• "Gymboree's philosophy is that children learn best when allowed to actively explore in an environment that is fun and appeals to their natural curiosity and desire to learn, supported by the people who matter most in their lives."

    - Claire Lerner LCSW, child development specialist, Director of Parenting Information and Resources at ZERO TO THREE®

  • Franchise Information

    Gymboree Play & Music is serious business!


    More than 800 Gymboree Play & Music franchises in over 42 countries prove what we’ve known for more than 47 years – play and music combined with learning is serious business! We bring fun, creativity and friendship to our customers and our franchisees too!

    As the creator and leader in interactive children's play, music, art and development programs, we've built a business system with an unequalled reputation worldwide. Our unique approach has created a loyal customer base that continues to grow. Our franchisees also have the advantage of being part of a rapidly growing Gymboree brand.

     Gymboree Play & Music in Vietnam is owned by KIDS FIRST Vietnam Company Limited. We are currently taking applications from qualified individuals and teams who are interested in owning and operating their own Gymboree Play & Music business in Vietnam. If this is an opportunity that interests you, please email us.


    Franchise FAQ


    Frequently Asked Questions

    If I am seriously interested, what should I do next?

    If you are seriously interested about owning and running a Gymboree Play & Music franchise, please contact us by email and we will get back to you shortly.

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    Can I franchise a Gymboree Clothing Store?

    No, the retail clothing stores are presently owned and operated by the Gymboree Corporation.

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    What skills do I need to own and operate a Gymboree Play & Music franchise?

    Successful Gymboree franchise owners come from a wide variety of professional and personal backgrounds. We strongly feel that there must be both a professional and personal fit between you and Gymboree. Here are some factors to consider:

    • Are you passionate about working with children and their parents, and believe in the benefits of early childhood learning?
    • Do you have the business skills necessary to build and grow a successful business?

    Gymboree Play & Music is a business which requires a strong owner presence early on and therefore is best suited for those who wish to play a key role in the day-to-day operations of a Gymboree site. All site owners will be trained in the Gymboree program, should be prepared to teach classes, and are required to train their own teaching staff. A Gymboree site requires a full-time commitment, and therefore, is best suited to those individuals or teams who are able to provide such a commitment.

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    What is the total investment-cash plus financing-needed for a Gymboree Play & Music franchise?

    The total investment required for a Gymboree Play and Music franchise will vary, based on a variety of factors, including the cost of real estate and other cost. If you are interested in becoming a franchise owner, please contact us for further information..

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    How much money can I expect to make operating a Gymboree Play & Music franchise?

    Like most Franchisors, Gymboree does not provide, or authorize anyone else to provide information on past or possible future financial results with respect to any Gymboree Play & Music franchise or company-owned unit. Your financial results depend on many factors, including how hard you work, how closely you follow our system, your competition, etc. Gymboree can't reliably predict, forecast or project future performance, revenues, profits or otherwise of any Gymboree unit.

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    What type of training and support is provided?

    As a Gymboree franchisee, you receive access to Gymboree's patented lesson plans and specially designed proprietary equipment, apparatus and branded Gymboree instruments and class props. You also receive a high level of initial training as well as ongoing training and support.

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    How long has Gymboree been in business?

    Gymboree began in 1976 when Joan Barnes, a mother from California, tried to find a safe, fun place featuring age-appropriate activities for parents and young children to play together. Unable to do so, she did what any enterprising person would; she started her own program! Her program was so successful that, two years later, Gymboree began to franchise its unique program. We have been growing ever since.

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