One of our franchisees Little Mess Fermanagh was chosen as Teacher of the Week!

Teacher of the Week is a collaboration between Did Teach and the Children’s Franchise Enterprise. Both companies are committed to helping teachers find the right opportunities beyond the classroom.

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Are you a teacher looking to leave the classroom? You won’t want to miss our weekly series where we shine the spotlight on a former teacher who has successfully done just that.

The Teacher of the Week has moved from teaching to franchising – be that as a franchisor who started and then franchised their own business or as a franchisee who has bought into an existing brand and is now part of a franchise family.

This week’s Teacher of the Week is Jane Dooher who joined messy play franchise Little Mess – part of The Little Sensory Company.

“I have been teaching for 6 years in a range of schools. A permanent job is very hard to come by in Co. Fermanagh so I have been in and out of schools subbing and covering maternity posts.

I loved teaching and working with the little ones but as a mummy of two young boys, I found that I was always missing out and stressing about work instead of enjoying my children, so that is when I decided to take the leap to buy a franchise (Little Mess Fermanagh with The Little Sensory Company) in May 2022 when the opportunity came up and it has been the best decision!

I am able to spend more time with my own children and work around them – as well as still interacting and working with children and helping them develop and explore their skills, imagination and little minds via messy play.

The dreaded Sunday night feeling has now gone as I absolutely love what I do! I will go back to teaching some day but only part time – never full time! Being a part of The Little Sensory Company is fantastic as I have so much support from Roxanne (franchise owner) & other franchisees who run similar classes to myself.”

Congratulations, Jane Dooher on all that you have achieved since making the move from teaching to franchising. 👏🏼