Franchise Spotlight: Children
This is a sector which is well franchised to meet the demand demand for children centered experiences.
The children’s sector includes businesses that provide childcare (full day, before and after school and holiday), educational provision, sports and entertainment opportunities. Following the 2020 global health pandemic, many parents are keen to access opportunities for their children in a bid to help them ‘catch up’ on time, education and social experiences.
With more parents returning to work after having children, Statistics Canada conducted research which showed that almost half of the population use child care provision. With many parents looking to find ways to combine child care with education or entertainment for their children, the Children’s sector is well franchised to offer a wealth of options to meet this demand.
The Childhood Obesity Foundation has recorded a rise in the numbers of children who are obese and this increase in child obesity levels is driving the trend towards more fitness and sports franchises aimed at children. One franchised business that has embraced this trend is Floorball - which offers children the chance to play a hockey-like game in a fun and friendly environment.
Snapology is a company that creates fun activities using technology and building toys, providing highly sought after STEM activities for children. The children have fun and their parents are happy because it offers an educational focus.
For more dramatically inclined franchisees, Stagecoach is a well established and franchised performing arts company that inspires children to perform and have confidence in themselves.
With such a range of franchises available in the children’s sector, franchisees will be able to find a business that reflects their own interests and have fun whilst investing in a potentially lucrative industry.
Children’s Industry Analysis
Working with children is a hugely rewarding experience but franchisees will need to be prepared to work evenings, weekends and holidays to benefit from the time children are not in formal education settings.
There is something for everyone in this industry - whether your interests lie in sports, creative arts or education, there is a franchise opportunity available. Although there will be relevant security checks which will need to be in place before working with children, most companies offer full training. Experience teaching children is not necessarily expected. Rather, good communication and organizational skills, alongside a passion for working with children, will be key.
The hours can be long and hard work but for those enthusiastic about working with children, this sector can be both lucrative and rewarding.