Action Kids – Licensee Experience
“My name is James and I am the Action Kids Licensee for South Bucks. I have been a licensee for over four years and the business has expanded each year. I joined Action Kids as I was already coaching primary school children and realised the demand for active sessions for nurseries and pre-school children.
Setting up my license was really exciting and I relished the opportunity to deliver sessions to a younger age group with so much enthusiasm for being active and having fun. It is impossible not to find something to smile about in each session as the children love doing the different activities and I always finish each session with a happy and positive glow for the rest of the day following the interaction with parents, children and nursery staff. They are always happy to see you and genuinely look forward to seeing you each week!
I now take a bit more of a back seat as we now have 5 employees delivering sessions in our area who all enjoy their sessions immensely. A lot of this was through necessity due to the rapid demand for additional sessions from children’s centres and nurseries. I still take the odd session and cover for staff when they are away and ill and really enjoy having a mixture of teaching and business development.
A typical week for me is variable and the weeks just fly by as I am always on the go. Some days I will have a session first thing in the morning or carry out a viewing of an employee’s session. I also spend time with nursery and children’s centre staff to ensure they are happy and all is well. Having employees has allowed me to spend a lot more time on business development which I really enjoy.
Telling people about what we do and introducing parents to what we do is great as they are always complimentary with their feedback. Nurseries are always happy to meet and discuss what we can offer them which make a big difference from a lot of sales work I have done in the past!!
My time as an Action Kids licensee has been incredibly rewarding and given me new skills both as a teacher and business owner. I would recommend it to anyone with an enthusiasm for working with children and a drive to build their own business. If you have these two qualities you cannot go wrong!”