Our Process

Thank you for your interest in Gymboree Play & Music! There are six (6) steps to becoming a Gymboree Play & Music Franchisee.

The process begins when you complete and submit the online pre-qualification questionnaire. Get Started

Step 1


Request information. Get Started. You will be asked to provide your contact details, high-level financial qualifications, plus your market area of interest. Your inquiry helps us determine our best response to your request for information.

Step 2


Complete and return our Application and Confidential Financial Statement.

Step 3

Review our disclosures

Upon receipt, we will review your application to assess your qualifications to become a franchisee. If pre-approved, we will provide you with a Candidate Package including our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document) and NDA (Non-disclosure/confidentiality agreement). Plan to review the disclosures with your Play & Music representative.

Step 4

Contact our franchisees

a. Phone meeting with Play & Music representative
b. Speak with at least 3 operating Play & Music franchisees
c. Visit an operating location

Step 5

Meet our team

a. Confirm date for Discovery Day meeting at corp office in San Francisco
b. Attend Discovery Day to review FDD, market, etc.
c. Mutual agreement to proceed with franchise purchase

  • Create a Business Plan

  • Consider financing needs

  • Add’l phone meeting with Play & Music representative

  • Review market demographics with rep

  • *Sign a Letter of Intent

*Applies to Resale locations, only.

Step 6

Initial franchise training

a. Review and sign franchise agreement
b. Submit franchise fee
c. Attend 8-day IFT(Initial Franchise Training) at corp office

Email us at play.franchise@gymboglobal.com

If you’re interested in an international franchise, please contact

Arleta Darusalam at Arleta.darusalam@gymboglobal.com