Banana Moon was founded in 2006 when one of our directors was unable to find a high-quality nursery for their child to attend. It quickly became very clear that this level of nursery did not exist. Therefore, the aim of Banana Moon was to simply provide a high standard of care for the children and their parents.
Our systems over the years have been developed and polished. We can confidently offer the new franchisee reassurance as our founders and support team have experience building successful nurseries from scratch.
Why join Banana Moon
When you join Banana Moon, you’re joining a family business. We’re all driven to provide the best possible service to the children and their parents. At Banana Moon, you will be greeted with an embrace of support and industry experience right from the outset. It doesn’t end there; you will be supported throughout your journey by our dedicated team. Remember, we’re only a call away!
We’re always doing everything we can to make this process as smooth as possible. At every stage, we will be assisting you with what happens next. The hardest part is usually the property search; we will guide you through it, but the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it. While the search is underway, we will be working hard in the background to ensure that everything else runs well so that you can open the nursery doors as soon as possible.
We’re constantly evolving here at Banana Moon and enjoy sharing positive news. We value acknowledging outstanding work in nurseries because we understand how difficult it can be to maintain the highest standards. We’re very proud of our Midnight Moon Awards, which take place once a year to celebrate and reward best practises in childcare and give special recognition to nurseries that go above and beyond. Our awards have received great feedback, and they make franchisees feel valued and are a terrific way to recognise their hard work.
What we offer:
We know how hard starting a business is, and that’s why we have a comprehensive franchise package to help you build a successful nursery.
A franchisee will receive all the necessary training to prepare them for Ofsted, as well as ongoing assistance from our dedicated support team. We will work with you to create a customised business plan and will assist you in identifying premises, hiring employees, and finding customers. Most significantly, we want your nursery to be successful. We will always on hand to offer advice along the way.
The franchisee will be ready to commit a long-term investment and while it will not always be easy, following the process will soon pay off. You will require a minimum total investment of £300,000–£400,000, depending on the size and location of the nursery. We work closely with major high-street banks, the majority of which will advance you up to 75% of the funding required. Therefore, we recommend having at least £100,000 in liquid capital reserves before applying for a franchise.
How much is the franchise package?
Our franchise package is £47,500
Do I need experience in childcare?
No experience is needed to start your own nursery. We will help you recruit a nursery manager with the required qualifications. Your role will be to run the business with our continued support.
What are the next steps?
If you think Banana Moon could work for you, then please fill out the enquiry form below. A member of our team will be in touch very soon to walk you through the next stage.
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