Monkey Puzzle are the undisputed market leader in the franchised nursery sector and the third largest nursery group overall in the U.K. Pioneers in what we do, we were the first to franchise day nurseries aiming to help people contribute to communities through business. Even now as one of the largest nursery groups we have retained our core family values.
On March 17th 2002, Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries launched their very first childcare setting in Hertfordshire. For owners Mark and Rebecca Crosby it was the beginning of a hugely successful journey into the day nurseries industry. Monkey Puzzle now has well over 60 childcare nursery settings across the UK.
Richard Blunden, CEO ”We’ve been given a fantastic foundation from our founders, Mark and Rebecca Crosby. Being the first franchised day nurseries business in the UK means that we’ve been established for over 15 years as a franchisor and continue to move forwards at pace, growing the team and bringing breadth to our overall offering.”
Opening a childcare franchise is a great opportunity because the childcare sector has proven year after year to be one of the most stable and in demand sectors. The sector is robust and whilst it has it’s challenges, it is sought after as an investment opportunity from individuals as well as private equity and other funding houses.
Monkey Puzzle is set to be the perfect partner for anyone interested in franchising as growth continues at a brisk pace and work is currently in progress with both new and existing franchisees, to open further nurseries across the country. These developments, along with our drive for excellence will further elevate our position in the market and make Monkey Puzzle the nursery group of choice.
Richard Blunden continues “We have clarity of vision and a clear roadmap as a business, understanding the impact we can have by inspiring change through excellence in childcare, creating a positive impact for generations to come. This is a great time to franchise.”