The Learning Experience

The Learning Experience

International Member
– Joined 2021

The Learning Experience is an industry leader and one of the US’s fastest growing early education and child care franchises, with a proven track record of success, with more than 50% of their centres operated by multi-unit owners. This success is one reason that TLE was ranked #87 on Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise list and why Franchise Business Review ranked TLE as a “Best of the Best” in its list of Top 200 Franchises.

For more than 30 years, the founders of The Learning Experience, the Weissman family, have been positively impacting the lives of children by developing and implementing ground-breaking care and early education programmes throughout the United States. And now this has led to the expansion of the brand into the United Kingdom as it’s first international destination.

At The Learning Experience, we develop state of the art facilities that offer small age-specific classrooms with appropriate resources. We also develop an in-house curriculum for each age, which changes every month, with themes, activities and materials provided for teachers. Additional programmes such as coding, yoga, foreign languages and sign language are also included.

We are known for innovation and moving quickly – during the first lockdown, we developed and launched ‘TLE at Home’ within a fortnight, which ultimately led to hundreds of age-specific class videos and materials being made available for parents to use at home.

We develop our own in-house systems for parent apps and digital classroom lessons on interactive screens, and we even have our own YouTube channel, ‘Bubbles & Friends’, featuring our main character, Bubbles the Elephant.

As a franchisee of The Learning Experience you enjoy:

  • State of the art turnkey facility provided for the franchisee.
  • Proprietary monthly curriculum materials produced, both digital and print.
  • Innovative technology developed for use both in and out of the centre.
  • Expert marketing support, both in digital and material form.
  • Help with hiring, comprehensive training and ongoing support.


Our unique industry model aims to make getting new franchisees open in their nursery as simple as possible. Our team goes out and works directly with developers and suppliers, equips and sets up the centre, and provides world-class training and support to run the centre effectively. This training process begins with an in-depth 10-day initial training where new franchisees cover:

  • education on the value of The Learning Experience brand
  • strategy on staffing and building a dynamic team
  • development and execution of an effective marketing plan
  • immersion into our proprietary curriculum and how to implement it successfully
  • an overview of the latest technology to effectively run your state-of-the-art centre
  • business intelligence tools, and conduct support around financial planning and P&L management

Additionally, franchisees have ongoing access to a highly trained operations support team that will help them stay on course to operate centres successfully.

What will I do as a Franchisee

Education experience isn’t necessary to succeed as a TLE franchisee as full training and support is given.  Many of our franchisees hire a Centre Director and take on the Business Manager role within the centre until they expand.  Daily interaction with the children, their families, the centre staff, and the community gives an amazing view of the impact that your business is having.  You can directly see and ensure that Happy Happens Here!

Key Information

Start-Up Cost:

£400,000+ (50% to be liquid)

Franchise Type:

Premises based

Sector Type:

Childcare – Activities & Education

Investment Type:

Investment Franchise



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