Art and Crafts
Posted: 30th Oct 2018 Closing: 30th Apr 2019
Are YOU enthusiastic, creative, great with people (big and small!) and unafraid of mess?
Would YOU like to own your own business running art classes for babies and children?
ARTventurers run award-winning art classes for babies, toddlers and children - we now have over 30 branches across the UK and we're on the lookout for the right people to join our team and help us spread our unique brand of colourful, creative fun into different parts of the country!
Our franchise opportunity provides the opportunity to develop lots of different income streams within your ARTventurers business - it's a fun, flexible way to work and really make your job make smile! Our founder and MD Fiona was named Woman Franchisor of the Year 2018 and our unique, transparent, supportive and collaborative team-focused approach to franchising has been highly praised in the industry. ARTventurers has also won numerous awards for our classes and our franchise package including :
**Winner – Best Preschool Activity 2018 (under 50 franchisees) in the Whats On 4 Kids Awards 2018 **
**Winner - Best Baby/Toddler Development Activity and Best Preschool Activity 2017 (under 25 Franchisees) in the Whats on 4 Kids Awards 2017**
**Winner - Overall Top Franchise 2017 and Most Supportive Franchisor 2017 – Top Franchise Awards 2017**
Our franchise package is £4995 including bumper equipment and resource package, marketing materials, website, social media, session plans, policies and procedures, full training and mentoring and support programme throughout the duration of your franchise. Special offers may be available together with funding from a government-backed start-up loan to help you get started on your business journey!
Hours to suit - it's your own business and you determine the hours that you work!
Earning potential depends on the number of classes, events and parties you choose to run each week and month. We provide full details of potential earnings in our Franchisee Prospectus
Best suited to:
Our ARTventurers franchisees come to us from many different backgrounds - we have several former teachers within the team but experience is not needed as full training is provided!
Location: ARTventurers Newark and Grantham
Family: Mum of 2 - Ollie age 8 and Evie age 5!
How often do you work?
I run classes 2 days a week and then often run parties or events at the weekend too
How does the job fit around your family life?
When my youngest started school I was looking for a work opportunity which allowed me to fit work around the kids and also enjoy my love of art and being creative. The best thing is having the flexibility of being able to run your classes and events when and where you want to. You are your own boss, so you can choose when you work around the needs of your family and other commitments.
How much time do you commit?
It really does very from week to week!
Where do you carry out your work?
I run my ARTventurers in my local area - running classes in my own village and other areas nearby
Do you need a car?
Yes, with a large boot!
Do you get support/training?
The training has been fantastic and I felt fully equipped and prepared to run my first class. The ongoing training and support has been tremendous and I’m learning new things all the time to help improve my business. Fiona is always on hand to offer advice or answer questions I may have. What is also fantastic is the regular contact I have with all the other franchisees in the ARTventurers team!
Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
Go for it! It’s such a fun and rewarding job and provided you can handle the fact that the inside of your car will be permanently sprinkled with glitter, you won’t look back! It's so lovely working with all the children who come to my classes. I find it so rewarding to see how much they enjoy coming to class and gives me a real sense of achievement!
Do you advertise?
Yes I advertise my classes on social media, parenting sites and so on. But the best advertising is word of mouth - people coming along to my ARTventurers classes and parties and loving it so much they tell their friends!
Are there any downsides to the role?
Initially I found it difficult having to “sell myself” to get the word out about my classes. However, over time and experience my confidence in my ability quickly grew and it’s no longer an issue.