Social interaction for parents and their little ones
MUSIC & MOVEMENT FOR 0 to 5 YEARS
We are passionate that music is for everyone!
Pre school classes
Our classes for little people
Popcat's runs music and movement classes for babies and children. Our classes are pre book in blocks of 4 weeks to enable bubbles. We love nothing more than watching little people having lots of fun! We have had to change to pre book sessions for the time being due to covid.
Sessions for care homes
Music isnt just for the young
Popcat's has a new speciality, sessions for care homes and sheltered accomodation. Our sessions are jam packed full of engaging music, instruments and props.
Due to covid we are currently unable to offer sessions in care homes.
We're on a mission to encourage development as your little one grows.
Popcat's classes (0-5yrs)
Sing, dance, play and listen.
Popcat's classes are an hour of singing traditional nursery rhymes, dancing, playing percussion instruments and much more. The classes have been planned to include all little ones, you wont find an age specific class because they are ALL suitable from 0-5 years. Parents and carers love the fact that siblings of mixed ages can come along and have lots of fun together with a sibling discount offered too!
Child minders, grandparents, parents and carers are all very welcome.
All Popcat's classes cover the 7 areas of learning in the EYFS and we are very proud of that.The classes have been planned by an experienced teacher with all little ones in mind.
After each class there is always a social time in addition to the 60 minutes of fun. All children are offered banana or raisins and water. We offer tea and coffee to all adults too ( we ask that all adults bring their own cup to sessions to minimise the risk of infection) as well as a listening ear. We know how it feels to be up all night with a poorly toddler and we definitely know how hard being a parent and carer is.
Award winning classes!
Thank you to all who voted.
We were delighted to be given the title of 'best class for 2-4 year olds' on the Wirral, as voted for by local parents via "Mums in the Know". To achieve this in our very first year of trading is definitely something we are very proud of.
Popcat's has also achieved several other awards. One for innovation and one for our classes on the Hoop app during 2018.
Not just a disco with party games.
At Popcat’s we offer a party with a difference. Parties are based on the content of the classes carried out across the region every day, but are tailor made to individual needs and are guaranteed to make all the children at your child’s party smile! Choose from a range of songs and games. Our parties last for 60 minutes and we always give the birthday girl or boy a gift too.
See what some of our party reviews say:
"We had a Popcat's party with Lisa today and I cant thank her enough. From start to finish she was so helpful and enthusiastic. Lisa was brilliant with all the children at the party (aged 1-8) and learnt their names straight away. We also had the extra party games by Lisa which was great. Would definitely recommend Popcat's and Lisa." Joanne. May 2018
"Jemma did a party for our daughter's 3rd birthday. It was fabulous.....
Jemma is so professional, very organised and made it really easy for a first time party organiser like me. Everyone had such a great time, plus a very reasonable price too." Sarah. April 2018
Block Booking In Bubbles
We are here to ease your mind.
All of our classes are now block book only due to the restrictions of covid 19. You can now get in touch with your class leader and book in 4 week blocks to enable safe bubbles for you and your child.
Fun fun fun!
We love nothing more than watching your little people have fun. We encourage movement however, we know that during this uncertain time that social distancing measures that we have put in place will reassure you that we want to keep you and your little ones safe. We also recognise there are times when they want to sit quietly which is also fine with us too!
Care home sessions
Music isn't just for the young
From September 2018.
Popcat's is well known and loved for sessions for pre school children, however we now have a new and very exciting string to our bow and will be going into care homes too. Our new sessions will be run in addition to our already established and award winning classes. The care quality commision regulates what happens in care homes. We want Popcat's to be part of the lives of older people as well as the pre school children. Why should they have all the fun?
"For people in care homes, a lot of time is spent sitting down in a communal area or common room, watching television and chatting. Ensuring your service-users spend time outside is key, and encouraging them to take part in regular activities and exercise will make their life richer and more fulfilling." Care Quality Commision
Our sessions have been designed specifically for older people to have stimulation, movement and enjoyment! If you know anyone who would love a Popcat's session in a care home please do send a message to email@example.com
We can come to care homes,residential homes and sheltered accomodation. All of our session leaders have dbs enhanced certificates and are highly professional and caring ladies.
Who We Are
Introducing Popcat's creator and class leaders.
Creator and franchisor
mobile: 07986 948 576
Hello, my name is Catherine and I am the creator of Popcat’s Music Time Ltd. Since its inception in September 2014, Popcat’s has grown rapidly with classes being carried out right across the Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Chester, Southport and Crosby.
I am a fully qualified and experienced primary school teacher and I have spent many years teaching from foundation through to year 6. I have continued to tutor primary school children both indivually and in groups since leaving teaching. I have always been passionate about children learning through music and having fun, and after carefully planning Popcat’s for three years I finally decided to take the plunge of a career change in 2014. The satisfaction of knowing that so many little ones enjoy coming to Popcat’s classes week after week tells me that I made the right career choice.
(Hoylake, West Kirby & Heswall)
mobile: 07890 099 049
I am mum to two amazing children, Maggie (nearly 4... going on 14!) and Jack (nearly 2… and far too cute). We started going to Popcat's a while ago and loved it. It was the first class where I could take both my children and one wasn't bored - a rare thing. The more classes I attended, the more I could see what a great business Catherine had created and I wanted to be part of it.
I have a huge love of Drama and Music, having trained and worked as a professional actor on TV, stage and Theatre in Education, performing musical educational-based plays in primary schools nationwide. I also have loved working in pre-school and primary education and teaching Drama & English at secondary level, so I feel like I've found my calling with Popcat's!
(New Brighton & Wallasey)
mobile: 07841 236 313
I'm Helen, & I've been teaching in primary schools across the Wirral for over 20 years. I specialise in Early Years Education, and I feel that Popcat's is the perfect way to deliver a positive learning experience in a playful and enjoyable way.
My son is at primary school now, but we spent his baby & toddler years having lots of fun at various classes & playgroups. I loved us having that precious quality time together, & now I am excited about providing a similar experience for other parents & their children with Popcat's Music Time!
(Bebington & Bromborough)
mobile: 07588 023322
Hi I’m Laurie, I’m a qualified primary school teacher with 12 years of experience teaching foundation stage children. I’m a mum to two beautiful children, Ewan aged 9 and Elise age 5, I also have a fur baby called Poppy. I jumped at the chance of joining the Popcat’s team after I attended a class with my daughter. She has always been lively and the classes allowed her the freedom to express herself through music & movement without being restricted.I love seeing parents, carers and grandparents smile and build friendships over a nice cuppa after class. Popcat's provide the setting where memories that will last a lifetime are created. I can’t wait to get to know you all and see your little Popcat's grow and shine.
(Upton, Woodchurch & Frankby)
mobile: 07813 974 192
Hi! I’m Lisa and I’m a qualified primary school teacher of 15 years. I first discovered the wonderful world of Popcat’s when I took my 2 year old daughter to a Popcat’s class. We both thoroughly enjoyed it (as we still do now!) and I am thrilled to be joining the Popcat’s team and holding my very own classes around Upton and Woodchurch. Come along and join in with the fun, music and movement!
(Ellesmere Port & Chester CH2)
mobile: 07935 483 716
Hello I’m Sophie and I’m a fully qualified and experienced secondary Drama teacher. I have a passion for performing and creating a learning environment that is engaging and most of all, fun! I’ll be running Popcat’s classes in Great Sutton and Chester and so look forward to meeting you all! Nothing brings me more pleasure when working with children to see them develop in confidence and social skills through the use of movement and music. Social development is a fundamental skill that children use throughout their childhood and I believe Popcat’s nurtures this in the environment that is created and helps young children to thrive and develop. Come along and join in the with the Popcat’s fun through the wonderful world of movement and music!
mobile: 07815 059889
Hi my name is Eve and I have 3 children. Cece, who is 6 years old, Martha is 5 and Stan is 3. I love being a mummy to my children and wanted a job where I could do just that.
I have been an early years teacher for the past 12 years.I have chosen to join the Popcat's team to enable my work life to fit around my family.
I am delighted that my love and passion for teaching can still continue in my exciting role as a Popcat's leader.
mobile: 07805 152 843
Hi, I’m Claire and I’m delighted to be joining the Popcat's team for the Neston area. I’ve spent the last 3 years joining in Popcat’s classes around the Wirral with my little boy Danny. I’ve loved seeing how his experiences of classes have changed as he’s grown- from staring at the bubbles and shaking the bells as a baby. To now saying it’s the bunnies next as he lies on the floor ready to jump up and dance!
As a Primary School teacher for the last 20 years, Popcat’s is an obvious progression for me. I will still enable children to learn and develop in such a fun environment whilst working around my family. I’m so excited about starting my own Popcat's classes and look forward to welcoming you very soon!
mobile: 07368 409 701
Hi my names is Hollie, I’ve been a teacher for 13 years, specialising in early years. I’m a mum to three gorgeous children, Lilia aged 8, George aged 6 and Matilda (my wild child) aged 2. The best thing in the world is being a Mummy and I wanted a job where I can combine all my skills as a mum and a teacher!
When I found Popcat’s I knew this was for me as it allows me to continue my enthusiasm and drive to support learning in the early years!
I can’t wait to start my own Popcat’s classes and look forward to welcoming you very soon!
Timetable Details and Booking
Details for classes can be found on Facebook or alternatively each class leader can be contacted directly via their contact number. The contact numbers can all be found in the Who We Are section.
We will be back in halls and venues from April 12th 2021! This is extremely exciting however we shall await confirmation
Please keep an eye on our website for news of booking dates.
Links for booking classes listed below.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING.
All classes must be booked in blocks of 3/4 weeks and full payment must be paid at the time of booking. Each child age 0-5 must be paid for at £5 each. NO REFUNDS will be given in the case of missed sessions. NO REFUNDS or TRANSFERS will be given if the hall closes due to Covid cases or a LOCKDOWN occurs. Classes will be offered ONLINE if this is the case. We are booking in bubbles and in blocks of 3 weeks for April (usually 4 weeks) to reduce the risk of the spread of Covid infection.
LIMITED SPACES LEFT!
Jemma's Booking Link. Popcat's Music Time - West Wirral
Live from 8pm 7th April
Lisa's Booking Link. Popcat's Music Time Frankby, Upton and Woodchurch
Live from 8:30pm 6th April
Eve's Booking Link. Popcat's Music Time, Chester CH3
Live from 8pm 6th April
Sophie's Booking Link. Popcat's Music Time, Ellesmere Port and Chester CH2
Live from 8pm 6th April
Claire's Booking Link. Popcat's Music Time Neston
Live from 8pm 6th April
Laurie's Booking Link. Popcat's Music Time Bebington and Bromborough
Live from 8:30pm 6th April
Hollie's Booking Link. Popcat's Music Time Northwich.
Live from 8pm 6th April
Our classes are back! We have had to make a few changes though due to covid 19.
Here are all the new ways that will need to be agreed before attending a class:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
FACE COVERINGS ARE ESSENTIAL AT EVERY SESSION.
Each child age 0-5 must be paid for at £5 each. NO REFUNDS will be given in the case of missed sessions. NO REFUNDS or TRANSFERS will be given if the hall closes due to Covid cases or a LOCKDOWN occurs. Classes will be offered ONLINE if this is the case. We are booking in bubbles and in blocks 3 weeks for APRIL (usually 4 weeks) to reduce the risk of the spread of Covid infection.
😷Due to covid numbers rising in our area and with lockdown being enforced we feel that we want to keep you all as safe as possible. We have therefore made the decision to insist on face coverings at all our classes from Monday 5th October. The wearing of face coverings is in our covid policy and it makes us covid secure without the need to close classes down should there be a positive case at one of our sessions.
At the end of each session your class leader will collect your music bag from you (these will be thoroughly cleaned before the next session).
NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS WILL BE GIVEN IF CLASSES HAVE TO GO ONLINE!
IF THE CLASS LEADER HAS TO ISOLATE THEN CLASSES WILL GO ONLINE.
ELLESMERE PORT & CHESTER
Great Sutton (Sophie)
Ashton Hayes (Eve)
Upton by Chester (Sophie)
Vicars Cross (Eve)
Great Sutton (Sophie)
Guilden Sutton (Eve)
New Brighton (Helen)
New Brighton (Helen) Return date to be confirmed
West Kirby (Jemma)
Wallasey Village (Helen)
Bebington (Laurie) not running until further notice
We Want You!
Why would we be so bold as to say 'we want you!'? Well if you have come this far and you have clicked on the Franchises Available section then that says a lot about you. If you clicked on this section then you have made a great decision! At Popcat's we are happy to answer any questions, have a friendly chat about what our franchise agreement looks like and even share important figures and our companies growth (subject to signing a confidentiality agreement). We don't bite in fact quite the opposite. We are a friendly and welcoming team of teachers who have left stressful careers and are now loving life! Keep on reading if you are curious about a future with us.Keep on reading if you want to enjoy teaching without any stress. There are exciting opportunities all over the uk.
If you are looking to change your career or start something new then why not consider joining Popcat’s Music Time?
If you can answer yes to the following questions then Popcat’s could be the business for you! We always advise an informal chat regarding this exciting opportunity so why not get in touch today @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you tired of being stressed out in your current job?
Do you have a passion for working with young children and or older people?
Do you have teaching experience or a background in education?
Do you have a good singing voice and a confident personality?
Do you have time and sufficient finances to commit to a new business?
Do you have your own transport?
If you have answered YES to the above questions then why not ask about joining our amazing and fun filled business?
Each successful franchisee will receive:
Extensive training and ongoing support
A complete set of equipment for 25 children in a class and absolutely everything needed to start running busy Popcat classes and parties
A business that is fully covid compliant and approved by environmental health
A detailed and comprehensive handbook complete with all knowledge to run successful Popcat classes
Thorough instructions and support about running a business and keeping records
An exclusive postal territory* for their classes.
*All territories are based on out codes (the first part of a post code). For example CH44 and CH45 are two Popcat's territories.
What can Popcat's offer you?
Our franchise package is very attractive and includes everything you need to get you off to a flying start.
Franchise areas are available currently from £6950 including VAT* Affordable payment plans are available starting at £3950.
More detailed information with regards to costs will be given to the potential franchisee during the franchise process.
*we have links to options of affordable loans to set up your business.
What do our franchisees say?
Here is just one testimonial from the amazing Steph who runs classes in Ellesmere Port and Bebington.
I joined the Popcat’s team in November 2016, having had a varied career background including working within the Performing Arts, and for charities working with individuals with learning disabilities.
My first experience of Popcat’s was attending a class with my two children after a friend recommended it. We all loved the class, my kids were engaged right from the start, even with their age difference they could both join in, which was brilliant as often classes are aimed at a singular age group. Having worked with children throughout my career, I could see the educational benefits of the session which was wrapped up in tons of fun.
I was looking for a change of career which fitted in with family life whilst still allowing me to be creative; I was so excited when I found that Popcat’s had franchise opportunities available. Working with pre-school children is brilliant; no two days are ever the same. I’m privileged to be able to see the children that come to class develop, grow in confidence and have positive interactions with their peers and carers.
Starting your own business can be challenging, you have to be willing to work hard and accept it may take time to grow. Having the support from Catherine, the creator of Popcat’s, has been a real plus, as she’s been on the journey and can help you to develop through advising and suggesting strategies to enable your business to grow. There are monthly meetings with the whole Popcat’s team, this is also an excellent facility which allows you to share ideas in relation to the business and is an extra layer of support.
It is fabulous to have a job which makes me smile. When a class is in full swing and you look around the room seeing children and adults having fun, making memories together. There is no better feeling.
Lisa ( class leader CH49)
Today I'm emotional. A dad came over to tell me some wonderful comments about me and my class! I just love my job! (June 2018)
Eve (class leader CH3) It's just such a wonderful job! (September 2020)
Laurie (class leader Ch62, CH63) I have loved being back at Popcat's. It's literally felt like Christmas Day for me, I am so happy!
(This was after returning to classes in September when we hadn't been allowed to run since March!)
Territories currently available:
If you think Popcat's could be the business for you then please click on our link below and you will have access to our prospectus today!
Send an email over to us if you would like a friendly chat about our opportunities to email@example.com
We would love to hear from you.
What's been happening....
We have been undergoing training to make sure we are fully prepared for our return.
Catherine our director has been on an infection control course related to covid 19. She has trained us too and we are now ready to start our classes once again!
All of our class leaders have a full covid risk assessment and policy. By taking bookings we are ensuring that our sessions are as safe as they possibly can be. Your happiness and safety is our priority.
Check out our latest news with Point Franchise!
Popcat's is now running sessions in Claire House in Bebington. It is a true honour to be able to spread some joy there with such special people. We will be sprinkling our magic every month. We are currently on hold with these classes due to covid19.
Terms and Conditions
At Popcat's we strive to keep all little ones safe and thats our top priority, as well as having fun of course! However in the class parents and carers are responsible for their own children and their behaviour. We ask that the children do not run around or move around the class eating due to health and safety. We also ask that no food containing peanuts are ever brought into a class due to allergies.
If your child does have an accident during a session then please inform the class leader who will assist you and also provide a first aid kit.
Photographs are permitted in class but permission must be sought from all adults attending the session before they can be taken. Photographs may only be taken for personal use and may not appear on social media. Full length videos are not permitted under any circumstances.
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