Over 24,000 Franchisees Worldwide 
Have Profited Using This Proven Franchise Business Model

Over 24,000 Franchisees
Worldwide Have Profited Using This Proven Franchise Business Model
– Be A Kumon Franchisee

Ranked #1 in Category in Entrepreneur Franchise 500 for 19 years (2001-2020),
#7 Top Global Franchises in 2020, #6 Franchise 500  Ranking in 2021

Why Choose Kumon?

World’s Largest Education Franchise

As one of the most well-established franchises in the world, with more than 24,700 Centres, Kumon serves more than 4 million children across 51 countries and regions. Right at this moment, someone, somewhere around the world is learning with Kumon. We are
actively seeking passionate individuals to join
our local operations.

Proven Franchise Business Model

As a franchisee, you get to run your own business using
a proven business model developed over the past 60 years. Ranked #1 in Category in Entrepreneur Franchise 500 for 19 years (2001-2020), #7 Top Global Franchises in 2020, #12 Franchise 500  Ranking in 2020.

We Support Your Passion

Run a profitable franchise with our help.
As a franchisee, you will receive extensive training and marketing support so that you can help students of all ages discover and achieve their potential. The Kumon materials provided are constantly improved to enhance the learning and growth of students.

Why Start a Kumon Franchise Business?

You don’t have to pay a premium to partner the world’s largest education franchise. Our low licence fee of $2000 makes it easier for passionate individuals to join us.

We understand that marketing for your own centre can be difficult and costly, that is why we provide marketing support to all our centres throughout the year, whether it is announcing your centre’s grand opening, promotions or student recruitment. Did we mention that no additional marketing fee will be charged?

On average, the tenure of a Kumon franchise business is more than 10 years. We are here throughout to ensure you have the extensive trainings and resources to run a profitable Kumon franchise from the start and in the long run. Your career is about to change, one child at a time.

As a franchisee, you also become a Kumon Instructor (teacher) so you can contribute to the success of your students. For over 60 years, we develop children to be confident, self-directed learners who can overcome challenges on their own. Be the one to transform a child’s life.

Hear From Our Successful Franchisees

Before starting Kumon, I was a preschool teacher and a Kumon parent. I always wanted to be an educator and an entrepreneur. Kumon helped me from finding the right location to setting up the centre, including trainings on conducting Parent Orientation sessions and Diagnostic Tests for students. They also guided me in creating study plans and conducting classes effectively. Ability based learning is what attracted me towards Kumon. Every time a primary school child that has been with me since preschool comes to me and tells me “I’m top in class”, that is a very fulfilling moment for me.

Sita Sah
Instructor (Singapore)

When I was working in my previous job as a school teacher, I found that I have limited pockets of time, it’s either for my children or for myself. With Kumon, it’s a balance. The experience has been fantastic. I reached the first goal that I had set for myself within two years. I wanted to earn as much as I was earning when I was a teacher yet having that work life balance. And I have achieved that.

Jaslyn Lee
Instructor (Singapore)

In Kumon, I see the hopes for the children. Some of them had given up on themselves when they first joined Kumon. But these children have so much potential in them. After joining Kumon, they have changed totally. They are so confident. Some of the Kumon Completers are doing so well in the society now. If I could turn back the clock to more than 14 years ago when I was still working in the banking industry, I would still recommend myself to do Kumon. Because what I am doing is more meaningful to the society and children around us.

Michelle Poh
Instructor (Singapore)

I currently have a student who started doing maths at four years old without even knowing how to write or count beyond 10. Within two years, he began studying material that is typically five years beyond his age. For me it is wonderful how Kumon can cater to the needs of each child.

Anna Song
Instructor (Singapore)

It was a huge commitment to give up a full-time job for the uncertainties of starting a business. But once I decided to take the plunge, Kumon provided support in terms of training and location search, and I eventually took over a centre in Pasir Ris. When my students come up to me and tell me their little accomplishments like “I can do additions!” or “I completed my work in 15 minutes!” I feel a great sense of achievement. I had a student who cried whenever faced with Math problems. Now she is learning about 3 years ahead of her school grade and told me she wants to complete the whole Math programme.

Ivy Yap
Instructor (Singapore)

Are you...

  • Passionate about nurturing children to be confident & academically strong self-directed learners?
  • Comfortable presenting & meeting with parents to share how the Kumon Method of Learning can help their children?
  • Comfortable taking on the responsibilities of being your own boss, including running your centre and working with children?
  • Excited to run your own business that is not only successful, but meaningful & rewarding?

Attend A Kumon Franchise Information Session

After years of supporting and training Kumon franchise owners, we have mastered just about every issue, question or challenge you could possibly encounter. This is why we are offering a non-obligatory Franchise Information Session to cover whatever you need to know before you commit, such as:

  • The Kumon method of learning
  • The role of a Kumon franchisee and instructor
  • The path to becoming a Kumon instructor
  • How much investment you will need to start, license/royalty fees and revenue analysis
  • Kumon’s role as a franchisor in supporting your business

Have all your questions answered at the orientation and find out if Kumon is the right fit for you.

The Process


Why is the start up cost of a Kumon franchise so low?

I have no teaching experience. Can I still be a Kumon franchisee/instructor?

What goes on during the training for new franchise instructors?

How are the centres' locations selected?

Must I offer both Math and English at my centre?

Can I decide how much to charge for the programme fee in my centre?

Is the proficiency test difficult?

How much can I earn as the owner of a Kumon franchise?

About Us

Kumon is the world’s leading after-school enrichment program. Founded in 1954 in Japan, the Kumon Method was born out of a father’s desire to help his son improve his academic ability. Mr Toru Kumon created learning materials that made it possible for his son to learn independently; with the belief that children have an inherent potential to grow. Ever since its establishment, Kumon has consistently aimed to help students develop a firm foundation of academic ability and the confidence to learn on their own. The Kumon Method is now available in 51 countries and regions around the world, with more than 4 million students enrolled in over 7,500 Kumon Centers.


Nothing comes close to what a Kumon franchise opportunity can offer – low startup cost, proven business model, and an education business that is emotionally rewarding. If you possess a passion to work with children & want to play the role in shaping the next generation within Singapore, join us at our Franchise Information Session and find out if we are a suitable fit for you!

*You must be a Singaporean/PR, possess a degree in any discipline or diploma from NIE.

Where We Are

Kumon Asia & Oceania Pte Ltd

30 Cecil Street #29-01
Prudential Tower 
Singapore 049712