Little Voices was established in 2007 by Jane James (nee Maudsley), a classically-trained opera singer with a background as a singing teacher.
Our inspirational drama and singing lessons build confidence and nurture talent in children and young people aged 4 – 18 across the UK.
Little Voices’ popular after-school classes all follow the LAMDA syllabus; and we run regular workshops, theatre weeks and holiday camps.
We also work in partnership with a growing number of schools to bring the wider benefits of music & drama lessons to school life and beyond.
We’re looking for creative, talented people with a passion for the performing arts to join our team and make a real difference to children and young people in your local community.
With 5* reviews from hundreds of happy customers, a 100% pass rate with LAMDA for over 11 years nationally, gold accreditation from the Children’s Activities Association, and winners of the bfa HSBC ‘Next Generation Franchisee’ award 2022, Little Voices is an established and highly-respected brand, both in the children’s activities sector and the world of the performing arts.
As a Little Voices franchisee, you’ll be able to build a successful business that fits around everything else that’s going on in your life right now, giving you that all-important work/life balance.
You can run your business either alongside your other work commitments, or as a full-time job – whatever suits you best.
All lessons are taught mid-week after school, so won’t encroach on your precious weekend time.
And you’ll have the flexibility to choose whether to manage your business and teach lessons yourself, or work with tutors to teach for you.
Our franchisees come from a range of backgrounds, including acting, music & drama studies, and teaching.
But you don’t need any specific experience in the performing arts to join us, and we’ll be with you every step of the way – all we ask is that you’re as passionate about children’s development, musical theatre, and the arts as we are!
While most of our franchise sales are for brand new territories, we do have a small number of existing franchise businesses for sale which give you an income stream from day 1.
Our long-term objective is to have Little Voices franchises across the whole of the UK.
Don’t worry if you don’t have any previous business experience, because we’ll make sure you’re fully-trained in all the elements you need to build a successful and profitable business.
As a Little Voices franchisee you’ll receive 5 days’ initial training, including training on finance, HR, how to recruit tutors, sales & marketing – and of course, how to plan and run your weekly lessons.
You’ll also receive further training on aspects such as safeguarding, first aid, GDPR, infection control and fire marshalling.
All training currently takes place online, and we pride ourselves on ensuring your training is fun, interactive, and totally tailored to you.
Once your initial training is complete, you’ll enjoy full ongoing day-to-day support as needed from our highly-experienced Head Office team to help you grow your business.
We’re passionate about helping each individual child reach their full potential – and we’re just as passionate about supporting our franchisees to help them reach their potential, too.
Every day is different, but you’ll typically spend time speaking with schools, parents, and your tutors; preparing lesson content (including scripts, lyrics, etc.); carrying out admin tasks, such as responding to emails, completing examination entries, or invoicing; and planning and implementing your marketing tasks. The beauty of a Little Voices franchise is that you can plan your time around the school run and other family commitments.