The Birdhouse is for sale! It’s been a fantastic few years - from starting the Birdhouse with a few workshops, to a shop and studio and then teaching over 150 children a week in after school clubs! It’s going strong with plenty of exciting opportunities to expand and grow – but now it needs a new nest.
When I started the business, I wanted to create fun materials and resources
that children would love to work with. The idea was to take the learning from all
my design training and scale it to inspire these mini-learners. This has worked
fabulously, and we now have more than three years of unique, quality lesson
content that’s over 108 different topics!. Many children have been with the
business since the beginning.
Whilst the business is growing, I feel I need to focus, so am now moving on to
develop my academic career and am undertaking my PHD in the design of
spaces. There are a ton of ideas I still have to share for the business, and I am
really excited to see what happens to it next with its
new inspirational leader!
What’s on offer?
An established and well-known brand with all digital design collateral
included. A defined ‘tone of voice’ and tried and tested teaching approach.
• Over 108 (3 academic years) individual lesson plans
with print-ready digital artwork, lesson overview
instructions, example sheets and materials shopping
• Established web site and, Facebook, Instagram
• Currently 11 class settings with 150 children signed up
for lessons – easy potential to expand.
• A proven methodology and infrastructure for
administration and communications with class leaders.
• DBS (criminal records checking), insurance and
• Several clear and tested opportunities for expansion
including holiday clubs, additional settings, parties and
Who would this suit?
If you’re energetic and organised with a positive spirit this is for you! The design work is done, but if you have a creative edge that would help too! Most of all you need to love people and understand what children like and need. Having the skills to understand the basics of finances is also a benefit.
You may have children yourself or perhaps are looking for a break from a corporate career.
How much? POA. Sarah is happy to discuss finances and also options for ways of paying. Sarah is happy to support a handover period for training and support.
This is a business that is currently operated from home but is located in several different locations.