Debutots - A Drama/Educational Franchise

Debutots - A Drama/Educational Franchise

Invest in a world full of learning and laughter…….with a business that secures your happy ever after! 

What is Debutots?

Debutots offers unique sessions for children aged 6 months – 7 years. We are the UK’s premier drama-in-education company for the early years, running original classes expertly created to support National Curricula. We use story, drama and play to promote skilful communication, develop cognitive skills and grow a child’s positive sense of themselves and of others. Our classes can be found in Schools, Nurseries and Children’s Centres across the UK. We are also active in the local community where we run our popular Parent and Child sessions in local venues.

“The children at Stonecroft thoroughly enjoy their Debutots sessions. They help develop their concentration skills, fine and gross motor skills and have given some the confidence to speak up in large groups, whilst others have benefitted from increasing their own self-esteem. The children have commented that they enjoy their classes and others have asked… when’s the next class?”

Stonecroft Sure Start Children’s Centre, Crouch End

What Does a Debutots Franchise Offer?

  • Access to a proven model that has been in operation for 10 years
  • A chance to make a real, lasting difference to the lives of young children in your community
  • Excellent value with everything you need to launch and grow your business for a really competitive price
  • The security of a carefully crafted product that is both creative and innovative
  • Many different  revenue streams leading to a diverse business with lower risk
  • Access to the premium end of a market  where you can charge up to £125p.h. for your services
  • Diligent, personal mentoring and support to enable you to grow your business successfully
  • Flexible working hours designed around your life and ideally suited to a parent
  • Immense job satisfaction watching children develop invaluable life skills with your help
  • Fantastic on-going Head Office support and mentoring, along with peer to peer support
  • A chance to do something you’ll love that both fits around your life and is a great business opportunity


The Debutots Story…..Imagination Takes You Everywhere! 

Ten years ago our Co-Founders were running a successful theatre company, whilst working in all sorts of part-time jobs and making the most of the occasional not-so-inspiring acting job. As much as this busy and unpredictable lifestyle kept them on their toes, they wanted something more – something that was creative, rewarding and financially stable. So they created Debutots……

Back then, Debutots Early Years Drama was created with an initial curriculum of original stories to work solely with 2-5’s in educational settings. Since then, our popularity with parents of nursery children successfully moved us into the pre-school activity market, our beneficial links with the National Curriculum advanced our curriculum up to the 5-7’s age range, and motherhood inspired the wonderful addition of Baby Story Play for under 3’s in 2007. Always looking to innovate, we have just launched our two inspiring new products across the network after 18 months of research and piloting-Storycise in the Workplace (adult learning) and Family Storycise (family learning through Children’s Centres/ Sure Starts). 

We created Debutots because we felt passionate about learning through story and drama in the early years. Franchising provided the ideal platform for other dedicated people to share in our work and business success.

Our Franchise Opportunity

Each Debutots franchise is an individual business that we wholeheartedly invest our time, knowledge and enthusiasm in. Our franchisees continue to benefit from a diverse customer base and this offers flexibility as to how you want to run your business and from where you generate your income stream. People will always want to invest in developing children’s communication, social and emotional skills: it’s our future.

Our comprehensive training and friendly network ensures you can boldly take that step back into the workplace and fearlessly leap into self-employment. You’ll develop your current skills, learn valuable new ones, and have support and advice, not only from Head Office, but also from our other franchisees who love to share their experiences. Our franchisees work around their family commitments and quality family time is at the very core of our philosophy here as 80% of our franchisees are mums.

With a franchise like Debutots, you’rebuying into a ready-made product,with all the systems in place. There’s continued support and training, leaving you free and confident to get on and enjoy running the classes knowing that everything’s been tried before.

Jen, Franchisee -Finchley, Hampstead and Muswell Hill

Who We Look For 

A background in, or the confidence to embrace, drama and storytelling is essential to deliver our classes with integrity and inspire the children and adults you will be working with. We are looking

for friendly people with passion and enthusiasm, and we already have franchisees from all sorts of different backgrounds!  A love of the early years age group is necessary, and experience with children 0-7 years as a parent, carer or teacher is invaluable. We’re looking for people who have agenuine desire to build their own successful business within the Debutots franchise model. It takes a lot of hard work to develop a business hence we are looking for the people who truly believe in our product and who want to share their passion for what we do with their local community. Finally, it’s important you are in good health, and quite physically fit!

Next Steps

We believe our franchise is not only a wonderful opportunity for someone to make a personal and financial difference to their and their family’s life, but provides the possibility to contribute enormously to local communities. If you think that could be you, please contact us.