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Tumble Tots Franchise

Tumble Tots franchisees offer classes to develop children’s physical skills of agility, balance and coordination.

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At a Glance

Established: 1979

UK Presence: 400 UK-based centres operated by around 80 franchisees

Start Up Cost: £14,000

Min personal contribution: £7,000

International Presence 80 franchisees

Development type: Single-unit franchises; multi-unit franchises

BFA Status: Full

Franchise Info

Tumble Tots baby class
If you are looking for an established and highly reputable children's franchise business, as one of UK's leading children’s physical learning programmes, Tumble Tots should be your number one choice.

Our success has been built upon a strong foundation; founded by Bill Cosgrave in 1979 , former coach for the British Olympic Gymnastics team, the Tumble Tots programme helps children develop their motor skills of balance, co-ordination and agility during their formative years. Activities within our sessions help with brain development, building confidence, as well as social and language and listening skills.

Since its inception, our franchise network has expanded into over 400 UK-based centres operated by around 80 franchisees. However, many more children could benefit from our programme; therefore, we are currently seeking like-minded individuals to join our close-knit family and part of our success story. 

The Tumble Tots franchise opportunity

At this point in your franchise journey, your research will be showing you that it is crucial to choose a thoroughly tried-and-tested, ethical business model, where the Franchisor provides on-going training, support and a comprehensive franchise package. With Tumble Tots, we offer you this and more!

Our franchisees don’t just invest in a franchise business that is financially rewarding! By providing a highly acclaimed and beneficial service to local communities, franchisees are also personally rewarded too! There is nothing better than seeing the children benefit from stimulating and exciting sessions.

Tumble Tots franchisee taking her class

What you get for your investment

The initial investment of a Tumble Tots franchise is approximately £14,000 plus working capital and a vehicle. However, bear in mind that most major banks may fund up to 50-70% depending upon your financial history.

As a franchise owner you will receive:

  • A 3-year License to operate the Tumble Tots Programme
  • A Membership package for all children who attend Tumble Tots
  • A territory
  • A National and local area website
  • The backing and security of a well-established organisation and a registered trademark
  • Specially designed Tumble Tots equipment. The equipment can be purchased outright, or provided on a lease purchase arrangement over a 4-year period
  • A Business Operations Manual, covering all aspects of running Tumble Tots, including guidelines on advertising, promotions and public relations structure
  • National advertising, promotions and public relations activities
  • Supplementary income through Tumble Tots merchandise
  • And much more…complete the short form below to receive our prospectus.
children playing with ribbons in a Tumble Tots class

Our training and support

With Tumble Tots you are in business for yourself but not by yourself. Our dedicated team of support staff provide franchisees and their staff with in-depth initial training.

The initial training covers, instruction techniques, lesson plans and much more. Additionally, you would be provided with regular on-going training and offered refresher courses and seminars throughout your time as a franchisee, to ensure that you receive the latest in business and programme developments.

In addition to this, franchisees can rest assured that they have the full support of experienced and qualified Tumble Tots personnel. Tumble Tots are with you every step of the way – your success is our success!

What our franchisees say

We believe that we offer a fantastic franchise opportunity…but don’t just take our word for it. Here are some testimonies:

“It has been a rewarding experience so far and one I am glad that I decided to take. Things have not been easy with the economic climate as it has been recently, however it has made me realise you get out what you put in and with hard work you can achieve your goals. I have had good advice and support form Tumble Tots head office and this has enabled me to keep a strong business through tough times.
I hope to continue to grow the business over the next few years, increasing numbers in existing classes and opening new ones”.

Catherine Byrne, Tumble Tots franchisee since 2009, Gloucester

“Lee and I bought Tumble Tots because we wanted a new venture and as I'd previously worked with children at a Health Club, I wanted to do more. The challenge is great but very rewarding! My days go SO fast now and we see the best of every child. I get parents that come in complaining about their jobs, and think to myself 'this is work', it’s really not like a job.”
Lucy & Lee Ford, Tumble Tots franchisees since 2010, York

Are we right for each other?

Previous experience working with children is not essential as full training and support is given.

Primarily we are looking for individuals who aren't afraid of managing a team, and interacting with parents and children.

If you are interested in running a highly rewarding children-centred business, we would love to hear from you.

Children sitting in a circle in their Tumble Tots class

Interested and want to know more?

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Case Studies

Case Study
From the police to Tumble Tots franchise Glasgow

Mum of two Rachael Hall was a police officer in Glasgow for 10 years before joining Tumble Tots.  Whilst on maternity leave, Rachael had time to contemplate her future and, unhappy with the long hours and stress that came with being a police officer, Rachael decided she wanted a career that allowed her to spend quality time with her family.  Having attended Tumble Tots classes whilst living in Chester, Rachael was keen to continue attending when she moved back to Glasgow.  With her nearest class 45 minutes away, and lots of research into franchising and Tumble Tots, Rachael seized the opportunity to start her own Tumble Tots franchise.

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Exclusive Interview: "I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of training that was on offer."

Trudi Gladwin worked as a Legal Secretary in the City before taking a career break after having her second child. During this time Trudi wanted another job that she could fit her home life around - giving her time to be with her young family while also having flexible working hours. A friend mentioned Tumble Tots as a franchise opportunity that might fit what Trudi was looking for and it was the perfect match! Learn more about Trudi's transition from the City to running her own franchise with Tumble Tots, and the franchise opportunties available for you!

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Exclusive Interview: "Be realistic – work hard & you will achieve a successful business."

After taking time off after having her two children Catherine Byrne worked part-time as a Tumble Tots staff member. When the opportunity came up to buy the franchise it was an easy decision! Learn more about Catherine's journey from staff member to Franchise owner, and about opportunities with Tumble Tots!

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Interview with Catherine Byrne of Tumble Tots, Gloucester

Catherine Byrne had been a member of staff for a Tumble Tots business for many years before she took the plunge and invested in the franchise model. She hasn't looked back since...

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Perfect work / family balance with a Tumble Tots franchise

Sharon Bubb opened up her very own Tumble Tots franchise business in Ely after attending as a child minder for many years. She is loving the work/family balance the business offers here and building up a fun packed environment for the children.

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Enjoy the freedom of being their own boss with Tumble Tots

Lee and Lucy invested in a Tumble Tot franchise business and they love the freedom of being their own boss.

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