Safari Kid

Safari Kid is an international chain of preschools and after school programs headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Newark, California. In just over fifteen years, 35,000+ children have gone through the program and have shown consistent excellence in elementary and middle schools.

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Safari Kid Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


As the spotlight on early education continues to grow, an increasing amount of research proves that children who have spent time in high quality child care environments have lasting benefits from the experience--both socially and academically. This is what makes an investment with Safari Kid so attractive. Safari Kid is one of the leading preschools (15mo - 6yrs) and after school systems (Grades K-6) with a significant focus on overall child development. With it's progressive and ever-evolving curriculum, it takes into account a child's social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs in order to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and well-being. Safari Kid bases its curriculum on the newest educational research and best practices, combining play, skill-building, social-emotional development opportunities, and structured academics to promote success. Combined with our ability to develop solid relationships and our state-of-the-art modern facilities, it is no wonder why Safari Kid is growing so rapidly.

Safari Kid also has a proven track record of operating high EBITDA corporate and Franchise locations in four countries. To enable our franchises to run a successful business, we provide both full support and comprehensive support during the Franchise Journey.

Safari Kid provides full support to successfully set up and run preschool and after school operations. Highlights include:

Complete franchise fulfillment
  • Financial guidance & support
  • Real estate search & site selection
  • Design & construction management guidance and support
  • Licensing/Use Permit guidance and support
  • GTM - Customer acquisition Marketing & Pre-Sales programs
  • Comprehensive Role based training for Owners, Directors and Teachers
  • Programs & Curriculum
  • Environment suitable to Child growth & Development
Strong Business model
  • Established as a fast growing industry
  • Predictable revenue - Simple model to execute
  • Multiple revenue streams - Toddler Care, Preschool, After School, Summer camps and enrichment programs.
  • Stellar employment opportunities
Assistance with steady state operations
  • Managing Financials
  • Track KPI's on a weekly basis
  • Evaluate the quality of staff
  • Consultation to increase efficiency
  • Compliance
  • Systems, Procedures & Documents

Company Details

Established: 2005
First Unit Franchised: 2011
Franchised Units: 34
Company Owned Units: 16
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Alaska - AK, Arizona - AZ, California - CA, Colorado - CO, Delaware - DE, Idaho - ID, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Massachusetts - MA, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, North Dakota - ND, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Oregon - OR, Pennsylvania - PA, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Vermont - VT, Virginia - VA, West Virginia - WV, Wyoming - WY
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Safari Kid

Financial Assistance Provided: Indirect (SBA / Lenders)
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: No
Our training begins with a review of Safari Kid's operation manuals. Then we offer a three day interactive experience, in which in-house training will commence. This involves in-person observations of our preschool and after-school programs at both our corporate location in Newark, CA and other nearby centers. Observations in the first session of training will focus on the school environment, and how to build the proper culture and philosophy that is expected from the Safari Kid brand. There will also be a review of licensing and curriculum, such as the "booklet system". The first session of training will conclude with gaining an understanding of our school operations and finance, such as how to roll out specific school programs and how to execute an effective business plan. The second session of training involves a large focus on understanding the Level 1 - Level 4 preschool development stages within Safari Kid. There will also be hands-on training sessions on how the Safari Kid After-School program is run. Other critical parts to running the business will also be discussed, such as marketing, public relations, staffing & HR, and license applications. Both potential Safari Kid Franchise Owners and Directors are encouraged to attend these training sessions. Teachers are supported with ongoing training due to our progressive curriculum, which changes with the latest educational research. All Safari Kid staff will also take part in an annual meeting which includes training and support as needed.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Safari Kid Franchise.

What does a Safari Kid Franchise Cost?

Safari Kid franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $150,000
Total Investment: $250,000-$1,000,000
Minimum Net Worth: $750,000
Franchise Fee: $70,000 + $30,00 pre-opening fee
Royalty: 7%
Brand Fund: 1.50%
Item 19: No
Average Number of Employees: 12
Visa Candidates: Yes

Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Safari Kid a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Safari Kid is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Safari Kid a Home Based franchise?

No. Safari Kid is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Safari Kid Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Safari Kid does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Safari Kid a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Safari Kid is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Safari Kid Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Safari Kid franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Safari Kid Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Safari Kid franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Safari Kid Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Safari Kid franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Safari Kid Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Safari Kid franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Safari Kid's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Education, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Safari Kid Franchises for Sale

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