Kumon Franchise Ireland

Kumon Franchise Opportunities - Educating Children


The Kumon organisation is a leading provider of supplementary education, with over 26,000 study centres in operation around the world. We have been helping children develop maths and language skills for over 50 years and are now operating study centres in 45 countries.  


In 1954, Toru Kumon, a Japanese teacher, began working with his own son by giving him extra maths to complete every night. Toru wanted to give his son the best start in life by allowing his full potential to shine through.  This soon spread throughout the neighbourhood, Osaka and beyond.  Toru believed that each child has enormous, untapped potential to learn and grow.  Kumon's individualised approach allows students to achieve individual goals.  Kumon not only builds academic skills, but also strengthens study habits, improves concentration and increases self-confidence through its daily study programme. 

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The Role of the Instructor

  • Instruct & inspire children

As a Kumon Instructor running your own after-school maths and English study centre, you would be part of a global community of franchisees spanning 45 countries, including Japan, USA, and Australia. Our Instructors come from all different walks of life: from teachers and qualified tutors, to dedicated parents and successful business people. Many of our Instructors had never considered becoming a franchisee before they encountered Kumon. However, what they all have in common is that they are responsible individuals, with a passion for education and a strong desire to help children grow and develop.

 A Kumon Instructor's Key Tasks:

  • Educating the children - setting work, motivating the students, providing study projections, maintaining study records and helping them realise their potential

  • Communicating Kumon values to potential and existing parents - conducting thorough enrolments, holding communication classes and being aware of parental involvement in the Kumon method

  • Marketing and advertising your study centre - promoting your centre and the service that Kumon offers in your local area

  • Managing your study centre - the day-to-day running of a business such as ordering stock and managing staff

During the start-up period we would be expecting a new franchisee to be investing between 3,500 and 6,000 euros in their new business. Kumon franchisees are provided with all instructing material and thorough training in the delivery of the Kumon method. You will also receive substantial marketing support and professional development to help you grow and maintain your student numbers.

Your Path to a New Career

At Kumon what we care about most is each individual child; we are looking for people who share our commitment to a child's learning.  You must be certain that you are looking for a long-term venture and have a desire to help as many children as possible achieve their potential.

We want to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed choice about whether to take on a Kumon franchise, therefore we offer a free, no obligation, Information Session. This is a presentation about Kumon: who we are, what we want to achieve and how we see ourselves achieving this. It is the initial step in assessing whether a Kumon franchise is the right option for you.

As an interested applicant, you will have the opportunity to have a one-to-one discussion with a member of our Franchise Recruitment Team to clarify any issues before progressing with your application. Also at this time we will be talking through locations and potential venues for your study centre.

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Is Kumon Right for You?

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a Kumon Instructor?

"Progress seems to happen as if by magic...hearing that Kumon is really helping the students in school" Nina Cafolla, Wicklow study centre.

"Seeing a child realise how much they have improved in their work..." Owen Braun, Douglas and Wilton study centres.

What kind of person do you believe makes a quality Kumon Instructor?

"Someone who is patient, communicates well with both students and parents alike, and is organised and motivated" Sunita Sukumaran, Bray study centre.

"Successful Kumon Instructors come from all walks of life and many different backgrounds. We all strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our students and want them to achieve as much as possible" Leigh Goodman, Mallow study centre.

How do you think your Kumon study centre has benefited the kids in your community?

"It offers them an opportunity to come to a place where they are free to express themselves in their mathematical and/or reading ability" Owen Braun, Douglas and Wilton study centres.

What advice would you give to someone considering a Kumon franchise?

"A Kumon franchise provides a variety of roles: Instructor, marketing and customer service manager and business administrator" Leigh Goodman, Mallow study centre

"Go for it...!  Be informed about every aspect of Kumon" Sunita Sukumaran, Bray study centre

"Visit as many centres as possible to understand how it all works and gain some experience of a child doing Kumon"  Nina Cafolla, Wicklow study centre.   

For more information please fill out your contact details below and a member of our team will be in touch.

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