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Achieve amazing things with this early years education concept

Achieve amazing things with this early years education concept

The Canopy brand, vision and ethos resonates with people who’ve always wanted to run a children’s nursery that benefits their local community

What amazing things do you want to do? You can achieve whatever you set your mind to by following the example of the youngest children.

Young children believe they are capable of anything and are single-minded in knowing exactly what they want to do. As a result, they learn, develop and achieve at an astonishing rate, with their brains developing connections faster than at any other time in their lives.

Stimulate and support

Canopy Children’s Nurseries have been designed to stimulate and support each child at this crucial time in their lives, giving them the power to change the world in their own unique ways.

The team at Canopy describe their child-led approach to early years’ education as recognising what is unique, special and individual about each child, so they can support and encourage them to be the best version of themselves.

The Canopy concept was sown two decades ago when founder, Sarah Beattie, was researching childcare for her own babies and decided to create the nursery she was searching for.

Since then, Sarah has run three nurseries, where the common theme has been a culture of excellence and a celebration of the magic moments in childhood.

This approach has proven highly successful and Sarah used lockdown as an opportunity to develop the Canopy brand and launch the Canopy Children’s Nurseries franchise.

Needs of parents

While each nursery is an entirely child-centred environment, Sarah explains that the Canopy brand has been developed with the needs of parents at the forefront of her mind.

She says: “We listen to our customers and understand the many challenges facing parents, as they juggle workloads and family life.

“We work to build strong relationships with parents, where they feel involved and listened to, because this is fundamental to understanding their children and discovering ways of bringing more harmony to their lives.”

Today’s parents are more likely than ever to have flexible working patterns and in recent months this trend has accelerated faster than
anyone could have imagined.

They welcome technology as a way to make their busy lives run more smoothly and make considered judgements about the organisations they interact with, having the highest expectations in terms of ethics and standards of service.

First franchisees

The Canopy brand, vision and ethos resonates with people who have always wanted to run a nursery that benefits their local community and the first franchisees are now working towards opening their own Canopy Children’s Nursery later this year.

Husband and wife team Sagar and Rinu have secured the lease of a state-of-the-art new build in the heart of Wembley Park, one of London’s most exciting new cultural neighbourhoods.

In addition to the usual sessions, they will offer ad hoc drop-in as well as weekend sessions to provide additional flexible services for their community.

Husband and wife team Rachel and Dan are in the process of developing a large property in Shrewsbury, which provides the opportunity to combine their Canopy Children’s Nursery with flexible work, meeting and networking spaces for local parents.

What do these couples have in common? They have started achieving the amazing things that they are capable of.

By holding onto your childhood determination and confidence in your ability to grow and learn, you will achieve amazing things too.

At a glance

Location of units:




Number of franchised outlets:

0 are open yet; 2 are being cultivated

Location of units:

Wembley Park and Shrewsbury

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0121 392 2925

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