Background of the Group
The Little Elly Play school was established in the year 2004, when Global Learning System Private Limited, who are into the field of publishing Children’s Books for over 25 years and marketing the world’s Best Educational Aids, ventured into the preschool business in India and partnered with Salmiya playschool, developing a learning programme that was suitable to Indian learning needs. August 2005, saw the collaboration with Glen Tree UK for providing technical and curriculum inputs and support.
To have a larger presence in the pre-school space, and to provide a greater thrust in reaching out to the community, the founders formed a new company M/s Learning Edge India Private Limited, to take over the preschool business from M/s Global Learning System Private Limited.
Genesis of the Company
Little Elly is a pioneering initiative of Learning Edge India Pvt Ltd who, in association with Glen Tree, UK (frontrunners in serving kid’s education needs since the last decade) follow the system of teaching kids in a relaxed, playful setup, where children learn without actually being aware of the teaching process.
From a single Preschool set-up in BTM Layout in 2008, the Little Elly Group of Institutions which comprise Franchisees and Training Centres, are spread all over the country, providing individualised and well researched learning methods to aid in the overall development of a child.
At Little Elly, our strong belief lies in the fact that the childhood is meant to be enjoyed and cherished. At the same time, incredible growth and learning takes place during this period, a crucial fact backed by numerous studies and well established by considerable research. Since the fir st five years of a child are the most formative and the vital mental and cognitive growth happens during this period, children have the capacity to imbibe and flourish a t an incredible pace. This well-rounded development is essential to every child, even though their uniqueness means that each of them have their own pace to learn important skills.
At Little Elly, our constant endeavour is to make your child’s initial formative years memorable, by acting as a support system that will shoulder the responsibility with parents in making their wards develop a genuine love for learning.
Educational and Professional Background of Managing Director/Founder/Chairman
Vittal Bhandary has 25 years of rich experience with single-minded focus, in leading an accomplished team of professionals, in developing an organisation whose prime focus is early childhood care and successful diversification of the business, and into the areas of children’s publications, learning aids, pedagogy support, early schooling, day-care and corporate affiliate programs.
USP of the Group
Little Elly provides a nurturing and stimulating environment responsive to the changing needs of children, parents, faculty, staff and the neighbourhood. The school’s Early Learning programme provides something unique for each age group, with a multitude of activities and experiences encouraging children’s natural curiosity and sense of learning. In Little Elly, we instill and encourage passion in teachers because building relationships with the children and teachers has allowed us to continuously improve ourselves and influence a positive change in the school culture.
Year of Inception
Name of Managing Director/
Learning Edge India Pvt Ltd
No 2, Honeydew Mansion, Above
Near BDA Complex HSR Layout,
Bangalore, Karnataka – 560102, India
No. of Franchisees: 120
Contact Details for Franchise Enquiry
Phone: +91 9900064613
Little Elly Approach
Little Elly is built around a strong belief that childhood of our little ones is precious, and is meant to be enjoyed and cherished. Our approach is:
- Ensuring that the child cultivates a lifelong love of learning
- Building a sense of confidence and strong life-skills
- Encouraging and supporting social and communication skills
- Developing a lasting love of reading and writing
- Focused, thematic activities and learning for developing key academic skills
- Using creativity and play to develop social skills and build self-esteem
- Developing strong reading and writing for seamless transition to higher academic roles
Little Elly Curriculum
Key areas covered under Little Elly curriculum:
- Learning by play and exploration
- Building communication and social skills
- Encouraging positive peer interaction
- Theme based learning
- Equipped with mathematical concepts
- Equipped with language skills
- Fine and gross motor coordination skills
- Cognitive development promotion
- Structured thematic learning and knowledge based activities
- Learning with art, music and play
- Building complex communication and social skills
- Encouraging positive peer interaction
- Under standing of mathematical concepts
- Grasping complex language skills
- Enhanced fine and Gross motor coordination skills
Teaching and Learning
Preschool curriculum framework is designed for continuous school guidance and support. To engage the young learners, teachers should be committed to their own learning and know how to go about it. Presently, teaching-learning methods have transformed immensely in pre-schools with innovative teaching strategies and technology enhanced learning.
Little Elly programme provides something special for each age group with multitude of activities and experiences, encouraging children’s natural curiosity and sense of learning. In choosing a learning experience for a child, knowing what’s age-appropriate, our teachers are sensitive to every child’s needs. They observe and understand each child’s ability to grasp skills and facilitate the learning process accordingly.
At Little Elly, we provide career opportunities to people who are ready to impart knowledge and educate the new generation through our Initial Teachers Training (ITT) Programme.
The eligibility criteria for our teachers is the commitment to and excellence in their work and involvement in the children’s overall welfare. They should be able to contribute to the fundamental building blocks and build parent comm unication and their personal growth as well.
New Education Verticals
Present Presence & Expansion Programme Today, Little Elly is present in 6 states with 120+ centres, 6500 students, well-qualified faculty and excellent facilities craft – ed around the needs and skill sets of these children, giving them a stimulating environment that combines learning and play. We are aiming 30 more centres for this year.
Required area: 2500 sq. feet
Total Investment: 8 -10 lakhs
Deliverables for the Franchise Owner
Little Elly’s dedication in helping our franchisee is second to none.
As a Little Elly owner, you will have a rewarding and challenging career where you’ll see the results of your caring and creative efforts every day.
In the beginning, they will work with a team who will lend their expertise in areas such as real estate, marketing, education, operations, and accounting.
- Assistance in survey, study and site selection
- Assistance in interior s and layout
- Assistance in suppl y of teaching aids, toys and equipment
- Assistance in recruiting and training staff
- Extensive franchise, curriculum and teacher training
- Parents Orientation Programme (POP)
- Structured curriculum and ongoing support
- Marketing support
- Ongoing operational support
- Research and development