May 11, 2016
We are delighted to be nominated for the National 2016 mumandworking.co.uk Award in the Franchisor/Licensor of the Year category and we need your help… this award is voted for.
Here is a little more about our journey and ethos…
How do you create a flourishing franchise network? The UK and International nanny and household agency Harmony at Home definitely knows the secret—and flexibility at work is an important part of the formula.
Founded in 2004, by Norland Nanny and mother of three, Frankie Gray, the company has experienced 12 years of unparalleled growth to become one of the most highly-regarded nanny and childcare agencies in the business. The Harmony at Home brand also includes an extremely successful Children’s Boutique, as well as a dedicated Nanny Academy. So, how do they do it?
“As a mother of three,” explains Founder and Director, Frankie Gray, “I completely understand the pressures of modern family life. The regular nine till five employment model just doesn’t fit anymore, particularly for working mums and dads, and part time employment usually doesn’t pay. So, at Harmony at Home, we’re proud to offer an alternative flexible working model, which empowers parents and helps them take control.”
“There are too many talented women and men out there,” continues Frankie Gray, “whose ambitions and dreams have remained unfulfilled, due to inflexible work practices. This is bad for them, bad for their families, and also bad for the economy.”
By tapping into this rich vein of talent, Frankie Gray has built up a thriving network of entrepreneurs who really appreciate the benefits of being their own bosses using the Flexible Working Franchise model.
“Owning my own business,” explains Philippa Day, owner of Harmony at Home Nanny Agency Berkshire, “has affected my life in such a positive way. I can now be as successful as I choose to be; and the harder I work, and the more passionate I am about my job, the better my own personal family life becomes. And, as a working mum, I can also spend more quality time with my children; picking them up from school and helping them with trumpet and guitar practice!”
But, it doesn’t stop there. The Harmony at Home flexible employment model also recognises that many nannies and childcare workers have their own children.
“Our services are tailored to incorporate all work seekers, including those with children of their own,” explains Frankie Gray. “We welcome every childcare professional to register with us, subject to the statutory checks, and we actively place hundreds of nannies, with their own children, in happy households each year—including my own!”
Please vote for Harmony at Home to win the Mum and Working Flexible Working Franchisor/Licensor of the Year Award 2016 by clicking the nomination link picture below.
Posted by Harmony at Home Head Office Team | Filed Under Harmony at Home News