Best Suppliers for Kids Activity Providers
Advertising – Club Hub UK
Firstly we thoroughly recommend signing up to our website – Club Hub UK. The UK’s largest Kids Activity Directory. We receive over 250,000 views from parents across the UK each month, 80% of that traffic coming from organic search.
We only do targeted marketing based on proximity so you get maximum exposure to people you want As a result of our work many local kids activity providers have been inundated with messages from parents. Club Hub is Free for Charities and Non Profit Businesses and £32 per year for all other Kids Activity related businesses.
What’s included in my Club Hub Membership?
- You can upload any type of Kids Activity to Club Hub with all your contact details listed
- We will publish your listings on our directory within 24 hours of ALL of your details being filled in and your yearly subscription paid
- You can add as many venues and listings as you want to your Club Hub Account throughout the year by using the Clone Button and refreshing the page
- You can use our hashtag – #clubhubmember in your social media posts, on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and we will do our best to engage in them
- We organise Free Advice and Training Facebook Live’s in our Club Hub Facebook Group
- We have partnered with TRUSTist who are the go to platform for all your reviews. If you are signed up with them you will now be able to add your rating link to your Club Hub listings
- We have a team of #clubhubbrandreps who are looking to review you
- Parents/Carers can spend their Club Hub Gift Voucher on your activity
- We are not a booking system. Providers on Club Hub choose how they want to receive bookings. You can add your social media links, email address or phone number. You can also add your website link/booking link for £2.50 per year. We take 0% commission.
Reviews – TRUSTist
Trustist was founded by Nigel Apperley in August 2014. At the time he was the director of E-commerce at Kwik-Fit and has held senior positions at Slendertone, Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton and Canon Europe. Nigel also started Internet Cameras Direct in 1999 and grew the business from nothing to a turnover of over £20m before selling to a French company.
Trustist generates sales opportunities for franchises and children’s activities businesses by using your customer reviews. They do this by:
- Aggregating your reviews from every review site which saves you time monitoring your reputation in lots of different places
- Using your reviews from everywhere to get stars in your organic Google search results which drives more traffic to your website and improves your rankings in Google search
- Giving you a platform to easily collect new reviews face-to-face, or via email which will improve your online reputation in multiple places
- Automatically sharing your 4 and 5-star reviews to Facebook, Twitter and Google as posts which will get you even more website traffic and enquiries
You can book a free personalised demonstration with Trustist here: www.trustist.org/
Professional Membership Body – ICAP
The Institute of Children’s Activity Providers (ICAP) is a professional membership body for the children’s activities sector. We support providers through advice and thought leadership; best practice and compliance; education and networking; and we champion and promote collaboration in the industry.
Best Suppliers for Kids Activity Providers – First Aid Training – Daisy First Aid
Daisy First Aid are approved providers of paediatric first aid training. This paediatric first aid course meets the requirements of the Early Years foundation stage statutory framework. The course focuses on emergency scenarios that are faced by professionals, including teachers, au pairs and playgroup leaders, looking after young children.
The Platinum+ 12 hour course meets Ofsted requirements for registered childminders and the requirements for nannies under the Approved Carers Scheme. It can also be used as evidence for employees working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education. The trainers that provide these courses are fully qualified in both experience, first aid and training.
The courses are CPD accredited and start at just £20!
Franchise Business Consultant – Andy Georgiou
With qualifications in Business, Management, Digital Media and Marketing, he has over 13 years franchising experience and has helped build, advise and grow leading 6 and 7 figure franchise brands in the past decade including a number of high profile children’s activity brands.
His strategic big picture thinking, small detail orientated focus and general down to earth approach allow clients to start working ‘on’ the business instead of ‘in’ the business and focus on scaling both nationally and internationally.
If you are ready to transform your business and take it to the next level using franchising as a vehicle he’d love to work with you.
To find out more or to download a FREE 26 page guide on ‘How To Franchise Your Business’ click here: www.andygeorgiou.
Marketing & Social Media Consultant – Felicity Sandford, Amazing Futures
Felicity Sandford has over 8 years’ experience of marketing children’s activities and services; following a previous marketing management career with global companies, KPMG and Reed Elsevier. As well as running a nanny agency successfully for 5 years as a franchisee, Felicity has helped dozens of sports clubs, dance, music and drama schools, pre-school classes, nurseries, private schools, riding centre, tutoring companies and more, to increase their visibility to parents and get better results from their social media.
With CPD accredited qualifications from Google, Digital Mums and the Chartered Institute of Marketing; Felicity offers a number of flexible marketing packages to suit your business needs. From ‘done for you’ social media management packages, to helping you run things more effectively in-house via Marketing Power Hours with one or two people, or more in-depth workshops for large groups, including franchisees, there will be an option to suit you and your budget.
Best Suppliers for Kids Activity Providers – Sample Distributor: Blackcurrant Babies
Blackcurrant Babies have been putting brands in mum’s and dad’s hands for over 5 years working with some of the best loved baby and toddler groups in the UK. We work with popular national brands distributing their products in sample sized packs, giving parents and carers the opportunity to ‘try before they buy’. We know parents and carers love the free goodies and our brands often give additional money off-coupons and run fun competitions through our networks.
The product are supplied free of charge to groups and nurseries, all we ask is that they are distributed with care and where possible supported on social media.
If you are a baby or toddler group or nursery you can sign up to be part of our distribution network by filling out our registration network. We look forward to meeting you.
Primary Dance & Activity Provider Business Club – Cerys Keneally
Known for her straight talking but supportive style, Cerys Keneally helps dance teachers and kids’ activity providers to get more work with UK schools & nurseries without cold-calling them so that they can begin to approach schools with confidence, even if they’ve tried emailing them in the past with no response. In times of crisis, she’s also been helping members of her community to quickly get their businesses online without expensive platforms or lots of ‘tech’ so that they can continue doing what they love.
As an ex primary school teacher with 10 years experience of running a dance company that works with UK schools, Cerys has combined all of her experience with her coaching & mentoring training to create the Primary Dance & Activity Provider Business Club and its VIP Lounge, which is her private coaching and online training community.
To work with Cerys, sign up to her mailing list at www.ceryskeneally.com where you can find out more about her 5 day free challenges, group memberships and one to one coaching packages. Cerys will send you her free ‘Approaching Schools’ workbook & ‘Get Your Kids’ Activity Biz Online’ guide in return.
Independent Franchise Consulting and Support Services – Krishma Vaghela, Franchise Futures
With over 10 years experience across the franchise industry and in developing businesses, the main mission of Franchise Futures is to provide consulting and specialist support services to: franchisors, franchisees, prospective franchise buyers and business owners considering franchising as an option for successful business growth.
“My job is simple, I want to help build successful franchises and on the back of that, ensure franchisors have successful and positively happy franchise partners.”
- Franchisee Recruitment Support/Lead Handling (Part-Time Service)
- Franchisee Support (Part-Time Service)
- Advice, Mentoring and Support for Franchisors
- Business Development Consulting
- Help and Support for Franchise Investors
- NEW – Franchise Brand Awareness Initiative (Marketing)
- Other services available, please enquire
Best Suppliers for Kids Activity Providers – Websites, Apps, S.E.O – Dorset Tech
We build websites and apps (including Club Hub!) at discounted rates, then donate the profits to various community projects including our own kids clubs and our very own education centre.
Digital has allowed businesses of all sizes to compete on a level playing field. We’ve helped micro-businesses knock multi-nationals off the top spot on Google and platforms like Club Hub help build awareness for even the smallest of budgets.
Best Suppliers for Kids Activity Providers – Insurance – Morton Michel Insurance
Our Children’s Activity Group policy is designed to provide expert insurance for children’s activity providers. We recognise the importance that children’s activity providers bring to a child’s learning and development and the flexibility your business needs. The package also includes FREE Early Years training, legal expenses cover and loads of exclusive discounts and benefits as part of our ChildCare Club!
Social Media Content Creator – Sofia Grace Advertising
My main aim is to help people get noticed on social media with high quality, cost effective advertising. I offer bespoke promo adverts however my main concentration at the moment is helping businesses with daily video content to provide a consistent message across all their social media platforms.
On my newly designed website I have a shop section where you can choose your own video out of a selection of targeted videos towards Children’s industry. Once you have chosen your video you can upload your own logo. This will appear as a water mark throughout and at the end where you can also add your own tagline.