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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$261K - $449K
- Units as of 2022
22 15.8% over 3 years
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a KidsPark franchise.
Operating under the children's business industry, KidsPark was founded in 1988 by Debbie Milner. KidsPark has since offered numerous unique childcare solutions with a fun and safe play space, accessible without reservations to give customers options to drop in any time of the week.
KidsPark operates as an hourly preschool program, drop-in childcare center, and private parties for children ages 2 to 12 years. It has also constructed and operated numerous licensed hourly day-care centers since beginning to franchise in 2003.
Since then, KidsPark has opened more than 20 childcare centers across multiple states.
Why You May Want to Start a KidsPark Franchise
KidsPark is looking for business-minded franchisees interested in serving their community. An ideal candidate does not need previous childcare-related experience, as KidsPark provides documents on owning and running the business. A potential franchisee should look forward to being a face of KidsPark. They should also be ambitious, have good marketing skills, and be detail-oriented.
Opening a KidsPark franchise may offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that could struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.
What Might Make a KidsPark Franchise a Good Choice?
KidsPark offers a play space with children's entertainment and learning activities. They utilize a combination of teacher-organized and children-created activities provided to groups and individual children. KidsPark strives to create an environment where children learn valuable skills such as cooperation, listening and communication, socialization, and motor development. There are also more advanced activities, including cooking, sensory exploration, and arts and crafts. As a franchisee, you should expect to run the daily operations of the KidsPark.
To be part of the KidsPark 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 liquid capital requirements.
A typical franchise agreement runs for ten years. Franchisees may be allowed to renew their contract if they meet the KidsPark requirements.
How To Open a KidsPark Franchise
As you decide if opening a KidsPark franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a KidsPark franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.
After completing the initial stages of being a KidsPark franchisee, you may develop a reputation for quality. Ideally, you will be able to adopt KidsPark’s proven way of running the business and its innovative programs.
KidsPark may also allow third-party financing, which may help cover the costs of the franchise fee, startup, inventory, equipment, accounts receivable, and payroll. It is also possible that the franchise may help you choose a preferred location, design your KidsPark franchise, and assist in hiring new staff. They will also offer you classroom and on-the-job training.
Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the KidsPark franchising team questions.
- Franchising Since
- 2003 (19 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.
This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Arizona, California, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington
- # of Units
- 22 (as of 2022)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a KidsPark 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
- $261,000 - $449,000
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.
- Veteran Incentives
- $3,000 off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with 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
- KidsPark has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory
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
- 80 hours
- Additional Training
- As needed
- Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-opsNewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand 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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