FAQs and Investments

Sunbrook Franchising Fast Facts

Founded: 1998
Current Academies: 6
Franchise Fee: $55,000
Royalty: 6%
Est. Project Costs: $2.2mm-$2.7mm
Minimum Cash Required: $250,000
2014 Growth Markets: South Eastern U.S. ( GA, FL, AL, TENN, S.C, N.C, TX)

Why is Sunbrook right for me?

If you have a love for children, a desire to own your own business and a commitment to making your community a better place, a Sunbrook Academy franchise is the perfect choice for you.

What are the franchise fees and royalties?

With an initial franchise fee of $55,000 and a low 6% royalty, Sunbrook Academy offers exceptionally competitive franchise fees – so you have as much opportunity as possible to maximize your success. In addition, the Royalty is waived for the first three months following the opening of your academy.

What kind of experience do I need?

Although previous business ownership experience is helpful, if you have the willingness to learn and excel, you can achieve great personal and professional success with Sunbrook Academy.

What is the term of the franchise?

Your initial franchise term is 20 years, with a 10-year successor term option.

What kind of initial training will I receive?

In addition to your comprehensive 21-day pre- opening training program, you will also receive a full month of hands-on operational assistance to facilitate the training of personnel and implementation of Sunbrook procedures.

What about on-going training?

To ensure you maintain an edge in the childcare industry, we provide numerous training events, regular franchisee meetings, updates, bulletins and regular on-site support visits.

How much does a typical academy cost and how much money do I need?

Depending on a number of variables, which can have a significant impact on costs – such as the price of land – you should expect a new Sunbrook Academy to cost between $2.2 million and $2.8 million. Because of various development and financing options available from developers, lenders and investors, you should have access to, and be prepared to inject, between $250,000 and $700,000 into your Sunbrook Academy project.


Our recruitment process and requirements are unique compared to the franchise industry. And we take great care to make sure that only the most deserving Sunbrook franchise candidates are awarded a franchise. In so doing, we are evaluating each franchise candidate using the following characteristics:

  • Motive – We look for people who possess a genuine passion for education, children and making a difference in the communities they serve.
  • Acceptance – Franchisees positioned to be the most successful are those that follow our prescribed, state-of-the-art operations systems and processes without deviation.
  • Experience – While all are not required to be considered to receive an award of a Sunbrook Academy franchise, we look for individuals who have some level of experience in areas such as management, marketing, education, finance and community service.
  • Capital – We look for people who have access to a minimum of $250,000 in liquid capital to be used toward the cash injection into the development of your academy.

How can I apply for more information?