Gymboree Play & Music
Parent/child play and learning programs

About
Founded

1976

Franchising Since

1978 (40 Years)

Corporate Address

500 Howard
San Francisco, CA 94105

CEO

Mark Breitbard

Parent Company

Gymboree

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$120,935 - $279,900

Net-worth Requirement

$270,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$90,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $45,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

3.25%

Financing Options

Gymboree Play & Music has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

Discounts on opening inventory

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Classroom Training:

8 days

Additional Training:

At regional location

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

3 - 4

Bio

San Francisco mother Joan Barnes created the Gymboree Play & Music Program in 1976 when she couldn't find a safe place for new parents and children to play and exercise together. There are now locations across the United States and throughout the world. Gymboree Play & Music centers offer different classes each week for children ranging from newborn through 4 years old. Classes are designed to stimulate the senses and encourage children's development.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $120,935 High - $279,900
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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