Like every reputable franchise, Musical Minis is a registered trade mark, a benefit our franchisees use as part of the business package. Where we differ is through our history; we have been operating activities for babies and toddlers since 1989 which means we’ve been working enthusiastically for the last 21 years! Pre-school children (right from birth) can attend our classes to enjoy and participate in music at an early stage in their development.
Musical Minis was founded by Karen Sherr and Patricia Elson. Karen, who has an Honours Degree in Psychology, was a play specialist at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. Patricia was a nursery school Head Teacher with over twenty years experience. The first franchise was established in 1997 and the company now has a network of franchises across the UK.
Karen and Rob Sherr have three children. Rob is a bank manager specialising in corporate lending who in his spare time plays an active part in running the company. Karen graduated from Warwick University in 1984. She used her psychology degree to good effect on the cardiac wards of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, where she was a play specialist. Karen left GOSH just before her eldest child was born. Musical Minis was established in 1989 when Karen could not find a music group which catered for young children.
Thousands of children have attended Musical Minis at local sessions, nurseries and Sure Start Children’s Centres throughout the UK. In fact the first children to benefit from Musical Minis classes are now graduating from universities around the country!
Musical Minis franchisees are selected carefully for their child-centred rather than music-centred approach to running groups. In consequence, we have found that mothers with young children have found Musical Minis to be an ideal business opportunity.
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