We asked Lizzie to share why she joined Bloom as a franchisee and about running her classes:
Before buying my Bloom Franchise I was a secondary school Science teacher. I was attracted to Bloom because the classes seemed so friendly and welcoming and I wanted to be able to have a fun job that would allow me to pick up from eldest from school everyday. - It was also apparent that if I was prepared to work hard, I could still command a good salary but strike a better balance between work and family life.
Running the classes really is a very pleasant and happy experience and I really get a lot of job satisfaction from seeing how much the Parents/Carers and babies enjoy the classes. - It makes me feel so pleased and proud when a Parent/Carer comments on how much they enjoy the classes and how much their little one's have progressed since starting Bloom classes.
I work for a couple of hours, three nights per week on admin and advertising, after my young boys are asleep. I also work for a couple of hours on a Sunday night, preparing my classes/theme for the the following week. In addition, I spend about 2-3 hours per week cleaning my kit to ensure that everything is hygienic.
As my franchise has been really successful, I'm now doing twelve classes per week and am currently working to full capacity. Therefore, I might think about hiring a class leader to run classes, concurrently, in other parts of my territory. Either way though, I'm really happy with how everything is working out.
I started Bloom after attending classes myself with my little boy from the age of 3 months. I really enjoyed the classes and saw the benefit that they had on my baby - he literally ‘bloomed’! I saw the potential that the classes had, as a Mummy myself, I knew how much other Parents and carers would enjoy the classes, so I took the gamble and gave up my full time job in childcare.Charlotte Timperley Franchisee of Bloom Cheshire East
Deciding to give up the corporate world and my job as a project manager was such a big decision but one that I have no regrets about! I love running Bloom South Manchester classes, spending my working day with all the gorgeous little ones and seeing them develop each week is amazing!Claire Knott - Bloom South Manchester
I love running the Bloom Manchester West classes. They are upbeat and fun and I get a great amount of job satisfaction watching both parents and their babies enjoying the range of activities.Bloom Manchester West
Unique, classes offering a mix of activities highly commended and reviewed across the Bloom franchisee network.
Excellent sized territory package enabling franchisees a full-time opportunity and the chance to grow their franchise if they wish.
Proven business model with excellent earning potential.