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Opinions of other franchisees:

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“I started the adventure with the Musical Babies and Musical English method some time ago. I used to work for one of the language schools in Poland, then I decided to open a language school in Germany. The choice of the Anna Ratenbury’s method was an obvious choice. The Musical Babies and Musical English programs have stolen my heart not only as an English teacher, but also as a mother. The materials used in the class are beautiful, very good quality and very attractive for children. Very important for me is also the constant support of the method’s author. I can always count on her help and advice.”

Marzena Łącka

Germany
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„Musical Babies franchise is a great opportunity for people who are passionate about educating kids and they want to teach them in an unique way. Musical Babies offers lively, innovating and proven teaching concept. Provides the very best teaching materials. When I decided to join the franchise, I felt like I opened the business for myself but it was not by myself. Anna Rattenbury as an experienced franchiser is been committed to help. The training program guides you, gives you necessary skills to success in your franchise.”

Izabela Siulik Monreal

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EC Academia

Calle Paletillas 2, piso 4

Calahorra 26500

(La Rioja)

Tel:606840930

Email:isiulik@wp.pl

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“When we moved to Spain, 5 years ago, I was looking for some kind of activities for my 1 year old… I didn’t find what I was looking for. Therefore I decided to start something on my own. From recommendation of a friend, I contacted with Anna and started my Musical Babies adventure about 4 years ago. The Musical Babies and Musical English programmes are perfectly planned, class by class. Buying the franchise you receive a set of materials, CDs, toys and know-how necessary to start your first group and from there it gets easier and easier every year. Anna is very helpful: always answers any questions and doubts,  every year I receive new ideas, new songs, new materials.

Although the most important – kids, of all ages, from ½ to 6 years love the Musical Babies and then Musical English classes. The songs are very catchy, they learn the routine of the class and correct pronunciation. Watching their progress, week by week is the biggest advantage of being a Musical Babies and Musical English teacher. If you love kids and like to have fun while working, I hardly recommend the franchise package.”

Kasia Lunska

Calahorra, Spain
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Why choose Musical Babies,
Musical English, Niños Musicales?

Reasons why it is worth a try?

A flexible offer both for English Teachers as well as Music Instructors Free training sessions and Webinars for the Franchisee and the Teachers Clear and honest contract - no hidden costs
Constant support from Anna Rattenbury - the author of the programmes Unique system of teaching English to babies through music Quick return on investment of the initial fees

WHO FOR?

Contact us if you:

Anyone can use the Musical Babies, Musical English or Ninos Musicales materials. You don’t have to be a teacher yourself, but you can employ teachers to run Musical Babies, Musical English and/or Niños Musicales classes. You can opt for a full franchise contract, or just choose the materials, which range from CDs and Activity Books for children, through Flash Cards and Picture Boards to big floor teaching mats and EduSensory toys . Among the Franchisees are people from all walks of life, including language teachers, music teachers and nursery school teachers, to owners of mother and baby play areas and language school owners.

You don’t have to have your own place to run classes! A lot of Franchisees do not have their own premises. The classes can be run in a variety of places such as a library, a play area for babies and little children, a mother and baby friendly cafe, a baby club, a nursery school or a preschool.

FRANCHISE PACKAGES

As part of the package everyone receives the following:

  1. a clear knowledge of the Musical Babies, Musical English and Ninos Musicales teaching programmes,
  2. ready-to adapt marketing materials,
  3. a Franchisee Operations Manual with detailed chapters of every aspect of running the business,
  4. free skype training sessions for the Franchisee as well as the teachers,
  5. marketing gadgets to be used freely,
  6. all the necessary forms and documents needed in running the business on a day-to-day basis,
  7. access to free training webinars , both scheduled ones as well as those on demand,
  8. 24-hour assistance to help with any issues you may have,
  9. an in-company app for sharing ideas, files, etc.
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The Musical Babies, Musical English and/or Niños Musicales franchise:

The Full Franchise package includes a vast amount of materials to be used in class and has many advantages, such as:

  • Free skype training and webinars for the Franchisee run by Anna Rattenbury - the author of the programmes.
  • Free skype training and webinars for the teachers run by Anna Rattenbury - the author of the programmes.
  • Teaching materials designed for 6 years of everyday classes:
    • 6 CDs with over 150 songs and rhymes, plus 3 Activity Books with stickers for the children;
    • Teaching materials – Flash Cards, story boards, picture boards for every song and rhyme, big floor mats, sensory toys, musical instruments;
    • Teaching Handbooks – detailed teacher’s books with plans for everyday classes at 6 levels plus additional activities and ideas to be used in the classroom.
  • Additional training webinars organised on a regular basis
  • Additional webinars on demand.
  • 24 hour assistance both for the Franchisee and for the teachers.
  • New ideas and materials provided every 6 months
  • In-company app for the Franchisees
  • In-company app for sharing new ideas with other teachers

THREE FRANCHISE PACKAGES

PACKAGE

FRANCHISE

BASIC

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BASIC FRANCHISE PACKAGE

By choosing this package you will receive:

  • the possibility to obtain exclusivity for your town/area
  • the full know-how supported by 15 years of experience in running Musical Babies and Musical English classes
  • all materials to run sessions in electronic form, ready to print out - 32 GB of materials
  • 3 Ra-Ra Rabbit puppets
  • 3 sets of all the childrens materials, i.e. 6 CDs and 3 Activity Books,
  • a folder with additional Worksheets for the children - to print out
  • eduSensory starter materials
  • the Franchisee Operations Manual
  • teacher’s Handbooks for every level, with detailed lesson plans for everyday classes for 6 years
  • 7 training DVDs - one for each CD, and one DVD showing various classes run by Anna Rattenbury herself
  • additional training handbooks with extra ideas
  • the right to resell Musical Babies/Musical English CDs and Activity Books to clients
  • a 20% discount on all EduSensory materials- www.edusensory.pl / https://www.etsy.com/shop/EduSensory
  • free Franchisee training via skype
  • free training for the teachers via skype
  • teacher training/Franchisee assistance webinars throughout the year, and the possibility to arrange additional training and webinars if you need them
  • 24 hour assistance throughout the whole contract.

Call to find out more:

tel.: +48 501 101 911

PACKAGE

FRANCHISE

EXTENDED

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EXTENDED FRANCHISE PACKAGE

By choosing this package you will receive:

  • the possibility to obtain exclusivity for your town/area
  • the full know-how supported by 15 years of experience in running Musical Babies and Musical English classes
  • all materials to run sessions in electronic form, ready to print out - 32 GB of materials
  • 3 Ra-Ra Rabbit puppets
  • 3 sets of all the childrens materials, i.e. 6 CDs and 3 Activity Books
  • a folder with additional Worksheets for the children - to print out
  • eduSensory starter materials
  • the Franchisee Operations Manual
  •  teacher’s Handbooks for every level, with detailed lesson plans for everyday classes for 6 years
  • 7 training DVDs - one for each CD, and one DVD showing various classes run by Anna Rattenbury herself
  • additional training handbooks with extra ideas
  • the right to resell Musical Babies/Musical English CDs and Activity Books to clients
  • A 20% discount on all EduSensory materials- www.edusensory.pl / https://www.etsy.com/shop/EduSensory
  • free Franchisee training via skype
  • free training for the teachers via skype
  • teacher training/Franchisee assistance webinars throughout the year, and the possibility to arrange additional training and webinars if you need them
  • 24 hour assistance throughout the whole contract.
  • a set of picture boards for Musical Babies CDs, 200 Musical English Flash Cards

Call to find out more:

tel.: +48 501 101 911

PACKAGE

FRANCHISE

FULL

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FULL FRANCHISE PACKAGE

By choosing this package you will receive:

  • the possibility to obtain exclusivity for your town/area
  • all materials to run sessions in electronic form, ready to print out - 32 GB of materials
  • 3 Ra-Ra Rabbit puppets
  • 3 sets of all the childrens materials, i.e. 6 CDs and 3 Activity Books
  • a folder with additional Worksheets for the children - to print out
  • eduSensory starter materials
  • the Franchisee Operations Manual
  •  teacher’s Handbooks for every level, with detailed lesson plans for everyday classes for 6 years
  • 7 training DVDs - one for each CD, and one DVD showing various classes run by Anna Rattenbury herself
  • additional training handbooks with extra ideas
  • the right to resell Musical Babies/Musical English CDs and Activity Books to clients
  • a 20% discount on all EduSensory materials- www.edusensory.pl / https://www.etsy.com/shop/EduSensory
  • free Franchisee training via skype
  • free training for the teachers via skype
  • teacher training/Franchisee assistance webinars throughout the year, and the possibility to arrange additional training and webinars if you need them
  • 24 hour assistance throughout the whole contract.
  • a set of picture boards for Musical Babies CDs
  • 200 Musical English Flash Cards
  • a box of musical instruments to be used in class
  • a box with toys, more puppets, farm animals, etc
  • an extended EduSensory package of materials
  • one printed big floor playmat of your choice (ten different mats to choose from).

Call to find out more:

tel.: +48 501 101 911

BASIC FRANCHISE PACKAGE

By choosing this package you will receive:

  • the possibility to obtain exclusivity for your town/area
  • the full know-how supported by 15 years of experience in running Musical Babies and Musical English classes
  • all materials to run sessions in electronic form, ready to print out - 32 GB of materials
  • 3 Ra-Ra Rabbit puppets
  • 3 sets of all the childrens materials, i.e. 6 CDs and 3 Activity Books,
  • a folder with additional Worksheets for the children - to print out
  • eduSensory starter materials
  • the Franchisee Operations Manual
  • teacher’s Handbooks for every level, with detailed lesson plans for everyday classes for 6 years
  • 7 training DVDs - one for each CD, and one DVD showing various classes run by Anna Rattenbury herself
  • additional training handbooks with extra ideas
  • the right to resell Musical Babies/Musical English CDs and Activity Books to clients
  • a 20% discount on all EduSensory materials- www.edusensory.pl / https://www.etsy.com/shop/EduSensory
  • free Franchisee training via skype
  • free training for the teachers via skype
  • teacher training/Franchisee assistance webinars throughout the year, and the possibility to arrange additional training and webinars if you need them
  • 24 hour assistance throughout the whole contract.

Call to find out more:

tel.: +48 501 101 911

EXTENDED FRANCHISE PACKAGE

By choosing this package you will receive:

  • the possibility to obtain exclusivity for your town/area
  • the full know-how supported by 15 years of experience in running Musical Babies and Musical English classes
  • all materials to run sessions in electronic form, ready to print out - 32 GB of materials
  • 3 Ra-Ra Rabbit puppets
  • 3 sets of all the childrens materials, i.e. 6 CDs and 3 Activity Books
  • a folder with additional Worksheets for the children - to print out
  • eduSensory starter materials
  • the Franchisee Operations Manual
  •  teacher’s Handbooks for every level, with detailed lesson plans for everyday classes for 6 years
  • 7 training DVDs - one for each CD, and one DVD showing various classes run by Anna Rattenbury herself
  • additional training handbooks with extra ideas
  • the right to resell Musical Babies/Musical English CDs and Activity Books to clients
  • A 20% discount on all EduSensory materials- www.edusensory.pl / https://www.etsy.com/shop/EduSensory
  • free Franchisee training via skype
  • free training for the teachers via skype
  • teacher training/Franchisee assistance webinars throughout the year, and the possibility to arrange additional training and webinars if you need them
  • 24 hour assistance throughout the whole contract.
  • a set of picture boards for Musical Babies CDs, 200 Musical English Flash Cards

Call to find out more:

tel.: +48 501 101 911

FULL FRANCHISE PACKAGE

By choosing this package you will receive:

  • the possibility to obtain exclusivity for your town/area
  • all materials to run sessions in electronic form, ready to print out - 32 GB of materials
  • 3 Ra-Ra Rabbit puppets
  • 3 sets of all the childrens materials, i.e. 6 CDs and 3 Activity Books
  • a folder with additional Worksheets for the children - to print out
  • eduSensory starter materials
  • the Franchisee Operations Manual
  •  teacher’s Handbooks for every level, with detailed lesson plans for everyday classes for 6 years
  • 7 training DVDs - one for each CD, and one DVD showing various classes run by Anna Rattenbury herself
  • additional training handbooks with extra ideas
  • the right to resell Musical Babies/Musical English CDs and Activity Books to clients
  • a 20% discount on all EduSensory materials- www.edusensory.pl / https://www.etsy.com/shop/EduSensory
  • free Franchisee training via skype
  • free training for the teachers via skype
  • teacher training/Franchisee assistance webinars throughout the year, and the possibility to arrange additional training and webinars if you need them
  • 24 hour assistance throughout the whole contract.
  • a set of picture boards for Musical Babies CDs
  • 200 Musical English Flash Cards
  • a box of musical instruments to be used in class
  • a box with toys, more puppets, farm animals, etc
  • an extended EduSensory package of materials
  • one printed big floor playmat of your choice (ten different mats to choose from).

Call to find out more:

tel.: +48 501 101 911

MATERIALS ONLY PACKAGE

If you don’t plan to operate as a franchise centre but are just looking for a ready English teaching programme with varied materials to use in your teaching, this offer is for you. By purchasing a set of materials you can use them freely as much as you want in any teaching that you do.

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By choosing this package you will receive:

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PRINCIPLES OF COOPERATION

Why choose Musical Babies, Musical English and/or Niños Musicales?

ABOUT THE PROGRAMMES

Musical Babies means much more than just teaching English to children as young as 6 months old. It is teaching through songs, rhymes, classical music, rhythm, dance and movement, as well as a variety of sensory activities. The continuation for older children - from 3 to 6 years old - is Musical English – teaching creatively by using all the senses - visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, olfactory (smell) and gustatory (taste)! The alternative for Spanish is Niños Musicales

The aim of Musical Babies, Musical English and Niños Musicales classes is to combine key elements which assist in the acquisition of a foreign language, namely early contact with the language in a stress-free environment, fun and games involving rhythm and classical music - and of course lots of movement! The children learn simple words and phrases in the foreign language through rhymes and songs, at first passively and then later more actively as they take part in the actions and join in the singing and chanting. They hear the language used naturally in context, which helps them later when learning the language at pre-school. Above all, they hear good models of pronunciation, which is vital if they are to develop good pronunciation themselves. This way of teaching is backed up with a variety of teaching materials that are visually stimulating and help the children develop language intelligence. Because there is so much music and singing, they can also develop music intelligence, and furthermore- kinaesthetic intelligence through the huge amount of movement and physical activity.

The reason why children should start so early - as early as six months old - is because at this age they can form two simultaneous language systems, their own first language and another one - in the case of Musical Babies - English. This is the best time to start because babies will learn naturally, just as they learn their mother tongue. This will later develop into better understanding of languages and the ability to learn more quickly.

We also have the European Language Label Certificate for Innovation in Foreign Language Teaching, awarded in 2007.

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How is Musical Babies different? Why should I choose it?

  1. 1. Musical Babies is specifically designed to teach English to children as young as possible - babies from 6 months old as this is the BEST time to learn a foreign language effectively - babies learn English in exactly the same way as they learn their first language.
  2. 2. Children learn through music, rhythm, movement and sensory activities- with all the senses!
  3. 3. The classes are not only about English - they give children the opportunity to develop holistically - musically, cognitively, socially and physically.
  4. 4. The classes can be run in open groups, for children with a parent, or in nursery and preschools.
  5. 5. During the classes, children have the chance to play with high quality educational materials as well as EduSensory toys (handmade toys made by Anna Rattenbury using natural materials – wood, cotton, wool, etc. These stimulate the childrens’ cognitive, spatial and manual development.
  6. 6. Musical Babies classes provide children with real spoken language, which is significantly different from apps or multimedia.
  7. 7. The materials used in teaching are extremely varied, colourful, sensory and intriguing for the children. Each class brings a new aspect, not only new teaching material, but also the means of teaching.

FAQs

about Musical Babies, Musical English and Niños Musicales:

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How are the programmes different from other teaching programmes?

The main aim of Musical Babies, Musical English and Niños Musicales sessions is to use a completely different approach to running sessions. The teacher is not in the centre of attention, the child is. As every child is different we concentrate on every child’s need and their individual abilities. Some children learn through visual aids, some through auditory, while others learn kinaesthetically. Because we use all the senses in our classes, every single child will learn the language using the skills that work best for them. The programmes provide a stress-free and natural learning environment. There is no competition and no unnecessary stress because by starting so early we have a lot of time to accomplish our goals. There is no rush to teach as much vocabulary as possible, because it is not the amount of new words introduced, but the quality. Each and every child has to know when and how to use new words, and more importantly, how to say them properly. The vocabulary is simple, but is easy to remember and to use in real interactions. We never teach abstract vocabulary as we think it is simply a waste of time and causes unnecessary stress for the children.
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Why do you start so early, at the age of only 6 months? The baby can’t speak yet!

Babies of 6 months old cannot speak - and this is exactly the reason why we teach them so young! It is precisely at this age that language acquisition takes place, and if you introduce two languages at the same time, the child will learn both of them perfectly, in exactly the same way as bilingual children learn. What parent wouldn’t want that? The two languages are assimilated simultaneously and put into two separate linguistic systems. Later, at school, the child will draw their foreign language from the appropriate system without the need to translate every time they want to say something. This is because they learned it at the same time as their first language - just as bilingual children do. Bilingual children have no problem with grammar or pronunciation, and very often are extremely good at maths and learning other foreign languages. Bilingualism broadens their cognitive abilities.
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Why is music so important?

The most important medium in teaching Musical Babies, Musical English and Niños Musicales is music and rhythm, because language taught this way cannot be erased from the memory! The human brain loves patterns, tones, rhythm, music and harmony. It is for this precise reason that connecting language teaching and music is so amazingly effective, because the language is remembered forever! Babies attending Musical Babies classes listen to English, play at the same time and are involved in the songs and rhymes through the actions their parent does with them. They learn with all their senses and through rhythmical movement that matches the songs. Gradually, as they grow, they start to take part more actively and say their first words in English. This is when the Musical Babies true magic starts! The older the children, the more naturally they use the foreign language, and at the age of 4-5 they start to experiment with it, change the words in the songs and make funny rhymes themselves. It all comes so naturally to them!
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How does Musical English work as a continuation of Musical Babies?

The whole language learning process in the programmes is spread over six years. The babies start with Musical Babies and then, when they are 3-4, move on to Musical English. This programme is also full of music, but children additionally concentrate more on the vocabulary and functions - which are taught in thematic blocks. Because the process spans six years, language is taught stress-free, with clear goals to be achieved at each learning stage. For a language school this is ideal as your clients will be with you for a long time.
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Why is pronunciation so important?

At the age of 2-6 years old, a child’s speech organs have the greatest flexibility. Children can learn the most difficult sounds, which in English for example would be those in think, path, this, then. The ability to learn and produce perfect sounds diminishes with age.
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Why is play so important?

Small children have no motivation for learning. They do not actually need to learn a foreign language. Learning itself - learning anything in fact, is completely abstract to them. Therefore, they do not need to ‘learn’, they just need to play. So in Musical Babies, Musical English and Ninos Musicales we provide them with a lot of play, which although is structured and channelled towards specific purposes, seems very free and completely natural for the children. In fact we play all the time, and learning is a welcome side effect!
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What materials are used in Musical Babies, Musical English and Niños Musicales ?

During the sessions we use an extremely varied array of materials. Because all the five senses are incorporated in learning we also use food and real objects, such as plants, grass, slime, sand, ice, etc. In 2016, in answer to the growing demand for sensory materials, the EduSensory line of toys was launched by Anna Rattenbury. These toys and materials are all handmade and are also available in an online shop, but a special line of products is only available to Franchisees. To find out more, visit www.edusensory.pl / https://www.etsy.com/shop/EduSensory. The materials available to the teachers include anything from flash cards, pictures and story boards, to toys, puppets, big floor playmats and many, many others. Older children can use their Activity Books, but we teach them English with their whole bodies and therefore tend not to make them colour in worksheets - this can be done later, at home if they like.
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Why is teaching not done through books?

Little children want to play and use their whole bodies to get to know the world around them. They want to touch, hear, smell and taste. Because in all our programmes the stress on doing this is so strong, there is no time to waste on doing boring workbooks. Let’s be honest - the time spent on ‘doing stuff in the coursebook’ is usually a real waste of time. It’s much better for the children to learn actively and to use the language. If we teach every day, then of course we have time to use Activity Books, but these are done to the minimum possible, although they are available, especially if parents want to know what the child has learned in a given week. The time saved on not doing coursebooks is used for doing experiments and making things together as a group, for example an aquarium.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Anna Rattenbury

- has an MA in English Philology and Teaching English as a Foreign Language..

Privately, a mum to two fantastic daughters - Julia (b. 2000) and Natasha (b. 2003). A lot of the pictures were drawn by Julia and Natasha themselves – and the children love them!

The inspiration to start teaching children came while I was working with VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) in a small town - Lishi in Shanxi province, China in the 90’s. I was teaching future teachers English and Teaching Methodology when I was asked to also teach little preschool children in the College compound’s preschool. At first I was petrified - there was no photocopier anywhere in town (we used wax copying machines with paper so thin it was see-through). I only had my head full of ideas, a drawing pad , crayons and paints. I quickly realised what worked best - songs and rhymes. The effect was awesome and incredibly encouraging. This was really how it started. When I had my daughters I decided to concentrate on the youngest learners, and in fact I tested all the materials and activities on my own children! Musical Babies developed from love and a strong belief that it IS the best way to teach a foreign language to young children.

I invite you to visit my blog blog.musicalbabies.pl blog.musicalbabies.pl

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