Are you ready for a new journey?
Owning a Story Sense Franchise will open you up to a world of possibilities including replacing you income and giving you the freedom to work around your family so you never have to miss out on any of those important moments.
Story Sense classes are fun and exciting, aimed at babies and toddlers from birth to school age. Each week we take them on a new adventure through stories which have been written specifically for our classes and run sensory and developmental play activities to engage and immerse them in the experience.
We help develop all 5 senses through our classes using lights, music, movement based activities, instruments, smells, special food based messy play sessions and much more.
We have two age groups available to families:
Story Apprentices are aimed at babies from birth to confidently walking. Our activities here are mainly sensory based, supporting tummy time, rolling, crawling and walking as well as supporting the development of their communication skills. We offer lots of ideas for parents to try at home with their little ones.
Story Adventurers are aimed at toddlers from confidently walking to school age. Activities in these sessions also share some sensory elements, alongside development of language and communication, gross and fine motor skills, early mark making and numeracy skills. These sessions are fun, engaging and active with lots of music and dancing!
What makes us stand out from other franchises?
We pride ourselves on our programme of classes which are built around the Development Matters document, linking to the Early Years curriculum. Our Director, Nikita Dixon, is an experienced primary school teacher and has designed all the lesson plans and themes from scratch. The classes are fun, engaging and above all informative, meaning parents not only make memories to treasure with their little one but they also feel supported by our class leaders. You won't hear our stories anywhere else, making our classes completely unique!
A high percentage of our parents book term after term and frequently return with their second, third and even fourth children! Our sessions throughout Covid have been fully booked with one popular location building a waiting list of over 60 parents. We have a high demand for our classes with one territory running 15 classes a week.
All of our plans and activities are regularly reviewed and adapted to meet changing needs of the families we support and matched to any changes in the curriculum.
Story Sense is growing quickly and is ready to spread further across the UK to reach and support more parents and their little ones in our classes. Our classes are fulfilling and enriching to run and becoming a franchisee gives you the opportunity to be part of a growing community of professionals in the field.
Flexible and fun working
Work around your family and hobbies, choosing your own working days and hours and do a job you love. Watch babies and toddlers grow and develop right infront of your eyes.
When you own your franchise, you will be given all the equipment you need (worth over £5000). With detailed session plans, you can be sure you are running proven successful, fun and engaging classes.
Training and Support
You will be given in depth training in both our classes and how to run a successful business. In addition, you will have ongoing support whenever you need it as well as access to our growing network.
The next steps
Your first step is to download the information pack and have a read through. Once you have finished, we invite you to book a 1:1 discovery call via zoom or teams where we can meet you. This is an informal opportunity to ask any questions and to get to know each other.
During this call we will also discuss what territories are available in your area. If you decide to continue on the journey, you have the choice to come and watch one of our classes and talk to another class leader.
After this stage you will need to complete a formal application form. Once this is returned, we will be in touch to confirm whether you have been offered the opportunity to become a Story Sense franchisee.
Once the decision has been made, you will confirm the territory and pay a 5% deposit to save the area agreed upon. You will then be sent out a comprehensive franchise agreement which we advise you get checked over by a franchise lawyer to ensure you are fully aware of what is included. You will also at this point be asked for a business plan. Don't worry if you have never written one before, we are able to support you with this.
When you have signed and returned the franchise agreement, you will be allocated a place on our next training course. Training lasts for 5 days, consisting of three consecutive face to face training days, one day live online sessions and one day of self study with an hours call to answer any questions and to check everything is in place). Training takes place in South Devon with our Director Nikita for the face to face days, with the following two days online allowing you to return home. Dates will be discussed with you in our calls.
After completing training successfully, you will be given the full Story Sense kit, a start up marketing kit and uniform.
Now it is time to launch your business with head office right behind you every step of the way, cheering you on. You will be offered ongoing training, Story Sense franchisee meet ups and support as and when you need it. This can be via phone or email, online via our franchisee forums and through face to face class visits.
Are you ready for a career change?
Are you looking for more flexibility and a job that puts your family first?
Could you support parents and their little ones to find a love of stories through play?
Owning a Story Sense franchise is fun, exciting and rewarding so if you:
Have a passion for working with parents, carers and their little ones
Are excited to run your own business and be in control of your life
Want to encourage a love of stories through play
Are enthusiastic, outgoing and bubbly