Meet our Franchise family

All our franchisees have their own story to tell, and we’re really proud of each and every one of them. They all share a passion for music, and as they deliver our quality pre-school sessions, they help to nurture a lifelong love of music in all the little ones they teach.  What could be more rewarding? Hear their stories for yourself.

Marion Johnston - Cumbria

Why I love my Rhythm Time

I am a Rhythm Time Mum! I attended Rhythm Time classes with my two sons, Isaac and Ross in Cheshire. I knew from the first session that this was the career for me. So when we moved back home to the Lakes in 2002, I brought Rhythm Time with me.

My voice was trained from the age of 10. I regularly attended music festivals and later took part in amateur operatic productions. I then rediscovered singing through my children. Through Rhythm Time I realised music was a very important and fun part of early learning.

I thoroughly enjoy watching the children develop. The excitement over a huge piece of orange Lycra! Watching a baby concentrate on falling bubbles as they listen to mummy sing. A toddler playing a lollipop drum..... in time! Hearing the mums on their way out singing. Tears from a proud mum (and me) on 'graduation' day. These are just a few aspects of running Rhythm Time classes, which make the job so worthwhile and genuinely rewarding. Each week brings something new. This is definitely something I'd recommend to anyone!

Frances Donkin - Cheshire

Why I love my Rhythm Time

I'm proud to be the first Rhythm Time franchisee!. I was previously a Secretarial Tutor, but gave this up in 1992 to start a family. I always enjoyed playing the piano and also sang in a local choir, so when I took my children to Rhythm Time, I could see straightaway the quality and benefits of the classes. Kathy then recruited me as a teacher! When we relocated to Cheshire, I was offered the first ever Rhythm Time franchise and I jumped at the chance!

I love working for myself and running my own business. I have a team of excellent teachers and assistants to help me deliver my classes.  I work very hard, but the financial rewards make a difference to our household income and lifestyle.

Kathy and Brendan (the Franchisors) work tirelessly to keep Rhythm Time fresh and up-to-date and keep my business relevant in today's market. Training is excellent, and screencasts are available on our internal website which provides 24/7 access. The dedicated team at head office offers excellent support

Initially, I chose this career as it worked brilliantly around my family - now they've grown up, it still gives me an enormous buzz! What do I enjoy most? The flexibility of being my own boss and the job satisfaction.

Rachel Turner - Warwickshire

Why I love my Rhythm Time

I first experienced Rhythm Time as a mum at classes with my baby son in 2010 and still attend pre-school classes with my daughter which she absolutely loves!

I was working as a waste management consultant in Birmingham in a quiet office with engineers and lots of reports.  When the opportunity to become a Rhythm Time assistant became available I jumped at the chance -  it's such a joyful job.

Then I trained as a Rhythm Time teacher and knew I could lead the classes with my enthusiasm and musical background (I played the piano and trumpet and also attended dance lessons for most of my childhood up to the age of 15).

When the previous franchisee retired, it seemed natural for me to take over the franchise - I teach the lessons which I love and I'm building up a really successful business, supported by an experienced and highly recognised company.

I absolutely love teaching Rhythm Time classes - there are so many developmental benefits for the children as they progress through the classes.

Elizabeth Hawkhead - Leeds

Why I love my Rhythm Time

I was a bank manager for Barclays Bank before leaving to be a full time mum to my 2 boys. I've always loved singing and Rhythm Time gave me the opportunity to blend my passion for music with running my own business (instead of managing other people's!). My sister in law introduced me to Rhythm Time as she took my niece to classes. Kathy was just starting to branch out into franchising and was looking to spread the Rhythm Time magic across the country.

When I first purchased my franchise, my boys were both pre-schoolers - they are now 6 foot tall teenagers - and Rhythm Time has allowed me to work, and earn a full-time wage whilst being around for my boys as they've grown up. I've been there every day for them, and haven't needed to seek childcare in the holidays.

The admin system is fabulous - it makes the most mundane jobs really easy, and the material we teach in the class is, I believe, still the best on the market. I love the relationships that you build with parents and children alike.  I have many mums and dads that have made lifelong friends at our classes and the support we all give each other is amazing.

Fiona Haining - Aberdeen

Why I love my Rhythm Time

Music was a big part of my life as a child. I played piano, sang in choirs and studied music courses all through school. I was part of many musical productions and loved them all. At university I did a degree in Psychology and focused on child development. However, when I graduated I was unsure which career path to take and simply settled for an admin role in the NHS, which I did for 10 years.

After my son was born though, I needed a career that I could really be passionate about and would fit around my family. I found Rhythm Time online and immediately loved the whole philosophy behind it. I instinctively knew it was for me! Each session was well thought out and I knew I would be proud to provide them for parents in my area!

I started my Rhythm Time franchise in 2012 and have never looked back! I honestly can't imagine doing anything else. I love my job and can take and collect my son from school each day.  I was nervous about starting my own business but by buying a franchise, I new that I had a tried and tested business model and lots of guidance. The support from Rhythm Time HQ is phenomenal! My franchise is geographically far from all the others but yet I never feel on my own.

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