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Rhythm Time brings the generations together through their pre-school music classes

Betty and Amelie at Rhythm Time

In a society where so many of the older generation feel isolated and alone, Rhythm Time has begun bringing their award winning pre-school music classes into residential care homes where children, mums and older people come together to sing.

Studies show that music is particulary beneficial for people struggling with memory loss and advanced dementia, and the classes have certainly brought much joy into the retirement homes that Rhythm Time visits, both for the children and the adults.

Posted: 23rd Oct 2019 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time founder, Kathy Doolan wins National Business Award

Kathy Doolan, founder and MD of Rhythm Time, has been voted highly commended "Industry Champion of the Year 2019" in the prestigious What’s on 4 Kids National Awards.

The criteria for the award was "someone who in the past 12 months has worked tirelessly to improve the whole of the children's activities sector whilst leading by example with exceptional leadership and quality within their own business."

Posted: 16th Oct 2019 | Read the full article…

Award-winning music franchise group, Rhythm Time shower mothers-to-be with advice and support

Gift box

The purpose of a baby shower is to 'shower' the mother-to-be with advice, support and gifts. So Rhythm Time extends an invitation to all mums 2 be to come along to a young baby class where they can learn all about the support we offer to new mums and babies.

New motherhood is often imagined to be a time of great joy, happiness and excitement. However, we know that it’s a worrying time for many and so Rhythm Time is there to offer friendship and support at this special time.

Posted: 15th Oct 2019 | Read the full article…

Award-winning music classes set to hit the high notes for local youngsters

Catherine Ludlow

Catherine Ludlow, is the latest new franchisee to join the award-winning young children's music class provider, Rhythm Time.

Catherine will be running young baby courses and baby classes in the Burton upon Trent and Ashby de la Zouch area. Previously a primary school Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Catherine has a passion for music and has sung in school and church choirs.

Posted: 8th Jul 2019 | Read the full article…

Music Franchise Group, Rhythm Time, celebrates at their largest annual conference in 23 years

Rhythm Time, the award-winning children's music franchise group, held its annual Franchisee Conference on Saturday 22nd June in Honiley, Warwickshire.

The conference, led by the company’s Founder & MD Kathy Doolan, was its largest to date since the company started in 1995. Attended by 45 franchisees from across the UK, the day was bursting with new ideas for business development and included a number of inspirational speakers plus the top comedy duo, Loris and Lee.

Posted: 3rd Jul 2019 | Read the full article…

Local mum hits the high notes with a new musical career!

Becky Morrall

Rhythm Time, the award-winning Children’s music franchise group, welcomes Becky Morrall as the latest franchisee to join their growing network of classes. Becky a mum of two boys who enjoys singing and dancing with previous experience of caring for children in a nursery will be taking over the highly successful classes in Coventry, Rugby and surrounding areas.

“My Rhythm time journey began in February 2018 when my youngest was 4 months old.  We joined the young baby course, which we loved and have since continued all the way up to toddler classes.   It was great to have that class every week just for us, to sing, play instruments together and have fun together. My little one’s development and confidence has grown over the stages of rhythm time.”  Says Becky.  “When the opportunity arose to take over the local music franchise, I jumped at the chance,  I can’t wait to be able to demonstrate how much fun the classes are,” adds Becky.  This new role enables Becky to channel her talents and passion for music within a flexible, rewarding career that fits around her young family.



Posted: 1st Jul 2019 | Read the full article…

Award Finalists at National Club Hub Event

Tessa Robinson And Rosie Gordon-Smith

Tessa and her team at Club Hub put together a fantastic event last Saturday in London.  It was a great opportunity for children's activity providers to come together to network, share ideas and learn about the latest tools to help grow their businesses through marketing.  The speakers were very inspirational and informative, in particular Junior Ogunymei (Tessa's mentor), whose style was very engaging and thought-provoking.  

Tessa had included fun elements for everyone to enjoy, from the 'Cash Grabber' which proved very popular with my team who narrowly missed out on the £350 Marketing audit prize!  The Social Pod was also a great idea for capturing group photos and sharing them straightaway on social media.        

The Balls Brothers venue was perfectly located in central London and provided lots of space for networking opportunities.  It's always great to have the opportunity to meet other like-minded people in the same industry who have similar business needs and challenges to yourself.  The event concluded with the Club Hub Business Awards which are a fantastic way to recognise achievement. We were very proud to have our Rhythm Time franchisee in Hampton recognised as a Finalist in the Club Hub Awards.  Well done to all the winners and finalists, it was a great celebration.

Posted: 16th May 2019 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time Music Franchise Group joins celebrities as part of a national fundraising campaign for autism

Rhythm Time, the award-winning children's music franchise group, has once again teamed up with the Children’s Activities Association (CAA) to help raise funds and awareness for Caudwell Children and the CAA through ‘Children’s Activities Week’.  Children’s Activities Week, Monday 13th – Friday 17th May 2019 is an exciting national event to celebrate the hundreds of thousands of activities, clubs and classes benefiting millions of parents and children every day across the UK.  

With the theme for the week being FLYING #WatchMeFly and FUN, Rhythm Time children (and many grown-ups!) will be dressing up to attend their local class during Children’s Activities Week.  Look out across social media and on the streets of Britain during this week for a wealth of bees, pilots, butterflies, rockets, ladybirds, superheroes, fairies and more, all in celebration of the week and all the exciting activities taking place.

Posted: 8th May 2019 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time Wins National Business Award

Laura Barker - Winner of Small Business of the Year 2019

Laura Barker, Rhythm Time Franchisee for Newcastle upon Tyne, has won Small Business of the Year 2019 in the prestigious Family Network Business Recognition National Awards.


Laura, who runs music classes for babies and toddlers across Newcastle upon Tyne is delighted with her award. " I am absolutely over the moon to have won this award! Setting up my own franchise business has allowed me to juggle a successful career whilst having the flexibility to enjoy family life with my young children. It has been a dream come true and achieving recognition from The Family Network at the awards ceremony really is the icing on the cake! It truly makes all the hard work feel like it has paid off and I am very proud of all of my team. I’m so excited about the future and how the business can grow even bigger,” she quotes.

Posted: 27th Mar 2019 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time franchisees announced as finalists in National Business Awards!

The Family Network Business Awards

Rhythm Time, the award-winning Children’s music class provider, are proud and delighted to announce that three of their franchisees have been recognised as finalists in the prestigious ‘ Family Network Recognition National Business Awards 2019’:


‘Small Business of the Year’ - Laura Barker who runs classs in Newcastle upon Tyne.
New Business/Start up of the Year’ - Rosie Gordon-Smith who runs classes in Hampton, Twickenham & Richmond.
‘Franchisee of the Year’ - Rachel Turner who runs classes in Mid-Warwickshire.


Posted: 12th Mar 2019 | Read the full article…