Monkey Music

Monkey Music

Established Member
– Joined 2003

Monkey Music is defined by a spirit of deep educational integrity and bold musical ideas. This inherent sense of creativity touches every aspect of the brand and we are proud to be at the forefront of premium nursery and pre-school music education across the UK. In 2023, Monkey Music celebrates 30 years in business and having delivered an astonishing 3 million hours of classes.

At the heart of the Monkey Music success story is its brilliant 4-stage progressive ‘curriculum’ – a collection of hundreds of original songs and age-appropriate musical activities specially created by a team of musicians and child development experts. It’s the range, flexibility and quality of this material, which all spins round a much-loved pink Monkey – that underpins the success of its award-winning franchise model.

Monkey Music is famous for being loved by children but it is equally loved by parents and carers too. In addition to age-specific weekly classes, the Monkey Music customer experience includes membership of an online club, holiday workshops, party entertainment, nursery sessions, downloadable albums and a range of bespoke merchandise including a series of books based on Monkey’s favourite songs.

CEO and Founder, Angie Coates, joined the BFA in 1998 as one of the first female franchisors in the UK and is currently serving a second term on the BFA Board of Directors.  Monkey Music was also delighted to be awarded the BFA HSBC Franchisor of the Year 2022 – Bronze, a testament to its success and longevity.  The Monkey Music brand promise ‘to have fun and make music wherever we go’ is embraced by the specialist Head Office Support Team, a talented network of specially trained teachers and franchisees and by a loyal fan base of tens of thousands of young families each year.


The Monkey Music Head Office Support Team is a team of dedicated experts and professionals who are committed to supporting our franchise network as they grow their businesses. They believe it is regular training combined with ongoing support, that are two essential ingredients in successful and ethical franchising.

The Monkey Music Training Academy facilitates a mix of face to face and online training formats. All training is designed to give franchisees the opportunity to train and learn ‘in and on the job’. New franchisees benefit from intensive ‘new franchisee’ training and a tailored support programme in their first year of trading.

Training is either optional or mandatory, depending on the nature of the subject, with a few highlights in the year that include our Annual Franchise Conference & Awards, our Teacher Fest and our Franchisee Forums. All internal training is further supported by our expert external consultants in subjects such as Health & Safety, child protection, first aid and HR.

What will I do as a Franchisee

When Monkey Music founder and CEO, Angie Coates, founded the business in 1998, her aim was to create a flexible working solution to champion the working parent. She did this by creating a business model where franchise owners may choose to schedule their full-time working hours within their own flexible working pattern.

Aside of the time spent delivering the weekly class timetable and the mandatory training and diarised support meetings with the Head Office Support Team, most other aspects of running a Monkey Music franchise can be scheduled to fit around personal commitments. These other aspects include business planning, marketing and PR, the training, recruitment and management of new teachers, maintaining relationships with venues, financial planning and responding to customer queries. Full training on all these areas is given at initial business training with ongoing training and support, for all franchisees being the integral role of our Head Office Support Team.

As with any successful business, the list of things to do in connection with running a flourishing franchise is quite endless, however, the benefit of owning a Monkey Music franchise is that you will be joining an established network whilst having the support of an award-winning Head Office Support Team who will be with you every step of the way!

Key Information

Start-Up Cost:

£13,975 + VAT

Franchise Type:

Home based

Sector Type:

Childcare – Activities & Education

Investment Type:

Start-up Franchise



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