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- 2023 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$483K - $874K
- Units as of 2022
17 13.3% over 3 years
In 2004, Dana Oliver realized that most parents had the same dilemma of taking care of kids after 5PM after daycares had closed while still managing their post-5.00PM office duties. Oliver decided to open Adventure Kids Playcare for parents with similar needs, offering an “on-demand" hourly childcare and entertainment environment for children aged six weeks to 12 years.
Adventure Kids Playcare allows kids to play, explore and learn both art and social skills. Clients may be able to rest assured of their children's safety at this childcare.
Adventure Kids Playcare has expanded its reach to more than 10 locations nationwide after starting franchising in 2006. Their services include drop-in childcare at an approved place and off-site childcare at private gatherings and other sites in a protected area.
Why You May Want to Start an Adventure Kids Playcare Franchise
The goal at Adventure Kids Playcare is to provide parents with peace of mind while their kids are out of their sight. The business also supports a fun and fulfilling career while maintaining the connection with family. Qualified Adventure Kids Playcare franchisees with the same passion must also love being around children and molding them to become better adults, have strong social skills, and practice exemplary customer service.
If you are approved to be an Adventure Kids Playcare franchisee, you should operate the business daily, as no absentee ownership is allowed and hire trained and professional staff.
What Might Make an Adventure Kids Playcare Franchise a Good Choice?
While providing a clean and safe environment for kids, Adventure Kids Playcare has first aid certified professionals to offer more than what they may expect for their children, as many of them are parents themselves. Unlike other childcare facilities, Adventure Kids Playcare may operate seven days a week and until midnight on Friday and Saturday, making it even more flexible for customers and franchisees.
To be part of the Adventure Kids Playcare team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.
How To Open an Adventure Kids Playcare Franchise
If awarded a franchise, franchisees may receive a great deal of support from the Adventure Kids Playcare brand throughout the franchising process. In addition to pre-opening training, Adventure Kids Playcare franchisees receive support through brand awareness, marketing, research, and construction.
Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement with Adventure Kids Playcare, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. Additionally, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask questions about the Adventure Kids Playcare franchising team.
It may be a good idea to speak with an attorney or financial advisor to ensure that you have the necessary financial resources to own and operate an Adventure Kids Playcare franchise.
About Adventure Kids Playcare
- Children's Businesses
- Related Categories
- Childcare, Miscellaneous Children's Businesses, Children's Education/Enrichment
- Parent Company
- AKP Int'l. Inc.
- Dana Oliver, President
- Corporate Address
1079 W. Round Grove Rd., #300-307
Lewisville, TX 75067
- Franchising Since
- 2006 (17 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming
- # of Units
- 17 (as of 2022)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Adventure Kids Playcare franchise.
Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees
Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.
- Initial Franchise Fee
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $482,504 - $874,004
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- Third Party Financing
- Adventure Kids Playcare has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
- On-The-Job Training
- 40 hours
- Classroom Training
- 40 hours
- Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-opsNewsletterMeetings & ConventionsGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresLease NegotiationField OperationsSite SelectionProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
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