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The lowdown on the new nursery name developed during lockdown

The lowdown on the new nursery name developed during lockdown

Canopy Children’s Nurseries aims to provide children with magical experiences and an exceptional early years education

Canopy Children’s Nurseries is a new nursery brand and franchise that aims to disrupt the traditional nursery market with its unique approach to early years education and modern childcare needs.

Managing director Sarah Beattie explains: “At Canopy, we exist to offer parents and children a ‘home-from-home’ day nursery experience that helps families thrive.

“We’re on a mission to give children the best beginnings and give busy parents more harmony in their lives.”

Sophisticated brand

Canopy is a sophisticated brand, appealing to aspirational parents who want to develop a trusted partnership with their nursery to provide their children with magical experiences and an exceptional early years’ education.

The prototype nursery, which has just been completed in Solihull, provides a beautiful, enabling environment for babies and young children, promoting a warm, calm atmosphere.

Sarah describes how the Canopy brand was developed during the national lockdown period in 2020: “As Dr Seuss said: ‘When something bad happens you have three choices: you can either let it define you, let it destroy you or you can let it strengthen you’.

“We decided we would use this period to develop our nursery brand and franchise system, something which had always been on our agenda, and we’re delighted with what we’ve achieved.

“We’ve now recruited our first two Canopy franchisees and look forward to supporting them to open their own Canopy Children’s Nurseries in 2021.”

Winning formula

Sarah and her team already operate in the childcare franchise market with the Fun Fest for Children brand, best known for Fun Fest Holiday Clubs.

These offer children a choice from a menu of exciting and unique activity sessions every morning and afternoon, allowing them to design their own individual holiday programme.

All Canopy and Fun Fest services are designed to be child-led - letting the children themselves decide what they wish to play, learn or explore and supporting them in their choices.

This has proven to be a winning formula, as the network has grown rapidly while maintaining high customer satisfaction scores and Ofsted inspection ratings.

There has never been a better time to consider a childcare business. There are unprecedented levels of demand, as parents and carers return to work at the same time as there is a lack of adequate provision across the UK.

Canopy Children’s Nurseries and Fun Fest for Children aim to fill this gap with the perfect solution to parents’ childcare dilemmas.

Thriving club

Daljit Kaur has been the franchisee for the Luton territory for just over a year.

He says: “I’ve built a thriving holiday club that is making a good level of profit, something I’ve achieved alongside other work, plus family commitments.

“It has been very rewarding, as I get such good feedback from my customers and love the flexibility and choice I have. This experience has given me the confidence to fulfil my ultimate ambition of having my own nursery, so I’m now making progress towards owning a Canopy Children’s Nursery too.”

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