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The Learning Experience

The Learning Experience is a childcare and early education category leader ranked No. 87 on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual list of the top 500 franchising companies in the US. Our successful franchise, which currently has over 300 units in the US and 200 more centres under development, has recently expanded its franchise organisation to the UK!

Investment Amount:
£250,001 - £500,000
£500,001 - £1,000,000
Industry Sector(s):
Children Franchises, Education Franchises
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Welcome to The Learning Experience

What makes The Learning Experience a unique opportunity?

Our mission… to make a positive difference in the lives of our children, their families, and the communities we serve.

Our proprietary L.E.A.P (Learning Experience Academic Programme) curriculum that encourages children to learn in their favourite way: by exploring and doing. They achieve success independently while developing intellectually, socially, and cognitively through varied early educational materials, activities, and social interactions.

At TLE, we’ve created a full cast of characters that become the child’s educators, partners, and friends through the preschool education journey. Studies have shown that children love to learn from characters, and that it’s highly effective. Our TLE characters represent one of our most unique selling propositions and serve as the child-friendly connection presented through our curriculum.

The Learning Experience Make Believe Boulevard is a replica of a high street, complete with a supermarket, garage, police station, fire station, and much more allowing the children to engage in dramatic play which encourages expressive language and literacy.

TLE’s Philanthropy Programme teaches our preschoolers the importance of making a positive difference in the community. Teaching our children about the act of giving will help them to develop deeper empathy, organisational skills, collaboration and leadership.

The Learning Experience currently has over 300 units in the US and 200 more centres under development. The brand is a childcare and early education category leader ranked No. 87 on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual list of the top 500 franchising companies in the US. Our leading childcare franchise brings its considerable expertise to the UK market with ambitious expansion plans.

The franchise package

Coupled with its proprietary curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage for educational programmes, The Learning Experience provides franchisees with a turnkey model that is completely unique in the childcare industry to make the opening of your nursery as simple as possible. All this, while continuously providing world-class training, expert marketing support, and back of house systems to successfully run your business.

The Learning Experience real estate department and executive team search for new centre locations based on the cost of real estate, competitive tuition cost analysis in the area, population density and growth of children and adults, and the working population.

The Learning Experience franchise entrance

Make Believe Boulevard

Once site selection is complete, The Learning Experience works directly with developers and suppliers to build and set up a new centre specifically chosen to optimise your opportunity by attracting the largest number of parents and children in the area.

After handing you the keys to your new centre and throughout your journey as a franchisee, The Learning Experience’s in-house experts create and provide its proprietary curriculum every month to support your teachers, as well as innovative technology developed for use both in and out of the centre, continuous marketing support in both digital and printed forms, hiring support, comprehensive training, and ongoing operational guidance.

Essential info

The Finances

Franchisees are offered a turnkey centre in return for a set development fee. The franchise fee is £43k + VAT, and overall investment will range from £425k-£575k, 50% of which should be available in liquid funds. The ongoing royalty rate is 8% of revenue. Introductions to banks can be made.


First UK centre was opened in East Finchley in October 2020. A pipeline of new turnkey sites is being built with expansion possible throughout England. The vision is for 70 centres in the UK within 5-7 years.

Who are we looking for?

- Entrepreneurs looking to own their own business and grow with TLE as we expand across the UK!
- Individuals looking to make a difference in their community.
- Individuals who mirror our values, bringing an innovative mindset, collaborative spirit, and a desire to make an impact on the communities that we serve.

What our franchisees say

The Learning Experience testimonials

“TLE understands that franchisees need to be successful for themselves to be successful. They are smart, fair and good people.”

Michael Brown, Multi-unit Owner

“It is satisfying to be a part of an organisation I believe in. I think that the current pandemic has shown the strength of TLE’s Core Values.”

Grace Huxtable-Mount, Multi-unit Owner

“TLE continues to look to the future and has proven the ability to lead and evolve in the current crisis. If I had to weather this storm alone, especially if I were a new business, I don’t know how I would survive.”

Shaleen Conklin, TLE Manahawkin, NJ




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