Kidslingo – an award-winning franchise


Bonjour & Hola!

Joining our award-winning & gold-accredited Kidslingo team is an exciting opportunity to run your own profitable, flexible business and enjoy a career where no two minutes are ever the same! We offer single and dual language packages.

Kidslingo teaches Spanish and French to young children from birth to 11 years. We were the first kids’ language franchise to achieve 5 star gold accreditation from the Children’s Activities Association.

We have also achieved 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction, with a huge 97% satisfaction score from our franchisees in the Smith & Henderson survey. This accreditation, awarded by industry bench-markers, means that Kidslingo joins an elite group of franchisors. On 30th November 2017 we also won Best New Entrant in the Best Franchise Awards 2017.

These are our Language Programmes:

  • Our baby programme is a music and multi-sensory class with a flavour of French or Spanish supported by Makaton suitable for babies from birth to 18 months.
  • Once little ones can start to talk, then our Early Years (preschool) and 5-7 years programmes use songs, games, Makaton, story telling and drama to bring the language to life and inspire these little learners.
  • Our Junior Programme, suitable for children between 7-11 years, is a fun focused language experience encouraging structured and independent learning through games, role play and music.

We currently run hundreds of classes, teach over 8000 children per week and are expanding rapidly across the UK. We are always looking for like-minded people to be part of our dynamic and growing team of language franchisees.

Please fill in the contact form on this page for your franchise brochure & the start of your Kidslingo adventure.

Latest Kidslingo awards & accreditation:

What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2017
WINNER – Most Outstanding Activity Leader for children aged 5 to 12 (Annie Harding –  Cardiff).
HIGHLY COMMENDED – Best Franchised Activity for Children aged 5-12.
HIGHLY COMMENDED – Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the Under 5s – South (Becky Maclean – Plymouth).
We were also finalists in Best Franchised/Licensed Preschooler Activity.

We are nominated in multiple categories for the 2018 awards.

Mum and Working 2018
Business Parent of the Year (North & Central).
FINALIST – Franchisor of the Year.

Working Mum 2018
Nominated for Most Supportive Franchise & Family-Friendly Franchise.

We were nominated for the Threlford Memorial Cup from the Chartered Institute of Linguists 2017 – the prestigious award for inspiration and originality in language teaching and learning. The cup is awarded to an individual, organisation or project that has encouraged others in language learning.

We have been awarded the 5 star Franchisee Satisfaction Award run by the industry bench-marking body Smith & Henderson. We achieved 97% franchisee satisfaction overall & 100% in some areas. We also won Best New Entrant in the Best Franchise Awards 2017 & were finalists in Best Children’s Service.

We are proud members of, and 5 star gold accredited by, the Children’s Activities Association, promoting high standards in children’s classes across UK. We were the first kids’ language franchise with gold level accreditation. We invest continually in our programme & our franchisees, ensuring that we constantly maintain a high standard in everything we do. For parents, schools & nurseries it means they know our compliance, training, customer service, programme and delivery have all been verified by an external, independent and expert body and they can trust our team to deliver high quality, child-centric classes.

This is what Dr Amanda Gummer, a leading professional in child development & activities, said about our classes during our assessment:

“I was impressed with the holistic development opportunities within the session. The children were active, with kinaesthetic learning being a particularly strong feature. I was very impressed with the whole session and didn’t realise language learning could be so much fun!”

Is Kidslingo for you?

So, if you are a confident French and/or Spanish speaker* and love working with young kids, then our French and Spanish language franchise business could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for. You do not have to have official teaching qualifications.

It will provide you with the flexibility to fit your working life around family commitments or another job and scale your business as circumstances and priorities change. Equally if you want to work full time or build your own team, then our wide customer base offers you the scope and opportunity to do this.

You’ll be your own boss, but you’ll still be able to call on the support of the Head Office team and the re-assurance of a tried, tested and perfected methodology. You will feel like part of an extended team with help and support offered by other franchisees via our online community.

For all new language franchisees we provide a comprehensive training programme, including the observation of live classes with experienced members of our team, so you can see language lessons in action and pick up essential teaching tips. We hold an annual conference & this year it is on Saturday 8th September.

In terms of investment, we operate have a number of flexible payment options and a 3 year term. You have your own EXCLUSIVE (by language) territory and can build your own team.

Prospectus & training:

So, if you are interested in finding out more please complete the contact form to request your copy of our Franchise prospectus or email We look forward to hearing from you.

Upcoming training dates are:
15th & 16th March
19th & 20th April
17th & 18th May
14th & 15th June
12th & 13th July
Annual conference Saturday 8th September
20th & 21st September
18th & 19th October
15th & 16th November
Additional dates possible

A word from some of our franchisees (& there’s more in the brochure)…

“This has been, without a doubt, the best career decision I have ever made. I will never again wake up not wanting to go to work! Every day is different, I have already met so many people and made so many friends along the way, and I love seeing the children enjoying themselves whilst learning a language. It is the most rewarding job I have ever had!”
Claire Parkinson

“Kidslingo has given me the opportunity to combine both by passion for language and working with children, whilst allowing me to work around my family. Head Office has always been very prompt and professional from the very beginning. The payment options are flexible and affordable and the support I have received from the rest of the team has been amazing!”
Clare Potosi

“With 3 hours of ‘Kidslingo’ teaching I can earn the same as I was earning in a full day as a Primary School teacher (and that’s with no books to mark!!). Go for it! I always used to hear the saying ‘Work to live not Live to work’… Now I can finally say that is what I am doing!”
Laura Symonds

“It was ideal for me since I now have two young children; I can fit working around school and nursery hours. Head Office has been extremely supportive from the start and offered a very comprehensive training programme. Having all the materials and a ‘secret’ Facebook group, where you can ask for advice and share ideas, has really helped me get started with my exciting new family-friendly career.”
Angela Livingstone

“Kidslingo has given me the opportunity to fit my career around my young family and not the other way around. How many jobs allow you to work only when you choose and involve your children in your work?! My children and family love what I do and understand what I do because they can share it with me. The pricing structure and options have offered me an affordable way to set up and run my own family-friendly business!”
Helen Westerby

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(* you don’t have to have formal language qualifications however a strong, confident grasp of the language is essential. Excellent accent & pronunciation are essential.)