For over thirty years, originally trading under the name Ladybird, Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries has been working closely with parents, staff and Ofsted to deliver childcare of the highest quality, providing children with unlimited opportunities to learn, develop and grow within a safe, secure and... Read More

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The majority of our day nursery franchisees had no previous experience of the childcare sector. Our well established system aims for prospective franchisees to thoroughly replicate the successful Monkey Puzzle formula.

Our dedicated Head Office team guide you through the stages of finding a property, lease negotiation, internal building structure, equipment, staffing, training and marketing your very own business. Once your doors are open to the public our Operations Team will be on hand for all your ongoing training and inspections.

If we have wet your appetite with this brief overview of our nursery franchise offer and you want to find out more about a Monkey Puzzle franchise, take a look in greater detail at our dedicated Monkey Puzzle franchise website.

So if you are exploring the possibility of opening your own day nursery and don’t know where to start, you may have just found the answer!

Our Childcare Franchise Opportunity

Year on year since its launch in 2005, the Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Franchise opportunity has consistently accomplished outstanding progress. At present we have over 60 Ofsted approved nurseries owned and operated by our Franchisees, embracing a combined capacity of some 4,000 child places.

That positions us as the undisputed market leader in the franchised nursery sector and the third largest U.K. nursery group overall. Growth continues at a brisk pace and work is currently in progress, with newly-contracted franchisees, to open further nurseries across the country. These developments will further elevate our position in the market and enhance parent awareness of the Monkey Puzzle brand.

With strong foundations in place at home, earlier this year a start was made on expansion abroad, in response to International Licence enquiries from a number of territories including the Middle East, Hong Kong and China.

At a time when many businesses were contracting due to the economic downturn, Monkey Puzzle is seen to have significantly bucked the trend and it is worth reading on to see how this was achieved. There is certainly no mystique – it’s all due to best practice in each element of the operation.


We have a well-established system that aims for each of our Franchisees (the great majority of whom have no previous experience) to thoroughly replicate the highly successful Monkey Puzzle formula. This deals with literally everything, from guidance on site-finding right through to the launch publicity which creates local awareness ahead of opening day.

Our support obligations continue by means of a substantial package of management services, including central accounting for Franchisees’ positive cash-flow and regular meetings to guide on all operational matters and optimum profitability.

Monkey Puzzle also provide in house support towards each franchisees online presence ensuring your new business will be visible from day one of trading.

We are accredited as Associate Members of the British Franchise Association and are completely committed to the success of our franchisees.


In the UK children’s nurseries have to be approved by the regulator Ofsted whose demanding requirements are comprehensively fulfilled in the Monkey Puzzle franchise. Consequently training is of the essence and our programme, which is regarded as one of the best in nursery management, is based on substantial practical knowledge.


Every Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery runs to the highest standards with a distinctive ambience in which children thrive and parents have complete confidence. A business with a clearly identifiable long-term future, the return on investment appears excellent, based on a very healthy trading track record.


Our investment in franchise development is considerable, evidenced by a head office function that delivers second-to-none back-up to our Franchisees. Headed by the founders, husband and wife team Mark and Rebecca Crosby, the line-up comprises:

  • Market Researcher and Site-Finder
  • Project Manager/Nursery Designer
  • Educational Co-ordinator
  • Training Co-ordinator
  • SEO Specialist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Franchisee Support Managers

Not least, we also have good relations with the main banks which we are pleased to introduce to prospective Franchisees. Given the sound performance of Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries, financing packages continue to be made available subject to individual circumstances.


If you are exploring children’s nursery franchises please talk to us.

We will welcome all your questions and aim to answer them fully. Inevitably there are one or two new arrivals in the sector with whom we welcome comparison. We are confident you will find there is no substitute for genuine knowledge and understanding, our continuing expansion clearly being driven by those who value solid experience, both in nursery management and franchising.

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