Tiny Hoppers strives to provide high quality inclusive childcare and children services. Our priority is to promote and enhance each child’s early learning development. Our vision is to be nationally recognized as the leading childcare provider.
Unique Business Proposition
Exuberant, stimulating colours, and high quality educational and play equipment provide children with a safe learning and play environment
A team of Tiny Hoppers educators work together to create a core curriculum and monthly lesson plans that are provided to all Tiny Hoppers teaching staff. This ensures quality and consistency across the system.
A proven programming and business model which is easily replicated
A child-centric “boutique” daycare built upon the foundations of community development
A modular business model, where the centre can be adapted in size and in a variety of environments (residential communities, business centres, shopping malls, hospitals, universities etc.)
Customized curriculum and lesson plans
About Tiny Hoppers
After seeing a void in the market for quality child care, Brigida, an experienced business professional, and Theresa, a certified, primary school teacher, with additional qualifications in Early Childhood Education, decided to establish their own early learning centre in Ottawa, Canada in 2005. With interest growing nationally and internationally for Tiny Hoppers curriculum, in 2013 Rashid Nasim joined the ownership team bringing additional expertise in business development and finance. Today, Tiny Hoppers has become one of the largest premium childcare franchise systems in Canada being recognized for its high quality in education. We have also gained popularity in the international scene, where we have recently signed the Master Franchise rights to Saudi Arabia and have opened two centres in China. Tiny Hoppers has won “People’s Choice” awards in almost every city where we have opened a centre.
In classroom training
Philosophy behind our product and curriculum, the foundation of our business
Site selection guidelines and specifications
Assistance in floor plan design
Assistance in playground design
Assistance and guidance in meeting licensing requirements
Detailed list of equipment and supplies required in each classroom
Preferred vendor list
Grand Opening marketing plan
A six month step by step checklist leading up to your opening date
Master Franchise Training
Includes the “Tiny Hoppers Franchise Training,” as well as the following:
Screening a potential sub-franchisee
Selling to a potential sub-franchisee
Doing a Sales call, replying to an inquiry etc (templates)
How and where to sell the franchise
Conducting a Discovery Day
Conducting weekly sub-franchisee calls
Investigating franchisees with lower than expected sales and developing scenarios, plans to assist in turnaround/growth
How to conduct Quality Control Audits on sub-franchisees (120 point Green Card)
Business model and Strategic review:
Converting existing schools (Corporate owned)
Establishing Schools in residential areas (Corporate owned or sub-franchised)
Establishing Schools within corporate offices and other businesses, such as; hospitals, universities, government offices etc. (Corporate owned/subsidized model)
Detailed Operational Manual, Parent Handbook, and Employee Manual
Professionally developed curriculum for all programs which are unique to Tiny Hoppers
Our staff of professionals will support your needs on a monthly basis in programming, operations and marketing
Our district manager will visit your centre periodically, year round. During these visits each centre will be evaluated in accordance with our “green card,” quality assurance form. We encourage owners and teachers to discuss any issues and new ideas with the district manager at that time.
All guidelines and operational forms relating to annual ministry inspections and licensing renewals
Food service guidelines, menus, and recipe books
A complete web based software, providing functions relating to human resources, financial, administrative, and daily operations
Our internal forum hosts all of our marketing plans, lesson plans, policies and procedures, general discussion, internal postings, operational forms, kitchen forms and training videos. It can be accessed 24/7. This is a personalized and private forum that can only be accessed with permission of the owner.
Our online training videos are accessed on our personalized internal forum and can be accessed 24/7 and include videos on:
Tiny Hopper songs
Instructions on paperwork
How to set up a centre
Daily programming essentials
All franchisees, and directors are invited to attend a yearly training course that is designed to teach them how to present the Tiny Hoppers’ curriculum.
Depending upon the scope of the development, whether it be a Master Franchise for a larger territory or an Area Developer, the requirements may slightly differ. Regardless, the investor must be able to demonstrate sufficient capital to adequately market the brand within the territory and to open at least one centre which would be used not only as an operational centre, but also to showcase the brand/services and for training purposes for future sub-franchisees. This would be $500,000 USD – $1M+ excluding the Master Franchise Fee for the territory. Furthermore, must be able to demonstrate experience in either the Educational industry, Franchising, Business Development/Sales/Marketing/Social Media/Networking, working with Foreign Brands, owning or managing a business with significant financial and operational responsibilities.