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Fun Fest for Children

Fun Fest for Children offers a range of different childcare and children’s services franchise systems
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£2,999 - £ 19,999

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About Fun Fest for Children

Fun Fest for Children offers a range of different childcare and children’s services franchise systems which includes:

• Fun Fest Day Nurseries
• Fun Fest Holiday Clubs
• Fun Fest Before & After School Clubs
• Fun Fest Children’s Parties

This gives franchisees flexibility and choice in terms of the type of business and the level of investment that they wish to commit to.

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

Parents desire high-quality service providers to care for, teach and entertain their children. Children are becoming increasingly sophisticated customers; they know what they want and what they like and are not afraid to tell you! The Fun Fest team listens carefully to what children tell them to ensure that their services are child-centered.

Having established a unique child-led position in the holiday childcare market in the UK, Fun Fest has expanded its franchise streams to include Day Nurseries, Before & After School Clubs and Children’s Parties 

A Fun Fest for Children franchise gives you a brand and a business which is:

• Child-centred: Making sure that children’s choices are central to their Fun Fest experiences
• High quality: Having built an excellent reputation with Ofsted, schools, parents and children
• In demand: Providing childcare solutions to working parents for which there is a growing demand coupled with a lack of adequate provision across the UK
• Profitable: Earning a fantastic return for seasonal, part-time or full time operating hours
• Flexible: Fitting around your life, commitments and aspirations in a way which suits you
• Supported: Providing the tools, training, advice and support you need to succeed
• Rewarding: Giving children exciting experiences they will never forget

Fun Fest for Children is ranked as one of the UK’s Top 100 franchisor’s and since it launched its national franchise programme in 2017, it has achieved:

- A UK-wide network: Over 20 operating units in the UK, spread from Bolton in the North to Orpington in the South
- A unique USP of choice: All Fun Fest services are designed to be child-led, supporting children in their choices
- Growth: 68 per cent growth in revenue year on year
- Customer Satisfaction: Net Promoter Score of 61
- Franchisee Satisfaction: 88 per cent franchisee satisfaction rating
- Ofsted Approval: All services receiving ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ in their Ofsted inspections
- Awards: Best Newcomer to franchising award in 2018 from WorkingMums

If you want to run your own business and are looking for an exciting and quality brand in a growth market which will earn fantastic returns for a flexible working life then consider a Fun Fest franchise.

The Fun Fest Brands

Every child is different and Fun Fest Holiday Club embraces this by offering them a choice from a menu of exciting activities every morning and afternoon. This means that children design their own individual holiday programme, choosing activities they love or trying something new. In one week a Fun Fest Holiday Club can give children a chance to play Quidditch (Harry Potter Experience), hold a snake (Animaltastic), bake a cake (Cupcake Heaven), build a den (Great Outdoors), juggle (Circus Skills), score a goal (Football Camp), design a bag (BLING), solve clues (Treasure Hunt), paint a canvas (Picturesque Painting) and drive like Lewis Hamilton (Go-Karting).

Knowing that their children are having fun and benefitting from these opportunities is a key factor in parents’ choice of holiday childcare but Fun Fest Holiday Clubs deliver on other important aspects too. The clubs are:

- Ofsted registered and managed by qualified childcare professionals
- Based on local primary school premises and take children from three years old
- Open from 8am to 6pm for all the school holidays
- Eligible for childcare vouchers and tax-free childcare

“High-quality holiday childcare is essential for both families and the economy: as well as enabling parents to work, it gives children the opportunity to take part in positive activities that they might not otherwise access” Coram Family & Childcare: Holiday Childcare Survey

Having built strong relationships with schools where the holiday clubs are based, Fun Fest was increasingly being asked to run its before and after school clubs so this is what they now offer as another service to schools and as an additional income stream for franchisees. By providing a different Fun Fest activity session every afternoon, such as Pottery, Dodgeball, Barmy Origami, Tag Rugby and Fun Day Friday, children can enjoy a variety of different after school activities

Parents are constantly looking for inspiration for their children’s birthday parties.

The most popular Fun Fest activity sessions are ideally suited to this and so children can now enjoy a range of unique party themes on their special day such as the Beauty School Party, Nerf Challenge Party, Mission Impossible Party, I’m a Kid Get Me Out of Here Party and many more.

With decades of experience of running Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ nurseries, the Fun Fest team is delighted to be able to bring this expertise to the market with the launch of the Fun Fest Day Nursery franchise in 2020.

Fun Fest Day Nurseries will provide high-quality nursery provision for professional working families. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum will be offered based on aspects of the Emilio Reggio approach to learning using open-ended resources to stimulate children’s creativity and critical thinking. Fun Fest has been working with experienced design partners to create a model nursery environment based on child-centered, calm and inviting spaces that inspire awe and wonder in the children.


The Fun Fest franchise system

A franchisee is granted ownership of a geographical territory within the UK, as defined by the postcodes in that region, where they are the sole Fun Fest operator.

The franchise agreement specifies the rights and obligations of the franchisor and the franchisee.

The Fun Fest franchise package includes:

- Training
- Operations Manual
- Tool Kits of resources
- Mentoring & Support
- School/Setting finding service
- Ofsted Licence
- Digital Marketing Package
- Website page, booking and information system


Fun Fest franchisees

Our franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds. We have pharmacists, sales professionals, horticulturalists and business analysts as well as teachers, teaching assistants and nursery practitioners. They have a wide variety of knowledge and skills but share the following qualities:

• A knowledge of the local area in terms of families, schools and childcare
• A desire for quality and excellence in what they do
• A positive and proactive attitude
• The ability to plan ahead, project manage and complete tasks to a deadline
• Attention to detail
• A good communicator

Please note that it is not necessary to have experience in childcare or hold specific childcare qualifications.

“I have been a franchisee for just over a year now. I have one thriving holiday club which is making a good level of profit and am now working towards opening my second club which I have achieved alongside other work and family commitments. It is very rewarding as I get such good feedback from my customers and I love the level of flexibility and choice that I have as a franchisee in building my business”
Kate Bailey, franchisee for Lichfield & Tamworth

“The flexibility that my franchise offers is second to none. Originally, I put a few months’ hard work into setting up but was then able to run it alongside a full-time job while my Fun Fest grew. For relatively low start-up costs, the financial returns are now great enough to allow me to step away from full-time work and focus on maximising the potential of my Fun Fest territory. I don’t have childcare qualifications myself but with the support on offer from the Fun Fest team and by employing strong staff members, this has never been a problem. Fun Fest is a great opportunity for anyone looking for greater personal and financial independence”
Ryan Turner, franchisee for Sutton Coldfield

“I knew it was time to ‘scratch the itch’ I had to run my own business, but not having done anything like this before I also knew I would need help and support from the start. I could see that a franchise would give me a business-in-a-box but to start with, I had no idea what sort of business would be right for me. I was impressed with the Fun Fest brand, team and offering. The investment level was appealing, and I could see that I would not have to give up my existing work entirely to run a franchise with them. Having young children myself, I knew there was a need in my area for a holiday childcare service. A franchise with Fun Fest has given us the flexible and supported business we need, and our recent target-breaking launch just goes to confirm we made the right choice!”
Avni Dhiman, franchisee with her sister Anjli for Harrow & Stanmore


Fun Fest franchise financials

The prices and potential returns for each franchise system are as follows:

Fun Fest Children’s Parties
Price: £2,999 + vat
Potential return for hosting 80 parties per year: £30k per annum/£600 per week

Fun Fest Before & After School Club
Price: £9,999 + vat
Potential return for one club with 50 children per day: £55k per annum/£1.4k per week

Fun Fest Holiday Club
Price: £14,999 + vat
Potential return for one club with 70 children per day: £30k per annum/£2.5k per week

Price for all three of the above: £19,999 + vat

Fun Fest Day Nursery: Please enquire for full prospectus

The full financial models for each of the business will be made available to you at a later stage of the process. Please enquire now for more information.

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