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In order to consider a Gymboree Play & Music franchise opportunity, a candidate must have a net worth (current value of all assets minus debt) in the range of $100,000 to $270,000 USD. At least $50,000 to $90,000 of that amount must be in liquid assets.

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Why Gymboree Play & Music

We’ve honed our expertise and sparked play and a love of learning with millions of children and parents — over and over — 45 years and over 30 countries.

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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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.

Financial Requirements

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To Qualify

$100,000 - $270,000

$100,000 - $270,000 in net worth per location, with at least
$50,000 - $90,000 of that amount in liquid assets.

Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $45,000

$35,000 - $45,000 initial franchise fee for the first franchise award, based on chosen model. (A transfer fee applies in lieu of the Franchise Fee, for resale locations.)

Total Investment

$105,000- $387,460

$133,000 - $387,460: Full-sized, 2-room Play & Music center, with playfloor size options.
$105,000 - $244,800: Single room Play & Music center, with playfloor size options.

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We currently have franchise opportunities available, including
new market areas, as well as resale locations. To review, please
view the list.

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Our Process

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Thank you for your interest in Gymboree Play & Music! There are just three (3) steps to becoming a Gymboree Play & Music Franchisee.

The process begins when you complete our application materials, so we can learn more about you. Get Started.

Step 1


Complete and return Application and Confidential Financial Statement.

Step 2


a. Review our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
b. Speak with Play & Music representatives and franchisees
c. Visit an operating location
d. Meet the Home Office Team at your Discovery Day

Step 3

Make it official

a. Sign your franchise agreement and join the franchise community!
b. Learn all there is to know at Initial Franchise Training (IFT)

Our Franchisees’ Stories

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I’m Tami, and I’m the owner of Gymboree Play & Music of Lafayette. I took over my site in June 2018, and I’ve loved it ever since! Don’t get me wrong -- I have my tough days. But I love what I do, and I love being around so many families, who in so many ways, remind me a lot about myself when I had my babies. It’s just so great for me to see so many families, so many moms, dads, grandparents, caretakers, getting together, making connections. It’s seriously my favorite things to hear families make plans to meet up later, or walk out and say “ok see you at Friday’s class” or “see you at the zoo tomorrow!” It’s just the best… Read More

Tami Shaffer
Franchisee of Lafayette, CA