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Local Mum embarks on Perfect Music Franchise Career

Local musical mum, Ana Bowers, has embarked on her perfect, life-changing career - teaching developmental music classes to babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.  

Ana has just bought the local Rhythm Time music franchise offering multi-sensory, fun and educational music classes for the under-fives. Ana will be running the award-winning classes in the Huddersfield area.

Posted: 2nd Feb 2016 | Read the full article…

Semi-Finalist in THREE Award Categories for Rhythm Time Claire

Being nominated and becoming a semi-finalist in one category of the Isle of Wight Venus Awards is an honour in itself, but Claire Rees (Warne) of Rhythm Time Isle of Wight is a semi-finalist in three categories:
‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ – Sponsored by IFPL
‘Home Business of the Year’ – Sponsored by the Beacon
‘Business Mother of the Year’ – Sponsored by Wightlink (for which the finalist is voted for by the public this week).

Shortly after becoming a single parent with two young children in 2009 and setting up a new home, she took on the Rhythm Time franchise. Claire not only took it on because of her love of music but “for the challenge!” Claire, who has run Rhythm Time music classes for just over seven years, has met some big challenges during that time but keeps going despite it all.

Posted: 20th Jan 2016 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time first to achieve CAAs Silver Accreditation

CAA Silver Accreditation

Rhythm Time music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers are delighted to announce that they are the first member of the Children's Activities Association (CAA) to achieve Silver Accreditation.

This demonstrates that Rhythm Time's customer service module meets the CAA's high standards for running activities in a manner designed to best meet the needs of the children and parents attending them.  It also ensures that customers are communicated with effectively and respectfully, and encouraged to provide feedback on the activity.

Posted: 13th Jan 2016 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time Awarded National 5-Star Franchisee Satisfaction

Kathy Doolan and Neil Clough

Established pre-school music company Rhythm Time has been awarded 5-Star Franchisee Satisfaction by Smith & Henderson, one of the UK's leading experts in employee engagement.

The Awards, sponsored by RBS and held at their prestigious offices in Bishopsgate, were held at the end of November 2015 and guests included Neil Clough from BBC's The Apprentice.


Posted: 3rd Dec 2015 | Read the full article…

Stafford Pre-school Music Classes go Bananas in Pyjamas

Jo Downes fundraising for the MPS Society with parents and their chldren from her classes

Babies, toddlers and even some parents have been donning their pyjamas this week to help raise valuable funds for the Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases.

Rhythm Time music classes for babies and toddlers have been fundraising in their local classes across Stone, Hanley and Biddulph to help raise awareness and funds for this rare genetic disease. Yvonne and the team at Balance & Beam have also been supporting the sessions throughout the week.

Posted: 23rd Oct 2015 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time Receives two Prestigious Mum and Working Awards

Kathy Doolan and Caprice Bourret

The highest number of votes ever were received for this year's prestigious Mum and Working Awards as supported by babyworld.co.uk – and Rhythm Time were delighted to receive two awards at this year's event - Franchisee of the Year (Vicky Taramasco, Birmingham South/Worcester North) and Franchisor of the Year (Highly Commended - Kathy Doolan)

The Awards champion flexible working and demonstrate how a fulfilling career can be balanced with modern-day family life.

Posted: 15th Oct 2015 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time Announced as Finalists in Major Family-Friendly Working Business Awards as hosted by Natwest

The highest number of votes ever were received for this year's prestigious Mum and Working Awards as supported by babyworld.co.uk – and organisers are delighted to reveal that Rhythm Time has been announced as finalists in the 'Franchisor of the Year' and 'Franchisee of the Year' categories.

This exciting awards programme celebrates the champions of flexible working – showcasing those businesses, associations and individuals (mums and dads) who are demonstrating how a fulfilling career can be balanced with modern-day family life - enjoying and managing parenting and working together.

Posted: 17th Sep 2015 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time wins National 5-Star Franchisee Award

5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction

Established pre-school music company Rhythm Time has won the Smith & Henderson 5-Star Franchisee Satisfaction Benchmark Award.

The Survey is undertaken by Franchisors across the UK to determine how satisfied its franchisees are and benchmark company performance. The 5-star badge is only awarded to a select few franchisors who achieve above average results across the 5 areas of training & support, the franchise system, culture & relationships, stewardship, and value & rewards. Rhythm Time achieved 91% satisfaction from its 32 franchisees across the UK.

Posted: 17th Jul 2015 | Read the full article…

Support Grows for Cystic Fibrosis Sunflower Campaign

Gabriel and his parents and Rhythm Time teacher on Wear Yellow Day

You may have noticed an increase in the number of sunflowers this year across the UK. It's all in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust who are selling sunflower seeds to raise important funds to help the Trust's research in finding better treatments, therapies and possible cures for CF.

Frances Donkin, award-winning music franchise owner in Cheshire, and her teachers, have been supporting this cause by selling sunflower seeds at their Rhythm Time children's music classes, and giving a prize for the tallest sunflower in August.

Posted: 8th Jul 2015 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time becomes a Founding Member of the CAA

Rhythm Time music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers are delighted to announce that they are now a Founding Member of the Children's Activities Association.

This 'not-for-profit Community Interest Company' has been set up by some of the biggest names in the industry including What's On 4 Little Ones, Dr Amanda Gummer and Sid Sloane from CBeebies. The aims include to raise standards in the Children's Activities Sector, encourage best practice, give more children the opportunity to experience a greater range of activities and importantly - to ensure parents have a simple and clear way to identify the UK's most exemplary children's activities providers.


Posted: 24th Jun 2015 | Read the full article…