• Social interaction for parents and their little ones

    MUSIC & MOVEMENT FOR 0 to 5 YEARS

  • What We Do

    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 pay as you go during term time (pre book during school holidays). We love nothing more than watching little people having lots of fun!

    Sessions for care homes

    Music therapy for all

    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.

  • Pre-school classes

    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 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.

    Children's parties

    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

    Pay as you go

    Not a term long contract in sight!

    All of our classes are pay as you go, during term time, you quite simply choose the right class for you and come along. There isn’t a need to book at all or let us know that you are coming and that’s what makes our classes so appealing to everyone who attends!

     

    Fun fun fun!

    Encouraging independence.

    We love nothing more than watching your little people have fun. We encourage movement and enjoyment during every session and we also recognise there are times when they want to sit quietly. Quite simply the sessions can be as active as your little one wants them to be.

  • Care home sessions

    Music Therapy For All

    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 catherine@popcats.co.uk

     

    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.

    Catherine Williams

    Creator

     

    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, Crosby and Ormskirk.

    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 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. I really am so lucky to spend my days in the company of pure joy!

    Jemma Durston

    Class Leader
    (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!

    Helen Quick

    Class Leader

    (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!

     

    Clare Green

    Class Leader

    (Southport & Crosby)

    mobile: 07977 402 726

    Hello, my name is Clare. I am an experienced teacher having taught in Primary Schools for a number of years across all age groups. I specialise in creative aspects of learning, having run the choir and orchestrated many school productions. When I heard about Popcat’s Music Time, I couldn’t wait to be part of it! I have been lucky enough to see first-hand how music can play a valuable role not only in children’s development but also their enjoyment. Popcat’s delivers this in an engaging and exciting environment and I feel privileged to be involved!

    Stephanie McGill

    Class Leader

    (Bebington & Bromborough)

    mobile: 07809 283 577

    I’m Steph, a trained actor who’s worked professionally in the Performing Arts, in theatre and television, alongside teaching children and young adults on projects run by Theatre Companies, Dance Schools and Charities. Running Popcat’s classes perfectly combines my love of Performing Arts and working with children.
    I have two children who both adore Popcat’s and are totally engrossed in every class, despite their age gap (we go to a class on my day off – that’s how much we love it!) Music and movement is so positive for children’s development and I am delighted to be part of the Popcat’s team.
     

    Lisa Brown

    Class Leader

    (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!

    Sophie McGreal

    Class Leader

    (Ellesmere Port & Chester)

    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!

    Anna Sheard

    Class Leader

    (Ormskirk)

    mobile: 07525 659 216

    Hello I am Anna and I am very excited to be joining the Popcat’s family. After having my beautiful children I was more determined than ever to create a career that I loved and could fit in with being a busy mum. I have sixteen years of singing, dancing and musical theatre experience and cannot wait to implement this into my classes around Ormskirk. I was drawn to Popcat’s as it has something that each child will love! From shaking our rain makers to dancing around in bubbles! Learning new skills each week whilst having fun is the perfect combination to build our children’s imagination and confidence.

  • Classes

    Weekly classes listed below.

    Free for all babies under 6 months (babies under 9 months free when they come with a paying sibling)

    £5 per child and £3 for each additional sibling.

     

    ELLESMERE PORT & CHESTER


    Monday

    Great Sutton (Sophie)

    •   9:30am - 10:30am @ Great Sutton Village Hall. CH66 3NZ
    • 11:00am - 12:00pm Great Sutton Village Hall. CH66 3NZ

    Tuesday

    Chester (Sophie)

    •   9:30am - 10:30am @ All Saints Church Centre CH2 3HZ
    • 11:00am - 12:00pm @ All Saints Church Centre CH2 3HZ

    Wednesday

    Chester (Sophie)

    •     9:30am - 10:30am @ United Reformed Church CH2 1HX
    •   11.00am - 12:00pm @ United Reformed Church CH2 1HX

     

    Thursday

    Great Sutton (Sophie)

    •   9:30am - 10:30am @ Great Sutton Village Hall. CH66 3NZ

    Friday

    Chester (Sophie)

     

    •     9:30am - 10:30am @ Elton Community Centre. CH2 4PU


    SOUTHPORT, CROSBY & ORMSKIRK

     

    Monday

    Kew (Clare)

    •   9:30am - 10:30am @ St Francis of Assisi Church. PR8 5PH

     

    Ormskirk (Anna)

    • 10:00am - 11:00am @ Cottage Lane Mission Church. L39 3NE

     

    Southport (Clare)

    •   1:30pm - 2:30pm @ Victoria Methodist Church. PR8 6DG

     

     

    Tuesday

    Ormskirk (Anna)

    • 10:00am- 11:00am @ Ormskirk Rugby Club. L39 1ND

     

     

    Wednesday

    Birkdale (Clare)

    •   9:30am - 10:30am @ St Peter's Church, St Peter's Road. PR8 4BY
    •   11:00am- 12:00pm@ St Peter's Church, St Peter's Road. PR8 4BY

     

     

    Thursday

    Crosby (Clare)

    •   9:30am - 10:30am @ St Luke's Church, 71 Liverpool Road. L23 5SE
    •  11:00am -12:00pm @ St Luke's Church, 71 Liverpool Road. L23 5SE

    Saturday

    Birkdale (Clare)

    •   10am - 11am @ St John's Church, St John's Road. PR8 4JP

     

    Ormskirk (Anna)

    •   10am - 11am @ St Michael's Church Hall, Church Lane. L39 6SB


    WIRRAL
     

    Monday

    Bebington (Steph)

     

    •  9:30am - 10:30am @ Lower Bebington Methodist Church. CH63 7RA

     

     

     

    Hoylake (Jemma)

    •   9:30am - 10:30am @ The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre. CH47 3AG
    • 11:00am - 12:00pm @ The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre. CH47 3AG

     

     

    Frankby (Lisa)

    •   9:30am - 10:30am @ St John The Divine Church Hall CH49 3PE
    •   11:00am- 12:00pm@ St John The Divine Church Hall CH49 3PE

     

     

     

    New Brighton (Helen)

     

    •   9:15am -10:15am @ The Floral Pavilion Theatre, Marine Promenade. CH45 2JS
    •   10:45am-11:45am@ The Floral Pavilion Theatre, Marine Promenade. CH45 2JS

    Tuesday

    Bromborough (Steph)

    •    9:30am - 10:30am @ Civic Hall, Allport Lane Precinct. CH62 7HR
    •  11:00am - 12:00pm @ Civic Hall, Allport Lane Precinct. CH62 7HR
       

    Wallasey Village (Helen)

    •  10:00am - 11:00am @ St Nicholas Hall, Harrison Drive. CH45 3HL

     

    Wednesday

    Heswall (Jemma)

    •   9:30am - 10:30am @ British Legion, Pensby Road. CH60 7RF
    • 11:00am - 12:00pm @ British Legion, Pensby Road. CH60 7RF

     

    New Brighton (Helen)

    • 9:15am -10:15am @ The Floral Pavilion Theatre, Marine Promenade. CH45 2JS
    • 10:45am-11:45am@ The Floral Pavilion Theatre, Marine Promenade. CH45 2JS

    Thursday

    Upton (Lisa)

    •   9:30am - 10:30am @ Upton Cricket Club. CH49 6LT
    • 11:00am - 12:00pm @ Upton Cricket Club. CH49 6LT

    West Kirby (Jemma)

    •   9:30am - 10:30am @ Westbourne Hall. CH48 4DQ

    Friday

    Hoylake (Jemma)

    •     9:30am - 10:30am @ The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre. CH47 3AG
    •   11.00am - 12:00pm @ The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre. CH47 3AG
       

    Thornton Hough (Steph)

    •     9:30am - 10:30am @ Thornton Hough Village Hall, Manor Road. CH63 1JB
       

    Wallasey Village (Helen)

    •   9:30am - 10:30am @ St Nicholas Hall, Harrison Drive. CH45 3HL
    • 11:00am - 12:00pm @ St Nicholas Hall, Harrison Drive. CH45 3HL
       

    Woodchurch (Lisa)

    •     9:30am - 10:30am  @ Carr Bridge Community Centre. CH49 8EU
    •   11:00am - 12:00pm  @ Carr Bridge Community Centre. CH49 8EU

     

     

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  • Franchises Available

    Is a Popcat's franchise for you?

    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!

     

    Are you tired of being stressed out in your current job?

    Do you have a passion for working with young children?

    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 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?

    • A business that fits in brilliantly around family life
    • extensive training enabling you to feel confident in your class and party leader role
    • ongoing team meetings with other franchisees
    • training with social media promotion of the brand and your classes
    • free evenings and weekends and time to spend with your family.

     

     

    Financial details

    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 £6000 including VAT*

    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)

     

     

     

     

    Territories currently available:

    • Wirral:CH64
    • Liverpool: All postal areas now available (excluding L39 and L23)
    • West Cheshire and Chester: All postal areas now available (excluding Ellesmere Port, Neston and CH2).
    • Nationwide: Other postal areas considered upon request.

    If you think Popcat's could be the business for you then please click on our link https://mailchi.mp/08e795b9f8c1/popcats_prospectus_signup and a prospectus will be emailed straight back to you.

     

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    To receive all of our latest news via email then click on the link below

    https://mailchi.mp/ac169addf538/popcatsnewsletter

     

     

  • 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.

     

     

     

     

    Privacy policy

    This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and Popcat’s Music Time Ltd the owner and provider of this Website. Popcat’s Music Time Ltd takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website. Please read this privacy policy carefully.

    Definitions and interpretation
    1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

    Data

    collectively all information that you submit to Popcat’s Music Time Ltd via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998;

    Popcat’s Music Time Ltd

    Popcat’s Music Time Ltd of 150 Storeton Road, Prenton, Ch42 8NB;

    User or you

    any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Popcat’s Music Time Ltd and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Popcat’s Music Time Ltd

    and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and

    Website

    the website that you are currently using, www.popcats.co.uk, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

    1. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:
      1. the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
      2. references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;
      3. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
      4. "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";
      5. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
      6. the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.
    Scope of this privacy policy
    1. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Popcat’s Music Time Ltd and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.
    Data collected
    1. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
      1. Name
      2. Contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
      3. in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.
    Our use of Data
    1. For purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, Popcat’s Music Time Ltd is the "data controller".
    2. We will retain any Data you submit for 12 months.
    3. Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to any third party disclosures specifically set out in this policy, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This includes our affiliates and / or other companies within our group.
    4. All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security see the clause below (Security).
    5. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
      1. internal record keeping;

        in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

    Third party websites and services
    1. Popcat’s Music Time Ltd may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for the operation of the Website. The providers of such services do not have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.
    Links to other websites
    1. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.
    Changes of business ownership and control
    1. Popcat’s Music Time Ltd may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Popcat’s Music Time Ltd. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.
    2. We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
    3. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.
    Controlling use of your Data
    1. Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:
    2. use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and
    3. sharing Data with third parties.
    Functionality of the Website
    1. To use all features and functions available on the Website, you may be required to submit certain Data.
    Accessing your own Data
    1. You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by Popcat’s Music Time Ltd (where such Data is held) on payment of a small fee, which will not exceed £5.
    Security
    1. Data security is of great importance to Popcat’s Music Time Ltd and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website.
    2. If password access is required for certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
    3. We endeavour to do our best to protect your personal Data. However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot ensure the security of your Data transmitted to the Website.
    General
    1. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
    2. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.
    3. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
    4. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.
    Changes to this privacy policy
    1. Popcat’s Music Time Ltd reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

      You may contact Popcat’s Music Time Ltd by email at catherine@popcats.co.uk.


      12 April 2018