Charlie Day, Essex based entrepreneur started her own business Sounds Right Phonics Classes for Kids in 2016 and has just sold the 30th franchise just weeks before her 30th birthday! Along with her sister, Alex they dreamed up this idea over a glass of wine and joked about how successful it could be!
The sisters, who also live next door but one to each other, felt they had the perfect skills to collaborate and launch their own company.
Alex, with a teaching background and early years knowledge, and Charlie, with a background in business! Suddenly they were on a mission to get preschool children passionate about learning, teaching them easy phonics skills and preparing them for school. Sounds Right Phonics Classes are fun and educational, the children have so much fun they don’t even realise they’re learning! When Charlie started this venture she never dreamed that it would be as big as it has become, but after brilliant feedback from classes the sisters decided to franchise their business in 2017. Ruth Ellis, a Sounds Right Phonics parent, says; ‘These classes are hugely beneficial and helped my son learn all of his letter sounds and prepared him for school.’
The education secretary has declared; ‘The Department for Education says 28% of children in England do not have the required language skills by the end of Reception’ and he is hoping to halve that number before 2028, Sounds Right Phonics Classes for Kids supports this and teaches children in a fun and engaging environment! Fellow franchisee and ex primary school teacher Sally Mann says; ‘The change I see in the children I teach is phenomenal and not just in terms of their understanding and application of phonics but also in their confidence and self-belief. It’s amazing to see and wonderfully rewarding.’ The Education Secretary also says that parents need extra support and advice when it comes to supporting their children at school and Sounds Right Phonics Classes completely agrees, the classes ensure that parents have a good understanding of phonics and the way the children learn.
The initial pilot franchises were Essex based and both boomed in the first six months of business, so they added 5 more franchises to the mix. Fast forward a year and there are classes across the UK and Charlie has just sold her 30th franchise just weeks before she turns 30 herself! Alex says; ‘Charlie is passionate, driven and enthusiastic. I am not surprised that our business has been so successful with Charlie driving our sales forward! To have achieved all of this before her 30th birthday is just amazing!’ The Sisters have won multiple awards for their efforts with Sounds Right Phonics Classes for Kids, and Charlie has recently been shortlisted to take part in ‘The Pitch 2018’ These girls are definitely ones to watch out for, we are sure Sounds Right Phonics Classes for Kids will be worldwide before we know it! Want to be part of their team? Sounds Right Phonics are looking for new franchisees so get in touch to find out more. www.soundsrightphonicsclasses.co.uk [email protected]