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Rhythm Time Classes Now Online!


Don’t let the fun stop! You and your little ones can have all the same Rhythm Time fun at home! We’ve adapted our fun, award-winning classes for YOUNG & OLDER BABIES, TODDLERS & PRE-SCHOOLERS for you to enjoy in your own space! We’ll even show you how to make your own musical instruments!

Our popular classes have been specially created for Little Ones aged from birth to school – enjoy fun, music-based activities designed to help their development including their COMMUNICATION, SPEECH, CONFIDENCE, LITERACY, LISTENING SKILLS & PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - all whilst having fun to music!

With every booking, you’ll get FREE access to our Online Exclusive Members Hub full of fabulous resources to enjoy at home with your little one!

Enjoy Rhythm Time wherever you are! Music is a great tonic! Contact your nearest class teacher to start the fun online!

Posted: 18th Mar 2020 | Read the full article…

Record 3 Rhythm Time businesses announced as finalists in 3 Club Hub award categories

On 2 March a record 4 Rhythm Time businesses were announced as finalists of The Club Hub awards for 2020: Both Frances Donkin of Rhythm Time (Cheshire) & our founder Kathy Doolan are finalists for the coveted Lifetime Achievement award. Victoria Taramasco of Rhythm Time - Birmingham South & Worcestershire North is finalist for Leader of the year and Ami Stott of Rhythm Time Harrogate, York & Wetherby as Franchisee of the year, Finalists have been shortlisted from a total of 1019 applications, representing 388 businesses. The standard of applications was very high and represented a diverse range of children’s activities, clubs and related businesses. 


The awards are independently judged by a panel of expert judges, most of whom are children’s activity professionals or specialists in their field. They have shortlisted the finalists and will select the winners for each of the individual award categories. Judges will be selecting award winners based on their commitment to excellence, innovation and growth of their business through their business performance, achievements, brand values and passion for what they do.

Posted: 5th Mar 2020 | Read the full article…

🎉🎉Make your shopping fun with your little one!

Fun, Developmental Music classes at John Lewis & Partners

💛We are so excited to be working with JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS!💛⁠

You can now find our award-winning classes at the following locations:⁠


Posted: 4th Mar 2020 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time celebrates National Early Years Music Week in style

Wearing something yellow in National Early Years Music Week

Award winning music franchise group Rhythm Time celebrated the benefits of music in early years in a special National Early Years Music Week.  Teachers, customers and children wore something yellow while Usborne Publishing & Childs Farm provided some wonderful books and free samples.


With over 25 years’ experience, Rhythm Time courses are well known to support children’s development and learning needs according to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Posted: 11th Feb 2020 | Read the full article…

#freebruary - bring a friend for FREE


Did you miss bring a friend week?

Don't despair because we are giving you another chance to bring a friend for FREE for #FREEBRUARY! 😊⁠⠀ 

Following the success of our 'National Early Years Music Week' where we welcomed lots of new parents and their little ones to join in the fun and discover the amazing benefits of music - we are extending our special offer to BRING A FRIEND.⁠⠀  
Available in February only, subject to availability/location. Friend must be a new customer and can attend one free session only. Please contact your class teacher and quote #freebruary when booking! ⁠⠀



Posted: 4th Feb 2020 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time franchisee, Rachel Turner, nominated for national Family Network Award

Rachel in Christmas tree mode!

Rhythm Time franchisee, Rachel Turner, is thrilled to be announced as a finalist in the Family Network Awards 2020 in the Franchisee category!

"I absolutely love the classes and the joy it brings hundreds of families every week. To be recognised in this way is great!

Being self employed and employing 6 people is a busy role, but seeing the big happy smiles, fun and learning had by children and their grown ups in classes makes it all worthwhile.

So thank you all for continuing to support us at Rhythm Time and thank you to my lovely team of staff who work so hard to deliver such brilliant classes!"

Find out more about joining our fantastic team of Rhythm Time franchisees here: https://rhythmtimefranchise.co.uk/ or call 0121 711 4224 for details

Posted: 5th Dec 2019 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time franchisor, Kathy Doolan, nominated for 4 awards

Rhythm Time franchisor, Kathy Doolan, is thrilled to have been nominated for
Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Family Business of the Year, Leader of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award in the Club Hub Awards 2020.
Finalists are announced on the 2nd of March 2020 and we can’t wait!  

Tap here to find out more about becoming a franchisee in this award winning music franchise business: https://rhythmtimefranchise.co.uk/

Posted: 18th Nov 2019 | Read the full article…

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…