Rhythm Time

Rhythm Time

Expanding Member
– Joined 2022

Rhythm Time’s passion is music and its valuable early developmental benefits.  We use the power of music to help give young children a head start in life. Fun is at the heart of everything we do and our fun, engaging & multi award-winning music programmes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers have a distinct advantage over other children’s activities – they stimulate important physical, social and emotional development as well as concentration, listening, language, numeracy, literacy and motor skills. Our all-inclusive courses support children’s development and learning needs according to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

We have over 40 Business Owners across the UK providing age-appropriate classes to over 12,500 young children each week.

As a Rhythm Time Business Owner, you’ll enjoy the reward and genuine satisfaction of building a business that makes a real difference to young families in local communities.

Our classes are run in venues as well as online to enable families to enjoy them in a place and at a time most convenient to them.  This enables our Business Owners to run and build profitable and sustainable businesses.

Rhythm Time became one of the first Franchisors to receive the prestigious Smith & Henderson (now WorkBuzz) Five Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award and we have continued to achieve over 90% satisfaction results in subsequent independent Franchisee surveys.

We also undertake regular quarterly customer surveys and latest results show that over 95% of our customers are very satisfied with our classes and 97% would recommend us to their friends.

Rhythm Time was started in 1995 in Solihull by a musician and music teacher.  Our very first Business Owner bought the first franchise in 2000 and stayed with us for over 22 years as she grew and developed the largest territory. Our franchise model supports Owner Operators – individuals who want to run a smaller business that fits around their family commitments, as well as Owner Managers – entrepreneurs who wish to build and manage larger businesses across wider territories.  This also means that you don’t have to be a singer or musician to own one of our popular franchise businesses – you can recruit class leaders to lead the classes for you.

Our current focus is to build our UK offering across all areas of the UK, enabling every young child to be able to access and benefit from our multi-sensory and early developmental activities.

Comprehensive Franchise Package

Our comprehensive Franchise package provides you with everything you need to launch and successfully build your profitable business. It includes:

  • 5-year renewable licence
  • Exclusive territory
  • Full and structured training programme
  • Mentoring programme in the first 6 months
  • Unlimited support in marketing and business management
  • 174 detailed lesson plans
  • Class equipment including Ipod & docking station
  • Operations & Teaching Manuals
  • Branded clothing
  • Access to Rhythm Time Knowledge Bases
  • Initial consumables stock
  • Access to CRM package

Investment packages vary depending on the size of territory and each is designed to offer healthy returns. These are genuinely rewarding business opportunities with a highly respected and long-established brand. Each business offers family-friendly flexibility for owner-operators as well as higher financial returns for larger territory investments.

Are you the right fit for us?

Franchising is founded on the mutually beneficial business relationship between the Franchisor and the Franchisee. We entrust Franchisees with our brand, our methodology and our systems, and provide training and ongoing support to help Franchisees build their business. Commitment, wherewithal, and dedication are all required to make that business a success.

In order to realise the full potential of the Rhythm Time business, we’ll look for these qualities:

Specifically for owner-operators, you’ll need:

  • a good singing voice and a love of music
  • an interest in education
  • a desire to work with young children and their parents
  • the ability to forge good relationships with all those attending classes – children and parents.

All business owners will also require:

  • the ability to focus and follow systems
  • strong organisational, leadership and time-management skills
  • high energy levels
  • a passion for
  • a strong customer service mentality
  • business acumen and the vision and goal to grow your business
  • dedication, integrity and initiative
  • excellent attention to detail

Please note that for owner-operators, experience in running a small business is helpful but not essential.

Our proven processes and systems will enable you to not only succeed from the start but to help you grow a strong, sustainable business as you uphold our quality brand and excellent reputation.   Opportunities for further income streams are also available such as parties, nursery sessions and product sales.


Rhythm Time provides a comprehensive and structured training package that includes:

  • 2 days’ initial training either face-to-face or online. This covers Class Training, Marketing, Social Media, Admin and Business Planning.
  • 3 further days of opening support by our Training Manager at the Franchisee’s location, within the first 6 weeks.
  • 4 days of further, tailored training from the Head Office team in the first 5 school terms. This is 1 day per school term for the next 4 school terms after starting the business. Primarily focused on teaching classes for forthcoming courses but also includes any Marketing or Admin training the Business Owner feels they need.

* Practical training is provided in direct marketing as well as further business and financial training to enable Business Owners to achieve their short and medium-term goals.

Ongoing support & training is also offered in Financial Planning, Social Media Training, Technical Administration, Recruitment, Staff Training and Covid-related training.

  • A Mentoring Programme is provided to all new Business Owners in their first 6 months.
  • Business Coaching is also available to our Business Owners across the Network.

All training will be a mix of face-to-face, online, webinars, videos, Zoom and telephone.

What will I do as a Franchisee

No day is ever the same as a Rhythm Time Business Owner which is one of the reasons why they love what they do.  However, most days will consist of running a mix of Young Baby, Baby, Toddler or Preschool classes within a venue in your exclusive territory.  If you are running classes yourself, you’ll greet parents/carers and their little ones as they arrive for class before running each 30-minute session. Most classes will be in the mornings.  In the afternoons, you could be carrying out some direct marketing or training your class leaders or sourcing new class venues.  Some time will also be spent on social media marketing, administration and ensuring you’re ready for the next day’s classes.  As your business grows, you’ll look to take on new members of staff including Office & Marketing Assistants as well as Class Leaders to run the classes. This will enable you to reorganise your daily activities in line with your personal and family commitments, and enjoy a more management role rather than an operational one.

Key Information

Start-Up Cost:

£11,680 + VAT

Franchise Type:


Sector Type:

Childcare – Activities & Education

Investment Type:

Start-up Franchise



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