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 640 centres in Europe and North America with a dedicated team of 9.000 teachers. Our country specific proprietary education curriculums are recognized by the industry. We serve over 31.000 families among Fortune 500 companies and in major cities in France, England, Germany, 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 Jennifer lead our team in Canada and the USA, Lydia in England, Benjamin in Germany and Jean-Emmanuel in France as well as 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 !
Kiddi Caru Wellingborough team has won 'Best Staff Development' award at the National Nursery Recognition Awards 2020. A fantastic award to a very well deserved team who work extremely hard to provide quality childcare by surrounding the children with an exceptional team! The National Nursery Recognition Awards celebrate the best day nurseries and professionals in the business. As well as recognising the nursery team’s desire to do their best for every child and their family, they were also praised for how they engage with each other and constantly look for ways in which they can provide even better care.
Today Yoga is recognised all over the world, the sole reason being it does not only look into one's physical well being but also nurtures emotional, mental and spiritual connect. That is part of the reason why the children were introduced to Yoga, in one of our Kids & Company daycares in Montreal. They learned the Wide Mountain pose, a great way to get a full-body stretch for all the muscles in their body. In Yoga, as you inhale, you take in feelings of happiness, love and joy. As you exhale, you send that energy out your fingertips back into the world !
In 2019, we once again welcomed a new group of preschoolers to our facility in Aubing. At Infanterix we understand the importance of the various pre-requisite skills required for children to be able to learn in a natural environment and for the interaction with their peers. To intensify the development of certain skills such as perseverance, concentration and independence, we put weight behind projects and weekly lessons that contribute directly to the development of these skills, especially during the year before school enrollment. At the beginning of the preschool year, each child was asked to create their own cover sheet for their preschool workbook, with a picture representing him- or herself. In order to paint a detailed picture of themselves, the children could look in a mirror while creating their masterpieces. From an educators’ point of view, it was quite interesting finding out why the children are actually looking forward to preschool so much. We wish all preschool children an exciting, interesting and educational final year in kindergarten.
Kids & Company, Canada’s leader of providing corporate-sponsored child care and other family-friendly benefits, has once again been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for 2019 by Deloitte ! This is the 7th year that Kids & Company has received this notable honour and has now advanced to become a prestigious Platinum Club Member. “Our team is so honoured to receive this acknowledgement that recognizes our dedication to providing nurturing and educational child care,” said co-founder and CEO Victoria Sopik. “The talented people at Kids & Company have worked hard to forge meaningful relationships with corporate partners, our families and our children, and this honour proves we are on the right track.” Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is a leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian-owned and managed companies. Best Managed companies exhibit a number of common attributes that have helped them create sustained growth. Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.
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