Gymboree Play & Music

Gymboree Play & Music classes are uniquely and intentionally designed Through play-based learning, your child is challenged physically, cognitively and socially.

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Gymboree Play & Music


Gymboree Play & Music Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


For over 45 years, our brand has been sparking a love of learning with millions of families around the world, with research-based play programs designed by experts. Whether it's our Home Office team or our franchise community, the Gymboree Play & Music brand has proven expertise in early childhood education and franchise management.

With Gymboree Play & Music franchise ownership, you get the small business owner experience, but with the added benefits of a big business network. As a franchise owner you have the autonomy to create your class schedule and assign roles to your team, plus the flexibility to establish a work-life balance.

Our custom curriculum supports "whole child" development and is uniquely created around the 3 keys to early childhood learning (social/emotional, cognitive, and physical). The curriculum has been fully created for you, but we encourage our franchisees and teachers to bring their own flair and style to their classes. We offer a robust initial franchise training where we "train the trainer", so that you feel confident going back to your location and training your teachers. Plus, there is ongoing support from our training team for you and your teachers. As a global brand, families can feel comfortable that their experience will be the same no matter where in the world they attend a Gymboree Play & Music class.

Company Details

Established: 1976
First Unit Franchised: 1979
Franchised Units: 50
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: Arizona - AZ, California - CA, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Hawaii - HI, Illinois - IL, Indiana - IN, Michigan - MI, Nevada - NV, New Jersey - NJ, New York - NY, Ohio - OH, Texas - TX, Virginia - CA
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Gymboree Play & Music

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: No
Cooperative Advertising: Yes
7 to 8 day Initial FranchiseTraining with Program or Operations online training every quarter.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Gymboree Play & Music Franchise.

What does a Gymboree Play & Music Franchise Cost?

Gymboree Play & Music franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $25,000 to $90,000
Total Investment: $56,250 to $389,100
Minimum Net Worth: $50,000
Franchise Fee: $45,000
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 3.25%
Item 19: No
Average Number of Employees: 5
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: No
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Gymboree Play & Music a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Gymboree Play & Music is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Gymboree Play & Music a Home Based franchise?

No. Gymboree Play & Music is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Gymboree Play & Music Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Gymboree Play & Music does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Gymboree Play & Music a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Gymboree Play & Music is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Gymboree Play & Music Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Gymboree Play & Music franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Gymboree Play & Music Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Gymboree Play & Music franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Gymboree Play & Music Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Gymboree Play & Music franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Gymboree Play & Music Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Gymboree Play & Music franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Gymboree Play & Music's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

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Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


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Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Gymboree Play & Music Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Gymboree Play & Music franchises for sale. We may have Gymboree Play & Music franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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