I am Emily and I run York Mumbler. I previously worked in Brand Marketing – having had a 15 year career working on big brands like Anchor & McCain.
Although I loved my job and was fortunate to work for great companies, everything changed after having children and my priorities were just so different. I didn’t want to leave the house as the kids got up (sometimes before) and get home late, have to work away from home sometimes or feel like I wasn’t doing my best.
Although I worked part time in the end, I found that I was compromising – on my job and also on my kids and home.
Taking the leap to run Mumbler full time was a big scary decision – I’m the main breadwinner in our house so I had to make it work. Seven years later and now I can honestly say it was the best decision of my life to make that leap.
The biggest thing it has brought me is freedom and flexibility. I do work really hard on Mumbler and probably as many hours (if not more) then I did before… but it doesn’t feel like work.
I can fit the work in around my family – for example, in the holidays I don’t work in the day but just catch up on the evenings. I absolutely love it and I’m offering such a valuable service to my community too. And when it comes to school runs, school holidays, kids being off ill and bedtimes, I now never miss a thing!
SJ Barker says that running two Mumbler sites fits in wonderfully with family life.
Caroline Brooks says that being a Mumbler franchisee has far exceeded her expectations.
I’ve had some lovely feedback from both parents and businesses. It’s especially rewarding helping new parents embarking on the journey - we’re in it together! It’s been a lot of hard work, but I work school hours or catch up around the kids’ activities. Being a Mumbler franchisee has far exceeded my expectations.Caroline Brooks, Doncaster Mumbler
Taking the leap to run Mumbler full time was a big scary decision - I'm the main breadwinner in our house so I had to make it work. Seven years later and now I can honestly say it was the best decision of my life to make that leap.Emily Pickard, York Mumbler
I have the flexibility to work around the family, allowing me to attend school events, manage any sick days, be there to pick them up from school and be their taxi service for after school activities! We love experiencing new activities as a family and Mumbler has allowed that, most of the time the kids don’t realise mummy is working as they are also having so much fun!Anna Winter, North Leeds Mumbler
Hugely flexible – no set hours so work the hours that suit you and your family. No childcare costs and no commute.
Be a lifeline in your community – really offering something of value to all parents in your area. Create something that you’re proud of.
High earning potential - driven entirely by your own time and abilities but supported by a close knit group of existing franchisees & Mumbler HQ.