Membership History

Provisional Member
Joined 2021

Membership History

Provisional Member
Joined 2021

Company Overview

Canopy Children’s Nurseries are passionate about giving children the best possible beginnings and helping to bring more harmony into parents’ busy lives by offering a supportive, nurturing day care service that’s tailored to each family’s needs.

The team at Canopy describe their child-led approach to early years’ education as recognising what is unique, special and individual about each child so that they can support and encourage them to be the best version of themselves.

By building a culture of excellence and designing environments and opportunities to inspire a child’s awe and wonder, Canopy Children’s Nurseries create magical childhood moments.


Whilst each nursery is an entirely child-centred environment, Canopy Nurseries have been developed with the needs of modern parents in mind who require higher levels of convenience, flexibility and ethical credentials than ever before.

Franchise Overview

The Canopy concept was sown two decades ago when founder, Sarah Beattie, was researching childcare for her own babies and decided to create the nursery that she was searching for.  Since then, she has run 3 nurseries where the common theme has been a culture of excellence and a celebration of the magic moments in childhood.

This approach has proven highly successful and Sarah used lockdown as an opportunity to develop the Canopy brand and launch the Canopy Children’s Nurseries franchise.

This sophisticated new nursery brand and franchise has already recruited it first franchisees and the first Canopy Children’s Nurseries are now taking root in 3 locations across the UK; in Wembley Park, Shrewsbury and Bromley.

The mission of the Canopy team is to disrupt the landscape of childcare provision by giving children the power to change the world in their own unique ways.


The Canopy Training Programme comprises a complementary mix of:

  • Online learning modules
  • Webinars
  • Nursery-based training days
  • On-site training delivered to the franchisees’ nursery management & staff teams

Training covers nursery practise, nursery systems and business functions.

Training is ongoing, responding to each franchisee’s expertise, progress and confidence.

Quality and compliance are consistently monitored, enabling training needs to be identified.

Daily Life of a franchisee

Whilst much of the day-to-day management of a nursery can be delegated to its management team, the franchisee must remain highly visible to staff/customers and highly involved in the performance of the nursery.

Core tasks for the franchisee include marketing the nursery in the local community, recruiting and motivating a high-performing team, managing the finances and overseeing the smooth management of the nursery.


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A big bfa welcome to new members Canopy
17 December 2021
Canopy Children’s Nurseries are delighted to become the newest members of the BFA.
4 August 2021

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