"I desperately wanted to find a more child friendly career, where I could still work hard but where I was in charge...
Being an Editor for Raring2go! has been the best thing ever for me and my family. Having had my two children I knew I didn’t want to go back into the 9-5 rut but I also knew that I wanted to do something to challenge me as I’d always worked in fairly highly-pressurised environments and wanted that buzz back!
I hadn’t considered working for myself until I stumbled upon Raring2go! and despite being a bit scared of the prospect of “going solo” the more I thought about it the more me and my husband recognised it ticked all the boxes we were looking for.
8 years later and I wouldn’t change a thing… I LOVE what I do, no two days are the same and I really enjoy all aspects of life as an Editor. It’s been a perfect fit for our crazy family and has allowed me to be there for the children every step of the way. Sure, there are days that are tougher than others and it is hard work (you must be super-organised to make every second count) but isn’t anything worthwhile hard work?
The thing that makes Raring2go! stand out from the crowd is the network of Editors – you may be self-employed but you’re never alone, as the network have your back every step of the way. Here’s to another 8 years!"
"I have achieved so much in my confidence, building friendships, getting out into networking groups..."
"I'm proud to be part of the Raring2go! national family and love what I do."
Claire Healey in St Albans and Harpenden has been a Raring2Go! editor since 2009.
Angela is the Raring2go! editor in Chorley & Leyland and lets us know how she’s getting on.
Helen Murray, originally from New Zealand, is the archetypal example of a Raring2go! business owner.
Sue Berry talks about being an editor for Raring2go! in Barnsley and Wakefield.
Vicky Norman runs her Raring2go! business in Sunderland and can now balance her working and family life.
Chris Cummings started his Raring2go! franchise 18 months ago and now looks after the Brighton, Brentwood and Billericay territories.
Swapping her sales job with Autotrader for editing her own Raring2go! magazine has been a great success for Birmingham-based Penny Beddows.
I’m proud to be part of the Raring2go! national family and love what I do. Every day brings something new and we not only help local families have fun and make the most of the local area but we help local businesses reach those families, helping our local areas thrive. What’s not to love about that? #Raring2go!Victoria Withy Editor Raring2go! - Aberdeen City & Shire
I have achieved so much in my confidence, building friendships, getting out into networking groups. If you’re thinking of working for yourself, to have a great job opportunity that is flexible around your family and lets you still do everything you need to do for your family then Raring2go! is for you.Kiri St George Editor Raring2go! - Worthing
I have never felt the value of being in a team more than in these last few months. Although I am my own boss, the support of our franchisor during lockdown, has been second to none. That support has seen regular and honest communication; training; practical advice; forward planning; and pulling together all editors to share ideas on how best to support customers and motivate each other.Sally Walters, Editor Raring2go! – Kidderminster & Stourbridge
No childcare costs, no stressful commute, up to 13 weeks holiday per year
A supportive franchisor who works in partnership with the franchise network
An enviable life / work balance