Be your own boss!

Make a difference in local children's lives!

Get help & support to grow!

Fit your business around your family!

Get the confidence to take the first step!

Work closely with other similar business owners!

Have your website, email address and IT all done for you!

Have access to marketing materials already created!

Benefit from a step-by-step approach to success!


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What is a franchise?

Put simply a franchise is a way of starting your own business that has been already proven to be successful in another geographical area. A franchise means you can have your own business; but you are not alone. Business materials and processes have already been designed for you to use. The franchise head office and other franchise holders in other areas support and advise you on how to get up and running and how to become successful. Because we have done this many times before we know you WILL be successful if you put in the time and effort.

Starting your own business by yourself, you might ask yourself:

Starting your own business with franchise support:

What will my new business do?

I don't have experience in what I want to do

I don't have much business experience

How do I make a start?

I don't have confidence to get things moving

How do I create marketing materials?

What should I pay for marketing materials?

How do I create my website?

What should I pay for my business website?

How do I get my business on social media?

What should I pay for social media marketing?

Who should I advertise with to get a good return on investment?

How much should I pay for advertising?

How do I get my first customers?

Who should I call to work with schools?

How do I create a brand?

How do I make sure my business has a point of difference?

I am worried I might do things wrong

I am worried my progress will be slow

I am worried that I won't make money

I want this to be truly my business

Idea already formed and ready to start

You will receive training & constant advice

You will receive training & constant advice

Proven successful processes will be shared

Franchise support will give you confidence

These will be designed & created for you

These are all provided

You will receive your own website and email

This is included in your franchise fee

Help and advice is provided

This is included in your franchisee fee and help and advice is given

Receive advice from experienced business owners that have done this

Receive help advice & support

Get help and a process to follow

Get help, a process and advice

This has already been created for you

We already know why this business works & why we are ahead of the competition

Proven process means success - just copy!

We help so everything you do is effective

We help you so that you are successful

This is your business supported by us

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this for me?

Successful business owners come from many different backgrounds - scientists, prison warders, performers, accountants, business people, teachers, dancers, yoga name just a few. Do you want to run your own flexible business with support from us and make a difference? Then this could be for you.

The success of the themes and lesson plans offer so much reward and the financial returns are high for low set up costs.  Full training and on going support benefits include:

  • Classes nurture toddlers’ love of food and cooking, using their imagination with play and fun!

  • Sole territory with exclusive rights to run under the business brand.

  • Franchise kit including operating manual, business stationery and teaching equipment.

  • Fully researched lesson plans, with copyrights constantly evolving and developing.

  • Ongoing support and meetings with active involvement into the growth of your company.

  • Online systems to help you develop your business.

  • You love interacting not only with children but adults too.

  • You are hard working and ambitious.

  • You have determination and an enthusiasm to succeed.

What would I be doing?

  • Manage your business on your exclusive territory of equal potential to other franchisees in the UK.

  • Source all venues for classes and manage venue costs.

  • Teach classes in local primary schools within your territory

  • Teach classes for all pre-school children within this territory

  • Manage any staff you employ for your business, for example cookery teachers.

  • Market and advertise your business (grass roots marketing/magazine advertising).

  • Become the ‘face’ of the brand for your exclusive territory through effective PR.

  • Have a personally rewarding business, which adds to the community.

  • Have the flexibility to create your own promotions / pricing / special offers etc.

  • See here for an illustration of a day in the life of a similar business owner.

Have much can I expect to make with my own Kiddy Cook business?

To give you an idea of the potential income from your Kiddy Cook business, we've put together some example projections. We can give a more detailed projections including cost break-downs of running your business (overheads) including most of the outgoings that you will need to consider - just complete the form below.

The legal bit - it is important to emphasise that the above figures are projections provided for the purpose to illustration and are not intended to be as statement, representation, warranty or guarantee of individual franchise earnings. Your success will largely be down to the amount of effort and time that you put in and your should expect it to take a while to become established.

This sounds like me! What next? Just complete the form for an information pack and to see a class!

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Have a look at what some people that have already run their own franchises are saying:

Some words directly from Kiddy Cook:

If you enjoy cooking and are enthusiastic about working with young children, if you are looking for a more flexible way of working and would like to run your own rewarding business, a Kiddy Cook franchise could be for you.

Kiddy Cook has been enjoyed by thousands of children all over the country and we have a proven record of success. You do not have to be a trained chef, nor do you need to have any previous experience of running a business to develop a successful franchise. The programme has been written so that the classes are simple to deliver; everyone receives full training and ongoing support and advice.

Our franchisees come from a wide range of backgrounds, are different ages and have a variety of personal circumstances. Some of them are mums and dads with a young family and we have former bankers, lawyers and civil servants. The common factor is a love of cooking, an interest in working with children, enthusiasm, a warm friendly nature and ambition to build a successful business.

I set up the Norwich Franchise of Kiddy Cook in April 2010 and have been really pleased with how my business has grown and developed. I now run a business I am passionate about and am part of a brilliant franchise which gives me the comfort of a level of support. I started the franchise while my family were very young (my daughter was under one and my son was two) and have been able work around them to develop it in a way that I wanted and to a level I had not planned or expected. As of September 2014 Kiddy Cook Norwich teaches an average of over 200 children a week during term time (and once a term an additional 240 pupils over a 2 week period for the Norfolk Food Discovery Project). Kiddy Cook Norwich is now a team of seven people (who run sessions for me on varying regularity) as I cannot possibly cope with the volume of work on my own. Right from the outset I have been impressed with Nikki Geddes and the Kiddy Cook concept. Kiddy Cook is unlike any other children’s franchise businesses and it is this unique model which enables it to be successful. One of the key factors I most like about the Kiddy Cook franchise is its model with the various components, but more importantly to me is the flexibility of the model and how each franchisee can tailor their offering to their own interests, skill-set and locality. As with setting up any new business (particularly in the midst of a recession) success will come to those who put in the hours, network well, seek new opportunities, adapt to changing conditions and know how to channel their efforts to be most profitable. The Kiddy Cook model allows the franchisees to develop their business how they want and is not over prescriptive with what you can and can’t do, which gives a unique opportunity. I can honestly say that I have never regretted for a moment setting up Kiddy Cook Norwich
— Frances Webster - Kiddy Cook Norwich
I started my franchise in 2009, after being out of business life for over a year, having my son. I was really excited to be setting up a new business, but also absolutely terrified to not only be going back to work, but also because I was doing it on my own, with the success or failure of it being solely down to me. I needn’t have worried, however, as the support I received from Nikki Geddes, the franchise owner, was completely invaluable. She was there with help, advice and support whenever I needed it, from the initial training and resources to all the questions I asked on a very regular basis. When I started out, I thought Cookie Tots would be really popular. However, it became apparent reasonably early on that Kiddy Cook and schools were the more popular sessions and also provided the better margins. So I changed my strategy and now, nearly five years on, I only concentrate on Kiddy Cook. I run after-school sessions, holiday clubs, parties and ad-hoc school sessions. I absolutely love it and I am working the hours I want to, and am realising the profit targets I set myself. There are still a lot of opportunities for me to explore as and when I decide to do so. As with any business, you need to work hard, seek out new business constantly, be creative and come up with new ideas and be willing to be flexible. However, in my experience, the rewards are there if you look for them
— Charlotte Carr - Kiddy Cook Leighton Buzzard

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