Franchise Spotlight: Children’s Education
Franchises are in the vanguard of efforts to meet huge demand for kids’ education or ‘edutainment’ services.
With education so pivotal to a child’s life chances, it’s unsurprising that statistics show many parents are unwilling to outsource the job to schools alone.
Whether it’s critical thinking or computer programming, many pay for extra tuition, early learning or ‘edutainment’ to equip their children with the attributes needed to thrive in a fast-changing world.
Franchise sector analysis
A profusion of innovative education franchises catering to children – from infants and preschoolers to high school students – are fueling a healthy industry growth rate with fun, interactive activities focused on a wide range of subjects.
Many are long established with a global presence – a great reassurance for aspiring franchisees.
It’s rarely a deal-breaker if would-be franchisees lack previous experience in the education industry. All relevant training is provided to deliver the classes/activities themselves or recruit and manage a team of educators.
Franchisees with a passion for educating the next generation can also benefit from well-regarded teaching materials and methodologies, flexible working hours and ongoing support from head office and fellow franchisees – all for, often, a comparatively modest investment.
Preschool education franchise opportunities include Little Zak’s Academy, which adheres to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Framework (NQF), while MindChamps’ prepares its charges for the world with a 3-Mind curriculum designed to foster curiosity and adaptability.
Some franchises focus on particular subjects. Creation Station, for instance, is an award-winning provider of arts and crafts classes for children of all ages. Young Engineers, through the use of K’nex, Engino and LEGO bricks, and Algorithmics, through fun projects such as creating cartoons and video games, focus on STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and cater to school-age children.
School is Easy (SIE) tutoring, meanwhile, offers would-be franchisees a chance to tap into burgeoning demand for tuition services.