Expansion to the Team

We are delighted to announce that as of Tuesday, we have a new board member joining us to take us forward into the next phase of Banana Moon’s development.

When considering the skills we would need to guide us, we decided we needed not only significant franchising experience, but a well-developed business sense and strong commercial background. Someone who had developed and run their own businesses, and knew the highs and lows of “being your own boss”.Someone in a senior role who could support our franchisees with first-hand knowledge of what it feels like to operate your own franchise, and provide the guidance to our franchisees to build successful businesses having done it themselves several times before. Further, we needed someone who understood Banana Moon; our unique systems and business model, and what it is that makes our franchised brand so strong.

Well, who better to do all that than the man who created the franchise model and set it all up for us? Yes, after several months of long lunches and late night negotiations we are delighted to announce that Steve Felmingham, former director of The Franchising Centre and the consultant behind all of your financial plans, has finally been persuaded to join the team!

Steve will now be with us full-time from 1st April, and has jumped straight in working on some impressive new support schedules for all of the nurseries. He will also be undergoing some additional training here in Warwick, but as soon as that’s complete he will be in contact with you to discuss your support requirements and to schedule a visit with you.

This is a major step in Banana Moon’s evolution. Building a strong team which shares the vision and values which we all hold so dear was never going to be an easy task, and it’s not finished yet. As you may already know, two further members of the team joined us in March, Sarah Twynham and Tracey While, also in a support role, and we have further exciting plans for later in the year. We hope that you will agree that we take the role of franchisee support very seriously, and when we said we were committed to your success, we really meant it!

In the meantime we trust that you will join us in welcoming Steve on board, and look forward to working with him as much as we do.

1. Welcome to Banana Moon World

It’s a great place to be – find out what makes our nurseries so popular with children and parents and learn how we’ve managed to generate exceptional growth. You could soon be a part of that.

2. Banana Moon Beginnings

It all started in 2006 when one of our directors struggled to find quality childcare – so he opened his own nursery! Offering excellent, affordable childcare in a home-from-home environment, Banana Moon was born.

3. The Business behind Banana Moon

Running a nursery doesn’t have to be hands-on – operating a Banana Moon Day Nursery is rewarding on many levels. The business is extremely profitable and can be structured to suit your financial and personal aims.

4. Location, location, location

Location is key and if you join us, we’ll help you to find the ideal property in the perfect location that fits your business plan. We’ll assist with design and layout, then perform a Feasibility Study.

5. The journey from build to launch

We’ll help to give your nursery that ‘wow’ factor and see you through to your first Open Day. Our marketing and in-house recruitment teams will pull out all the stops to get you started in style.

6. Getting stuck in

Once your nursery is open, your role will vary depending upon how involved you wish to be. We’ll advise you on regulatory staffing requirements and required roles and you can see where your skills best fit.

7. We only succeed if you succeed

We’re here to help you in your venture, so you can develop your business and generate income as quickly as possible. We’ll ensure that your business matches your ambitions and grows at your desired pace.

8. What’s in the Banana Moon Franchise Package?

Well, everything you need to get your nursery off the ground as quickly and easily as possible. The full package is available for £47,500, followed by a monthly fee of 9.5% of the total monthly sales income.

9. Buying into Banana Moon

Our franchisees typically invest between £120k and £180k (not including property purchase or rental costs), meaning you should have £60k ‘liquid’ capital reserves before applying for a franchise, with remaining funding from the bank.

10. What you can expect to achieve

To indicate your possible performance, turnover of smaller nurseries is around £240k with a net profit of around £50k per year. Larger settings can reach over £1m turnover with a net profit of around £200k.

11. Could you soon be a Franchisee?

If Banana Moon sounds like the business for you, please get in touch. We can show you first-hand how the business works, so you can experience how it feels to be part of Banana Moon World.