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, Sonja 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 !
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
The Maggie & Rose settings in Chiswick, Islington, and Kensington have a combined capacity of over 180 children. With the deal, Grandir UK now has 59 nurseries. The first Maggie & Rose nursery opened in 2006. Former director of the nurseries, Wei Kwan, who will continue to operate Maggie & Rose family members’ club, said, ‘We are delighted to welcome Grandir UK to the Maggie & Rose family and excited for the opportunities this will create for the nursery teams in Kensington, Chiswick and Islington as well as Maggie & Rose UK as a whole.’
Grandir UK has acquired Three Little Birds, the London and Hertfordshire based nursery group which also includes The London Preschools. With over 700 childcare places and nurseries in Anerley, Chingford, Clerkenwell Mount, Crystal Palace, Penge East, Harpenden, Muswell Hill, Wandsworth, West Finchley and Winchmore Hill, this latest acquisition of 10 nurseries takes Grandir UK to a total of 70 high quality settings across London, the South West, Midlands, South, East and Central England. Lydia Hopper, CEO of Grandir UK comments, “A very warm welcome to all the children, families and the nursery teams! We are very much looking forward to meeting everyone over the coming weeks.”
Kids & Company, Canada's most innovative child care provider, is today celebrating 20 years of redefining the child care experience for families. Nearly two years into a global pandemic—amid rapid changes to where and how people do their jobs— the company continues to pioneer new solutions to meet parents' evolving needs. Kids & Company (kidsandcompany.com) started in 2002, when Victoria Sopik (a mother of eight) and Jennifer Nashmi (a mother of three) opened a single location in downtown Toronto, with four employees and a single corporate client. The initial focus was on back-up care, servicing parents who found themselves in unexpected pinches, but they soon saw the opportunity in expanding to offer a broader range of truly flexible, quality child care. Growth quickly followed. Today, Kids & Company has 110 centres in 44 cities across Canada and in two U.S. states. To date, the company has served more than 100,000 families and partnered with more than 200 corporations, and earned Platinum status in the elite Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.
In a first-of-its-kind partnership that brings digital innovation into the classroom, MarcoPolo Learning and Kindertales have partnered to integrate MarcoPolo’s award-winning curriculum-aligned digital content with Kindertales’ childcare management software, securing Canada’s largest early childhood education group, Kids & Company. This partnership provides over 100 Kids & Company child care centers across Canada and its teachers, administrators and parents, with access to award-winning, developmentally-appropriate digital content, including more than 1,200 videos.
We are pleased to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Elly & Stoffl Group this year ! It's in the heart of Munich that we have realized the project and established a high quality bilingual childcare centre with wide opening hours and open during the vacations! It is the first childcare centre in Munich to be awarded the label "Deutsches Kindergarten Gütesiegel.
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