Childrens Lighthouse vs A+ Nannies Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Childrens Lighthouse vs A+ Nannies including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Childrens Lighthouse Franchise
A+ Nannies Franchise
Investment $440,600 - $630,000$40,500 - $55,600
Franchise Fee $50,000$15,000
Royalty Fee 7%0
Advertising Fee -0
Year Founded 19972001
Year Franchised 19992007
Term Of Agreement 15 years10 years
Term Of Agreement 15 years10 years
Renewal Fee --

Business Experience Requirements

Childrens Lighthouse Franchise
A+ Nannies Franchise
  • Industry experience
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills
  • (qualifications important but not required)
  • Who will be the best fit for our family? * Someone with a great attitude. * Someone who has the propensity to succeed; have ambition and drive. * Someone who is passionate about what they do � whatever it is they choose. * Someone who can maintain our high standards. * Someone who is personable, friendly, and has social skills. * Someone with enough funds to pay the initial fee and to keep the business going to create positive cash flow.

    Financing Options

    Childrens Lighthouse Franchise
    A+ Nannies Franchise
      In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
    Franchise Fees No/NoYes/No
    Start-up Costs No/YesNo/No
    Equipment No/YesNo/No
    Inventory No/YesNo/No
    Receivables No/YesNo/No
    Payroll No/YesNo/No

    Training & Support

    Childrens Lighthouse Franchise
    A+ Nannies Franchise
    Training 4 weeks: 2 weeks of training at the Children's Lighthouse home office, one week of in-school training with seasoned Children's Lighthouse franchise owners and one week of post-opening training in your school.We will take you through an intense program that will completely prepare you for the challenges of successful day-to-day operation. The training does not stop when your location is opened; additional training can be given on a specific matter anytime you need. We give you every tool you need to be a success!
    Support Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperativesReal People, Real Support � Through our years of experience owning & operating A+ Nannies Agencies, we appreciate the level of support you need to create a successful business. We have a senior management team with significant experience to provide effective support to our franchisees. At A+ Nannies we believe that successful franchising is part of a synergistic partnership between Corporate and the Owner/Operators. We are looking for team players that want to join our talent base and who believe that knowledge of a group is more powerful than the knowledge of one.
    Marketing Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertisingBuilding recognition of the A+ Nannies name is an essential component of the A+ Nannies business model. You will have access to professional consumer marketing and advertising materials, as well as get unlimited help from our senior advertising consultant for any future ideas you may have. Included in your marketing materials (but not limited to): * Magazine and Yellow Page Ads * Brochures, Cards, Post Cards, Magnets * Letterhead, Envelopes, Post It Notes, and Note Cards
    Operations Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 0% of all franchisees own more than one unit

    Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 25

    Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)


    Expansion Plans

    Childrens Lighthouse Franchise
    A+ Nannies Franchise
    US Expansion --
    Canada Expansion No-
    International Expansion Yes-

    Company Overviews

    About Childrens Lighthouse

    Childrens Lighthouse is currently offering franchises in all 50 states. We are totally committed to the support and service of our franchises. We've worked hard to develop quality management support systems to help you become successful in your new business. Targeted crew and management training programs, proven local neighborhood marketing tactics, aggressive advertising programs, labor and inventory control aids, equipment and supplies innovations are all examples of Childrens Lighthouse support tools. When you become a Childrens Lighthouse franchisee, you benefit from our many years of business experience. Although we are growing rapidly, we are not so big that you can't join us. Unlike some franchises, there is plenty of development territory still available. We are aggressively seeking new franchisees to expand existing markets as well as develop new ones. Opportunities range from single-unit franchises to multi-unit territories. And, we offer a variety of investment options for you to choose from. With Childrens Lighthouse, you can be in business quickly and at an investment level that best fits your particular situation and initial goals. Our program is designed to guide you from the moment you make the decision to purchase a franchise. In addition to counseling you in necessary financial matters, the most important step is selecting an appropriate site to build your childcare center and gaining exclusivity to that territory. The right location is critical to the success of your center and we have been successful in determining appropriate sites.

    About A+ Nannies

    OUR FAMILY Our mission has always been the same: "to exceed our client's expectations by placing our morals and ethics at the core of every decision, and dedicating ourselves to finding professional candidates that have the knowledge and passion for this industry." The A+ Nannies philosophy is the same with our franchisees as it is with our clients & nannies. We respect one another, communicate clearly with each other, and continue to build trust and friendships along the way. We are looking for franchisee candidates that want to be a team player in building a reputation to be proud of. Through our synergistic partnership we will continue to evolve and remain the Premier Nanny Placement Service. If you want to work for yourself, but not by yourself - A+ Nannies is right for you! We provide a fun and friendly atmosphere, where at times you will forget you are even working. We look forward to the opportunity of having you join our family! OUR SYSTEMA+ Nannies offers multiple income streams, a proven business model, and a great team to work with! This system can easily be operated from your own home, and easily transported anywhere there is the internet. * Custom Website Development - Edit your own website that is custom built for your location. The layout will stay consistent with all franchisee locations, but you will have the ability to edit the content. * Consulting on any related issue * Valuable Training * Service Knowledge * Consistent Research and Development