Boogie Mites is an exciting and rewarding Children's Music Workshop Business. Established in 1997 when singer/songwriter Harriet Thomas was looking for high quality, creative music experiences for her young daughters. After singing Eensy Weensy Spider one too many times, Harriet realised a fresh, new approach to children’s music workshops was needed.
The resulting formula of original catchy songs, imaginative storytelling and eco-friendly percussion, proved an instant hit and business quickly expanded.
When Boogie Mites mum Sue Newman moved to Portsmouth, she could find nothing like Boogie Mites in her area. So she licensed the Boogie Mites formula and quickly recognised its educational value.
With input from educational experts, the Boogie Mites programmes were repackaged to link to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Today Boogie Mites has trained 1000s of early years practitioners and is the go-to children’s music brand for many of the UK’s top nursery groups. Boogie Mites is also used by the British Council Learn English Kids programme and by 100’s of international early years settings in Asia, India, Europe and Australia.
Boogies Mites' range of tried-and-tested music programmes equip licensees to deliver music workshops for under-fives, music sessions in early years settings, music parties and intergenerational music sessions.
CDs and digital music activity packs offer an additional revenue stream. You can also extend your offer to reflect your passions.
Intergenerational music sessions, where the youngest and oldest member of our society share musical fun, are an increasingly important part of Boogie Mites' offer. An independent study of the Boogie Mites Intergenerational Programme confirmed the positive benefits of these sessions and make Boogie Mites an industry leader in Intergenerational Music Making.
The Boogie Mites Sticks and Sounds programme allows you to deliver workshops to this group.
Boogie Mites' School Ready Literacy and Maths Programmes allow you train early years practitioners in-house.
Boogie Mites' four pilot licensees have developed a flexible business that fits their lifestyles. Clare, Pauline and Lizzie run part-time businesses and are all currently at the stage of considering taking on a teacher so that they can meet growing demand.
Nicole is a full-time licensee who has recently expanded to take on a third territory and a third teacher. She has set up a Community Interest Company to apply for community funding for some of her work. (You can read about this in the licensee case-study.)
Boogie Mites is looking for individuals with motivation, creativity and energy to start and grow Children's Music Workshop Business.
You don’t need to be a trained musician or early years teacher - although if you are that’s great! If you have a passion for the benefits of early years music making and are excited by the prospect of being in control of your work life, then Boogie Mites can give you the opportunity to develop a Boogie Mites business that really makes a difference.
If you’re thinking of taking on a license of Boogie Mites, I would suggest, do it! It’s one of the best decisions I ever made, I smile every day...I just love it!Nicole Heard, Boogie Mites Licensee Portsmouth and Petersfield
“I like Boogie Mites because it fits in to those areas of development, from listening skills, enhancing self esteem and confidence to supporting children with their phonics which is the foundation to reading and writing.Trish Kerr, Licensee Southampton
The rewards are that it’s all down to you..so when it’s successful it’s down to what you put into it. And you get some brilliant feedback from parents and settings: we do make a difference.Pauline Nixon, Havant and Hayling Island
Strong community focus with option for funded projects
Instruments made from recycled materials to support the environment
Research and evidence backed Music Programmes