Debutots franchise

Min investment
£4,000 +VAT


Debutots franchise

The UK’s premier drama-in-education company for the early years

A rewarding and flexible opportunity where you’re in control of your own time as you inspire and empower little ones with original storytelling and dramatic play classes

Minimum investment
£4,000 +VAT

Funding support

Total investment
£7,920 +VAT

Franchise fees
£7,920 +VAT

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment
£4,000 +VAT

  • Operating fee:
    20 - 30% of turnover
  • Advertising fee:
  • Royalty fee:
    10% of turnover PCM
  • Average floor space:
    10 sq m

About Debutots

Debutots franchise information

We are filling a much needed gap in education as we inspire small children to develop their learning and their confidence through creativity. What could be more rewarding than making a lasting difference to children’s lives?

Debutots franchisees continue to benefit from a diverse and stable customer base and this offers flexibility as to how you want to run your business and from where you generate your income stream. Classes are delivered in Schools, Nurseries and Children’s Centres across the UK. We are also active in the local community where we run our popular Parent and Child sessions in local venues.

What Does a Debutots Franchise Offer?

  • Access to a proven model that has been in operation for 10 years
  • A chance to make a real, lasting difference to the lives of young children in your community
  • Excellent value with everything you need to launch and grow your business for a really competitive price
  • The security of a carefully crafted product that is both creative and innovative
  • Many different revenue streams leading to a diverse business with lower risk
  • Access to the premium end of a market where you can charge up to £125p.h. for your services
  • Diligent, personal mentoring and support to enable you to grow your business successfully
  • Flexible working hours designed around your life and ideally suited to a parent
  • Immense job satisfaction watching children develop invaluable life skills with your help
  • Fantastic on-going Head Office training, support and mentoring, along with peer to peer support
  • A chance to do something you’ll love that both fits around your life and is a great business opportunity
  • Franchisee satisfaction. Scoring 96% in an independent satisfaction survey we have been finalists in
  • The Best Franchise Awards sponsored by RBS and Lloyds bank for 2 years running.
  • We were in the top 4 children’s franchises in 2017 for franchisee satisfaction!

Training and support provided

Each Debutots franchise is an individual business that we wholeheartedly invest our time, knowledge and enthusiasm in. Our comprehensive training and friendly network ensures you can boldly take that step and fearlessly leap into self-employment. You’ll develop your current skills, learn valuable new ones, and have support and advice, not only from Head Office, but also from our other franchisees who love to share their experiences.

Training and support includes:

  • Initial 3 day practical training
  • 1 day business training
  • Weekly mentoring calls
  • Step by step guidance for growing your business and taking on staff
  • Ongoing training on new products or changes to our marketplace
  • Annual franchisee get together where we share ideas and experiences and benefit from specialist training
  • Open-door policy where franchisees can contact their mentor with even the smallest query

The ideal Debutots franchisee

Debutots has enabled franchisees to earn more than their employed salary while working fewer hours. Our fun, supportive group of like-minded people come from a variety of working backgrounds; examples include: retail area manager, legal secretary, nursery practitioner, marketing director, teacher, teaching assistant and stay at home mum.

A background in, or the confidence to embrace, drama and storytelling is essential to deliver our classes with integrity and inspire the children and adults you will be working with. We are looking for friendly people with passion and enthusiasm!

We’re looking for people who have a genuine desire to build their own successful business within the Debutots franchise model. Our franchisees truly believe in our wonderful and original product and want to share their passion for what we do with their local community.

Debutots' history

  • Founded in 2003
  • First franchise established in 2007
  • First and second franchisees turned 10 years old in 2017
  • Finalists in The Best Franchise Awards sponsored by RBS is 2016
  • Finalists in The Best Franchise Awards sponsored by Lloyds Bank in 2017

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