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Littlestar15 Sun 12-Jun-11 20:53:11


I am opening a one week performing arts summer school for 6 - 16 year olds. I have carried out a leaflet drop around local houses and schools and held a promtional stall in the local shopping centre. I have had some interest but these have failed to convery into sign ups. Could anyone offer advice about turning interest into a sale. I would like advice off parents as to what would encourage parents to book into my Summer Workshop.

I have recently made a website and am having equal difficulty in promoting this.

All advice would be gratefully received.

nancy75 Sun 12-Jun-11 21:02:12

I have sent you a private message.
right now is summer fair time at lots of schools, see if you can get a stall at any of them, people are more likely to sign up if they see the school think you are ok.

nancy75 Sun 12-Jun-11 21:06:07

also be aware that now is early for people to be booking - most of ours book the week before the holidays start.

cat64 Sun 12-Jun-11 21:09:55

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Littlestar15 Sun 12-Jun-11 21:14:18

Thanks for all the advice. I am going to be splitting up into three groups (6-9) (9-12) and (12-16) and swop around drama, singing and dancing. Having said this I think this could be clearer in my advertising.

The price is £120 for full week - 10am till 4pm daily Monday to Friday and we are currently offering 10% early bird discount for booking before 30th June.

Thanks again

cat64 Sun 12-Jun-11 21:21:54

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Littlestar15 Sun 12-Jun-11 21:35:17

Yes children do have to do all three. It's a musical theatre course which combines all three and we put on a show at the end of the week. Obviously if a child is talented in one area we will showcase that particular talent.

I think this is a good idea about providing childcare before and after what times do you think most parents would want? 9 - 5 / 10 - 6???

Thank you!!!!

cat64 Sun 12-Jun-11 21:41:58

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Littlestar15 Sun 12-Jun-11 22:09:35


Lizcat Wed 15-Jun-11 14:25:01

I use holiday clubs a lot firstly I and the vast majority of other parents need 8 to 6 care to allow us to get to and from our 8.30/9am to 5pm jobs. I would disagree with nancy75 I booked my summer child care in March because I get a whooping discount for that.
Can people use childcare vouchers to pay again most of the people I know who use these kind of camps use the vouchers to pay.

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