Becoming a franchisee
Kumon is looking for driven professionals who are passionate about education, children and helping them build a brighter future. Together with all of the potential Kumon students across South Africa, you can turn that passion into a reality by running your own Kumon study centre where one doesn't already exist or is available because an existing Instructor is retiring.
- You don't need a background in education to become a franchisee. Many of our Instructors have experience in other fields, and are themselves familiar with the benefits of the Kumon programmes 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
- Through delivering both face to face and online classes, you’ll help many families benefit from learning with our method
What does it mean to be a Kumon franchisee?
Becoming a Kumon franchisee provides a unique opportunity to develop students through the Kumon programmes, as well as building your own study centre and business.
How much will it cost?
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Are you educated to degree level or equivalent?
Do you have the right to live and work in South Africa?
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 R60 000,00 to R100 000,00 (area-dependant) 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
If you’re passionate about education and running your own business, fill out our enquiry form and we’ll send you some information about becoming a Kumon franchisee.
Talk to one of our recruiters
We’ll organise a convenient time for you to talk to our Recruitment Team about becoming a Kumon franchisee to decide if it’s the right choice for you.
Send formal application
If you’re excited about the opportunity, you can send in your application form and CV. If you have the right skills we’ll invite you to attend an Orientation Meeting.
Attend Orientation Meeting
Meet the Kumon Team to be inspired by the Kumon Method of Learning, how we develop the potential in each child and how you can turn this into a profitable business proposition.
Attend a meeting with the Kumon Team
Discuss your vision for your own Kumon study centre with the Kumon Team and discover how you can make this a reality using our easy to follow but detailed Kumon business plan template.
Financial and other safeguarding checks
If you decide to go for it and start the exciting process of becoming a Kumon Instructor, then we will require certain financial and other documentation from you.
You’ll be given extensive ongoing training on the Kumon English and Maths Programmes over a two week period at our offices in Johannesburg.
Open your centre
Your Kumon Area Manager 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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