Welcome to Catrobatkidz. We are a quality pre-school extra-mural activity service located in South Africa. Catrobatkidz is designed for children from 2 years old, up to 9 years old.

The Brand

Launched in March 2001, Catrobatkidz is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Nico Roets and Andrè Planken, both of whom have had many years of experience in the children’s educational sector. Comprehensive research, combined with their practical experience, illustrated the need for programmes that would assist young children in reaching their full potential; by developing their physical, affective and cognitive movements, in a manner that is both appealing and enjoyable to them. Our aim is not to see how many 1000’s of Children we can teach-but rather to teach every Child 1000’s of life’s building blocks.


The Catrobatkidz Extra Mural Programme enables children between the ages of 2 to 9 to have experiences in all of the movement spheres, at an age and stage in their lives when they can gain the most benefit from such experiences. More than merely providing the pre-school child with movement opportunities, Catrobatkidz also helps him learn to move with more specific control, refinement and efficiency. These movement skills and patterns, once established in the brain, will remain there to benefit the child throughout life as he moves on to more complex movement activities such as sport, games and dancing.
Catrobatkidz is offered through participating Pre-Schools and similar institutions of learning. Classes are held once a week for half an hour at the schools by the Franchisee.


Training is provided for Skills Development, including a six month theory and practical certified course. Ongoing training takes place four times a year at Catrobatkidz training workshops held in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Catrobatkidz computer programme takes care of administration with ongoing support from Head Office.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

Franchisees are required to have experience with pre-school children, be physically active and energetic, thrive on a challenge and have a good head for business and be computer literate.

Reliable transport to travel from school to school is essential and preference is given to applicants with experience and qualification in one or more of the following fields: Pre-School Education, Bio-kinetics and/or Gymnastics.


When It All Began


A Planken & JNJ Roets

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Andre Planken

Head Office

Bettys Bay / Western Cape

No. of Outlets


Available Opportunities

East London, Port Elizabeth, Somerset West & Kimberley.

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 50 000

Initial franchise fee

R 40 000

Initial Working Capital

R 10 000

Minimum owners contribution

Franchise Terms

Management services fee


Marketing fee


Initial agreement term

3 Years

Renewal term

3 Years

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