UK franchise hits Australian shores, recruiting 20 franchisees by Christmas

Sarah Stowe

A popular United Kingdom children’s franchise is launching in Australia, with 20 franchises set to open by Christmas.

Maggie Moo Music Australia, which is based on the Moo Music United Kingdom franchise model, offers interactive music and movement sessions for children up to years old and their parents, carers or grandparents.

With more than 125 original songs, the program’s interactive ‘moosical’ sessions have been designed with early learning specialists to help young children gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in a fun multi-sensory way.

Australian franchisor and ‘head farmer’, Carolyn Dufton, who has a background at franchisingplus and Hire For Baby, is launching Maggie Moo Music in Australia this week.

“Over the years I have been offered many franchise business opportunities and nothing has tempted me, until now. Moo Music was just too good an opportunity to pass up,” said Dufton.

She said the low-key and low-cost UK franchise model had grown to 160 franchises in just two years. Local franchises are available from $6,250 plus GST.

“We have set an ambitious goal of opening 20 franchises in Australia by Christmas,” she said.

“Considering the interest we’ve had pre-launch, I’m really confident that Maggie Moo Music Australia is going to take off with a turbo boost down under,” she said.

Maggie Moo Music Australia has been piloted in Australia by Gold Coast franchisee and mum Kristy Imrie. Expressions of interest are currently being taken from potential farmers throughout Australia.

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