Start your own Playschool

Are you a qualified teacher or therapist passionate about shaping little hearts and minds through play? Do you want to start your own business with 360° support from SA’s leaders in play-based learning?

At Play Sense, we are empowering teachers to own their own play schools. We are passionate about making play-based learning the standard of education for 2 to 4 year olds. Our proven model of home-based micro-playschools together with our award-winning curriculum, training and support provide you with everything you need to truly make an impact on the lives of little ones and earn a lucrative income teaching up to 6 little ones in your own business.

Follow in the footsteps of over 50 passionate ECD experts who have taken the leap and opened their own playschools with Play Sense. Together we reach over 200 children every year with a unique play-based curriculum created by celebrated early years experts Meg Faure and Lara Schoenfield. Could you be the next Play Sense Franchisee changing little lives for the better? 

If You Share Our Values And Vision For Re-Imagining Early Childhood Education, Play Sense Provides The Framework For Success And Highly Sought-After Work-Life Balance.

Join the leading franchise in play-based learning

How many times as a teacher have you wondered whether your lesson plans and activities support all developmental areas optimally? 

How much time do you spend coming up with ideas and planning lessons that help toddlers discover and develop skills like creativity, problem solving, collaboration and self-regulation? Whether you already have your own playschool or you are a teacher looking for a new opportunity, Play Sense offers you the structure, support and a world class curriculum, to enable you to create unique, engaging experiences that parents and little ones love.

 If you are a passionate teacher who: wants more control over their income, needs more flexibility and work-life balance, doesn’t want to spend afternoons doing admin, and you want an easy-to-use but phenomenal play-based curriculum that will help you stand out as a teacher, then Play Sense is for you.

The Play Sense Franchisee Journey


If you’re serious about starting your own business and share our vision of reimagining early childhood education, complete the application form to start your journey with Play Sense!


Our comprehensive training will explore the Play Sense pedagogy, enable you to use our program effectively, give you tried and tested tips and tools for teaching toddlers and provide you with the skills and support you need to run your own business.


Once you have completed training, Play Sense will provide you with your play kit including everything you need to start a play school from home – from stationary to props to a play gym.  We will also start marketing and filling your micro-playschool with little ones.


Join our growing community of Play Sense teachers worldwide who are giving little ones the best start to learning. Play Sense is with you every step of the way so that you thrive as a business owner. 


Our on-going skills development and training programs are available to you to continue your personal and professional development. We hold regular  training sessions within Play Sense and with our education partners. 

Is Play Sense right for you:

You want to run a micro-playschool of 6 children or less

You love the real-life connection with little ones

You want to spend your time teaching – not preparing – we offer a rich and exciting play-based curriculum

You can work from your own home, or a host home

You want full business support to help you succeed

As a Play Sense Franchise owner you:

Have full access to our 11-month play-based curriculum where all the research, themes and lesson plans are done for you.

Receive comprehensive training to be able to use the curriculum to its fullest

Have access to ongoing administrative, business and marketing support to run a successful micro-playschool.

Join a supportive community of Play Sense teachers from around the world.

Can harness your creativity and live out your love for teaching.

A Message From Play Sense Co-Founders

We believe that when a child lets you into their life, it’s pure magic and we get to be the magicians. Being a Play Sense teacher allows us to honour a child’s uniqueness and create an environment in which they can learn and explore. It’s enormously gratifying to help little ones grow the confidence to be unique and stand out; we are part of that essential (beautiful) journey in a human life. While most teachers have chosen the profession because of their passion for children, many find that the financial reward is not always optimal. Play Sense gives teachers the opportunity to be self-employed, fully supported, and financially rewarded for doing the work they love. 

Meg Faure & Lara Schoenfeld 

What our teachers say

Take the first step towards becoming part of the Play Sense family

Start your journey to becoming a Play Sense franchisee by completing the application form. All successful applicants are invited to an interview before being offered a place in our next training intake.

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