Safari Kid

Our franchise owners enjoy a steady income from customers who have grown to trust the reliability and quality of the Safari Kid brand. Safari Kid is an international chain of preschools and after school programs headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Newark, California. If you are passionate about early childhood development this is the opportunity for you!

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What Does a Safari Kid Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Safari Kid, you'll need to have at least $150,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $750,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $200,000 - $1,000,000. Safari Kid charges a franchise fee of $70,000 + $30,000
(Pre Opening fees)
. They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans. *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$150,000
What does Liquid Capital mean?
Net Worth:$750,000
What is Net Worth?
Total Investment:$200,000 - $1,000,000
What does Total Investment mean?
Franchise Fee:$70,000 + $30,000
(Pre Opening fees)
What is a Franchise Fee?
Royalty Fee:7%


Options available to Franchisees:
Financing:Via 3rd party
Veteran Discount:Yes

Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Total Units:50
Home Office: Newark, CA
Year Founded:2005
Franchising Since:2011

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About Us

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.

Our franchise owners enjoy a steady income from customers who have grown to trust the reliability and quality of the Safari Kid brand. Embedded within Safari Kid’s DNA is both a heartfelt commitment to fostering strong relationships between staff members, parents, and students and our ability to build bridges between nurturing care and effective education. Part of how we do this is by investing in qualified researchers. We understand that the early years of a child’s life are a critical time for brain development, and our ever-evolving, progressive curriculum reflects the earnest accountability we feel in ultimately creating a better future for our children, one in which they will not just feel loved, but for which they will thrive.

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Consider this. Safari Kid:

  • Will allow you to build financial freedom and the lifestyle that you want
  • Is a no-hassle, formulary business with a customized proprietary curriculum
  • Offers comprehensive support and training from a team of experienced professionals in the field of early childhood development
  • Has 50 locations worldwide and growing
  • Benefits from United States being a 75B industry between the childcare and afterschool industry combined
  • Boasts a franchise program which offers healthy EBITDA supported by multiple revenue streams

Training & Support

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. For a glimpse into our extensive training and support, take a look at the following overview on what we offer:

  • Comprehensive role based training for Owners, Directors and Teachers
  • Initial and continuous onsite and virtual ongoing quarterly training
  • Teachers are supported with ongoing training due to our progressive curriculum, which changes with the latest educational research.
  • Initial opening sales and marketing training and support
  • Permit/License, design and higher efficiency training and support
  • Ongoing compliance, best practices training and support.

Ideal Candidate:

Although an owner-operated Safari Kid is ideal, semi-absentee or absentee owners have also proven to be successful. Safari Kid owners should be savvy enough to discern when their presence is needed and when they can leave the bulk of responsibilities to a strong Director/Site Supervisor. Most of our owners, once experienced with one location, move on to open multiple locations and hire strong Directors/Site Supervisors who can manage each location. An ideal owner will take the time to hire a Director who is passionate about early childhood education and development, and demonstrates a high IQ and EQ to help problem-solve when necessary. Although Safari Kid is ultimately a business, we challenge ourselves to always keep the needs of our students in focus.

Next Steps?

Are you passionate about early childhood development and contributing to your community? Do you have business acumen, strong communication skills, sales and marketing experience, or prior experience in education? If you have $150k in liquid capital and ready to join an international chain of preschools and after school programs, request more information today! Serious inquiries only.

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Safari Kid is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $150,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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