Network of nurseries catering for children from three months old that provides a stimulating learning environment
Childrens Services, Childcare, Education, Entertainment
Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries’ network of UK nurseries caters for children from three months old, providing them with a safe, stimulating environment in which they can learn through play.
Sensory toys, plus musical and reading activities are offered to younger children attending Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries, while older children are helped to make the transition to primary school by fully trained staff who are either National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB) qualified or are taking part in the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Early Years and Childcare.
All nurseries have outdoor play areas and Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries’ curriculum follows the government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. Prior to opening, each nursery is inspected by Ofsted, the government department that is responsible for inspecting
and regulating a range of educational facilities.
Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries opened its first franchise in 2005 and today has around 65 nurseries currently operating in the UK.
The company is an associate member of the British Franchise Association.
As this is a management franchise, a franchisee’s main role is to lead a team of nursery nurses in their protected trading territory. No childcare experience is required to invest in a Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries franchise.
As well as comprehensive initial and ongoing training and support and access to the company’s tried-and-tested systems and know how, franchisees are helped by the franchisor
to find and fit out suitable premises in which to base their businesses.
Prospective franchisees must have a desire to work with young children and possess good communication skills. Experience of managing staff is advantageous.
It takes up to a year to open a Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries franchise from initial enquiry.
Once their first nursery is established, franchisees are able to open further nurseries, subject to agreement with the franchisor.
The company has franchise opportunities available throughout the UK.
Certain factors have contributed to the increase in demand for the type of good quality nursery care for children up to five years of age provided by Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries.
Low unemployment and the fact the majority of British mothers work either on a part-time or full-time basis is one of them.
Another reason, according to market research specialist IBISWorld, is the population of children under the age of four has grown considerably - and is expected to continue to grow - in the UK.
This has meant the day nursery sector, which is currently worth in the region of £4bn, grew by approximately three per cent between 2014-2019 and is forecast to carry on growing into the next decade.
A further factor potential franchisees should consider when assessing the investment potential of this franchise is that the Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries opportunity is proven to be replicable in many different parts of the UK, thus reducing the risk of starting your own business.
In addition, the company describes its franchise opportunity as “cash flow positive”, as parents pay their nursery fees by monthly direct debit in advance. This means incomings will potentially be greater than outgoings in a relatively short period of time.
Yes, subject to status. Because of its track record of success in the franchise industry, the company can introduce prospective franchisees to a number of banks operating in the sector, who may look favourably on their applications for finance.
It does. Franchisees must pay a monthly management service fee to the franchisor of eight per cent of their turnover.
Established franchisees can earn profits of over £80,000 per year, according to Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries.
However, while becoming a franchisee of an established brand such as Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries reduces the risk of becoming your own boss, franchising offers no guarantee of business success, as this depends on an individual’s ability to follow the franchisor’s systems of operation and the time they invest in building their franchise, among other factors.
The company’s headquarters are in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
Initial training, which takes place at the company’s head office and in one of its established nurseries, is comprehensive and tailored to each franchisee’s needs, ensuring they’re taught everything they need to know about running a successful Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries franchise, including how to pass on Ofsted suitable person’s interview.
Before starting initial training, franchisees are provided with a training manual and information about Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries’ policies.
Support is provided during the start up stage of the business to ensure franchisees hit the ground running in their territories and throughout the term of the franchise agreement in areas such as HR and marketing.
They are also given details of a range of equipment suppliers, from whom they will receive discounted rates on purchases.
Members of the franchise network are provided with Ofsted updates, while review meetings are conducted on a regular basis.
Complete the enquiry form on this page and your expression of interest will be sent direct to a member of Money Puzzle Day Nurseries’ franchise recruitment team, who will make contact for a no obligation chat about the opportunities available.
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