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Training & Support

For ​Opening a Kids’ Play & Learning Franchise

One of the best things about ​opening a Tumbles franchise​ is that you can run your own business with the support of a proven business model. With more than 45 years of business, franchise and education experience, our dedicated ​team​ has developed best practices and tools to guide you from groundbreaking to grand opening and beyond.

Meet our team

Initial & Ongoing Training

Investing in you—now and in the future.

At Tumbles, we understand that your success is our success. That’s why we developed a comprehensive training and support program to help you launch and grow a ​profitable franchise business​, including:

  • Up to two weeks of training at a U.S. Tumbles location approximately eight weeks before your grand opening
  • Two to three days of training at your location to get you started
  • Ongoing refresher training
  • Ongoing support that’s just a phone call or click away
  • Access to hundreds of support videos

Finance

Financial support you can count on.

While Tumbles doesn’t offer financing to potential owners, we meet the criteria for small business association (SBA) eligibility and provide valuable support to help you find funding for your business. We start with a financial pre-approval screening and don’t award a franchise unless we feel confident that you will get financed. From there, we work together with an approved lender to help you secure financing and build a profitable franchise business​. Our team of experts will:

  1. Explain commercial lending practices
  2. Guide you through funding options
  3. Make lender referrals
  4. Review loan proposals and ensure they offer competitive terms
  5. Teach you financial planning and management techniques
  6. Walk you through our financial planning and analytical tools

Real Estate & Construction

Finding your ideal space. Getting it ready for business.

When you’re ​opening a franchise​, location is everything. We work with commercial real estate professionals who use demographic and psychographic data to help you select the best location for your business. But we don’t stop there. Our pre-opening team will recommend reputable third-party vendors who can also help you:

  • Assist with negotiating the best terms for your lease
  • Create architectural plans and project budgets
  • Obtain construction permits
  • Find and vet a build-out construction team
  • Keep the project on schedule and within budget
  • Install all indoor play equipment
  • Conduct walk-through inspections and prepare for your grand opening

Hiring

Finding (and keeping!) a passionate team.

Building a successful ​children’s franchise​ requires assembling a strong team that is passionate about making a difference in kids’ lives. We’ll help you find the right people for the job—and keep them as dedicated and motivated team members for years to come. Our hiring support tools include:

  1. Detailed job descriptions
  2. Interviewing tips
  3. Techniques for getting references
  4. Information about conducting background checks

Technology

Smart tools to manage and grow your business.

From registering students to processing payments, our proprietary digital tools help make your day-to-day operations more streamlined and efficient. These easy-to-use tools also provide insightful analytics and reports to help you make better business decisions.

  • Point-of-sale​ and customer relationship management system
  • Customizable website that makes it easy for customers to enroll online
  • Online video training and curriculum guide
  • Cloud-based file sharing and resource library
  • Online franchise community support and communication platform

Marketing

Attracting new customers. Driving repeat business.

Getting the word out about your ​kids’ gym franchise​ is easy with our initial marketing plan that covers everything from your grand opening to your first three months in business. Plus, we offer ongoing marketing support and approved vendors to help you attract new customers and keep existing ones coming back for more, including:

  1. A year-round marketing calendar that defines recommended marketing tactics for each month
  2. Print, digital and social media marketing roadmap
  3. Local events and public relations
  4. Grassroots marketing

Curriculum Development & Instructor Training

Turnkey lessons for shaping kids’ minds and bodies.

Our proprietary curriculum is based on developmental milestones and designed to get kids thinking and moving in a fun, non-competitive environment. We’ve made it easy for you to implement our programs with detailed lesson plans and activities that are sure to keep kids coming back week after week. Our initial and ongoing curriculum support includes:

  • Program training by certified Tumbles trainers
  • Hands-on experience teaching classes
  • Online training resource library with curriculum and videos