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Posted: 29th Jan 2024 Closing: 28th Feb 2024

Working for:
Tappy Toes


Tappy Toes Pre-School Dance Franchise

Have you had enough of your current career? Looking for something more rewarding, fun and flexible, that fits in with your family?

Founded in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire in 2002, Tappy Toes is an energetic, creative and fun, award-winning pre-school dance class for girls and boys aged 6 months to 5 years.

Classes are specifically designed to instill a lifelong love of dance and movement into our little dancers. We have had such great demand for our classes that we are recruiting new franchisees to spread the joy of Tappy Toes further afield!

If you are looking for that perfect work/life balance, something that fits in with your family, and you are passionate about little ones, then Tappy Toes could be for you!

We offer full support, back up and training for every aspect of your business. In fact, we were recently awarded 96% in an anonymous, independent franchisee satisfaction survey, carried out by Work Buzz! And, we won Best Franchisee Support in the Virtual Franchising awards sponsored by Barclays.

You will be taken step-by-step through our syllabi, we will help set up your social media and marketing channels, the backend admin side of the business and so much more. We are always on the end of the phone when support is needed!

What Do You Get?

  • A page on our central website- Fully SEO optimized for your local area
  • 2500 flyers
  • 50 posters
  • 250 business cards
  • 1 Tappy Toes pop up banner
  • Comprehensive lesson plans- 4 different syllabi
  • Operations manual
  • Social Media set up
  • Online CRM system
  • Online booking system
  • Full training and support bespoke to your needs
  • CAA recognized brand
  • Set of props to get you started- Pompoms, Dance ribbons and Bells (Props may vary depending on what is needed for your first term)
  • 10 pairs of ballet shoes
  • 10 Tappy Toes t-shirts
  • 1 Adult Tappy Toes t-shirt
  • Set of foam mats for baby classes


Investment Required:
Franchise Fee £5,500

  • Initial Marketing/ Licensing and other costs approx. £500
  • Ongoing Royalties 10% of turnover (Not payable until your second term)
  • Advertising Levy £30 per month (Not payable until your second term)
  • CRM system approx. £15 per month (Not payable until your second term)
  • Hours:
    You set your own hours, making this fun and flexible around your other commitments.

    Details of figures will be provided in our prospectus, but income will be dependant on the time and energy put into your Tappy Toes business. Head to our website to find the prospectus or you can call or email Claire to find out more!

    Best suited to:
    Tappy Toes is the perfect job to fit around your busy family life. You will still be able to take the kids to school, pick them up and spend the holidays with them! So if you are considering starting up your own business but don’t want to do it alone, please get in touch. We wold love you to join our franchise family!

    Finer Details

    Type: Self Employed

    Working Times:
    Set My Own Hours

    Working at home or Office:

    Area: UK Wide

    Contact Details

    Name: Claire Munday

    Telephone: 01279 718216

    Website: Visit the Website

    Facebook: Visit Page

    Twitter: Visit Page


    My view

    Name: Gemma Olding

    Location: Dorset

    Life: 4 year old daughter

    How often do you work?
    I teach 7 sessions a week. This includes both independent classes where I hire the hall myself and also sessions where I go into local nurseries.

    How does the job fit around your family life?
    This job fits perfectly around my 4 year old. She started school in September and I have time to drop her off to school in the mornings and then am finished by the time I need to pick her up. Before she started school she also used to attend some of my sessions which saved nursery fees and also meant I got to spend more quality time with her!

    How much time do you commit?
    I have 1 or 2 classes every morning and then tend to spend up to an hour in the afternoon just replying to any emails, updating playlists or focusing on advertising. Again this is very flexible and it may be less, it may be more.

    Where do you carry out your work?
    My work is based in Dorset where I live. I go into local nurseries around 15mins away and my furthest class is around 20/30mins away by car.

    Do you need a car?
    I would say you need a car as I tend to have to drive to more than one location a day and need to carry all props and my speaker with me so it makes life a lot easier!

    Do you get support/training?
    You get fantastic support from Claire, the founder of Tappy Toes, and I have found she is more than happy to answer any questions you may have no matter how little or silly they may seem. The training given is made fun and relaxed and the whole process of setting up my business hasn’t been stressful or daunting what so ever.

    Would you recommend this opportunity to others?
    I would 100% recommend this to other parents. I don’t ever feel like I’m ‘at work’. I have so much fun meeting lovely children and parents and watching the children’s confidence grow week by week; it’s extremely rewarding. I also couldn’t think of a better job to work around my daughter, it really was the best decision I’ve ever made. So a big thank you to Claire.

    Do you advertise?
    I tend to use Facebook for my advertising as it seems to be the best way to be seen. One positive with this is you can set a limit on how much you spend as I find adverts in local papers can be pretty expensive.

    Are there any downsides to the role?
    It’s very hard to think of a downside to running your own Tappy Toes business. The harder the work you put in, the more you get back and it’s very rewarding knowing you’ve done that by yourself!