Early education

Sakal Times
Sunday, 29 July 2018

Little Buddy Kindergarten, an end-to-end kindergarten concept that offers a unique child-centred experience through innovative curriculum, launches its franchise model in Pune.

Early childhood education is gaining much-needed attention and studies have confirmed improved cognitive functioning in kids during these years of development. Recently, Anganwadi centres across the country have also recognised the need to enhance their quality of education and are inviting kindergarten programmes to be part of their learning process. Blossoming into this early education landscape with strong fundamentals is Little Buddy Kindergarten.

Based out of Bengaluru, Little Buddy Kindergarten is a franchise model focussed on pre-school education and development of children. Everything from academics to operational and functional infrastructure for franchisees is developed, formulated, incepted and monitored by the brand. This ensures uncompromised education and development delivery model for pre-schools with highest standards of safety.

The curriculum is sourced from UK Early Years Foundation Stage. “We focus on the holistic development of children and their skills, building and stimulating the natural curiosity and interests by leading them to explore, enquire and discover with hands-on learning. This helps in social development, language development, creative play, imaginative play, physical play, constructive play and mathematics,” says Ramya Gangadharan, director — learning and development at Little Buddy Kindergarten. 

Highlighting the roadmap for Maharashtra expansion, Gangadharan said, “After Karnataka, our vision is to establish our footsteps in all five regions of Maharashtra — Vidarbha (Nagpur and Amravati divisions), Marathwada (Aurangabad division), Khandesh and Northern Maharashtra region (Nashik division), Desh (Pune division) and Konkan. Our unique end-to-end franchise model includes setting up of the franchisee and operational infrastructure, on-site teachers’ training by certified trainers from UK, round-the-year training and functional support, international curriculum, workshops for teachers and parents and IT support along with branding and marketing. We want to ensure our franchisees are the extension of our brand, its vision and philosophy. Our model provides fastest ROI for the franchisee. We are targeting 50 franchise units across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh collectively in this financial year.” 

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