Gymboree Play & Music

2019 Franchise Costs

Liquid Capital Required:$90,000
Net Worth Required:$270,000
Total Investment:$106,000 - $387,460

Franchisor Details

Franchise Units:800
Year Founded:1976
Franchising Since:1978
Home Office: San Francisco, CA

Building Confident Learners

We’ve honed our expertise and sparked play and a love of learning with millions of children and parents — over and over — 40 years, 40 countries, 800 locations.

Our franchisees come from all walks of life, but they share a common passion for running their own business and for helping young minds develop. Running a Gymboree Play & Music franchise requires many things and we will train you in required disciplines to help you succeed. Owning a Play & Music franchise(s) is both challenging and personally fulfilling.

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Why Us

Established Brand
For over 40 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 GPM brand has proven expertise in early childhood education and franchise management.

Professional Freedom
With GPM franchise ownership, you get the small business owner experience, but with the added benefits of a big business network. As a franchise owner you can decide when to schedule classes, your own vacation and ultimately who does what in your location.

Dynamic Programming & Curriculum
Our custom curriculum is uniquely created around the 3 keys to early childhood learning (Social/Emotional, Cognitive and Physical).

Facilities That Are Designed For Play
Our custom, innovative equipment is designed for your little one to try, learn, play, fall, and try again! We reconfigure our modular proprietary playscapes every few weeks, consistently creating new experiences and challenges.

Merchandising & Sales
In addition to membership sales, each of our franchisees has the opportunity to merchandise and sell educational toys and branded items in their centers. Our product wall features everything from our sweet “Gymbo” products, to Melissa & Doug puzzles and of course, our signature Bubble Ooodles.


Unparalleled Support

Here at GPM we pride ourselves on the world-class training, support and guidance we offer our franchisees. As a new franchisee, you’ll have a number of tasks to complete before opening your doors. Whether it’s hiring staff, publicizing your business or setting your class schedule, our home office team is committed to providing you the resources and tools to make your location a success for children and parents alike! Here’s what you can expect from us

  • Initial Franchise Training
  • MarketingF
  • IT Support
  • Retail Products

Our Ideal Candidate

Our franchisees come from all walks of life, but they share a common passion for running their own business and for helping young minds develop. Running a Gymboree Play & Music franchise requires many things and we will train you in required disciplines to help you succeed. Owning a Play & Music franchise is both challenging and personally fulfilling.

What Do Our Successful Franchisees Have In Common?

  • They are hands-on! They share a genuine interest in early child development and education.
  • Appreciate the benefits of entrepreneurship. They are natural leaders who thrive in challenging situations and possess strong operational and managerial acumen.
  • Leverage the training, resources and ongoing support of the GPM community, corporate office, and brand stakeholders.
  • Possess the ability to effectively present and market the Gymboree Play & Music brand standards.

Are You Ready To Make A Difference?

Children are our future. Today, they need a safe place to grow and to learn. With Gymboree Play & Music, you can be the change you want to see in the world. If you are interested in learning more, fill out the form today!

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Please Note:

Gymboree Play & Music is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Gymboree Play & Music is also currently accepting inquiries from Canada.

Interested parties should have at least $90,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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