Becoming a Franchisee
KUMON is looking for driven professionals who are passionate about education and helping children build a brighter future. We are looking for individuals who are interested in either starting their own KUMON centre or taking over a centre whose Instructor is retiring.
- You don't need a background in education to become a franchisee. Many of our Instructors have had careers in law, finance and business and have experienced the benefits of the KUMON programmes themselves through their own families.
- This is a full-time business opportunity where you will build and run your own business while also helping children fulfil their potential.
- You will become part of a network of Instructors that share best practice along with the satisfaction of making a difference to children in your local community.
- You'll have an Area Manager to offer advice and support in launching, running and marketing your KUMON study centre.
- There is a minimal start-up fee and KUMON offers generous subsidies to centres opening in specific venues or areas.
What does it mean to be a KUMON franchisee?
What does it mean to be a KUMON franchisee?
How much will it cost?
Explore the content below to learn more about the costs and rewards of owning your own KUMON centre.
KUMON Quick Checker
Are you educated to degree level or equivalent?
Do you have the right to live and work in Switzerland?
Do you have a driver’s licence?
Are you passionate about education and helping students reach their potential?
Are you comfortable being your own boss and taking on the responsibility of running your own business?
Do you have a minimum capital of 3,000 CHF to start-up your own KUMON Centre?
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What is KUMON?
The Kumon Institute of Education was founded in 1958 in Japan by Toru Kumon, both a parent and gifted maths teacher. He created what is now the KUMON Maths Programme for his son Takeshi to help him improve his ability in maths. Our programmes now develop English skills, as well as maths, and are constantly evolving, learning from students and Instructors, to make them as effective as possible. KUMON still stands firm to Toru Kumon’s founding principle: to help as many children as possible excel academically and realise their potential.
The KUMON Maths and English Programmes are complementary to work covered in school, building key skills and academic ability at the student’s own pace. Whilst KUMON does not follow any particular school curriculum, it does help students to build strong foundations that can help them to excel in all subjects at school.
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Our recruitment process
Fill out our enquiry form below and we’ll send you an inivtation via e-mail to offer you a chance for a non binding information (online) session with our team.
Non-binding (online) webinar
In the (online) webinar we answer all your questions and discuss how you can become a KUMON franchisee. Here you and we get a first impression whether a partnership could be an option.
Send formal application
After the webinar, you can fill out a registration form to start your application process.
Attend a whole-day Orientation Meeting
We get to know each other personally and you have the opportunity to try the role of an instructor. Using examples, we analyse children's skills and we discuss how these can be further developed in the study centre. You will also get a deeper insight into the KUMON method and the KUMON worksheets.
Attend a meeting with the KUMON Team
Discuss your vision of your own KUMON study centre with one of our staff members. Together we will find the ideal location for the successful start of your success story with KUMON. With the help of our easy-to-understand business plan template, we develop an outlook for the economic success of your start-up.
Financial and other safeguarding checks
If you decide to start the exciting process of becoming a KUMON Instructor, we will need to require certain financial and other documentation from you.
You’ll be given extensive ongoing training on the Kumon English and Maths Programmes over a three week period at our offices in XXXX
Open your centre
Your KUMON Area Manager and the markting team will give you extensive support to help get you up and running. They are there to make sure you get off to a great start.
Talk to one of our recruiters
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