UK’s First Montessori Franchise

Do you have energy and enthusiasm and enjoy working with children? Are you ready to take your first step towards a whole new start?

The Swans Nurseries franchise is the first Montessori Franchise in the UK we will enable you to build your own successful Montessori under our highly-respected brand. Operating one of our Montessori’s franchises is rewarding on so many different levels. Certainly the business is extremely profitable, and successful nurseries have a significant resale value if you later decide to sell the business.

Some franchisees will look at this as an investment opportunity, and recruit staff to handle the day-to-day running of the nursery.  Others will prefer to be more ‘hands on’, and get involved in the fun and friendly world of childcare – either way, the business can be structured to suit what you need both in terms of financial and personal rewards.

About the Business

There is of course a very large market for our service, but we recognise – from our own personal experience – that in order to succeed we need to consistently exceed the expectations.

The parents who visit us never fail to be impressed by our unique approach to childcare; friendly knowledgeable staff, sophisticated CCTV security, bio metric entry systems, full air-conditioning, high-quality dietary provisions. By becoming part of our brand and operating to our same exacting standards, you too can enjoy the levels of success enjoyed by our original nurseries and benefit from the strength of the brand nationwide.

We have developed a unique system which is loved by parents and children alike, but the key to our success is in maintaining extremely high standards across all of our nurseries.  Our systems for safety and security are second to none, ensuring a safe, caring and fun environment which parents love to recommend to their friends and families.

Becoming a Franchisee

As a franchisee you will receive all the necessary training, support and guidance necessary to get your business up and running quickly and painlessly, reducing the risks normally associated with business start-ups as you will be following our own proven system. We will work with you to develop your business plan, help you identify a suitable premises, locate staff and find customers.  Most importantly, we are committed to ensuring your business succeeds and you deliver the best childcare.

There will be investment required, and building any new business requires hard work and dedication, but running your own Montessori is hugely rewarding in so many ways – and not just financially!

The Investment

When you take that brave step and come to visit us, one of the things we shall discuss in more detail will be the financial implications of owning a Montessori franchisee and the type of premises you will need. It’s worth mentioning at this stage that finding premises is one of the hardest parts of the whole process, and depending upon the condition of the building and the terms of the lease, the costs can be significant.  However, once we have helped you find the premises we supply all of the equipment, training and guidance you need to get you started in our new, packages start from for just £20,500 + VAT.

There will be additional costs in preparing to open and your total investment will vary depending upon the size and location of the premises, the terms of lease and condition of the building. If we also allow for the working capital to cover your costs throughout the first year or so, the likely total investment will usually be between £100,000 and £200,000.  As the bank will lend you some, but not all, of this we would estimate that you should have liquid capital (cash) reserves of at least £50,000 before applying for a franchise).

Can I Get Finance?

We have good relationships with the many High Street banks, most of whom will advance you between 40% and 70% of the funding required.  They will of course require you to present them with a business plan showing how you intend to build your business, and we will 100% help you with this.

We are here to help you succeed in your goals so please do contact us at It take courage and bravery to start your own business, since you are reading our page you must have both!