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Local Mum brings award-winning baby music classes to Northern Ireland

Janet Boylan, Rhythm Time Franchisee for Northern Ireland

Local musical mum, Janet Boylan, is thrilled to be embarking on her perfect, life-changing career by bringing some of the nation’s favourite, award-winning, developmental music classes to babies in Lisburn and Holywood, Northern Ireland.  

The music classes have been written by a music teacher and specifically designed to help with development and learning, starting with stimulating baby classes and leading to exciting toddler classes and educational pre-school sessions. There are also Young Baby Courses that have been created for very young babies from birth to six months.

Posted: 8th Nov 2016 | Read the full article…

Glowing Report for Local Rhythm Franchisees

New Rhythm Time Franchisee, Carly Eady, who will be starting her classes in St Albans in September 2016, was delighted by her friend's glowing testimonial about her local Rhythm Time classes in Cumbria. Kate Whitehouse, and her son Arthur, attended Marion Johnston's Rhythm Time classes in Kendal. Here's what she had to say:

"As a regular Rhythm Timer up in Kendal, Cumbria, I cannot recommend Rhythm Time enough to all mums, dads, grandparents... all of you for something fantastic to do with your little one. I started taking my son when he was 8 weeks old; I was really nervous, it was the first thing I'd done as a new mum and I was sure I was being silly taking such a young baby to a music based group. I was so wrong!! I was amazed by how engaged the babies are from whatever age, and we have both gained so much from the sessions; ideas of things to do at home, the chance to meet nice people, the chance for my son to socialise with other babies and also it is just a really fun thing to look forward to; I reckon I enjoy some of the songs and activities more than my baby sometimes!!! Carly is so lovely and super enthusiastic, so I promise you that Carly + Rhythm Time = guaranteed amazingness! I have now gone back to work and I am gutted that I won't have my weekly meetings with Rat-a-Tat and my Rhythm Time crew up here but I will still be singing all of the songs and doing a lot of the activities with my son at home. Enjoy!"  

Posted: 19th Jul 2016 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time receives National 5-Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award for the 2nd year running

Established pre-school music franchise company Rhythm Time has been awarded 5-Star Franchisee Satisfaction by Smith & Henderson, one of the UK's leading experts in employee engagement, for the 2nd year running.

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. With scores of between 90% and 96% across each area, Rhythm Time achieved an overall average of 91% satisfaction from its franchisees across the UK.

Posted: 19th Jul 2016 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time Franchisee Wins National Womens Award

Claire Rees (middle) wins Business Mother of the Year 2016

Claire Rees, Rhythm Time Franchisee for the Isle of Wight, has received the Business Mother of the Year award in this year's National Venus Awards finals.

The Venus awards, known by the organisation as ‘the working women’s Oscars’, were formed in 2009 to recognise, reward and celebrate local working women in business. The regional awards for the Isle of Wight took place in March.

Posted: 12th Jul 2016 | Read the full article…

Musical Mum Embarks on Perfect Career

Musical mum, Carly Eady, has embarked on her perfect, life-changing career - teaching developmental music classes to babies and toddlers in St. Albans.  

Carly Eady, teacher and musician, has bought the local Rhythm Time music franchise offering multi-sensory, fun and educational music classes for the under-fives. Carly will be running the award-winning classes from September 2016.


Posted: 4th Jul 2016 | Read the full article…

Babies who have got Rhythm might have an easier time learning languages

A study found music training helped babies recognise patterns in speech sounds.
By Ryan Biek | April 26, 2016
Source: Newsy

Music – and more specifically, rhythmic ability – may help babies learn languages.

A new study from the University of Washington had a group of babies listen to children's music. During the music, parents moved the babies to the beats of a song.

A different group of babies didn't listen to music. Instead, they played with toys that still got them moving – just not to a rhythm.


Posted: 17th May 2016 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time delighted to be nominated for Franchisor of the Year

Kathy Doolan, Founder and MD of Rhythm Time music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, is delighted that she has been nominated for Franchisor of the Year in the National 2016 mumandworking Awards as hosted by Natwest.

"This is great news for Rhythm Time as I'm passionate about encouraging talented people into franchising and providing a rewarding, flexible career that fits around their own personal commitments," says Kathy. "There are some great organisations who have been nominated in these awards so I would like to personally thank everyone who takes the time to vote for us."  Votes can be made at www.mumandworking.co.uk/

Posted: 12th May 2016 | Read the full article…

Workingmums.co.uk announces shortlist for its first Top Franchise Awards

Twenty-four franchises and 24 franchisees have been shortlisted for Workingmums.co.uk’s first Top Franchise Awards celebrating the best family friendly franchisors and franchisees.

The Awards, sponsored by Lawbite, recognise franchisors both big and small who have empowered women in business – not only by providing a successful flexible business model, but by giving franchisees the advice and support they need to succeed. There is also an award celebrating the achievements of franchisees which is voted for by the public. Voting is open until 15th April and so far over 2,000 people have voted.

Posted: 5th May 2016 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time wins National Business Award

Rachel Turner, Rhythm Time Franchisee for Warwick, has won Networker of the Year in the prestigious Networking Mummies UK Ltd Recognition National Business Awards.

Rachel, who runs music classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers across Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon, is delighted with her award. "This award is truly fantastic.  I appreciate all the support I have received from Networking Mummies and all the other business owners I have met through their group.  I am very honoured to win this award," she quotes.

Posted: 22nd Apr 2016 | Read the full article…

Rhythm Time chosen as Finalist in Encouraging Women Into Franchising Awards 2016

Kathy Doolan, Founder and MD of Rhythm Time music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, is proud to announce that she has been chosen as a Finalist in the Woman Franchisor category of the EWIF Awards 2016.

"This is such an accolade for us as I am passionate about encouraging talented women into franchising and providing a rewarding, flexible career that fits around their family," says Kathy.

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