FemaleFranchise UK Franchises For Women and Flexible Business Opportunities For Sale
Razzamataz Case Study
Becoming a mum is a momentous event. In fact, it changes everything and could be the start of a whole new career for you too.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership Status
  • UK Years Established20 years
  • Current UK Coverage30%
  • Franchisee Support Staff10
  • Personal Investment Req.£5,000
  • Total Startup Cost£7,995
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
Next Steps

Could You Have a Baby and Run a Business?

Meet Tara McGoune, franchisee owner of Razzamataz Early Years Tryone & Fermanagh

Tara is a mum to a gorgeous girl called Katie who is just two-years-old. After having her daughter, like many new mums, Tara found it challenging to adjust to her new role and the loneliness that can hit many first-time parents. Living in Northern Ireland, Tara felt that there was a huge gap in the market in the mum and baby groups so when she came upon the Razzamataz brand and their new Early Years offering, she knew it was something that would be welcomed in her area.

Tara’s background

“Having studied drama to degree level I have been working with young people and adults in community theatre for over 13 years. Directing, producing, teaching and choreographing a variety of theatre over the years, my passion is working with children and young people, seeing first-hand the positive effects performance based activities and learning has.”

The challenges

“As a new mother myself, for the first year, I found it difficult as most do. I wanted to get out and about to attend classes but I felt the variety and choice of baby/toddler classes in this area was extremely limited.”

Tara’s vision

“It is universally recognised now how important drama is as a tool to enhance life-long skills and instil confidence and self-esteem in children. Recent research also shows how receptive babies’ brains are to music, movement and touch from birth which is essential for mental and physical development. I also wanted to work with a company that I connected with, a company that shared the same dedication to this subject as I do. I am confident that together with Razzamataz and their 20 years’ experience we can bring a new fresh approach and professional service to Tyrone & Fermanagh.”

About the Early Years franchise

Razzamataz Early Years Franchise consists of a brand-new product called Razz Tiny Tots, which is a class especially designed for babies (to they start walking) and their parent/carers. It also includes the established products of Razz Tots for children walking to age three and Razz Minis for those age four to six.

A little word from our Founder Denise

We get lots of enquiries from people who have the desire to run their own performing arts based business but don’t have the relevant experience to run one of our main theatre schools. We have lots of testimonials from parents who attend the Early Years classes so we know there is a good customer base already and positive word of mouth is attracting more customers who are looking for a unique class to enjoy with their babies at this precious time in their child’s life.” 

Need to know

  • Award-winning franchise and scooped two awards at the British Franchise Association awards, one of the most prestigious in the industry.
  • Franchisees voted Razzamataz Early Years Franchise to receive a ‘5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction’ Award.
  • Members of the British Franchise Association (bfa) giving their seal of approval that they follow ethical franchising.
  • Finalists in a number of categories at the Encouraging Woman into Franchising (EWIF) awards including Founder & MD as ‘Inspirational Franchisor’.  
  • Top performers in the network turn over circa £250,000 with a 70% gross profit. 
  • Flexible freedom or laptop lifestyle! Whatever you call it, you will have the freedom to work around your other commitments.

Like what you hear and intrigued to find out more? Just click below

26 year old mum Asha took over Razzamataz Penrith in July 202026 year old mum Asha took over Razzamataz Penrith in July 2020

Asha took over Razzamataz Penrith in July right in the middle of the pandemic, she did question whether she had made a huge mistake!

Business expansion through CovidBusiness expansion through Covid

Michaela has had a range of jobs starting in retail and then for the police as a traffic warden before returning to education to do a Post Graduate Musical Theatre course

Franchisee, Zoe McKibbin, age 27 from Glasgow took over the Edinburgh school in 2016 and Glasgow South in 2018.Franchisee, Zoe McKibbin, age 27 from Glasgow took over the Edinburgh school in 2016 and Glasgow South in 2018.

Find out what being a multiple franchise owner of a theatre school has been like during COVID and how being part of a network has been a lifeline

The Benefits of Buying an Existing FranchiseThe Benefits of Buying an Existing Franchise

Many entrepreneurs are looking at the franchise resale option that comes with numerous benefits.

Katrina Melling is the Principal of Razzamataz High WycombeKatrina Melling is the Principal of Razzamataz High Wycombe

Razzamataz franchise gives singer and vocal coach the next step in her career.

Principal Returns to First Love as Theatre School OwnerPrincipal Returns to First Love as Theatre School Owner

Michaela Crumpton is the Principal of Razzamataz Bristol South, having taken the leap from the school’s singing teacher to taking over the business.

How to Balance a Financial and Flexible Career with the Life of a PerformerHow to Balance a Financial and Flexible Career with the Life of a Performer

As an actress Alison Beveridge had a good understanding of what it took to run a drama class but no business knowledge, which is why she turned to the franchise route.

How to Turn your Passion into Your BusinessHow to Turn your Passion into Your Business

Victoria Cooper-Jones has had two very successful careers before joining Razzamataz Theatre Schools and opening in Queens Park and Belsize Park.

Longevity in a Theatre School FranchiseLongevity in a Theatre School Franchise

As Razzamataz Theatre School franchise prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary, we mark the achievements of some of the first franchisees who came on board during the very early days.

How to Run a Theatre School With No ExperienceHow to Run a Theatre School With No Experience

Georgia Davies decided to take the plunge and open her own theatre school franchise and has never looked back.

Building a Theatre Arts BusinessBuilding a Theatre Arts Business

Deborah Laws is the Principal of Razzamataz Plymouth.

Change in Circumstance Created Change in CareerChange in Circumstance Created Change in Career

Read to find out about Andrea White's Razzamataz journey and why she loves the enthusiasm from everyone in the network.

From Accountant to Theatre School PrincipalFrom Accountant to Theatre School Principal

Claire Walford has been successfully running Razzamataz Yeovil since January 2011.

Mum Launches Franchise Business for Better Life/Work BalanceMum Launches Franchise Business for Better Life/Work Balance

For Debbi Ledwith quitting a secure job to start her own franchise business was a chance that she knew she needed to take for a better balance between her home life and work.

Twenty Years of Being AMAZINGTwenty Years of Being AMAZING

Zoe McKibbin is the Principal of Razzamataz Edinburgh and Razzamataz Glasgow South.

Twenty Years of Being AMAZINGTwenty Years of Being AMAZING

Jessica Chandler-Smith is the Principal of Razzamataz Brentwood and Razzamataz Hornchurch.


Women in Franchising, franchises for women, UK Franchise Opportunities. Discover what is Franchising and explore new career opportunities and alternatives to jobs for women, careers for women, work from home franchises and business opportunities.

Latest News
To subscribe to our newsletter about the latest franchise opportunities and information, please enter your email address:
Latest Tweets

#Business #Resale of the Day: #Kiddy #Cook #Franchise @KiddyCookHQ in #Norwich - t.co/fScghALxaK… t.co/PEPqERo3Qn

11:01 AM Nov 25th

Do you have the talent and drive to #design your own #future? Create, present and sell your interior design ideas t… t.co/YMOhqmuPSM

11:24 AM Nov 24th
You have selected no franchises Complete your requests