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Children’s Holiday Club Franchise Owner

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Posted: 10th Jan 2018 Closing: 10th Apr 2018

Working for:
Fun Fest Holiday Club


Fun Fest Holiday Club offers children a choice about how they spend their holidays.  With a menu of exciting activities for every morning and afternoon, children can plan their own individual holiday programme.  There are activities to suit everyone; from Sports Action, Olympic Challenge, Mission Impossible and Great Outdoors to MasterChef, Pottery, Jewellery Making and Beauty School.

We are Ofsted registered and run by qualified and experienced childcare professionals and enthusiastic students who have been trained in safeguarding and first aid.  This creates an energetic and fun atmosphere balanced with a safe, controlled environment.  We are mainly based on school premises.

You too could be offering working parents high quality and flexible holiday childcare in your own area.


Investment Required:
£14,999 plus an ongoing management fee of 10% of sales

Running a single club is not expected to be the equivalent of a full-time job in terms of earnings or time commitment. This should work to the advantage of our franchisees as they can decide at what level they wish to work. They can run a single club on a part time basis or they can open more clubs/ services to work and earn at a higher level (We have experience of running day nurseries, wraparo

A single medium-sized club (70 children per day) can earn £30k per year (£2.7k per week) A single large club (120 children per day) can earn £65k per year (£4.5k per week) This is gross profit based upon clubs operating for 11 weeks per year. These figures indicate profits which have been experienced by the franchisor and its franchisees. There is no guarantee that you will achieve the same results, nor is it intended that you should rely on them as a warranty or guarantee of what you will achieve.

Best suited to:
Our opportunities would ideally suit parents who want to work flexibly around their family and who want to be able to include their family in their working life. Childcare qualifications are helpful but not necessary.

Finer Details

Type: Self Employed

Working Times:
Set My Own Hours

Working at home or Office:

Area: UK Wide

Contact Details

Name: Lynne Newman

Telephone: 07827 333183

Website: Visit the Website

Facebook: Visit Page


Mum's view

Name: Josie

Location: North Solihull and Coleshill.

Family: My long term partner and 2 children aged 7 & 17

How does the job fit around your family life?
Running my own business fits well around the family and my part time job as I have 2 admin days at home while the children are at school. During the school holidays, my youngest child attends the club, enjoying the activities, playing and making new friends whilst my eldest child now gets valuable work experience as one of the Play Workers. It is lovely to have my children with me while I work, I know they are in a safe environment and it keeps us all entertained during the holidays.

How much time do you commit?
I commit to 2 full days of work during the week as well as responding to customers queries and bookings, promotional work and networking as it is required, this is not too time consuming though! I commit more time, including weekends, as the school holidays approach.

Where do you carry out your work?
Most of my work is conducted in my office at home. However, I do have the flexibility, on my admin days, to attend meetings, complete site visits, conduct promotional work etc.

Do you need a car?
Yes. Even though both of my sites are very local, a car is still required for the transportation of resources. It is also important for me to be able to easily and quickly access both sites to support both teams.

Do you get support/training?
Yes, training is provided and ongoing support is available as required. I am very fortunate in that I have progressed through Fun Fest over 6 years. I began as a Play Leader in Solihull before being promoted to Deputy Manager then later Childcare Manager in Sutton. Now I own and manage my own franchise in North Solihull and Coleshill. Therefore, I have acquired sufficient skills, knowledge and experience to enable me to successfully continue with my own Fun Fest Holiday Clubs.

Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?

Do you advertise?
Yes I advertise via Facebook, school websites and newsletters. I have banners on display at both school sites and I distribute flyers to all schools, nurseries, libraries and children's centres within my designated catchment area.

Are there any downsides to the role?
Quite simply, you get out what you put in… The first year is probably the hardest as you have to be pro-active and focused towards getting yourself established. The Fun Fest Franchising team are always available to assist. You are following a proven business model so it is important to follow their policies, procedures and training manual.