Hyderabad: There could never be a better time to stay invested in India’s booming Pre-School segment,as the sector is now poised to register impressive growth! Riding on the potential and trend, Little Millennium Education Private Ltd., one of India’s established and fast growing Pre-school brands with over 500 Pre-schoolsoperating across 100 cities, announced its expansion plans to garner a sizable presence in Southern India today. This was announced at a Press Conference today by Mr Raman Bajaj, Chief Executive Officer, Little Millennium Education Private Ltd in Hyderabad.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bajajsaid, “With the rising middle class, higher disposable income coupled with the growing importance of educating kids at a nascent stage, Pre-School educationsegment in Indiais on an upswing. The sector registering an annual growth of 20% year-on-year and is estimated to be aRs. 25,000 croreindustry by Year 2020(Source: FourS Research).We operate through a franchise model that allows us to partner with like-minded and passionate entrepreneurs who want to start a pre-school of their own. This partnership approach allows us to scale up our operations quickly and take the benefits of high quality pre-school education to parents all over the country.”
Elaborating the unique model of nurturing little ones at Little Millennium,Mr. Bajaj said, “Since the year 2008, we have come a long way and have carved a niche for ourselves on a national basis. The vision of Little Millennium is to enable, energize and enhance childhood by fostering growth of mind, body, spirit, which will lead them to become life long learners. To this end, we have curated a unique ‘Seven Petal’ approach that ensures the holistic development of every child, through play activities & collaborative group work. The curriculum and structured pedagogy has been developed meticulously by a highly Research-oriented team. Our curriculum follows the ‘Eclectic Model’that takes the best practices from multiple schools of thought on early childhood, for example: the Montessori method, Multiple Intelligences, the PlayWaymethod, the Project method and the Theme Based method. With sound infrastructure, child-friendly ambience, safe & secure environment, every child receives focused personal attention from a team of passionate, qualified teachers.”
According to Mr. Bajaj, “Southern market offers a huge growth potential and ranks very high in our list of priorities. We already have an existing presence of over 150 preschools in Southern India in cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad etc. In Hyderabad, we have 20+ centers operational. We are delighted to see that a large no. of our franchisees are women entrepreneurs. Out of existing franchisee network in Hyderabad, more than 75% are women entrepreneurs and we are honored to work with them and empower them in this noble profession and develop them into leaders.”
Speaking on the franchise model, Mr. Bajaj explained, “With a minimum investment of anywhere between Rs. 12-20 lacs, one could become an esteemed franchisee of Little Millennium and run a full fledged PreSchool. We offer access to our brand, our award-wining curriculum, round-the-year trainingsupport, marketing support and IT support. The teachers have access to detailed lesson plan manuals that cover entire curriculum of over 100,000 pages of teaching IP. Additionally, through trainings and parent workshops, there is significantvalue addition to both teachers and parent communities. To tap into the increasing demand for pre-school franchising, we hosted an Investor Programme cum Entrepreneurship Workshop, to solicit enquires and have got an overwhelming response from participants. In addition, we will be hosting the Teachers Exellence Awards 2018in Hyderabad, after hosting the same in other cities,to felicitate and reward our teachers, as we are cognizant of the fact that dedicated teachers can play a major role in shaping up kids bytheir talent, dexterity and hard work.Rewarding them for their efforts is ouracknowledgment to their commitment, zeal and hard work”, he concluded.