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Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries Ltd

Network of nurseries catering for children from three months old that provides a stimulating learning environment
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About Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries Ltd

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 60 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 the brand’s franchisees have made outstanding progress and now provide a combined capacity of some 4,000 child care places. Growth continues at a brisk pace, with many more settings opening across the UK this year.

How does the Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries franchise model work?

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.


What locations or territories are Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries looking to operate in?

Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries Ltd has franchise opportunities available throughout the UK.


Why is a Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries franchise a good investment?

For over a decade there has been a considerable level of demand for childcare within the UK and seeing that 70 per cent of British mothers are reported to be in work, it’s not surprising that this demand continues to rise.

Today the UK day nurseries industry is worth over £5bn and receives increasing interest from overseas investors, who are drawn by the financial opportunities, as well as wanting to learn from our admirable education system. It is this ever-increasing demand for childcare, along with Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries’ proven franchise model and years of day nurseries experience that has made the company’s network so successful.

Aspiring professionals dreaming of a new career, running a thriving business that can generate a high financial return, as well as offering job satisfaction within a rewarding and highly respected sector, should look no further than Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries.


Is bank funding available for a Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries franchise?

Yes, subject to status. Because of its track record of success in the franchise industry, the company can successfully introduce prospective franchisees to many banks operating in the sector. 


Does Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries charge franchisees any ongoing fees?

Yes, it does. Franchisees must pay a monthly management service fee to the franchisor of 8 per cent of their turnover.


What’s the earnings potential of a Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries franchise?

Established franchisees can earn profits of over £150,000 per year, according to Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries.

However, while becoming a franchisee of an established brand such as Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries substantially reduces the risk of starting your own day nursery, 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.


What training and support do Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries franchisees receive?

Starting a new business can be daunting but rest assured that Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries’ investment in franchise development is considerable. Thorough training is provided at the head office and at the brand’s established nurseries. The training 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.

From the extensive head office team, training support includes, market researchers and site-finders, project manager, marketing coordinator, education and training coordinators, SEO specialist, graphic designer and franchisee support managers. This means that whatever your background, a successful and profitable business can be yours.


How can I get started on setting up my own Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries business?

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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