Messy Play Franchisee
Child/Baby Development Classes
Posted: 1st Feb 2020 Closing: 1st May 2020
Mucky Monster Club Ltd
Do you dream of running your own business that works around your busy family life?
As a Mucky Monster Club franchisee you’ll be delivering our unique messy play classes and parties to babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in your local area.
We’re big advocates of play based learning and love everything that messy play offers in allowing our little ones to learn about the new and exciting world that surrounds them.
Our multi-sensory activities have been designed in line with and inspired by the early years foundation stages to foster our mucky monsters natural curiosity to learn about the world around them. Every messy play class is designed to aid our little one’s natural development, exploring a new theme and new messy materials and props each week.
Previous experience working in the early years is not required as you’ll be provided with all of the training and support needed to run your own successful business. We’re looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic, and driven individuals who love messy play and everything that come with it (namely cleaning!).
£4,995 which includes :
Flexible – 12 hours +
Dependant on how many classes, parties and events you run.
Based on running your established business part time with 6 classes per week over 40 weeks of the year, 10 birthday parties per year and 10 events per year you can expect upwards of £15k.
Best suited to:
A friendly, confident, organised person with a passion and genuine love of children and early years learning.
Family: Husband and 5 year old son
How often do you work?
I choose to run my business part time with 6 classes a week and can work anywhere between 15 and 25 hours per week depending on if I’m running any birthday parties or events over the weekends. Some of this time is allocated to admin and advertising when I’m at home in the evenings. The joy of this role is that I can choose to run more or less classes/parties whenever I like!
How does the job fit around your family life?
Perfectly! I choose exactly when, where and how I want to work. My business works around me and my family life and commitments. I have full control and I choose to run my business part time, during school term time but I also have the flexibility to run more classes, parties and events whenever I choose to. I never need to fork out for childcare either which is a huge bonus!
How much time do you commit?
It’s certainly not a 9-5 job, I mostly work around school drop off and pick up so I work a few hours during school time running classes, and then there’s normally a little admin and messy prep to do in the evenings if I have classes the next day. It all fits in around normal family life, cooking, cleaning, playing etc.
Where do you carry out your work?
I run all of my sessions in my local area, classes and parties are run in local community centres/ sports halls /church halls/ soft play centres. I also collaborate with other local entertainers to run messy play as part of bigger events. When I’m not running classes I’m cooking up my messy materials in my kitchen at home (normally whilst cooking tea for my family).
Do you need a car?
Yes, a reliable car is an absolute must! The basic kit for running weekday sessions isn’t too big so a normal sized car is fine as long as you can put the back seats down to allow space for the tuff trays. The party kit is quite substantial (it fills my 7 seater), so you’d either need a large car, or if you have a party assistant then you’d need both cars.
Do you get support/training?
Full training is provided for all area’s of running your own business, and ongoing support from a highly experience messy play leader is always available. You will never feel like you’re on your own, there’ll always be a great support network.
Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
Becoming a mummy changes you so much, it makes you re-evaluate everything and really look at what your priorities are. Owning your own business is a big decision, in becoming a franchisee you’re joining a team of like minded people who’re all working towards the same thing. You work at your own pace, there’s no pressure to do more than you’re capable of but the support is there when you need it.
Do you advertise?
I do the majority of my advertising through social media, this is a fantastic platform as it allows me to directly target my ideal customer in my area. I also do some leafleting at local parenting events/ markets/ play groups and schools. It’s important to recognise that advertising is a large part of running your own business. I like to share lots of stories and reviews from our lovely customers.
Are there any downsides to the role?
Cleaning up flour, but our mucky monsters absolutely love playing with the stuff so it’s definitely worth the extra effort on the clean up (and it doesn’t feature in our lesson plans too often!).