Clare Gough and Tara McGregor tell us about running their Tatty Bumpkin businesses.
Clare Gough and Tara McGregor tell us about running their Tatty Bumpkin businesses:
Started running her business in January 2010
I love the fact that if I don’t want to work on a Friday I don’t have to. I love the fact that I am the one that reaps the rewards from all the effort and hard work I put into the business (rather than working for someone else and them reaping the rewards on my behalf!!).
I love the support we all give each other through our network of Franchisees and I love and am very grateful to the support we get from Head Office, from Sue (who produces our amazing EYFS links) , Sam and Sam.
I love the professional graphics that our founder, Sam Petter, produces for us that I believe makes us stand out from the competition. And I LOVE the interaction and FUN sessions we deliver to the children on a daily basis that make our job a joy.
There is never a dull moment and don’t get me wrong, it is not a bundle of laughs every moment and to succeed you need to have a lot of dedication and hard work. But would I do it again…. Yes, I can safely say I would.
Started running her business in May 2012
Now I am four years into the franchise... It is lovely working with children every day and seeing them enjoy, mature and progress through the classes. The product – the yoga-inspired stories fully supported with documentation to explain why it’s good for children – is an excellent product that works really well especially within nurseries. Everyone at Tatty Bumpkin is lovely, caring and supportive – including all the other franchisees.
Most of the work I do is to deliver classes, but of course there is admin, sales and marketing. The classes are varied because of the different ages and abilities of the children – this year I started classes in a special needs school. I also contract two teachers – it was hard to find the right people but great now to have colleagues here...and I take an income from the business. Most importantly I fit my schedule around school hours so I am there for my daughter most days after school…
Vicki Weinberg started her Tatty Bumpkin business in March 2014
3rd June 2016
Vicki Weinberg talks about her decision to start her Tatty Bumpkin business in Sevenoaks in March 2014.
Sam Richardson has been running her Tatty Bumpkin business since January 2014
27th May 2016
Sam Richardson talks to us about her Tatty Bumpkin business in Rutland which she has been running since January 2014.
Krishna Chaudhuri has been running her Tatty Bumpkin business since September 2014
20th May 2016
After attending a Discovery Day Krishna Chaudhuri started running Tatty Bumpkin Notting Hill in September 2014.
Bita Nafissi has been running her Tatty Bumpkin business since September 2014
13th May 2016
Bita Nafissi tells us about her decision to start her Tatty Bumpkin business in Hampstead in September 2014.
Hayley Simpson started her Tatty Bumpkin business in March 2013
20th January 2016
Hayley Simpson tells us about the decisions she made before starting her Tatty Bumpkin business, in Bedford, March 2013.
Overall, I absolutely love teaching Tatty Bumpkin, the classes are so much fun, the children never cease to amaze me and the laughs I have every day make this job one of the most interesting and definitely most rewarding I have ever done.