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Inspiring through excellence in early years education creating a positive impact for generations to come

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Inspiring through excellence in early years education creating a positive impact for generations to come

Day Nurseries
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The Monkey Puzzle Franchise

Monkey Puzzle is the undisputed market leader in the franchised nursery sector and one of the largest nursery groups in the U.K. We have a true pioneering spirit, being the first to franchise day nurseries and continue to welcome like-minded business individuals into our family.

What makes Monkey Puzzle the perfect partner?

  • Become a key part of a recognised national brand
  • You’ll be a member of the first and largest franchised nursery group
  • Operate in a large, stable and growing marketplace
  • Work with a proven, profitable business model
  • Work with a market leader and influencer in the sector
  • Benefit from the support of a large Head Office Team
  • Access to a wealth of strategic stakeholders within the industry
  • Ongoing, support and advice from a committed Franchising team
Day Nurseries
Elite Franchise Top 100 2023

Our Franchise Offering

Monkey Puzzle offers a full breadth of support with a very experienced head office team behind you to help every step of the way. If you would like more information about our franchise offering, please request an information pack. Please note, that we are UK-based and do not accept applications for non-UK residents looking to establish a nursery overseas.

Find out more about our Franchise Offering

Finance & Funding


Property Acquisition

Property Acquisition



Early Years Training

Property Design

How to get started

To get your childcare nursery franchise started with Monkey Puzzle, there are some simple stages to go through to approve your application before then embarking on your franchise journey with us.

Information Pack

Stage 1

Information Pack

To have the key information before applying you need our franchise offering brochure. Simply complete the online information request form and we will get that sent to you.

Exploration Call

Stage 2

Exploration Call

We will be in touch to arrange an exploration call to understand a bit more about you and run through your application details. This is also an opportunity to find out more about the nursery franchise opportunity and answer any questions you may have.

Apply Online

Stage 3

Full Application

Once you have decided that a childcare nursery franchise is for you then you will need to complete and submit the full application form. We will review this and if suitable move to the next stage.

Due Diligence

Stage 4

Due Diligence

Following the call, we will go through the due diligence process. You can also talk to some of our franchisees to understand what it’s like operating a childcare nursery and being part of the Monkey Puzzle franchise family.

In-Person Interview

Stage 5

In-person Interview

We will invite you in for a formal interview, where you will have the opportunity to present and for us to assess your suitability to franchise with Monkey Puzzle.

Our Franchisees

We have franchisees all around the UK, all with their own story to tell. You can meet some of our franchisees below, discover their stories and what their journey has been like with Monkey Puzzle. As part of the application and onboarding process you will have the opportunity to talk to some of our franchisees to ask questions and get a feel for what owning a childcare nursery is really like and how rewarding it can be.

Arlind - Monkey Puzzle Franchisee

Arlind Marku

I have always helped my family, they’re all self-employed and involved with business. Having had businesses before I know the challenge of running one on my own.

Jenine - Harrow Franchisee

Jenine Benning

I’ve always had an interest in education from a young age. I hold a BA, PGCE and a Master’s in Education, worked with children on cruise ships and as a primary school teacher for over 10 years.

Paula Murphy - Nursery Franchisee

Paula Murphy

Operating multiple nursery sites has provided me with incredible opportunities as well as amazing work-life balance, helping me overcome personal and professional setbacks and build successful businesses.

Our Nurseries

Monkey Puzzle has a network of over 70 nursery settings across the U.K. We will support you in finding and developing the perfect setting for you, from catchment analysis and property selection to design and renovation.

What about equipment and supplies?2022-06-06T13:29:55+01:00

We will provide you with a comprehensive itinerary of equipment along with a list of suppliers with whom you will receive exclusive discounted rates.

What is the Management Service Fee (MSF) percentage?2022-06-06T13:28:58+01:00

The service fee is 8% (Exclusive of VAT) of turnover (sales) and is paid on a monthly basis by direct debit.

Will I need to have childcare experience of qualifications?2022-06-08T11:45:57+01:00

No, neither is necessary, however you will need to appoint a nursery manager with the relevant qualifications; we can help with this very important task. Your role is to run the business.

How much is the franchise fee?2022-06-06T13:27:47+01:00

The initial franchise fee is £40,000 + VAT

Will I have a protected territory?2022-06-06T13:27:03+01:00

Absolutely – You will have exclusivity to a specific area