What is the tenure of the contract between the Franchisee and BrightMinds?

The initial tenure of the contract is 3 years. Under normal circumstances, subject to satisfactory performance of the Preschool, the contract will be renewed for next 2 years with additional payment of 20000 INR.

What are the additional charges involved in setting up the franchise?

Apart from the franchise fee payable to BrightMinds additional expenses are as follows:

1. Cost of transportation of Material from our warehouse to your Pre-School. Transportation is by road. You can obtain the tariff for hiring a Tata 407 from warehouse to your Pre-School from any transporter

2. Doing up the interiors and making it fit for a preschool. The cost for this will depend on the present condition of the property.

3. Cost of local level marketing such as pamphlet distribution, banners and hoardings.

What are the school timings?

BrightMinds runs the Playgroup and Nursery in 2 batches, from 9am-11am and 11.30am-1.30pm. The Jr. KG and Sr. KG are run in 1 batch only, between 10am to 1pm. The franchisee can make an adjustment in the timings based on local conditions and seasons.

Who selects the teachers? Does BrightMinds have any selection criteria?

The teachers and Maids are selected by the franchisee. Franchise will decide their remuneration. They are paid as per the city standards and it also depends on their qualification and experience. Teachers should have basic qualification in Early Child Care Education. Maids do not need to have any qualification.

What is the Teacher-Student ratio to be maintained?

The recommended teacher student ratio is between 1:10 and 1:16.

When does BrightMinds train the teachers?

Once you have hired the teachers, BrightMinds will send a Trainer to your Pre-School for training them on how to implement the curriculum. There is also a call-in number whereby you can call to get any curriculum related query resolved.

Who decides the fee structure?

The fee structure is jointly decided by discussion between the franchisee and BrightMinds. It depends on the paying capacity of parents in the neighborhood, fees charged by competition and facilities offered by the Pre-School.

Who collects the fees from the parents? How does the franchisee get the money?

The franchisee collects the fees from the parents and deposits it in their bank account. BrightMinds share as support charges from franchise is applicable.

Does the franchisee need to provide food to the children?

BrightMinds does not provide food at any of our Pre-Schools. Parents are best suited to know their own child’s taste and meal preferences. Your teachers and maids will help the child to eat.

How many children can be accommodated in a class?

A normal class can accommodate up to 20 children with 2 teachers. This can vary upwards or downwards depending on the size of the classroom.

Is any approval required from any education board or municipal authority for running the preschool?

No approval is required for running a preschool. In most cities, a “Shops and Establishment” certificate from the Municipality will suffice.

What is a good time to start the Pre-School?

It is always a good time to start a Preschool. In preschools, admissions happen throughout the year. Also, earlier a Pre-School becomes operational, more the number of parents who become aware of it.

Does the franchisee need to own the premise?

No The preschool can be conducted from a leased premise as well. Please note that the lease contract with the landlord should have a minimum lock in period of 3 years.

Does BrightMinds allow the franchisee to conduct other activities in the Pre-School after school hours?

The franchisee is free to conduct any activity after close of school house. Please bear in mind that the equipment should not get damaged while choosing the activity to conduct.

Will Bright Minds Education help in Recruitment & training of teachers / staff & how?

Teacher / staff plays quite important role at Bright Minds. Hence importance is given to their selection process as well. Bright Minds Education does help in recruiting them. Regular training programs are conducted for the teachers. These training programs are conducted at a common location / a premise which helps staff learn good practices from teachers of other schools. Our team of academic coordinators also conducts the counsellor’s training program in the same manner so that the parents get the standard information from all the schools.

What Support can you expect from Bright Minds Education.?

Bright Minds Education has always believed that support at every level should be given to the partners to ensure their success. It begins from the assistance in proper premises identification, assisting you designs your school according to Bright Minds standards, helping you in recruitment & training of staff, launch of school & scheduling of batches. We do have our National campaigns along with web campaigns planned to promote the brand. Regional teams also plan the campaign for the region & execute them. We organise training programs for the business partner also which helps in proper understanding of every aspect of preschool business.

Does Bright Minds guarantee admissions?

No, Bright Minds does not guarantee admissions. The admissions at the location of school are dependent on factors like infrastructure, behavior of the staff, and implementation of curriculum (provided by Bright Minds Education) at the school along with the conversion of the enquiries generated with the help of brand. Bright Minds Education does help to promote the school by providing marketing collaterals. The responsibility of utilizing these collaterals, generating the enquiries & conversion of the enquiries to admission lies with the administrator / counsellor of the Bright Minds Preschool.

How much time does it take for the Preschool to become operational?

If the place is ready for possession, a Preschool taken any thing between 30-60 days to become operational.