My name is Tracey and I am the Owner, Founder and Franchisor of The Baby Fayre UK. I thought I would introduce myself so you can see there is a real person behind the company logo answering all your emails and enquiries.
I am a proud mum to my little girl and we live in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, on the edge of the beautiful Peak District.
My career began in primary education as a Classroom Teacher and I then worked for a Local Authority as a School Improvement Officer in phonics and early years. It was the dream job. But then life threw a few curve balls in my direction after having my beautiful daughter so I needed a change in career to best meet the needs of my little girl. I bought a franchise called Tots Play and happily delivered baby and toddler classes across Chesterfield for over 4 years. I am pleased to say The Baby Fayre works with many Tots Play franchisees across the country.
It was during this time with Tots Play that I noticed a gap for franchisees like myself. There were various large, national baby shows and local children’s markets selling pre-loved items, but nothing in between to promote and advertise our classes at.
So The Baby Fayre was developed…
I wanted to create events that provided a market place for all local businesses that offer a product or service to pregnant women, parents to be and new families, at an affordable price for local businesses.
Fortunately the idea soon proved popular and I quickly developed working relationships with baby classes, first aid trainers, cake makers, swim schools, photographers and much more! Our events are free for visitors to attend and they love having the choice of all the local businesses under one roof!
In August 2021, the very first Baby Fayre took place in Worksop, Notts. There have since been events in Chesterfield, Sheffield, Liverpool, Barnsley, Cheltenham, Bristol, Newport, Maidstone, Northampton, Leicester and Lincoln.
In November 2023, we welcomed our first franchisees. Natalie and Linsey are now the proud owners of The Baby Fayre South and West Yorkshire.
The Baby Fayre UK franchise offers that much desired work/life balance where you can plan your own diary, be your own boss, and plan your work diary around family commitments. I wonder who will be our next franchisees….
So watch this space! Follow @thebabyfayre on all the social media platforms and take a look at www.thebabyfayre.co.uk
Come and visit us at one of our events soon!
Owner, Founder and Franchisor of The Baby Fayre UK