Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

£90,000 Minimum Investment

Franchise Description :

Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries franchise with full training and ongoing business support

Finance:Yes, through a third party such as HSBC and NatWest
Part Time:Yes
Contact Name:Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

4 Churchgate's, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK HP4 2UB


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Company Overview

Established in 2002, Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries is the UK’s largest childcare franchise and third largest childcare provider. Founded and operated by husband and wife team, Mark and Rebecca Crosby, the brand can trace its heritage in childcare back to 1976, when the first nursery was opened in Cambridgeshire by an earlier generation of the Crosby family (trading as Ladybird Day Nursery).

In 2005, Monkey Puzzle launched the first ever franchised nursery, which has now grown to over 65 successful franchised nursery settings nationwide, making Monkey Puzzle the UK’s largest childcare franchise network.

Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries is the undisputed market leader in the UK franchised nursery sector. Year on year, Monkey Puzzle franchises have made outstanding progress and now provide a combined capacity of some 4,700 childcare places. Growth continues at a brisk pace, with many more setting opening across the UK this year.

Franchise Overview

Monkey Puzzle supports their franchisees from inception through to becoming established nursery settings via a dedicated Franchising Team that assists with;

  • Property sourcing
  • Financial support
  • Lease negotiation
  • Property redevelopment
  • Equipment and resources
  • Recruitment
  • Training
  • Marketing
  • Operational support

Firstly, although working with young children must obviously appeal to you, a background in the childcare sector is not a requirement. Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries is essentially a management franchise and therefore some experience in managing members of staff is particularly advantageous. Also, you must be a good communicator and feel at ease running your team of nursery practitioners. A particularly important personal attribute is a warm and understanding disposition, essential when dealing with parents who expect individual attention as their child settles in.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 67 Nurseries
  • Franchise Type: Management
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £300,000- £600,000
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £90,000
  • Franchise Location: Nationwide
  • Market: Childcare

Next Steps

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