Local children’s language franchise expands into new territories

A Sutton Coldfield bred children’s language learning franchise is celebrating significant UK expansion this month, after welcoming six new franchisees into the fold in June alone, from Sevenoaks in Kent all the way up to West Kilbride in Scotland.

Kidslingo CEO Anna Neville with her new, June franchisees. Left to right: Amy Bell, Amy Archer, Emma Shires, Anna Neville, Rosa Gonzalez, Shannon Fearn, Catherine Nix]

Kidslingo CEO Anna Neville with her new, June franchisees. Left to right: Amy Bell, Amy Archer, Emma Shires, Anna Neville, Rosa Gonzalez, Shannon Fearn, Catherine Nix]

Kidslingo, that teaches French and Spanish to over 6,000 nursery, pre-school and primary school children through its network of 50 nationwide franchisees, makes learning languages fun, interactive and exciting through songs, games, actions, role play and storytelling. Kidslingo’s philosophy is simple – to inspire kids to love languages.

Last month, the brand expanded even further across the West Midlands, and into: Kent, Worcester, West Kilbride and Scunthorpe, and is set to welcome a further seven franchisees this month. It doubled its number of franchisees from 2015 to 2016, and is on track to reach more than 100% year on year growth during 2017.

Anna Neville, Sutton Coldfield mum of two and CEO of Kidslingo, said:

“This year is proving to be record-breaking for Kidslingo as we have already welcomed over 20 new franchisees into the fold. Not only that, but we’ve won Smith and Henderson’s Five Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award and remain the first and only national children’s language franchise to achieve a gold accreditation by the Children’s Activities Association.

“We’re particularly proud of our expansion into Scotland, where thanks to the one plus two approach to learning languages, there is an increased demand for quality and affordable language teachers that can work closely with the Curriculum for Excellence.

“By staying focused on winning new territories, we can ensure that we are making it possible for kids all over the UK to have access to fun, engaging and memorable French and Spanish lessons that hit the high notes.”

In the quest for a better work-life balance, Anna combined her love of languages with her entrepreneurial streak and set up Frenchtastic in 2013, a children’s franchise that focused on teaching French. As business took off and demand for lessons grew, she increased its language offering to include Spanish and then rebranded as Kidslingo in 2015.

Prior to Kidslingo, Anna completed a language degree and then worked in world-renowned marketing agencies such as Leo Burnett, Grey Advertising and The Marketing Store Worldwide, and finds her commercial background in sales, marketing and business extremely beneficial in growing her national franchise enterprise and supporting her franchisees.

Amy Archer, from Erdington, and Catherine Nix from Sutton Coldfield have each set up a Kidslingo franchise that will launch in September and teach French. To register your interest in Kidslingo classes, please email Catherine (Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth and Lichfield) or Amy (North East Birmingham, Erdington, Aldridge, Kingstanding, Great Barr), on: catherinen@kidslingo.co.uk or amya@kidslingo.co.uk.

For further information on business opportunities with Kidslingo, or to find your local class, please visit: www.kidslingo.co.uk.