World Nursery Rhyme Week 2017: ‘Rhyme a Day Challenge’ songs

The 5 ‘Rhyme a Day’ challenge songs chosen for World Nursery Rhyme Week 2017 are:

“Bobby Shafto”, “Wind The Bobbin Up”, Lavenders Blue”, “Old King Cole” and “Hickory Dickory Dock”. Event participants will be able to “Register their Interest’ shortly.

World Nursery Rhyme Week is an initiative organised by Music Bugs and sponsored by Twinkl and Piccolo Music. The event celebrates the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development and education. Further details can be accessed here.

 

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Music Bugs Discovery Days

Music Bugs will be holding a Discovery Day on Friday 28th April and Saturday 13th May in Swindon, Wiltshire. If you are interested in learning more about running your own Music Bugs classes, please contact Claire Bennett at: info@musicbugs.co.uk

To learn more about our franchise opportunities and to request a copy of our prospectus, please click here.

 

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Class Leader Vacancies

P/T Class Leader vacancies are available with Music Bugs Milton Keynes and Music Bugs Maidstone and West Kent to support the running of busy existing classes and planned new classes. For further details please contact Michelle (Music Bugs Milton Keynes) at: michelle@musicbugs.co.uk and Amy (Music Bugs Maidstone and West Kent): amy@musicbugs.co.uk 

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World Nursery Rhyme Week 2017

World Nursery Rhyme Week will run from 13th – 17th November in 2017. Now in it’s 5th year, the event, organised by Music Bugs, celebrates the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development and education. Updates and plans for the event will be posted on Facebook and registration will open Spring 2017.

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Fundraising for the James Cook Neonatal Unit

Music Bugs Middlesbrough will be taking part in a charity event and providing sessions and prize giveaways to raise money for the James Cook Neonatal Unit on Thursday 22nd December. Tickets have  now sold out, but if your require further details, please contact Melanie Bullivant at: melanie@musicbugs.co.uk

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Music Bugs take on Wolves FC

Music Bugs Halesowen have been asked for the third year in a row to provide the Christmas party entertainment at Wolves Football Club for the Wolves FC Little Dribblers. For further details, please contact Emma at emma@musicbugs.co.uk

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Music Bugs take part in a Winter Wonderland

Music Bugs Fareham, Gosport and Portsmouth will be providing a free session at Starfish Nursery’s Winter Wonderland event on 3rd December. Open to the general public from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. all money raised will be donated to the Piam Brown Ward. For further details about the event, please contact the nursery on 01329-518-888.

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Thousands vote for their favourite nursery rhyme

World Nursery Rhyme Week, an annual initiative organised by Music Bugs,  invited Early Years settings and parents to vote for their favourite nursery rhyme and ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ topped the poll. Further details about the survey and the ‘Top 5’ results can be accessed here.

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Record numbers for World Nursery Rhyme Week 2016

World Nursery Rhyme Week, an initiative organised by Music Bugs, welcomed over 9,755 registrations to this year’s event which took place from 7th – 11th November. Over 600,000 children under the age of 7 took part in the week long event which celebrates the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development and education. Available to parents and Early Years settings, free resources were supplied by Twinkl and Piccolo Music who have sponsored the event since its launch in 2013. Little Baby Bum, who operate the number one education channel on YouTube also sponsored this years initiative. The event will run from the 13th – 17th November in 2017. For further details, please contact Kim Cunningham, Music Bugs Marketing and PR Manager at: pr@musicbugs.co.uk

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Class Leader vacancies in Stirling

Music Bugs Stirling are seeking to recruit Class Leaders to cover a period of maternity from January 2017. Full training will be provided including props, uniform and equipment. For further details contact Roslyn Dale at: roslyn@musicbugs.co.uk

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Registration opens for World Nursery Rhyme Week

Music Bugs have opened registration for World Nursery Rhyme Week 2016. Now in it’s fourth year, the week long initiative celebrates the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development and education. Open to parents and Early Years practitioners, resources are provided free of charge by the events sponsors Twinkl and Piccolo Music. For further details and to register, please click here.

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Music Bugs Franchise Discovery Day

Music Bugs will be holding a Discovery Day on Saturday 28th November in Swindon. If you are interested in learning more about running your own Music Bugs classes, please contact Claire at: info@musicbugs.co.uk

To learn more about our franchise opportunities and to request a copy of our prospectus, please click here.

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Music Bugs Singathon Total for Tommy’s

Music Bugs are delighted to announce that £37,937,79 was raised nationally in our Singathon event for Tommy’s. The week long event which took place in May, encouraged children and parents to be sponsored for singing songs from around the world in their local class. The money raised could fund a PhD student to work at one of Tommy’s 4 research centres for 2 years or a midwife for 12 months to recruit women to take part in clinical studies.

Claire Bennett, founder of Music Bugs said: “We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our parents and their children who participated in the event with great gusto and enthusiasm.  I would also like to extend a special thank you to our wonderful franchisees and Class Leaders who worked so hard during that week to make the event a success for everybody. It was an absolutely fantastic effort all round for such an important charity”.

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New classes launching in Sheffield and surrounding areas

Music Bugs Sheffield are launching new classes shortly and bookings to register your interest are being taken now. For further details, contact Lucy Brown at: lucy@musicbugs.co.uk

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New classes launching in Taunton and surrounding areas

Music Bugs Taunton are launching new classes after the Summer holiday and bookings to register interest for September sessions are being taken now. Contact Lianne Glover at: lianne@musicbugs.co.uk for further details and to book.

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New classes launching in Bedford and surrounding area

Music Bugs Bedford are launching classes week commencing 12th September in Bedford, Kempston, Shortstown, Stewartby and Olney. Bookings are being taken now for all sessions and the full class schedule can be accessed here.  Fur further information and to book, contact Tina Platt at: tina@musicbugs.co.uk

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New classes launching in Norwich and surrounding area

Music Bugs Norwich are launching classes in Norwich, Poringland, Loddon and Costessey very soon. Further details about launch dates can be obtained from Barbara Harper at norwich@musicbugs.co.uk

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Singathon fundraising total update

The Music Bugs Singathon which took place from the 9th – 13th May has so far raised £34,545 for Tommy’s. Children were sponsored to sing songs from ‘Around the World’ in class and additional money was raised via bake sales, and raffle prizes donated by local businesses. Further donation updates will be released later in June.

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Register your interest for World Nursery Rhyme Week 2016

Parents and Early Years practitioners can now ‘Register their interest’ for World Nursery Rhyme Week which runs from the 7th – 11th November 2016. The initiative, now in it’s 4th year, is organised by Music Bugs.

Free downloadable resources provided by our sponsors twinkl and Piccolo Music will be made available mid September. To register your interest for the event, please click here.

Please direct media enquiries to Kim Cunningham at: pr@musicbugs.co.uk

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Music Bugs and Tommy’s Singathon Fundraising Update

The Music Bugs and Tommy’s Singathon which was held in Music Bugs classes from 9th – 13th May has so far raised £22,3313 in donations. Details of the final total, which will include offline fundraising, will be released late July. Children were sponsored to sing songs from ‘Around the World’ in class and additional money was raised via bake sales, and raffle prizes donated by local businesses. Will Young selected the winners of a raffle held in Doncaster by Andrew Kelly Photography.

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Singathon launch video

Music Bugs and Tommy’s release a video to promote their Singathon event which starts week commencing 9th May 2016. You can access the video here.

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Singathon Fundraising Update

The Music Bugs and Tommy’s Singathon which takes places UK wide in Music Bugs classes from 9th – 13th May has already raised in excess of £5,000. The Singathon event seeks to raise money to support Tommy’s important research into a range of pregnancy problems and provide information and support for parents to-be. Children are encouraged to get sponsored and sing songs from ‘Around the World’ in their regular Music Bugs class. For further information and to get involved, please click here.

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Music Bugs Discovery Day

The next Music Bugs Discovery Day will take place in Swindon on Saturday 30th April. If you are interested in learning more about the franchise opportunities available at Music Bugs, please contact Claire at: info@musicbugs.co.uk for further details. To learn more about franchise opportunities with Music Bugs and to request a copy of our prospectus, please click here.

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Music Bugs Singathon with Tommy’s

Music Bugs are delighted to partner with Tommy’s this year for an ‘Around the World’ Singathon which will take place in all of our classes from 9th – 13th May.

Why we are supporting Tommy’s. Singathon will raise money to help fund Tommy’s research into the causes and prevention of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. We’re hoping to raise £40,000 for Tommy’s lifesaving projects and would really appreciate your support. You can watch a short video about Tommy’s work here.

How you can get involved. We would like to encourage children are sponsored to complete the Singathon – please click here to start fundraising. We have lots of exciting activities planned for our classes, so please keep an eye on the Facebook page of your local group for further details. You can access your local groups webpage and social media links here.

To view the Music Bugs press release about the event, please click here

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P/T Class Leader vacancy

Music Bugs Fareham, Gosport and Portsmouth are looking to recruit a new P/T Class Leader to join the team to support the running of busy classes. For further details, please email Yvette at: yvette@musicbugs.co.uk

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New classes launching in Rutland

Music Bugs Rutland classes will launch in Uppingham, Oadby, Cottesmore and Oakham week commencing 11th April. To book and for further details, please contact Louise at: rutland@musicbugs.co.uk

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New classes launching in Glasgow North

Music Bugs Glasgow North are launching 7 new classes week commencing 18th April in Scotstoun. West End and Bishopbriggs. To book, and for further details, email Amy Glover at: glasgownorth@musicbugs.co.uk

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P/T Class Leader vacancy

Music Bugs Barnsley are looking for a part-time Class Leader to cover maternity leave with the possibility of the contract becoming permanent. For further details, please contact Louise Read at: barnsley@musicbugs.co.uk 

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New franchisee for Music Bugs Peterborough

Music Bugs would like to extend a very warm welcome to Nicky Picillo who has taken over the Music Bugs Peterborough franchise and will assume responsibility for the running of classes soon. For details of classes running in Peterborough and the surrounding area, please contact Nicky at: peterborough@musicbugs.co.uk 

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New classes launching in Rutland and Leicestershire

We are delighted to announce that Louise Collins has joined Music Bugs and will launch classes in Rutland and Leicestershire.  Classes will launch in Uppingham very soon with additional classes to be announced at a later date.  For further details and to book, email Louise at rutland@musicbugs.co.uk

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New classes launching in North and West Glasgow

Music Bugs are delighted to welcome Amy Glover to the team. Amy will be launching classes in North and West Glasgow very soon and a waiting list for class bookings is now open. For further details , email Amy at: glasgownorth@musicbugs.co.uk

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P/T Class Leader role with Music Bugs Swindon

Music Bugs Swindon are looking for a Part-Time Class Leader to support the running of busy classes in the local area. We are looking for an outgoing, creative, reliable and professional person to work with young children and local families delivering our interactive, play-based and sensory preschool music classes for children aged 0-5.

The successful applicant will run classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. The position is available for an immediate start. Full training will be provided, including uniform, props and equipment. Applicants must be able to sing in tune, have gallons of confidence, drive and have access to a car. For further details and an informal chat, please contact Nicky Dunn at nicky@musicbugs.co.uk

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Our next Discovery Day will take place in Wiltshire on Friday 8th January. This is an opportunity to learn more about Music Bugs, our franchise opportunity and for you to meet the team. If you would like to attend future Discovery Day events, please contact Head Office at: info@musicbugs.co.uk or phone 0844-578-1010. To obtain a copy of our prospectus, please click here.

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P/T job opportunity with Music Bugs Northampton

Music Bugs Northants are looking to recruit a part-time Class Leader to cover maternity leave with the possibility of the contract becoming permanent. Hours are part-time during the school term with the possibility of extra classes, birthday parties and sessions in Nurseries. Full training will be provided, including uniform, props and equipment. Salary will be £11. per class (includes holiday pay), plus extra for a small amount of admin work. For an informal chat and further details, contact Fiona Bayliss at: fiona@musicbugs.co.uk

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Trussell Trust Christmas Collection

Music Bugs Salisbury, Bournemouth and New Forest, will be collecting food items in their classes for the Trussell Trust from the 30th November – 4th December. This is the 3rd year in a row that Jayne Roderick, her Class Leaders and parents have collected food items and treats for families in need over the Christmas period. If you wish to donate to this collection, please email Jayne at: jayne@musicbugs.co.uk

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December Discovery Day

Our next Discovery Day will take place in Wiltshire on Wednesday 2nd December 2015. This is your opportunity to learn more about Music Bugs, our franchise opportunity and for you to meet the team. If you would like to attend, please contact Head Office at: info@musicbugs.co.uk or phone 0844-578-1010. To obtain a copy of our prospectus, please click here.

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Registrations soar for World Nursery Rhyme Week

World Nursery Rhyme Week, an initiative organised by Music Bugs, has received over 8,000 registrations for the event which starts on Monday 9th November. Aimed at parents and Early Years settings, the week long initiative celebrates the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development. For further information and to register and access the free resources, please click here

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Music Bugs shortlisted for Best Franchise award

Music Bugs are delighted to announce that we are finalists in the ‘Best Franchise Awards 2015’ (under £25k investment category). Following a presentation to a panel of franchise industry experts in London, the winner will be announced at the Smith and Henderson annual Franchise Conference in Milton Keynes on the 26th November.

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Music Bugs classes launching in Sheffield and Barnsley

Music Bugs are delighted to welcome Louise Read to the team. Louise will be launching classes in High Green and Grenoside (Sheffield) and Hoyland (Barnsley) from Monday 9th November. For further details and to book a space, email Louise at: barnsley@musicbugs.co.uk

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Registration opens for World Nursery Rhyme Week

Music Bugs have opened registration for World Nursery Rhyme Week 2015. Now in its third year, the week long initiative celebrates the importance of nursery rhymes in early years development. Open to parents and Early Years practitioners, resources are provided free of charge and can be accessed by registering here.

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Music Bugs classes launching in Andover

Music Bugs are delighted to welcome Dominique Neil to the team. Dominique will be launching classes later in the year in Andover, Winchester, Basingstoke and Newbury. For further details and to register your interest, email Dominique at: andover@musicbugs.co.uk

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Music Bugs win national parents award

Music Bugs have been awarded Gold in the ‘Best Baby, Toddler Class‘ category at the recent Loved By Parents awards. Further details about the award win can be accessed here.

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Music Bugs Brighton and Eastbourne nominated for an award

Kelly Haigh, who owns Music Bugs Brighton and Eastbourne has been shortlisted in the KalliKids awards 2015. Nominated for ‘Best Preschool Music Activity‘, the awards recognise the best children’s activities and services around the UK. To vote for Kelly, please click here.

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Music Bugs shortlisted for parents award.

Music Bugs have been shortlisted in the ‘Best Baby/Toddler Class‘ award category organised by Loved By Parents. Sponsored by Mothercare, Diono, Heinz Baby and iCandy, the awards seek to find the best products and services aimed at parents across a variety of categories. Now in it’s 5th year, Music Bugs were awarded Silver in 2014. To vote for Music Bugs, please click here . Voting closes on 10th July and winners will be announced on the 15th July 2015.

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Music Bugs franchisees shortlisted for awards

Music Bugs are delighted to announce that Sarah Cassidy, Music Bugs Romford and Luisa Bediako, Music Bugs Brentwood have been shortlisted for 5 awards with the online parenting website Essex Mums. Sarah and Luisa have been shortlisted in the following categories:

1. Best Baby Group/Class  2. Best Toddler Group/Class 3. Best Group/Class for young children 4. Best Group/Class for older children 5. Best New Group/Class.

To vote for Music Bugs, please click here . Thank you!

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Music Bugs classes launch in Stirling and Dunblane

Music Bugs are delighted to announce that classes have recently launched in Stirling and Dunblane with further sessions due to launch in the surrounding area. For further details, contact Roslyn Hogg at roslyn@musicbugs.co.uk 

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Music Bugs Discovery Days

If the idea of running your own Music Bugs classes sounds like the job you have been looking for, we would like to hear from you. Our next Discovery Days are scheduled for the 16th May and 27th June in Wiltshire. Our informal meetings provide a good opportunity to learn more about our business, meet members of the team and explore the Music Bugs franchise opportunity in more detail. For further details, please contact Head Office at: info@musicbugs.co.uk 

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New recruits for Music Bugs Salisbury

Music Bugs Salisbury have recruited two new team members to support an increase in demand for their classes in the local area. Owner Jayne Roderick said, ‘I am delighted to welcome Grace and Jane as new Class Leaders to Music Bugs.  As well as supporting the running of existing classes, both ladies will be launching new classes in Tidworth and Ringwood over the coming months’. Jayne Roderick, a former Primary School teacher and owner of Music Bugs Salisbury launched her business in July 2012.  Classes presently run in Salisbury, Christchurch, Fordingbridge, Verwood, Amesbury, and Whiteparish. Further classes will be rolled out across Salisbury and the New Forest later in the year.

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Music Bugs sign up for KalliKids Sponsored Child iniatitive

Music Bugs Brighton and Eastbourne will be participating in the KalliKids Sponsored Child initiative which provides free activity places for UK children. You can read more about the initiative here or contact Kelly Haigh, Music Bugs Brighton :  kelly@musicbugs.co.uk

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Music Bugs recruitment campaign

Music Bugs are looking for passionate, creative and ambitious franchisees to launch our award winning classes around the UK. You will receive one of the most generous start-up kits of instruments, props and marketing support in the industry and have the backing of Head Office and our amazing team of franchisees. This is a flexible business opportunity that fits in well with family commitments and no previous experience is necessary as full training and ongoing support will be provided.

We are very proud of our reputation in the franchising industry with several prestigious awards to our name including ‘Best Mid-Size Franchisor‘ (finalist), ‘Best Marketing and Support’ (finalist) and the ‘5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award‘ awarded in 2013 and 2014.

All new franchisees who join us in 2015 will receive £1,000 towards initial marketing and advertising costs to ensure that your business stays well ahead of the competition.

Our next Discovery Day is scheduled in Wiltshire on 7th March. For further information about our franchise opportunities and forthcoming Discovery Day, email sandy@musicbugs.co.uk or visit our Business Opportunities page for details.

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P/T Class Leader vacancies at Music Bugs

We are currently recruiting for the following positions. If you are confident with a good singing voice and looking for a part-time job with flexible working hours, please contact your local franchisee below for further details. Previous experience is not required as full training will be provided (driving licence and access to a car are required for these roles).

Music Bugs Rugby and Northants Contact Fiona at: fiona@musicbugs.co.uk  To cover classes in Rugby and Daventry.
Music Bugs Salisbury, Bournemouth and New Forest  Contact Jayne at: jayne@musicbugs.co.uk

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World Nursery Rhyme Week 2015 date announced

Music Bugs, who provide preschool music and singing classes around the UK and  who organise World Nursery Rhyme Week, have confirmed the date for next year’s event. Running from the 9th – 13th November, World Nursery Rhyme Week is open to parents and all Early Years practitioners of children under the age of 7. For further details and to register your interest for 2015, click here.  For sponsorship opportunities and additional information about the event, email Kim Cunningham at pr@musicbugs.co.uk

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Venue confirmed for Music Bugs Discovery Day 2014

The Hilton Hotel Swindon will host the next Music Bugs Discovery Day on Saturday 22nd November 2014.  Our Discovery Days provide a great opportunity to learn more about our company, meet the team and explore the Music Bugs franchise opportunity in more detail. To attend our Discovery Day in November, please contact Head Office at: info@musicbugs.co.uk and we will send you an application form and further details.

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Registration now ‘live’ for World Nursery Rhyme Week

Music Bugs are pleased to announce that registration for World Nursery Rhyme Week is now open. The initiative, which is organised by Music Bugs, celebrates the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development. Once registered, participants will be invited to download the free resources provided by Piccolo Music and Twinkl.  To learn more about the event, please click here 

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2 award wins for Music Bugs

Music Bugs are delighted to announce they are recipients of a Silver and Bronze award in the recent Loved By Parents awards. Silver was awarded in the ‘Best Baby and Toddler Class’ category with a Bronze award for their CD. The awards, run annually, attracted hundreds of entries from around the world. To view a list of the category winners, please click here

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Class Leader job opportunities

Music Bugs presently have Class Leader vacancies to support busy classes in S E Wales, Northampton/Rugby, Southampton and Milton Keynes/Brackley.  If you are confident, with a good singing voice and looking for a part-time job,, we would like to hear from you. No previous experience is necessary as full training will be provided. Click the links and contact your local franchisee for further details.

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Award nominations for Music Bugs

Music Bugs have been shortlisted for 2 awards in the 2014 Loved By Parents awards. Nominated for Best Baby and Toddler Class (Special Awards) and Best Baby Keepsake for the Music Bugs Five Bouncy Bunnies CD, voting closes on 29th June. To vote for Music Bugs, you can access the voting form here

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New Music Bugs franchisees for Liverpool and Romford

Music Bugs would like to extend a warm welcome to Lindsey Cooper and Sarah Cassidy who have recently joined the team. Lindsey will be launching  classes in Liverpool with Sarah’s classes due to roll out in Romford and the surrounding area. Details on class launch dates will be announced soon on the Music Bugs Facebook page. Lindsey and Sarah join 3 other new franchisees who have joined Music Bugs in 2014.  For further details about the Music Bugs franchise opportunity, please click here

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Easter Egg donation for local hospital

Parents and children who attend Music Bugs Salisbury and Amesbury classes, have donated 50 Easter Eggs to local charity Lucy’s Days Out. The campaign was organised to collect Easter Eggs for children at the Sarum Ward, Salisbury District Hospital.

Jayne Roderick who runs Music Bugs Salisbury and Amesbury classes said, ‘Our parents have once again been very generous with their donations for Lucy’s Days Out who are a fantastic local charity who work incredibly hard to provide support and memorable days out for families coming to terms with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. The children took part in some special themed sessions and were encouraged to attend in fancy dress and bring a teddy or bunny to dance with. We had a fantastic time with the children and parents and would like to thank everybody who took part for their support and donations’.

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Music Bugs welcomes 2 new franchisees

We are delighted to welcome Yvette Donovan and Luisa Bediako to our team of franchisees. Music Bugs Portsmouth will be launched by Yvette with classes starting in Fareham on 23rd April and Lee On The Solent from 28th April.  Music Bugs Brentwood classes will be introduced by Luisa who also covers the Billericay, Thurrock and Basildon areas.

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Award win for Music Bugs

We are delighted to announce that we have won a Silver award with Mumpreneur UK for our website. Rated by online industry professionals using criteria set by Mumpreneur UK, the award follows a major revamp of the Music Bugs website in 2013.

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Music Bugs win 5 Star Franchise Satisfaction award

Music Bugs are delighted to announce that they have won the  ‘5 Star Franchise Satisfaction’ award at the recent ‘Best Franchise Awards’ organised by Smith and Henderson. The award is given to franchisors who receive above average feedback following a confidential survey of franchisees. Music Bugs franchisees were invited to rate the business and their experiences as a franchisee across 5 key areas: Training and Support, Franchise System, Franchisee Relations, Leadership and General Satisfaction. Further information about franchise opportunities with Music Bugs can be accessed here.

 

 

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Successful year for UK franchising

The British Franchise Association (bfa) have published results of its annual franchise survey, in association with NatWest. 2013 was a successful year for franchising, with over half a million people, including Music Bugs, working in the franchise sector. Further findings from the survey can be read here

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January launch for new Middlesbrough classes

The date for new Music Bugs classes launching in Middlesbrough have been confirmed. Melanie Bullivant’s classes start on Monday 13th January at the Neptune Centre at 10.15 a.m. (Baby Bugs – Newborn – crawling) and 11.15 a.m. (Family Bugs – mixed age group). Contact melanie@musicbugs.co.uk for further details and to reserve a space. Further classes are planned in early 2014 for Billingham, Sherburn and Wheatley Hill.

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Date announced for National Nursery Rhyme Week 2014

Music Bugs, who organise the event have confirmed that National Nursery Rhyme Week will return on 10th – 14th November 2014. Open to parents, Early Years settings and anybody who works with children under the age of 5, National Nursery Rhyme Week celebrates the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development. Participation and resources are provided free of charge and the event, the first of it’s kind in the UK, received over 6,000 registrations in 2013 from Early Years settings, practitioners and parents from 31 countries. For further information about the event, click here. To receive notification when registration for the event is ‘live’, email: nnrwreg@musicbugs.co.uk

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New classes launching in Middlesbrough

New franchisee, Melanie Bullivant will be launching Music Bugs classes week commencing 13th January in Middlesbrough and the surrounding area. For further details and venue information, please click here

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Over 5,000 registrations for National Nursery Rhyme Week

Over 5,000 early years settings and parents have registered for National Nursery Rhyme Week which aims to celebrate the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development. The closing date for registration is Thursday 31st October. To read a recent press release about the event, please click here

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Music Bugs franchisee award winners announced

Congratulations to the following franchisees who recently won an award at the Music Bugs Annual meeting in Derby.

Anna Murray (Doncaster) – Franchisee of the Year (Northern Region)

Emma Rhodes (Halesowen) – Franchisee of the Year (Central Region)

Jayne Roderick (Salisbury and New Forest) – Franchisee of the Year ( Southern Region)

Sarah Parkinson (South Lincolnshire) – Outstanding Contribution Award

Louise Riddell (Sunderland) – Networking and Marketing Award

Heather Williamson (Newcastle) – Parents Award

Maria Kiff (Chippenham) – Best Newcomer Award

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Music Bugs talks to Elite Business Magazine

Read our interview with Elite Business Magazine who wanted to know how we got started, why we franchised the business and ‘what’s next’ for Music Bugs.

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Women avoiding ‘glass ceiling’ by going it alone

New research reveals that more and more women are setting up their own businesses. Greater autonomy, work-life balance and flexibility being the key drivers. Read a synopsis of the report here and visit our Business Opportunities page to discover how we can inspire future female entrepreneurs.

 

 

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One in 3 working Mums now the main breadwinner

More than 2.2 million working mothers are now the primary ‘breadwinners’ in their household, a new report reveals and flexible working is on the increase. To view details about our flexible job opportunities, click here.

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Franchising feels the feminine touch

Having welcomed 7 new franchisees to our team in the first half of this year, this survey looks at why more women are choosing to run their own franchise business. You can access the survey here

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Participation in preschool music and singing classes tops the list for parents

In association with Music Bugs, the recent What’s On 4 Little Ones Royal baby survey revealed some interesting results from parents who were asked to share their own views and personal experiences on parenthood. The survey revealed that baby activity classes, such as music and rhyme top the list, with over 70% of new mums enjoying these classes with their children. You can access the full survey results here.

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5 new franchisees join Music Bugs

We are delighted to welcome Chaemil Goodfellow, Gillian Banks, Stacey Blank, Kelly Haigh and Maria Kiff to the Music Bugs team. Maria (Chippenham) and Gillian (Darlington) have taken over established businesses and are joined by Stacey (South Manchester), Kelly (Eastbourne and Brighton) and Chaemil (Barnet) who are launching classes in new areas.

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Two new franchisees join the team

We are delighted to welcome Vicky Bannister (Leeds) and Helen Farr (Newport) to the team. Vicky and Helen have recently taken over established territories and we would like to extend a warm Music Bugs welcome to the team.

 

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