Find out more about becoming a baby class franchise owner with Adventure Babies sensory storytelling baby and toddler classes.

This week I caught up with Helen from Adventure Babies Waltham Forest to hear about the rollercoaster journey she has experienced being a mum and small business owner running baby classes in Waltham Forest during the coronavirus pandemic.


First of all could you tell us a bit about your baby classes please Helen? What they are and where they are please?


In a nutshell, the classes are Sensory Storytelling Adventures which means that every week we take babies and toddlers on an adventure through an immersive storytelling experience. There are books, props, puppets, sensory play, messy play and heaps more. Everything is linked to a story and to the Early Years Framework, meaning that all the activities are designed to support baby and child development for the stage of the children who attend each class.

Wow these classes sound amazing fun! So am I right in thinking that they are baby development classes with a difference and you have them in Walthamstow, Woodford and Highams Park?

Yes the whole idea is to support language and communication development, sensory development, physical development, memory… everything really.

How did you feel when you heard about the first lockdown? Did it affect your baby classes in Waltham Forest? 

Yes it did! It was terrifying really as being a self – employed mum I didn’t realise how vulnerable I actually was. We decided to stop classes a week before the national lockdown because we felt that there was a risk posed to our customers and we didn’t feel comfortable with it. I corresponded with all of my customers about moving the sessions to an online platform and the response was incredible. Everyone was so understanding. We had a weekend to adapt our classes to an online format which was exciting but also a massive challenge with a toddler to look after and entertain too. Luckily, we all worked together. Adventure Babies is amazing like that. Everybody is so supportive. By Monday we had 3 areas ready to air their online classes and I was one of them….

So you were totally able to adapt what you were offering over one weekend! That’s incredible but must have been hard work especially as a mum of a small baby too!  Are you offering baby classes in Walthamstow, Woodford and Highams Park again? 

Yes I am now thankfully, which is amazing! I think it is so important to be able to get out and about as a new mum or dad. The benefits to your mental health far outweigh the risks for many people. Having a new baby is an emotional time and a time when you need support and encouragement of others going through the same thing, so I wanted to be able to get back to my babies, mums and dads as quickly as possible. The whole reason I chose the Adventure Babies Franchise was because I looked at the format and thought it was not only amazingly educational for the babies and children but it also gives parents the opportunity to bond, which in those early years is priceless.

I really can’t believe what you have been through! Just having to adapt and change at every turn at such short notice. You must be really knowledgeable about baby and child development to be able to adapt so quickly.  So how did it feel running the first class after Covid? 

Exciting. Terrifying. I think I went through all the emotions to be honest. I’m just so happy that we can return with our new covid secure classes and that we are currently able to continue throughout each tier level of the next phase of the pandemic.

It goes to show a level of organisation and commitment I had never imagined when I think about turning up to a baby class. So if I wanted to bring my new baby along to a baby class with you how could I book? 

Yep! You said it, organisation is key. I’m so passionate about what I do, that I would always have tried to return as soon as it was safe to do so because I wholeheartedly believe that our classes make such a difference.

We have classes in Woodford on Monday’s, Highams Park on Wednesday’s and Walthamstow on Thursday’s but watch this space for new places in the area opening soon!


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Why now is a great time to become your own boss running a sensory storytelling baby class franchise

Does it sound an exciting prospect to become your own boss?  It is scary to consider jumping from the comfort of a steady salary and career progression into the unknown. Perhaps you have contemplated self-employment, but always talked yourself out of it. Well have a look at some of the fantastic benefits to joining us at Adventure Babies and see what you think.

Obtain the elusive work life balance

Are you struggling to balance work life and home life since having children? Are you keen to work part time but not being given that chance by your employers? Well running an Adventure Babies franchise allows you complete control over the days and hours that you work meaning that you can fit this around your family life.

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Demand for our baby and toddler classes are at an all – time high!

Despite fears about the economy and stability of jobs at the moment our Adventure Babies classes are selling at an all time high! Every single baby or toddler classes that our franchisees put up for sale is flying out within a few days. We cannot keep up with demand for our baby classes!

Love what you do!

Are you passionate about baby and child development? Owning our baby class franchise is the perfect opportunity to do something that you feel really passionately about and enjoy such a positive working environment taking a special role at an amazingly important and memorable time in somebody’s life, when they have a baby!

Support from a successful franchise model

Taking the leap and going it alone is terrifying! I should know. I had many sleepless nights considering giving up a teaching career that I had worked so hard for and invested so much into for the unknown but exciting chance to be my own boss. By becoming part of our baby class franchise, you have all the support you need to become a successful business owner in our strong team of part time working mums along with the freedom to make your own decisions.

Unlimited career progression

By running your own business you can see a direct impact of all your hard work on your financial gain. Let’s be honest, that’s why we are all really here. You only have to complete the tasks that really make a difference to your business. No pointless box ticking exercises or time wasted in ineffective meetings. Our baby class franchise model ensures that you are given all of this useful information from many years of experience shortcutting your path to success.

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If you like what you have heard so far find out more about becoming part of the Adventure Babies team here or have a look at some of our other franchisees drop me a line