Our Franchising Process

Owning a CDF Early Learning centre is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5! Check out our 5 Stage process and get in touch with us today!


Getting to know each other

Initial enquiry
Franchise brochure
Signing our NDA
Face-to-face meeting

Let’s get to know each other better and explore possibilities for partnership.

Initial Enquiry
Fill in the Enquiry Form and let’s start communicating!

Franchise Brochure
We’ll send you a copy of our Franchise Brochure which will explain in greater detail how we can work together.

Signing our NDA
As we will be sharing important information about ‘CDF’ unique, research-backed curriculum and IP, you will need to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Face-to-face Meeting
Now it’s time to meet in person and get to know each other better!

Timeline: Completed within 12 days of your Initial Enquiry.


Are we aligned?

Understanding more about us
Discovering the “CDF Way”
Are we on the same page?

To make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families, it’s very important that you are fully aligned with ‘CDF’ foundation values.

Understanding more about us
This is where we will share more with you about CDF.

Discovering the “CDF Way’
CDF has been hailed as the inclusive childcare movement of the 21st Century. Now you’ll find out why.

Are we on the same page?
Once we have established that our respective visions are aligned, it’s time to discuss making a commitment to work together.

Timeline: Completed within 12 days of our Face-to-face Meeting.


Making a commitment

Letter of Intent
Refundable Deposit
Financial Model
Are we ready?

Now that we have gotten to know each other and established that we share the same vision and goals, it’s time to make a CDFs’ commitment.

Letter of Intent (LOI)

We spell out the basic terms and receive a commitment from you that you are serious to become a Franchisee.

Refundable Deposits

To progress to the final stages, we will require a refundable deposit with the LOI before delving into the financial model and immersing further into the CDF Way.

Financial Model
Our Franchise Team will lead you through a detailed example of the CDF franchise as a business, so you have a clear vision of the investment breakdown and ROI scenarios.

Are we ready?
We will then have a final alignment meeting where we will agree if we are ready forge ahead and start changing lives!

Timeline: Completed within 21 days from the end of Stage 2.


Getting our paperwork in order

Identity Documents
Franchise Documents

The business of working with and nurturing children requires important final formal steps to protect all involved.

Identity Documents
The industry requires standard ID checks on anyone involved in the early learning sector.

Franchise Documents
We lead you through the franchise documentation to make it easier to understand.

The Franchising Code is clear that you will have a minimum of 14 days to consult with your own advisors, with documents completed usually within 15 to 28 days.

Timeline: Completed within 40 days of our final alignment meeting


Let’s start making a difference!

Execution of documents
Franchise Fee

This is the final step in your process to becoming the owner of a CDF & Early Learning centre!​

Execution of Documents
The CDF Franchisor will execute your Franchise Agreement and issue a signed copy back to you.

Franchise Fee
The Franchise Fee is due to be paid at this time.

Signing our NDA
Completed within 3 weeks from returning your Franchise Documents.

Timeline: Completed within 3 weeks from returning your Franchise Documents.

Franchising Application Form