The Grandir group is a leading provider of high-quality child care, back-up care, early education and parenthood services. We have been contributing since 2000 to a better work-life balance for parents and employers. We operate over 1000 centres in Europe and North America with a dedicated team of 13.000 teachers. Our country specific proprietary education curriculums are recognized by the industry. We serve over 50.000 families among Fortune 500 companies and in major cities in France, England, Germany, Spain, Canada and the USA. Our Corporate project Grandir 2024 enhances our long term belief in the value of quality education.
Our management team is passionate about childcare and we have been involved in the education sector for decades. We love to be useful to families and employers. Victoria and Paul lead our team in Canada and the USA, Lydia in England, Jochen and Annett in Germany, Hector and Oscar in Spain, Sacha in France and Jean-Emmanuel at the Group level. They have built a seasoned team around them which brings a unique blend of expertise in the way quality childcare is achieved on both side of the Atlantic. Believing in social entrepreneurship is key to being part of the Grandir family !
We are the first, and to date only, private nursery chain in France to have been certified Crèch'Expert by SGS, the world leader in quality inspection. Quality is a top priority for our group and this certification includes 130 control points. It covers all of our 450 nurseries as well as our support functions at head office. This enables us to guarantees that only the best services are offered to our families and corporate clients. Congratulations to our team that has worked hard to achieve this result !
Kids & Company, the leading provider of corporate-sponsored child care in Canada, revealed its summer menu today for its thousands of children across Canada and the U.S. The summer menu includes seasonal foods such as Chicken Souvlaki, Rainbow Berry Bar and Hip Hawaiian Fish. Kids & Company prides itself on its commitment to teaching children healthy eating habits from a young age. The Kidco Kitchen achieves this by creating seasonal menus that surpass the Canada Food Guide for morning and afternoon snacks, to a hot healthy lunch, to a grab-n’-go snack that transitions the children on their way home. Kids & Company’s Chief Food Ambassador Chef Lisa Ruscica has incorporated seasonal ingredients, such as dill, peaches and corn, into the summer menu items. Our summer menu continues to serve children new, diverse and healthy foods to create a love and appreciation of food,” Chef Ruscica said. “I have been serving Kids & Company children for the past nine years with thoughtful, sophisticated menus. The children not only eat up the fresh, real ingredients we put into every meal — they love it!” Family style dining is also a pillar of the Kidco Kitchen. Family-style dining empowers children to make their own food choices and creates pride of ownership in the decisions. It also encourages socialization and fine motor skill development. During COVID, Kids & Company has paused family style dining but hopes to be able to implement it again soon and encourages families to incorporate it at home. “A healthy lifestyle is as essential to a child’s development as learning their ABCs,” Kids & Company CEO and founder Victoria Sopik said. “Chef Lisa’s commitment to the Kidco Kitchen’s summer menu and all our menus shows how serious Kids & Company is about giving your child a healthy start.”
As young researchers, children explore their environment with all their senses from the get-go. Their interest in research covers a wide range of areas, such as water, air, weather phenomena, fire, distant worlds and much more. In our Infanterix Freiham facility, the children discussed the the water cycle. Accordingly, they carried out an experiment to see and understand how clouds are formed. Our educators take on the role of “research companion” during experiments and let the children initially gain their own insights before giving them the relevant explanations.
Kids & Company, the leading provider of corporate-sponsored child care in Canada, has launched the first child care partnership for women engaging in recovery at EHN Canada’s Edgewood Treatment Centre, a mental health and addiction treatment facility in Nanaimo, B.C. The pilot program between Kids & Company and Edgewood Treatment Centre began in early March 2021 and will run for the next 10 years minimum. The partnership consists of Kids & Company having on-site child care available for the women who are undergoing inpatient treatment at Edgewood Treatment Centre. The Moms and Kids Treatment Program is designed to foster healthy relationships between mothers and their children while they commence their healing journey by creating a safe and supportive environment for both children and mothers to thrive. There are three spaces available at any given time in the program. Mothers and their children cohabitate, with supportive supervision, that allow for mother-child bonding and learning of new parenting strategies and techniques. The childcare support allows women the time to focus on their healing, while their children receive excellent care throughout the day.
We were inspired by an internationally recognised concept: 21st century skills! Each child will cultivate the key skills that will be essential throughout his or her life. This is what we call: "the riding hood effect!" Our nursuries are places where children can make new friends, explore their environment using all of their senses and grow their minds, bodies and hearts.
Kiddi Caru Day Nursery in Abington Park, Northampton won Nursery Team of the Year at the virtual Nursery Management Today Awards last night. The Judges praised the team on their knowledge sharing, focus on staff well-being and added they are highly motivated with a passion for shared leadership. Well done to the team at Abington Park from everyone at KiddiCaru !
We would like to take the time to acknowledge the steps forward we have made in our career progression development plan over the past year. As a company, we take pride in our continued investment in the professional development of our teams, which in turn improves the outcomes for the children. This year we have invested in developing the following areas: Design, development and printing of Move and Groove, Welcome box and resources that accompanied Move and Groove, Launch of our Foundations for the Future programme, Design, development and printing of Innovate and Investigate, 38 L3 Senco courses, 2 exclusive online training sessions with Anna Ephgrave, 5 exclusive online training sessions with Tapestry, Exclusive online training for those new to Mini Mites (January), Talking and Thinking Floorbooks and Talking Tubs supplied to every nursery, CPD annual membership. In addition to the above, we have also invested in over 50 First Aid training courses, as well as investing in a number of online training programmes such as; iHasco, Highspeed and Webinar. This year we have appointed 38 new apprentices (including our first marketing apprentice!) and currently have a total of 86 people studying for a qualification (including existing employees who are progressing). 2022 plans include the release of further Foundations for the Future programmes and resources, the launch of Pathway to the Foundations, Mini Mites, Leadership Skills and new inhouse courses – to name just a few! We are incredibly proud of the entire Grandir UK family for all that has been achieved and we look forward to sharing our continued development in the new year!
In July 2021, InfraVia has acquired a stake in Grandir. InfraVia will support our group to develop and accelerate our sustainable growth in France and abroad. Watch the video here 👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gLbOfF9FuI
Are you thinking about teaming up ? We are building a great and unique childcare group with two core values : quality and long term. If you are looking for the right partner to hand over your childcare centres or help you accelerate your growth, we would love to start a discussion with you. Let’s explore this opportunity together !Contact us