Ruth Rutter, aged 35 from Washington, has become the first Tiny Tweeties franchisee with classes now available in Washington.
Tiny Tweeties, which has provided successful early years development sessions through music for 0 to 5-year-olds since 2010, is aiming to share the positive effects of their songs with families far and wide as well as catering for an increased demand for their services.
Since founders Rachael and Chris began providing their own unique live music sessions for local children and families in 2010, they have gone on to work with schools, nurseries and children’s centres across the UK and internationally.
Over the years the duo’s public sessions in Sunderland have proved very popular, so in 2018 they began developing a franchise package to enable people to join the team and bring Tiny Tweeties to a wider audience.
Ruth, an Early Years professional who has worked with young children for over 15 years, attended Tiny Tweeties with her son in 2011, so when she had her second child last year and learnt about the franchise opportunity, she decided to find out more.
Ruth said: “I love working with children, supporting them to develop and learn in all areas of learning. Singing, dancing and story-telling is a key part of learning with children because speech, language and communication supports their development in all areas. I used Tiny Tweeties resources when working in school teaching reception children phonics. Their music has so many developmental benefits that when I saw the franchise opportunity, I was very excited.”
Ruth continued: “After applying to become a franchisee and receiving great feedback, I undertook training with Rachael and Chris and now I’m delivering Tiny Tweeties sessions following the same popular format that parents and carers will recognise.”
When seeking a venue, Ruth first selected the Together for Children Rainbow Family centre in Washington because of its ease of access and popularity with parents and carers.
Rachael Hair, teacher and director of Tiny Tweeties said: “So much love and learning has gone into the music we create. What happens in the early years is incredibly important for future education and relationships, so we have packed sessions full of songs and activities that boost learning, linking it all to the early years foundation stage curriculum.
“We get such amazing feedback from families saying our sessions have increased their children’s vocabulary, understanding and given them confidence. It feels so special to be providing a service that benefits families in this way and we are thrilled to have Ruth on board so that more families will be able to learn and grow together through our trained franchisees classes.”
Parents and carers can book up for block sessions that last four weeks and include original songs and adapted rhymes carefully written to enhance the early learning goals, build relationships and have a positive impact on wellbeing.
To find out more and to book email firstname.lastname@example.org.