Company Profiles Franchises Across Canada July/August 2021

Support & Services for Growing Children

A spotlight on children’s products and services franchises that support communities from coast to coast  

Canada’s population has steadily increased throughout the decades as the next generations grow up and begin raising their own children. This creates a great opportunity for businesses who specialize in providing products and services to Canadian children of all ages. These brands allow parents to simplify their lives by providing vital services that children need to develop and grow, adding a helping hand in their child-rearing responsibilities.

The franchises here offer haircuts and lice removal, clothing, daycare and education, nourishing meals, recreation and sports, keepsakes, and much more to the youngest generation of little ones.   

Read on to learn more about these children’s products and services franchises across Canada that make a meaningful impact for communities of growing families!


2inspire is a house of brands that strives to encourage children to embrace their curiosity through educational and enriching franchise concepts. For the past 35 years, it has grown a strong franchising model with over 180 locations worldwide and continues to support tremendous growth opportunities. As of today, 2inspire offers two franchise concepts: Mad Science and Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy™.

2inspire offers franchisees an easy, low-cost way to gain entry into the children’s enrichment industry, which is one of the fastest-growing sectors. Franchisees receive on-site training support through videos, lesson plans, tech tools, and marketing collateral to ensure the success of their business.

Learn more about 2inspire franchise opportunities 

Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids

Beaners is a proudly Canadian-based chain of children’s hair salons, with a slick and fun atmosphere that appeals to children of all ages. Beaners offers a wide range of services and a full line of private label professional hair care products specially formulated for children, as well as the rest of the family! Kids sit on rides, Barbie Jeep/Quad, or a regular adult chair and watch a kid-friendly show or test their gaming skills during the haircut experience.

Beaners franchisees receive two weeks of training in Calgary, Alberta, including four days at head office for one-on-one training. The remaining time will be spent in the “training” location to experience firsthand the day-to-day operations of a Beaners location.

Learn more about Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids franchise opportunities 

CEFA Early Learning

CEFA (Core Education & Fine Arts) Early Learning is a leader in private education for children aged one to five and is looking for franchise partners to open new schools for children across Canada. If you value the importance of education and believe in developing children academically, socially, and physically, you could own a CEFA school that applies the CEFA enriched curriculum (the most sophisticated early childhood learning program in Canada) taught by CEFA Certified Teachers. CEFA has more than 20 years of experience that it can use to help you get started today.

CEFA supports the success of its franchisees every step of the way, from the initial site selection to preparing classrooms. The franchisees’ teachers are trained through the four-month CEFA Early Learning Certification Program and are guided through the proprietary CEFA Curriculum.

Learn more about CEFA Early Learning franchise opportunities 

Chiquicuts Kids Hair Salon

Chiquicuts Kids Hair Salon is a unique salon that focuses on servicing the youth hairstyling industry. Its market is composed of children whose age ranges from six months to pre-teen years. Chiquicuts offers two options: Chiquicuts Salon Express and Chiquicuts Salon and Party Venue. The investment range for Chiquicuts Express ranges from $95K-$120K, while the Chiquicuts Salon and Party Venue investment ranges from $160K-$210K.

Chiquicuts has created a simple, ready-to-use business model, along with an operation manual that equips franchisees with the vital information they need to carry out day-to-day operations and the support needed to replicate the franchise model. The three-week training program guides franchisees through every aspect of operating their own salon.

Learn more about Chiquicuts Kids Hair Salon franchise opportunities 

Goldfish Swim School Franchising of Canada ULC

Goldfish Swim School is the premier learn-to-swim facility dedicated entirely to infants and children aged four months to 12 years. The Goldfish Swim School franchise offers a cutting-edge swim school model positioned as a leader in the thriving and profitable children’s education and enrichment market.

Family-owned since its inception, Goldfish Swim School is more than an investment to its franchisees – it’s a tropical, family-friendly environment that teaches kids crucial lifesaving and life-changing skills. Goldfish Swim School knows what it takes to help a franchisee thrive in this industry and is looking for franchisees with a passion for kids, the water, and the chance to make a difference in the lives of children.

Learn more about Goldfish Swim School franchise opportunities 


Lice offers a unique business opportunity with unlimited potential! Lice’s express and full-service franchise business models, eco-friendly private label products, and The Mucci Method signature lice removal system are all designed for success. This concept offers affordable start-up costs, flexible business options, unparalleled support, and multiple revenue streams.

Lice puts a new spin on the ‘superhero’ with its colourful character representations, child-friendly clinic environments, and customer service protocol. Franchisees are supported through a tried, tested, and true system that really works. With comprehensive training and superior support, Lice is with franchisees every step on their journey to success. Head lice is here for good and so is Lice!

Learn more about Lice franchise opportunities 

Little Kickers Canada Franchising Limited

Little Kickers’ weekly soccer classes for children aged 18 months to seven years are jam-packed with fun and provide children with a positive introduction to sports and the foundation to lead a healthy and active life. Little Kickers has a proven track record of success both in the United Kingdom and internationally due to the quality of people it selects as franchisees, as well as the extensive training it provides.

The initial training program provides franchisees with a thorough understanding of all aspects of running a Little Kickers business, from cash flow forecasts and breakeven analysis to health and safety guidelines. Ongoing training is also available in the form of regular coaching master classes and coach assessments, business health checks, and more.

Learn more about Little Kickers Canada franchise opportunities 

Little Kids Daycare Center

Little Kids Daycare began in 2002 and has grown into an award-winning childcare centre with multiple locations. Its founder, Debbie, has a diverse background in working with children and families, which has allowed her to implement an enriching curriculum and to foster a nurturing environment. Debbie has become a mentor within her community, facilitating and speaking at conferences. She has found it rewarding to help others launch their own childcare centres and wants to continue to share this with others. 

Little Kids Daycare wants to build a base of incredible franchisees, and then build on that foundation by adding more amazing entrepreneurs to the Little Kids Daycare family. Its goal is not accelerated growth, but rather striving for quality locations with overwhelming guidance, support, and encouragement.

Learn more about Little Kids Daycare Center franchise opportunities 

The Lunch Lady Group Inc

The Lunch Lady is an established brand with more than 25 years of service to Canadians. It began in 1993 as a school lunch provider, offering busy parents a hot and healthy alternative to home packed lunches. Today, the organization has evolved into a community food provider, not only serving schools, but also childcares centres, camps, community organizations, families, and seniors. Its unique franchise model is ideal for someone looking for a meaningful career, community involvement, and both personal and financial achievement. Although owning a Lunch Lady business is a full-time commitment, their franchise partners have the flexibility to work around the needs of their families, while making a difference in their own local communities.

Do you want to make wholesome food more accessible and affordable in your community?  The Lunch Lady may be for you!

Learn more about The Lunch Lady franchise opportunities 

Once Upon A Child

It’s no secret – kids grow quickly and keeping up with their changing sizes and styles can be expensive! Once Upon A Child fills this need and is the solution for parents looking for high-quality, gently used children’s apparel, toys, shoes, and equipment at affordable, family-friendly prices. Once Upon A Child is the largest North American chain that specializes in reselling clothing and other items for children from infants through tweens.

Once Upon A Child offers franchisees the opportunity to work with kids and young families providing a much-needed service to the community and to invest in a sustainable business opportunity that’s environmentally friendly and recession-resistant. If you love their stores, you should consider owning one!

Learn more about Once Upon A Child franchise opportunities 

Stagecoach Performing Arts

Stagecoach Performing Arts teaches children aged four to 18 to sing, dance, and act; not only to perform on stage, but also to perform better in life. For 30 years, Stagecoach has helped over one million young people gain confidence and build essential life skills. Weekly classes allow students to develop and as they grow, the individual businesses in the Stagecoach network also flourish. Stagecoach Performing Arts has more than 48,000 students in over 2,000 schools and classes, operating in countries including Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Gibraltar, Malta, South Africa, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

From marketing to recruiting and retaining teachers, Stagecoach will be there with the guidance and support you need, when you need it.

Learn more about Stagecoach Performing Arts franchise opportunities 

Willowbrae Childcare Academy

Willowbrae Childcare Academy is a leading educational franchise that delivers a superior experience for parents, childcare professionals, and of course, children. Willowbrae Childcare Academy wants to share its success and know-how with interested entrepreneurs. The franchise focuses on owner, non-operator locations, and requires no industry experience. Offering prime franchise locations in Canada and the U.S., Willowbrae Childcare Academy has the experience and knowledge to guide you from start-up to operations.

Joining a Willowbrae Childcare Academy franchise is an exciting way to increase your real estate holdings and cash flow, while providing jobs and quality childcare in your community. Franchisees receive support in many key areas including real estate design and site development, advertising and marketing, training and coaching, and much more.

Learn more about Willowbraw Childcare Academy franchise opportunities 

WP Creations LifeCasting & Jewelry Studios

WP Creations (formerly Wee Piggies & Paws) started in 2001 and became an award-winning work-at-home franchise concept now with almost 40 Canadian locations. Business owners receive training, coaching, private support groups, and access to the online WP Creations University program. The sense of pride in owning your own business, while at the same time, flexibility to work around your family’s schedule, enables women to achieve the work-life balance they desire.

WP Creations safely helps families in remembering the look and feel of their baby’s precious little hands and feet. They will continually strive to provide the highest-quality products available. It further commits to operating the company in a manner that focuses on giving families the opportunity to work from home and to promote women in business.

Learn more about WP Creations franchise opportunities 

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