The Gymboree Corporation
Gymboree Play & Music is the founding member of the Gymboree family of brands. Since its creation in 1976, Gymboree Play & Music has created developmental play, music and art classes for parents and children ages newborn to five. Based on a blend of early childhood development theories complemented by more than 40 years of hands-on experience, Gymboree Play & Music classes are available through more than 700 franchised and company-operated centres in over 40+ countries.
In addition to Gymboree Play & Music programmes, The Gymboree Corporation operates over 585 Gymboree® retail stores in the United States and Canada, an online store at www.gymboree.com and over 70 Gymboree® Outlet stores. Available in sizes newborn to 12 years, Gymboree clothing is designed with colorful, comfortable fabrics and detailed touches throughout. The most recent addition to The Gymboree Corporation’s brands is Crazy 8™. Crazy 8 offers cool, wholesome clothes for kids’ crazy lives in sizes ranging from 0-14. The first Crazy 8 store opened in August 2007. There is also an online store at www.crazy8.com. Janie and Jack shops offer distinctive finely crafted clothing and accessories for the little ones in your life sizes Preemie to 8 online and Preemie through 6 in shops. They also offer personalized customer service and gift packaging. You will find Janie and Jack shops nationwide and an online store at www.janieandjack.com.
BELPA Management Services International bvba
BELPA Management Services International bvba is a Belgian company, founded in June 2014, which owns the master franchise rights for Gymboree Play & Music for Belgium.
Gymboree Belgium’s founders are Kasim and Sophia Kasuri. As Sophia explains,
“A few years ago, my husband Kasim and I had been looking for options for bringing an early childhood development program to Pakistan, our home country. On a visit to the US, I had had the chance to visit Gymboree and experience their parent child sessions with my children and was truly impressed. So much so that I then made up my mind to introduce Gymboree to our country to provide a platform where parents could bring their child to nurture him or her in such a way that would help them develop strength of character and personality, traits which will help your child become a well-rounded individual for life.
We traveled to the US and requested the master franchise because Gymboree has almost 40 years of experience and are world leaders in this field. Gymboree Pakistan has turned out to be an immense success and a very rewarding experience. So much so, that we were interested to expand the concept elsewhere in the world. When looking in to the possibilities open to us, Belgium stood out. Having spent time in the Brussels area, the decision to bring Gymboree Play & Music to Belgium was easily made.”
Here at BELPA bvba we strongly believe in the Gymboree brand and franchise system, and are excited to have the opportunity to develop this wonderful concept and brand in Belgium. If you are interested in growing together with us by owning your own Gymboree Play & Music location, please contact us.