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Kip McGrath Education Centres Franchise For Sale

Kip McGrath is a children’s education franchise with international presence. We provide specialised tutoring in Reading (Literacy), Phonics, Comprehension, Spelling, English and Mathematics for school-going children between grades 1 to 10. There are 65 operational franchises in South Africa.

The cost of a Kip McGrath franchise starts from R112,000.

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Kip McGrath Education Centre learner

Franchise fees
  • Grade 1 (Suburbs): R190 000
  • Grade 2 (Large Towns and Townships): R170 000
  • Grade 3 (Small Towns): R150 000
If you have a Degree, and are not a teacher, you must also complete an online Tutor training course which will allow you to tutor in your Centre – thus saving on tutor’s wages. The course costs R6 500. For Full Setup Costs for a Kip McGrath franchise, add about R20 000 to the franchise fee.
Financial information
The figures listed are for total setup and includes all upfront costs. It includes a furniture pack for 2 classes, signage, stationery start-up kit; promotional start-up kit, advertising start-up subsidy, educational material, administrative and educational software, cost of training and subsidised accommodation.
The franchisee would need to budget for traveling to Durban for the training period (10 days) and also need working capital for the first month or two of operation. Most franchises reach financial break-even by the third month.
Royalties: The royalties are 12% on invoiced income.  It decreases on a sliding scale to 9% as the centre’s income grows.


Available Locations for a Kip McGrath franchise


Springs; Benoni; Brakpan; Randfontein; 6 franchise areas in Soweto; All other townships


Newlands East; Verulam; All Townships


Pretoria North; Valhalla/Voortrekkerhoogte; Laudium; All Townships

Cape Town:

All areas (except Helderberg, Durbanville and Athlone)

Port Elizabeth:

All Townships


All cities and towns in Rural SA still available (excluding East London, Port Shepstone, Nelspruit, Stellenbosch, Hermanus, Rustenburg and Middelburg, Pietermaritzburg North (and Hilton)


Mbabane; Manzini


All cities and Towns


All Cities and Towns


All Cities and Towns


Kip McGrath male and female learners

Training and Support

How Kip McGrath supports our franchisees
We offer our franchisees:
  • A full training course (ten days), which includes all the educational and business aspects of the KMEC Centre
  • Continuous supply of educational material at no cost
  • All lessons are supplied in a numbered, graded system of tutoring
  • Support through visits, direct contact (email, sms, Skype, telephone) newsletters, conferences and workshops
  • An opportunity to become an entrepreneur under the personal mentorship of an experienced, successful company
  • A greater likelihood of success in business (80%)

About Us

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Kip McGrath…international children’s education franchise
KMEC is an established international franchise with an expansion rate of one new centre opening every thirteen days, on average. The International Head Office is based in Australia and is a listed public company.

Kip McGrath franchise has been in operation for over 27 years and is represented by 650 centres in 20 countries. There are 65 operational franchises in South Africa. The Head Office owns one of these centres.

We provide specialised tutoring in Reading (Literacy), Phonics, Comprehension, Spelling, English and Mathematics for school-going children between grades 1 to 10.

Kip McGrath also help students in:

  • Kip McGrath franchise receptionMathematics – from Grade 1 to Grade 12, including the Maths Literacy course
  • Study Skills – suitable for secondary students and above
  • Essay Writing (Exam answering) – suitable for senior secondary students and above
  • Get Ready For School – suitable for 4 year olds
  • Little Learners Program – suitable for 6 year olds

In the classroom situation, we use a multi-media, rotational approach and make extensive use of audio and visual materials. The franchisor supplies audio-visual software, CDs, worksheets and ‘in-house’ textbooks.

The student management system and all tutoring materials run from the internet cloud.

Kip McGrath franchisees have 130 learners (on average) enrolled in our centres at the peak period of the year, with our larger centres growing to over 450 learners.

Who’s Ideal for Us?

Kip McGrath franchisee profile
  • Kip McGrath BoysThe Kip McGrath franchise owner must be a person who loves working and playing with children. A positive attitude and a buoyant, enthusiastic personality are more important to us than qualifications.
  • A franchisee does not have to be a qualified teacher, but such a qualification will improve one’s chances of success and ensures a higher profitability.
  • A mathematics qualification is not a prerequisite.
  • Kip McGrath maintain a high level of professionalism. The tutors we select are experienced teachers with a nationally recognised teaching qualification.
  • The tutors, like the franchisee, must have a genuine love and empathy for children.
  • The ideal franchisee must understand the importance of computer technology and the internet in education

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MTI (Maximum Total Investment)
R100 000 - R200,000