Little Kickers

£10,000 Minimum Investment

Franchise Description :

Little Kickers Franchise, introducing 18mth - 7 year-old children to football

Finance:Yes, through a third party
Part Time:Yes
Contact Name:Salli Baker

Blewbury Ranch,
Bessels Way,
OX11 9NH,
United Kingdom

Phone Number:

+441235-859XXXClick number to show


Little Kickers was founded by Christine Stanschus in London in 2002. She was looking for a football class that her pre-school aged son could join but found there was nothing available for that age group – so she set one up herself. With a career history in investment banking, Christine looked for experts in football and development to complement her skills and it’s been a recipe for success.

Now run from a head office in Blewbury, Oxfordshire, Little Kickers has grown to become the world’s biggest and most successful pre-school football academy. The company has a network of 1,500 coaches and 260 franchises in 20 countries from the UK to Australia, with plans to expand into other countries in future.

Little Kickers was built around the vision of ‘fun first’ and it was critical to Christine that child development was as important as the football itself. Christine and her team developed programmes to combine football skills with life skills and learning appropriate to pre-school children such as colour and number recognition, sharing and following instructions. They believe in ‘Play not Push’ which means football should be fun for the children, without any pressure on them so it’s a positive introduction to football – and sport in general to give them a good foundation to stay healthy and active as they continue through their lives.

Little Kickers is constantly evolving and improving based on feedback from child health specialists and the network of Little Kickers football coaches nationwide.

Children Franchises

Over the last ten years there has been a huge rise in children related franchises in the UK. Some children franchises now include sectors such as child care, Creche, child swimming classes, children fitness classes, art classes and even go kart hire franchises.

In fact there are hundreds of different franchise opportunities that provide some sort of care or activity for children. It is probably this and people striving for a better work/life balance that has also contributed to the huge rise in the so called “Mumpreneurs” which describes mums with young children preferring to run their own business around their family than more traditional full or part-time employment. According to The Telegraph this boom in Mumpreneurs has resulted in a boost to the UK economy of a massive £7bn a year.

With so many varieties of children related franchises and the continued expansion and rise of mums setting up their own businesses in the UK children franchises are sure to continue to grow and Mumpreneurs are also bound to contribute even more to the UK economy in the future.

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