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Make a positive difference in children’s lives with The Learning Experience

Make a positive difference in children’s lives with The Learning Experience

The Learning Experience expansion in the UK offers a rewarding franchise opportunity for people passionate about early education and children

In the last two years, few franchise sectors proved to be as resilient and vital to our social and economic infrastructure as nurseries and childcare centres.

For working parents who couldn’t stay home with their little ones, it led to a greater recognition of the sector’s importance. For parents who could stay home, it led to a new appreciation for the work nurseries do to educate and care for their children.

Going forward, demand in the UK nursery market will continue growing as working parents increasingly seek not just a safe, secure, and fun environment for their children, but one that fosters their cognitive, physical, and behavioural development, too.

The learning experience

Recently, one of the fastest-growing childcare and early education franchises in the US – The Learning Experience – opened its first UK nursery in East Finchley, bringing the brand’s proprietary and innovative curriculum that develops the whole child – colourful and vibrant centres where imaginations run free, and beloved characters like ‘Bubbles the Elephant’ that bring learning to life to children in the UK.

The Learning Experience currently has over 300 units in the US and 200 more centres under development. The brand is a childcare and early education category leader ranked No. 87 on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual list of the top 500 franchising companies in the US.

As The Learning Experience expands to open more than 70 nurseries in the UK in the coming years, the franchise is looking for franchisees and international investors to join its mission of making a positive difference in the lives of our children, their families, and the communities we serve

Truly unique model

Coupled with its proprietary curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage for educational programmes, The Learning Experience provides franchisees a turnkey model that is completely unique in the childcare industry to make the opening of your nursery as simple as possible – while continuously providing world-class training, expert marketing support, and back of house systems to successfully run your business.

The Learning Experience real estate department and executive team search for new centre locations based on the cost of real estate, competitive tuition cost analysis in the area, population density and growth of children and adults, and the working population.

Once site selection is complete, The Learning Experience works directly with developers and suppliers to build and set up a new centre specifically chosen to optimise your opportunity by attracting the largest number of parents and children in the area.

After handing you the keys to your new centre and throughout your journey as a franchisee, The Learning Experience’s in-house experts create and provide its proprietary curriculum every month to support your teachers, as well as innovative technology developed for use both in and out of the centre, continuous marketing support in both digital and printed forms, and hiring support, comprehensive training, and ongoing operational guidance.

In addition to the brand’s proven and profitable business model, which has nearly 50 per cent of franchisees owning more the one unit, The Learning Experience franchise owners will be joining one of the industry’s strongest leadership teams with a track record of success across franchised and multi-unit business models.

At a glance

Year established:


Number of franchised outlets:


Location of units:

US and UK – 303 + 1

Investment range:

£425,000-£575,000 (inc VAT)

Minimum required capital:



Fiona Smith,