TechyTots was established at the beginning of 2017 in response to a gap in the market by mum of two Gemma Murray, having worked with families and in schools for over ten years. Having family members working in this field and after researching the benefits of teaching children coding Gemma was keen to introduce her own children to coding and quickly realised there was nothing available in the early years to develop such skills.
It was quickly apparent that there was high demand for TechyTots with lots of schools asking to run sessions and with family sessions being popular. In just over a year the level of supply and demand was so high for TechyTots, the opportunity for the business to grow was clear and the decision to franchise was made. TechyTots is now a national franchise providing classes from Tyneside to London. TechyTots has been nominated for ‘Best New Children’s Activity’ in the ‘Whats on 4 little ones awards 2018’ and has recently been announced as regional finalists for ‘Start up of the year’ the FL Awards 2018
TechyTots is the first class in the uk to bring together technology and play to introduce children to coding. Our aim is to work on the first steps of coding with children at a young age to help prepare them for the technical world we now live in whilst making it fun. ‘Coding’ for those who do not already know is put simply a set of instructions for a computer or device. At TechyTots we encourage children to develop early coding skills by using robots and the most advanced ‘Techy’ toys available. We also use unplugged play and activities which encourage problem solving skills, critical thinking, sequencing, early maths skills and early programming, which are not only educational but lots of fun too!
TechyTots delivers community sessions, school workshops and extracurricular activities. TechyTots is a unique business which gives franchisees the opportunity to run our multitude of successful school programs and public sessions whilst having the flexibility to suit your lifestyle. You can work part time or full time around your current commitments.
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Why is coding important?
When it comes to preparing your children for the future, there are few better ways to do so than to help them learn to code! Coding helps children to develop academic skills and build qualities like perseverance, confidence, and organisation.
Coding helps children to learn maths skills, writing, builds confidence and creativity! Coding is a basic literacy in the digital age, and it’s important for children to understand the technology around them. There’s a high demand for workers in the tech industry, allowing children to learn coding from the early years will give them skills they can use for the future.
TechyTots is looking for creative people who are enthusiastic about working with children and who want a job they will truly love! You do not need to be a qualified teacher as all training is provided however you do need to have the confidence to lead a session, be fun and outgoing and have great communication skills. A love of technology and an enthusiasm for the skills we are developing at TechyTots is a must.
Training & Support
At TechyTots we will be with you for support every step of the way to help you make a success of your business, we understand that when franchise owners are successful the whole company is successful. You will receive training on all elements of running and growing your business including practical, business, admin and sales and marketing training. You will receive training around all the resources and on-going training through webinars, emails, Facebook groups and telephone calls.
• Dedicated page on the www.techytots.co.uk website development and support personalised to your territory area.
• Your own territory to run your community and school sessions in.
• Business coaching with founder and business solutions, development, and ideas.
• In-class practical training and a one to one business advisory session prior to the launch of your business to further support your training.
• Regular updates on all advertising, PR and promotional activities organised by TechyTots
• Above all, we offer a unique opportunity to start running your own child-friendly business!
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