Little Rascals Pre-Schools was started by Alister Franz in 2007 as a social responsibility project.  As an experienced and successful businessman with a strong background in the wood chipping and branding industries, Alister decided to move out of his field of expertise in order to make a positive and meaningful difference in his immediate community.  He realised that there was a dire need for quality pre-schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal and throughout South Africa, and began investigating the possibility of establishing such schools.


The first pre-school, which was opened in Veldenvlei, was a resounding success.  Not only did this school address the needs of the community by providing an important service, it also turned into an unexpected financial success.  Alister further sophisticated and honed the financial model, and subsequently opened further Little Rascals Pre-Schools in Meerensee, Empangeni, Sheffield Beach, and another in Veldenvlei, respectively.  These schools all proved to be financially viable and their success can be ascribed to Little Rascals’ methodologies, the implementation of stringent controls, its additional, ancillary services, and the strong management which the executive officers provide.


Little Rascals offers a warm and friendly environment with a caring and dedicated team.  Its childcare professionals work closely and have strong partnerships with parents, collaborating in providing every child with a great learning experience, and building a foundation which nurtures the child’s self-esteem and confidence.  In Little Rascals’ safe, stimulating environment, where all children are encouraged to learn, grow and to actively explore, its team uses its wealth of knowledge to help build the life skills and self-belief needed to succeed in later life.


Alister realised that Little Rascals can be replicated nationally and that its high barriers to entry reside in the wealth of the intellectual property which has been accumulated over a period of more than a decade.  By giving access to Little Rascals’ IP and know-how to select, meritorious individuals, the Little Rascals Pre-Schools network could rapidly grow throughout the country, thereby addressing a very pertinent need in the various communities, and simultaneously creating highly profitable business opportunities.


Franchise Services

The provision of a platform for offering the highest quality, affordable childcare, in a nurturing and safe environment, specifically aimed at pre-school children from the ages of 1 to 6 years old.


Franchise Cost

Initial Fee R75 000

Set-up Cost R420 000

Total R495 000

Operating Capital R100 000

Total Investment R595 000

 Advertising Nil

 Royalties 10% of turnover



R551 020 – Year 1 (projected nett profit)

R1 116 000 – Year 2 (projected nett profit)


Franchise opportunities - Countrywide

All amounts exclude VAT



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