Local businesswoman, and long-standing Rhythm Time Franchise owner Frances Donkin, is delighted to be celebrating an incredible 21 years of delivering music classes to babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers at Rhythm Time. Frances will be hosting a week-long timetable of music and fun throughout Cheshire and North Staffs for this milestone birthday starting on World Music Day on Monday 21st June!
Founded in 1995 in Solihull, Rhythm Time captures the hearts of nearly 13,000 babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers every week. Each session is thoughtfully curated using music to facilitate early child development and to nurture a lifelong love of music and singing. Now with nearly 40 franchisees nationwide providing multi award-winning online and venue classes to little ones right across the UK, it's little wonder the brand has been going for over two decades!
As the very first franchisee for Rhythm Time, Frances Donkin has now been teaching local children for 21 years and runs an impressive 93 classes a week. Teaching over 850 children weekly, Frances’ franchise is the largest in the country and has introduced thousands of children to fun musical concepts in the Cheshire & North Staffs area. It is because of her action-packed classes, and dedication to children in the local area that Frances has received a number of accolades throughout her career, including an exciting shortlisting at the Best Business Women Awards for Best Franchisee this year. Commenting on the brand’s upcoming birthday, Frances said:
‘Running the Franchise for Rhythm Time in Cheshire is brilliant. It’s an absolute honour to introduce our award-winning programme to babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and watch them develop and be part of their early years. It’s also fantastic to be part of a highly recognised brand and celebrating 21 fabulous years in business. Making the decision to buy the Rhythm Time franchise in Cheshire is something I am extremely proud of. I am very excited about the future of my business as I can continue to share the wonderful benefits of early music-making with even more little ones in my local area.’
Adding to this, Lesley Jarrad, Director of Rhythm Time said: ‘We are absolutely delighted with the success of Rhythm Time. What started as a dream for the Founder, Kathy Doolan, has now become the passion of nearly 40 dedicated franchisees all over the country. We are so proud of our Franchise Family and have been overwhelmed by their support, enthusiasm and ongoing success. To nurture young children's musical development is an honour, and we hope that families in the UK continue to enjoy attending our classes for many years to come! We would like to thank Frances for her support in bringing the very first Rhythm Time Franchise to the country, and providing such fantastic classes for local families in Cheshire.’