No childcare headaches this summer for UK’s growing number of home-based business mums Wednesday 9 July 2008 PDF Print Swindon, 10 July 2008: Working parents up and down the UK are already starting to feel the pressure as the long summer holidays loom, leaving them to face the perennial battle to find suitable child-care. At the Head Offices of Music Bugs however, a company offering flexible preschool music franchises, all is calm as franchisees opt to set aside their tambourines and puppets for the holidays to concentrate on enjoying some quality, stress-free time with their families. “One of the main attractions of a home-based franchise opportunity such as ours is that mums can choose their own part time and family friendly hours”, says Claire Bennett who founded the company and launched the franchise opportunity 18 months ago. “We receive dozens of enquiries every week from women, mostly mums, who are looking to escape from the rat race and take more control over their working day.” It is a trend that is backed up by research published by Enterprise Nation, the Home Business Website who say “more than 60% of new businesses are now started from home – that’s 1,400 new businesses every week and mums are leading the way as they seek to readjust their work-life balance” Says Bennett “firms and businesses are simply not doing enough to provide working parents with the flexibility they need to balance work and family life and we are now seeing a growing trend of mums who have decided to take the matter into their own hands” Music Bugs classes now operate around the UK. The classes are aimed at children aged 6 months to 4 years and provide play-based interactive music sessions to aid in the development of language, numeracy, social and physical skills. Current franchisees include teachers, childminders, sales executives, mums, hairdressers and recruitment consultants. New applications are welcomed. Further information: Please visit www.musicbugs.co.uk Interviews and images can be obtained by contacting Claire Bennett on 0844 578 1010. Franchisee case studies can be provided. Music Bugs were recently voted as the ‘UK’s Best Music Class’ in the 2008 What’s on 4 Little Ones Awards and the classes have received celebrity endorsements from Soprano and Opera Singer Lesley Garrett. -ENDS- This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Music Bugs Ltd in the following categories: Children & Teenagers, Women's Interest & Beauty, Business & Finance, Education & Human Resources, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.