New sponsor for World Nursery Rhyme Week

Music Bugs are delighted to welcome teachethica as an official sponsor of  their World Nursery Rhyme Week initiative. Joining Twinkl and Piccolo Music who have sponsored the event since 2013, this years initiative runs from the 13th – 17th November. For further details about teachethica who provide supply teacher recruitment solutions, please click...

New classes starting in Ketton

Music Bugs Rutland are launching new classes at the Sports and Community Centre, Ketton from 4th September. Baby Bugs (0 – crawling) will start at 2 p.m. followed by Mini Bugs (0 – 2 years) at 3 p.m. For further details, please contact Louise Collins at:...

New class launching in Roundhay

Music Bugs Leeds are launching a new Family Bugs class (mixed ages) at Roundhay Children’s Centre from September. For further details, please contact Vicky Bannister at:...

New classes launching in Barnsley

Music Bugs Barnsley are launching a new Mini Bugs class (6-24 months) at Chapeltown and a Baby Bugs class (0 – crawling) in Thurnscoe from September 2017. For further details and to book, please contact Louise Read at:...

New classes starting in Cumbernauld

Music Bugs Glasgow North are launching two new classes from the 22nd August. Family Bugs (mixed ages) and Baby Bugs (newborn to walking) will run on Tuesday at Church of the Holy Name, Cumbernauld. For further details and to book, please email Amy Glover at:...

New classes starting in Trowbridge, Melksham and Corsham

Music Bugs North and West Wiltshire are launching several new classes from September. Baby Bugs (newborn – walking) and Family Bugs sessions (mixed ages) will start on Friday 8th September at Bowerhill Village Hall, Melksham. From Monday 11th September, Baby Bugs and Family Bugs classes will run at The Pounds Arts Centre in Corsham and...

New classes launching in Eastrea

Music Bugs Peterborough are launching 2 new classes in Eastrea. Baby Bugs (0 – crawling) and Family Bugs (mixed ages) will start in September. For further details, please contact Nicky Picillo at:...

New classes launching in Alwoodley and Shadwell

Music Bugs Leeds are launching 3 new classes in the Autumn. A Baby Bugs class (0 – crawling) on a Monday in Alwoodley and a Baby Bugs (0 – crawling) and Family Bugs class (mixed ages) at Shadwell on Tuesday’s. For further details, please contact Vicky Bannister at:...

Classes return to Liverpool in the Autumn

We are delighted to welcome Debbie Connell to the team who will be launching her Music Bugs classes in the Liverpool area in the Autumn. For further details, please contact Debbie at:...

Twinkl, who provide teaching created planning and assessment tools are offering 2 Platinum subscriptions in a giveaway with World  Nursery Rhyme Week. To enter, please click...

Music Bugs Romford nominated for an award

Sarah Cassidy, owner of Music Bugs Romford has been nominated in 3 categories in this year’s Essex Mums awards.  ‘Best Baby Group/Class’, ‘Best Toddler Group/Class’ and ‘Best Group/Class For Young Children’. Winners will be announced on the 5th...

Music Bugs Discovery Day in July

Music Bugs will be holding a Discovery Day on the 15th of July in Wiltshire. If you are interested in learning more about running your own Music Bugs classes, please contact Claire Bennett at: info@musicbugs.co.uk or phone o844-578-1010. To learn more about our franchise opportunity and to request a copy of our prospectus, please click...

Music Bugs Glasgow North nominated for an award

Amy Glover, owner of Music Bugs Glasgow North has been nominated for an award in the ‘Whats On 4 Kids’ awards. Shortlisted for ‘Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the under 5’s’ (Northern Ireland and Scotland), votes can be cast until midday Monday 3rd July here. Congratulations to Amy for her nomination and good...

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...

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,...

Music Bugs Award winners

Music Bugs annual award winners In recognition of their outstanding contribution to Music Bugs and the franchise network, the following franchisees and class leaders are the recipients of the annual Music Bugs awards for 2016. Franchisee of the Year Yvette Donovan, (Fareham, Gosport, Portsmouth), Julie Wilkins, (North Lincolnshire), Anna Murray (Doncaster), Vicky Bannister (Leeds) and Amy...

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):...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

Music Bugs Salisbury collection for the Trussell Trust

Music Bugs Salisbury, Bournemouth and New Forest, will be collecting food items in their classes for the Trussell Trust from the 28th November – 9th December. This is the 4th 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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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,...

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...

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:...

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:...

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:...

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:...

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:...

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...

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:...
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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...

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...
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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....

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...
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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...

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...
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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...

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:...

‘Laura’s Rhymes’

Laura Henry, is a leading UK and international Early Years consultant, trainer and writer who has written a wonderful book called ‘Laura’s Rhymes’. A great resource for early years settings and for parents to use at home with their children , you can access more information about the book and order a copy here.    ...

Thousands register for World Nursery Rhyme Week

Music Bugs have received over 5,000 registrations for their World Nursery Rhyme Week initiative in the opening week. Now in its third year, the week-long event celebrates the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development. Open to Early Years practitioners and parents around the world, participation and resources are free. To read the...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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....
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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

Would you like to run your own Music Bugs classes?

If the idea of running your own Music Bugs classes sounds like just the job you have been looking for, contact Music Bugs HQ to register for our next Discovery Day.  Taking place on 7th June, our Discovery Days provide a great opportunity to learn more about our company, meet members of the team...

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...

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...

Music Bugs Discovery Day

If you are considering running your own business, you are most welcome to join our next Discovery Day which will take place on 29th March at The Madison Hotel, Swindon. Our Discovery Days provide the perfect opportunity to learn more about Music Bugs, meet the team and ask a million and one questions about...

Class Leader vacancies at Music Bugs

We are currently recruiting for the following positions, so if you are looking for a part-time job with flexible working hours, please take a look at the vacancies below. Full training will be provided. Music Bugs Manchester  Contact Stacey at: stacey@musicbugs.co.uk  To cover maternity leave. Music Bugs Northants  Contact Fiona at: fiona@musicbugs.co.uk  Class Leaders required for Northampton....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2 Platinum subscriptions to be won with Twinkl

Twinkl, who are supporting National Nursery Rhyme Week with fabulous early years resources, are running a competition with us to win 2 Platinum subscriptions. For entry details and further information, please click...

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...
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Number of self-employed women on the rise

There are now more than 1.2 million self-employed women in full and part-time work. The number has increased by 9.6 per cent during the past two years according to the Office for National Statistics....

Music Bugs East Edinburgh scoop excellent review for their Edinburgh Fringe show

Congratulations to Hilary Crothers, Music Bugs East Edinburgh, for a superb  review of her sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show, ‘Bugs, Beasts and Bairns’ . Following ‘Sell Out’ awards in 2011 and 2012, this years interactive musical journey through the natural world has received a glowing review from Broadway Baby. Congratulations to Hilary and Beth for delivering...

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...
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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...

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...

National Nursery Rhyme Week launching in November 2013

This year sees the launch of the first ever National Nursery Rhyme Week in the UK and we are inviting parents, grandparents, childminders, teachers and Early Years specialists to join us in a week of celebration. It’s free to take part and we will be providing some nursery rhyme themed activities and session plans for...

A great week of fundraising for Tommy’s

Following a week long fundraising campaign in our classes, we are delighted to announce that our parents and franchisees have raised over £1,400 for Tommy’s.  We still have a few donations to add to the final pot, but a host of activities in our regular classes have raised a fantastic amount of money for...

Bugtastic Summer holiday fun

Last year we received huge demand for sessions during the Summer holiday, so we are back again this year with some fantastic classes, including  themed sessions, in many of our venues around the UK. To find out if your local Music Bugs group are running classes in your area, please click...

Tickets now on sale for the Music Bugs East Edinburgh Fringe show

June 2013 We are delighted to announce that Music Bugs East Edinburgh are returning to the Edinburgh Fringe again this year with their fantastic ‘Bugs, Beasts and Bairns’ show for children under the age of 4. Performances run from 19th – 21st August and tickets are priced at £8 per child. Following ‘Sell Out’ shows in...

Music Bugs’s sing and trek for Tommy’s

Music Bugs are thrilled to be supporting Tommy’s this year – a charity very close to our hearts and the hearts of the thousands of parents across the UK who attend our weekly classes. We are kick-starting what will be an annual fundraiser for Tommy’s with two special events. Music Bugs sing for Tommy’s...

Music Bugs nominated for 12 awards

We are very pleased to announce that 9 franchisees and Music Bugs have been shortlisted for 12 awards in the ‘What’s On 4 Junior Awards’. Nomination categories are: ‘Best National Baby & Toddler Development Activity’, ‘Best National Preschooler Development Activity’ and ‘Best Children’s Party Entertainment’. Our nine franchisees shortlisted for ‘Most Outstanding Activity Leader...
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3 new franchisees for Music Bugs

We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to Julie Wilkins, Helen Parkhouse and Tracey Cunningham who have recently joined the team. Julie’s classes will launch in Scunthorpe, Gainsborough, Grimsby and Brigg, while sisters Helen and Tracey will launch classes in Leighton Buzzard, Hemel Hempstead, Aylesbury, Tring and Berkhamstead....

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....

New classes launched at Kiddicare

Claire Woodhall, Music Bugs Rotherham franchisee, has recently launched 2 sessions at the brand new Kiddicare store, Parkgate Shopping, Rotherham. Classes run every Friday at 10 and 11 a.m. and are available on a PAYG basis....