Is a Kumon Franchise for me

Is a franchise for me?

Who are we looking for?

Who We Are Looking For

Minimum requirements

To be considered to become a Kumon franchisee, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree in any discipline
  2. Permanent resident status in New Zealand
  3. A full-time commitment to open a Kumon franchise

There is only one individual franchisee for each Kumon Education Centre.


Leadership skills

You are a passionate, positive leader who uses your energy and drive to foster strong relationships within your local community.

Enjoy working with and motivating children

As you will work directly with your students right from the point of enrolment, it is essential that you are interested in getting to know your students and encouraging them to be the best that they can be.

Excel in maths and English

Families look to Kumon franchisees as experts in our mathematics and English programmes. As such, it is vital that the advice you give to families is of a consistently high standard. It is essential that you are highly proficient in both areas, and are prepared to work at both subjects to maintain and develop your skills.

Test your maths and English skills now.

Sample tests: English, maths

Check your answers: English, maths

Business acumen

As well as having an interest in children, families and education, it is equally essential for you to have an understanding of the business environment in which you operate and the financial and administrative skills needed to ensure that you can successfully operate and grow your Kumon Education Centre.

Highly organised

The work of a Kumon franchisee isn't just confined to the classroom. Tasks you need to complete outside of class time include reviewing student scorebooks, preparing students' work, speaking to parents, marketing and community outreach activities, and administrative tasks.

Effective communication

You will need to be able to communicate effectively and professionally through various channels and with a diverse customer base. It is important to have the skills to build rapport with parents, teachers, child care directors, librarians, local business owners and of course, students. Building these relationships requires you to communicate strongly through personal meetings, phone calls, emails, text messages and presentations.

Actively involved in the local community

The most successful Kumon franchisees are those who are actively involved in the local community. You will be someone who participates in community events and can confidently represent the wider Kumon organisation in your local area.p>

Always seeking to improve

Kumon is a learning organisation. We believe that people never stop learning and we make sure that our work reflects this philosophy. A key attribute for being a Kumon franchisee is to be someone who continually seeks to develop your knowledge and skills for the benefit of students, families and Kumon. You strive to be best that you can be and you know that you can learn something new every single day.