Tatty Bumpkin Ltd.

Contact details

Member - Associate
Children/Play Education
Gude Hudson Gool
Tatty Bumpkin Ltd.  
01732 812 212
The Oak Barn, Allens Farm, Allens Lane, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0QZ, England

About Tatty Bumpkin Ltd.

TBCompany Overview

Tatty Bumpkin offers a bendy, giggly world for clever minds and strong bodies. It was set up in 2004 to deliver a creative and ethical developmental programme for babies and children.

Based on yoga and developed by music educationalists, paediatric physiotherapists and experienced yoga teachers, Tatty Bumpkin's activity classes are loved for their innovative approach to childhood development and parents are often surprised to rediscover their own inner child! The classes are:

- Bendy – inspired by yoga
- Giggly – creative, through our own stories and music
- Clever – aligned to the Early Years curriculum
- Strong – help develop inner strength too with mindfulness and relaxation

Franchise Overview

TBTatty Bumpkin specialises in a flexible business for anyone looking to improve their work-life balance, but also have a fun and creative business; our franchisees include marine biologists, prison wardens, ice dancers, mums...all with a desire to have a better work/life balance and have fun!

Designed to be flexible and make the transition easy for mums returning to work, the Tatty Bumpkin franchise was awarded an UnLtd Social Enterprise award for its socially responsible business model. We give women the opportunity to have a rewarding, lucrative and family-friendly career.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 26-50 units
  • Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £10,000
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £5,000
  • Franchise Location: Home-based
  • Market: B2C

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The Tatty Bumpkin training programme is delivered by trainers specialising in child development, yoga and franchising and comprises:

- Direct accredited training at Tatty Bumpkin HQ (40 hours)
- Business training (14 hours)
- Home study (5 hours)
- Ongoing CPD

Tatty Bumpkin ensures teachers are fully supported via annual reviews, critique of class videos and feedback on evidence of self-study.

Tatty Bumpkin's training programme is endorsed by CACHE.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

TBYou, and/or your teachers would teach baby and children’s classes in nurseries, children’s centres, primary schools, after-school clubs, parties, holiday clubs, private classes, festivals… the list is endless!

Admin is office/home-based. Acquiring new business comes from building new relationships through calls, direct marketing, networking nursery managers and childcare professionals, and direct taster sessions.

The characteristics of successful franchisees include: self-motivation; well organised; hard working and ambitious; the desire to create a better work/life balance.

Tatty Bumpkin Ltd. Case studies

  • Christina Karaviotis

    Tatty Bumpkin Ltd.: Christina Karaviotis

    "I love managing and building my own business – it gives me a great sense of personal achievement and is empowering to know that I am making a difference in the lives of children in my local area."

  • Hayley Simpson

    Tatty Bumpkin Ltd.: Hayley Simpson

    Hayley discovered the brand after looking for classes for her own daughter; when she was looking for a rewarding, challenging and fun role on her return to work, the support and business ownership of a franchise was exactly what she needed.

  • Tara McGregor

    Tatty Bumpkin Ltd.: Tara McGregor

    Tara moved from the security of the public sector when she wanted a challenge that would allow her more flexibility around her daughter's school commitments, a lifestyle change that Tatty Bumpkin readily offers.

  • Zoe Patmore

    Tatty Bumpkin Ltd.: Zoe Patmore

    Zoe Patmore has been a Tatty Bumpkin franchisee, running yoga-inspired classes for little ones in the Oxford area since January 2009, this is her story.

  • Kate Gaitt

    Tatty Bumpkin Ltd.: Kate Gaitt

    Kate Gaitt, inspired by her family and personal experience living in the Netherlands, now runs her own Tatty Bumpkin franchise.

  • Dai Alford

    Tatty Bumpkin Ltd.: Dai Alford

    Dai Alford has been a Tatty Bumpkin franchisee, running yoga-inspired classes for little ones in Winchmore Hill/Enfield area since March 2010. She talks about her experience with Tatty Bumpkin.

  • Melanie Hillier
    My Best Friend - Franchisee case study

    As a child I was lucky enough to grow up with dogs. We had Beauty and then Ben, our Dobermans, and I walked Ben each day and people would ask who was taking who for a walk! He was my best friend and meant the world to me. We spent a few years on a small-holding farm and had many different animals, from chickens and ducks to a beautiful Jersey cow, goats and a donkey called Nancy Crackers.

    Read the full case study View franchise details
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