Picture this: It’s 2017, and I’m on maternity leave, trying to navigate this new mum life on the Wirral. We’ve just moved here – great for commuting to the cities we work in, but not so great being so far away from family and friends. That’s when the idea of Mini Magoos Sensory Play was born. I wanted to create something different from the baby classes that felt like a conveyor belt, rushing through without leaving room for real connections. Also, let’s be real – I’m a parent too, shouldn’t I get to have some fun?
Our Vibe: At Mini Magoos, we’re all about sensory play classes with a twist. No nursery rhymes here – we’re rocking out to pop music that matches the weekly theme. Baby Rave Week? Think classic 90’s dance. Straight Outta Magoos? Yep, it’s a 90’s rap music kinda day! Our activities are all about baby development, following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, but with a big dose of fun for parents too.
The Early Days: Starting Mini Magoos was my way of filling a gap I felt in the baby class scene. I didn’t have family or friends nearby, and the classes I attended seemed to be all about the babies, leaving parents out of the equation. So, Mini Magoos was born – a space where both parents and babies can have a good time.
Classes for Everyone: Fast forward, and Mini Magoos has grown up a bit. We’ve got classes for different age groups, from the OG Sensory Play for the pre-walkers to Teeny Magoos for the tiny ones and Movers for the active crawlers up to five years old. We want every parent to leave our classes with a smile, so we’ve got a chill post-class area where you can relax, chat, and sip on a hot drink.
Franchise Adventures: In 2020, I decided to take Mini Magoos to the next level by learning how to franchise the business. Little did I know what 2020 had in store for us – challenges galore! But we pushed through, and in 2023, we proudly opened our first two franchise locations. Now, in 2024, we’re gearing up to spread the Mini Magoos magic even further.
Mini Magoos Sensory Play started as a side project during my maternity leave, and now it’s a franchise with its own vibe and community. As we dive into 2024, we’re all about expanding our franchise family, giving more people a chance to experience the Mini Magoos joy. Join us for a mix of fun, learning, and connections – because at Mini Magoos, we believe in making memories, not just baby milestones!