Music Bugs offers a 'family-friendly' opportunity

Music Bugs offers parents the opportunity to work the hours they want, without worrying about finding child-care during the summer holidays.

Music Bugs company founder Claire Bennett says: 'One of the main attractions of a home-based franchise opportunity such as Music Bugs, is that mums really do have the flexibility to choose working hours that suit their own families individual needs. We receive dozens of enquiries every week from women, mostly mums, who are looking to achieve a better balance of their home and working lives and to take more control over their working day.

'Firms and businesses are simply not doing enough to provide working parents with the flexibility they need to balance work and family life and we are now seeing a growing trend of mums who have decided to take the matter into their own hands.'

Home business website, Enterprise Nation reports: 'More than 60 per cent of new businesses are now started from home - that's 1,400 new businesses every week and mums are leading the way as they seek to readjust their work-life balance.'

Established in 2006, Music Bugs offers a range of play-based interactive music sessions for children aged six months to four years old.