For many families, the social and developmental benefits of a nursery school are important in a child’s early years too. It's a fact, too, that parents need to work. This makes non-statutory nurseries extremely important to the UK economy and child education sector. Organisations that can help parents with the complexities of funding for child care places are particularly sought after.
The Government revealed that the UK now has 3.1 million Ofsted registered childcare places, and the nursery sector contributes 352,600 of those (not including before and after school clubs). That is a considerable business sector, meeting a massive need every single day. There are plenty of companies that have forged successful multi-venue businesses in childcare, catering for the needs of pre-school little ones in a creative, inclusive and dependable way.
And the good news is, many of those companies are willing to share their successful business model and help people like you to start up their own nurseries in local communities. One of the biggest providers of opportunities like this is the Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Franchise. Also on offer are Banana Moon Day Nursery and Little Cherubs Day Nursery. Franchise partners are being sought by both Stone Eden and the more specialist Simply Out of School childcare company.
Apart from the fact you get a recognisable brand and business management support, your franchiser can help you to find the right location and meet planning regulations. This is a sector that carries very stringent legal obligations, codes of practice and duty of care requirements. Having someone to “walk you through” the insurance and compliance issues can be vital. Franchisers can also help with training and provide access to equipment at preferential rates.
If running a nursery as part of a franchise sounds like something you're interested in, we can provide you with the basic ABCs of a strong franchise deal, to help you get your nursery business up and running.