Business: Funky Feet, Leicestershire. Children’s movement and music classes.
Award winning Funky Feet Music create and produce original multi-sensory music and movement resources that are designed to deliver early years education goals and to be lots of fun. ‘Learning through play is our philosophy.’
These age appropriate resources are in use in UK Schools, Nurseries and Music and Movement classes. The resources link key physical and cognitive learning areas, language and communication, physical development and personal, social and emotional development.
Working in collaboration with children, parents, teachers and educational specialists we have aligned our resources to the National Curriculum and the Early Years Framework.
Kim Pott, founder and director.
When and why did the business decide to export?
From when we began Funky Feet Music we saw international growth as both important and doable due to the global appeal of our concept, the prominence of the English language, and the fact that our small, light products can be easily shipped or downloaded.
What is the company’s export vision?
To have our music in every school and household with young children worldwide, via their parents and teachers.
How did you find out about Open to Export?
We were referred to it by UK Trade & Investment.
How useful – and in what way – did you find the Export Action Plan?
The Export Action Plan really helps you focus on the different areas of export and signposts which countries to go for and why. It helps set timescales and deadlines, and if a particular course proves to be a fruitless pursuit, this is signaled quickly so you can write it off and move on without time-wasting.
How has/will the plan help accelerate your export goals?
It’s a working document, always in progress, constantly moving – and adaptable to our changing needs as we evolve.