Rhythm Time Children’s Franchise raises over £600 for Charity

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Successful Rhythm Time Children's Franchise has been organising several fundraising events to raise money for local charity, the Yorkhill Children's Foundation.

Toddler from chidren's franchise helping to raise money.

Owning this children's franchise has opened up so much opportunity for me, and giving back to the community is hugely rewarding.

2010 has been a busy year for successful Rhythm Time franchisee and mother, Jill Shepherd, who started her children’s franchise (incorporating music for babies and toddlers) in January this year.

Jill has been organising Sponsored Singathons amongst other events, to raise much needed funds for a local charity, the Yorkhill Children’s Foundation. Based in the Greater Glasgow & Clyde region, the Foundation provides enhanced medical equipment and resources that benefit sick children and babies. Rhythm Time provided an excellent forum in which children and parents sang, played instruments and danced in addition to enjoying other fundraising activities. Peppa Pig, the popular children’s TV character also made an appearance which delighted the toddlers.

“Being able to undertake events such as this which have such an impact on the local community is so important” says Jill. “And the fact that we could raise so much money in such a fun way gave participants a great sense of satisfaction.”

Buying the Rhythm Time children’s franchise marked an exciting turning point in Jill’s career that now combines her two passions – music and working with children.

“I have always dreamed of a career that would enable me to use my experience to benefit others, and having a child of my own has made me realise how much music positively impacts the development of babies and toddlers. Owning this children’s franchise has opened up so much opportunity for me, and giving back to the community through fundraising events has been hugely rewarding” adds Jill.

Rhythm Time offers a unique set of music classes specifically written by its Founder, Kathy Doolan, who trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Created to help a child’s confidence, creativity and co-ordination, the classes are aimed at different age groups: music classes for babies,music classes for toddlers and music classes for pre-schoo l.

Created 15 years ago, Rhythm Time started offering franchise opportunities in 2000, and now operates in nearly 200 premises throughout the UK. “I chose the Rhythm Time franchise as it was well structured and I genuinely share in the company’s core values and belief in the importance of music during a child’s early years” says Jill.

Rhythm Time is a family-owned children’s franchise business going from strength to strength. If you want to share the same passion and belief in the benefits of music for babies and young children, contact Kathy on 0121 711 4224.

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Rhythm Time
76 Beechwood Park Road
B91 1ES
Telephone: 07813 831516 / 0121 711 4224
Email: rhythmtimemarketing(at)googlemail(dot)com

Rhythm Time was started in Solihull in 1995 by Kathy Doolan. After a very successful five years, Kathy decided to franchise the business in 2000.

Rhythm Time now has franchises all over the UK, operating in 181 areas with approximately 10,000 children attending classes.

Rhythm Time offers three age-appropriate classes for babies (birth to 15 months), toddlers (15 months to three years) and pre-school (three to school age).

Children come to Rhythm Time as tiny babies and progress to toddler and pre-school classes, enjoying a wonderful introduction to music.

All the courses have been created by Kathy, who trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama in Glasgow.

Kathy previously was head of music in a Scottish school and shares with all franchisees and teachers a real passion and belief in the importance of music during a child’s formative years.

Kathy is a strong believer that singing unaccompanied helps to develop a child’s speech and language from an early age and this forms a key element in all the classes.


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