 3 international franchisees in Singapore, South Africa and (coming soon) Malaysia.
What would be my main roles as a franchise owner?
Franchise owners run their own large exclusive territories.
After initial comprehensive training, they are responsible for finding and setting up, teaching classes (from 2 venues a week up to 10 venues a week either as a sole trader or with the help of one or two teachers) and marketing their Baby College Business.
Business admin is made simple as your Baby College training comprehensive operations manual has been designed especially for our franchisees.
Can I balance running the business around my family activities or other commitments?
Yes very much so. The class programme is designed around school terms (and there are optional holiday classes which can be run too). Franchisees can run classes between 30 to 44 weeks of the year depending on their needs.
Classes can be run in the mornings or the afternoons or a mixture and it fits perfectly with school hours.
Most franchisees run between 2 and 6 classes (45-minute sessions) on between 2 and 5 days a week (term-time only). Many have children, so their day starts with dropping off their children at school or nursery.
Teaching is often in the morning between 9.30 and 12.30 which leaves time for marketing and admin before school pickup. This is a very flexible business though and can be arranged to fit to your own family’s needs.
“Having a complete change of career to have a better work life balance was terrifying but it’s really paid off! I love my job, I meet fantastic mummies and their gorgeous babies and I get to raise my family."
Baby College Milton Keynes & Buckingham
What sort of benefits might I realise once the business has matured?
Most of our franchisees who are running the business part-time (2/3 day a week) during term-time make much more than they could with most other suitable part-time jobs.
Running the business full time offers the potential to make much more. The more you put in, the more you will get back out of it as with any business. Several of our established franchisees already have over 100 customers a week.
What qualifications or experience do I need?
No specific qualifications or experience is required as full training is provided but a passion for baby and child development is needed and it suits people who are sociable, outgoing and enjoy spending time with parents and children.
A desire to make the business a success and some personal drive is an advantage plus some organisational ability. Singing nursery rhymes is part of the job…
What training is provided?
Baby College provides well-planned training which covers 6 full days and includes class teaching, insight knowledge, operational training and marketing including social media training.
There are regular workshops and ongoing support from the directors and from the other members of the Baby College family.