Best Suppliers for Kids Activity Providers
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
The Approved Franchise Association
The Approved Franchise Association was set up in 2012 by a franchisor who wanted to see change in the industry. Claire Robinson, franchisor of Extra Help took over as CEO of the AFA in 2015. The AFA also has a voluntary network of Regional Chairs who are all franchisors, and is extremely passionate about providing free face to face regional support to everyone in the franchise sector.
The AFA focus on being inclusive, approachable and supportive, we promote best practice to those beginning their journey and those further along, bringing people together to share knowledge and wisdom. We are a friendly well established community who have taken a new affordable approach to supporting the rapidly growing franchise sector.
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.