Tumble Tots is a structured, active physical play programme for children from 6 months to 7 years. It has been designed to develop children's motor skills of agility, balance and co-ordination during their formative years. At the same time, through the programme children develop their self-confidence, independence, self-discipline, self-worth and sense of security and identity.
The international success of Tumble Tots has been built upon their commitment of developing children's physical and social skills, and positive personality traits within a safe and caring environment.
All young children need to grow, to learn, to move, at whatever rate they find comfortable. They need to learn about themselves, and learn about their attitudes without fear of criticism.
Children must have the freedom to experience self-esteem and success, at the most fundamental level. After all, success upon success builds confidence. Tumble Tots gives children all these opportunities.
The Tumble Tots Franchise is a mobile business in which franchise owners provide the Tumble Tots programme, at various centres within their agreed territory each week.
Children join the national Tumble Tots Club and attend weekly sessions, which are appropriate to their age. The main source of income for franchise owners is derived from the weekly session fees. Other sources of income include parties and Tumble Tots merchandise.
The Tumble Tots experience since 1979 together with independent market analysis information enables them to identify the potential for Tumble Tots in all areas across the UK. Specific territories and how they establish them are discussed during an initial meeting.
Franchise owners hire various types of venue such as sports centres, leisure centres, church halls, village halls, etc, and are responsible for locating these suitable venues. Tumble Tots can assist in identifying areas within a territory where centres should be sited.
The equipment, which is light, versatile and interchangeable, is designed specifically for children to develop their motor skills. As the business is mobile a vehicle such as a trailer or transit type van is required.
All franchise owners along with at least one member of staff must undertake a Tumble Tots Leaders course and a Gymbabes Leaders course. Together the course syllabuses cover the:
Franchise owners and key staff members are also required to attain hands-on experience at a Tumble Tots centre. In addition just prior to opening, franchise owners and all staff to be employed attend two days of foundation training.
Franchise owners also attend two days of training covering all aspects of running the Tumble Tots business.
Throughout the year, workshops, courses and seminars are organised to keep franchise owners and their staff updated on new developments in the programme and business, in order to maintain the high standards synonymous with the Tumble Tots name.
Franchisees have the day to day support of the Tumble Tots Team at Head Office, who with the help of a comprehensive IT system, which incorporates an intranet and website and provides a central enquiry and booking point for Tumble Tots members.
The Franchising Divisions of the major Banks are familiar with, and supportive of Tumble Tots. Generally speaking they will loan up to 66% of the initial investment.
Tumble Tots are looking for franchisees to cover the following area postcodes:
Lee and I bought Tumble Tots because we wanted a new venture and as I'd previously worked with children at a Health Club, I wanted to do more. The challenge is great but very rewarding! My days go SO fast now and we see the best of every child. I get parents that come in complaining about their jobs, and think to myself 'this is work', it’s really not like a job.
Tumble Tots fits in with my young family life giving me the perfect work/family balance. In the past year I have learnt a lot and have loved every minute, since September and running the centres full time I have loved every second and really enjoy my days at work and with numbers growing I feel that something is working well.
I have never doubted my decision to take on a Tumble Tots franchise. I have the best of both worlds - my own business, with the back-up of a large organisation.
Work with a brand to help with the development of children with physical and social skills
Experienced, knowledgeable and well qualified support team
Market leading brand established over 36 years