Springville Preschools: Striding towards a brighter future in Franchise Biz

Ajay Kumar Dube, Co-Founder & Director, Springville Preschools

At Springville, we are planning to set-up approximately 15 new centers till the end of the financial year 2019-20 for achieving our 1st-year target of 20+ centers, says Ajay Kumar Dube, Co-Founder & Director, Springville Preschools, in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).

Springville Preschools has been the most awarded preschool, what is the success mantra behind it?

We started in February 2019 with our first COCO model centre at Vadodara, Gujarat. We are targeting to provide the best care and learning to children at each campus with the support of our trained staff, learning equipment, concepts and methodology. With same thought and plan within 6 months of operations, we have opened 7 centers at different locations of India and Nepal through franchisee route. We are getting very positive feedback from the market, parents, franchisee partners and visitors for our concepts, learning methodology, set-up and infra, student kit quality, books and content quality, curriculum and training etc.

What innovative teaching-learning practices are adopted for the holistic development of children while reading, listening and playing?

We are following best practices of Montessori along with Indian Value System at our each of the campuses. We are developing the best equipped Montessori and Self Learning Lab at our every centre. Along with Montessori Lab, we are developing many other learning zones/arenas for our young champs, like: Gym Arena, Story Telling Arena, Mini Library, Creative Arena, Art and Craft Arena, Mini Stage with Podium, Tree House, Indoor and Outdoor Play Arena. Along with all the above concepts at the campus, we are also adding the 360-degree digital learning and communication tools.

What practices does your preschool follow to ensure effective teacher training programs to cater to all aspects of a child’s development?

We have a specific Academic and Training Department in our company. We have divided our training sessions into multiple parts for making it more effective and result oriented followed by regular Academic Audit. Training Level 1: For Theme Based Decoration, Documentation, Counseling, Orientation etc. Training Level 2: For Using Digital Learning Tools. Training Level 3: For Academic Curriculum, Activities, and Montessori Lab Equipment Practices etc.

Could you throw some light on the franchise model of business of Springville Preschools?

At Springville, we are developing our centres through two different business models: 1. COCO (Company Owned and Company Operated) Model: Under this model, we are developing our centres only in Vadodara city. 2. FOFO (Franchisee Owned and Franchisee Operated) Model: under this model, we are offering unit and master franchisees of our school brand in India and Nepal. We have a specific budget range for setting up a unit franchisee centre in India and Nepal.

What is the vision and mission for the future?

We are planning to set-up approx. 15 new centers till the end of financial year 2019-20 for achieving our 1st-year target of 20+ centers. We are planning to divide our targets, like, COCO model preschools in Vadodara, India- 1 new centre; FOFO Model Centres in India-7 centres and FOFO Model Centres in Nepal-7 centres.

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