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April 2017

Learning Edge: Revolutionising Education in India

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Learning Edge India Private Limited was founded in 2004 by edupreneurs, Mr Vittal Bhandary and Mrs Preeti Bhandary, pioneers & change leaders in the field of early childhood education. This was a sequel to Preeti’s grand success with “Salmiya”, a playschool that she had started in Kuwait in 2000.

Learning Edge started off with their flagship offering, Little Elly – the concept preschool’s first centre in Bengaluru in 2004. Since then, Learning Edge has not looked back and has now emerged as a leader amongst preschool chains. Today, the company has 120+ Little Elly preschools across 15 cities in India. Over 45000 children have been a part of the Lit.

As an extension of Little Elly, the company launched Elly Child Care in 2011. Elly Child Care centres are integrated preschool & childcare setups. Elly Child Care is a recognized child care provider and a preferred partner for large corporates & organizations such as Honeywell, SAP, ABB, L&T, HP, Tech Mahindra, JSW to name a few. Elly Child Care centres are equipped to handle children as young as six months with facilities such as diaper changing rooms and feeding rooms for lactating mothers. A vibrant curriculum combining learning with play, delivered in a hygienic and comforting facility ensures total development of each child at his or her own pace. Elly Child Care is certified by Early Childhood Association.

Glentree Academy is Learning Edge India Private Limited’s foray into K-12 school education. The first school was launched in Whitefield, Bengaluru in 2015. The company is in the process of launching two more schools in Bengaluru for the academic session 2018 – 19. The values of Glentree Academy are rightly embodied in its motto, “Learning for Life”. The holistic academic curriculum, combined with the varied extracurricular activities ensures that learning at Glentree Academy is not only fun but is also well – balanced and suitably challenging for all. Glentree Academy schools offer the choice of Indian and International programs affiliated to CBSE or ICSE or IGCSE.

According to Mr Viswanath K, Chief Little Elly family since its inception. In 2016, the company marked its international presence by establishing Little Elly preschools in Kuwait and Seattle, USA.

Little Elly provides individualised learning opportunities with well-researched teaching methods for the holistic development of a child. Little Elly’s aesthetically designed curriculum is based on the Maria Montessori and Rudolph Steiner methods and the program fosters every child’s social, aesthetic and motor skills. At Little Elly, the focus is on creating independent and confident citizens poised to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.

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In order to fill up a nagging gap of trained teachers in the education industry, Learning Edge India Pvt Ltd established LETTER – a teacher training academy in 2012. The academy offers various diploma and certification programs in Early Childhood Education for preschool and primary school teachers. LETTER trainees include fresh graduates, home makers and professionals looking for a career in teaching. LETTER’s unique “Monitored Internship Program” ensures hands-on teaching experience for all trainees.

Operating Officer of Learning Edge India Private Limited, the company is poised for extensive growth over the next five years. “We are keen on setting up at least 100 more Little Elly preschools across the country over the next three years with primary focus on Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad”.

He add “We foresee a surge in the growth of our Elly Child Care centres because of the new legislation which has made it mandatory for mid and large size organisations to provide childcare facilities for the children of their employees. We anticipate at least 50 new Elly Child Care centres over the next two years”.

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