Early childhood education reimagined. The best place to start is the Finnish!
We believe strongly that Kipina is a long-awaited revolution in early childhood education. We’ve documented every system and procedure. We’ve created lesson plans for all stages and ages. We’ve made custom nursery school management software to automate most of the annoying daily grind leaving staff to focus on the kids
While we are still opening new nurseries in the UAE (that we own and operate), we are now looking for like-minded organisations and social entrepreneurs who want to make a positive contribution to their communities, and run a successful respected business anywhere in the world.
Education is a great investment, financially, morally, and socially. Think about it ..
You don’t have to do it alone.
We’ve done the hard work; the specialist education research, developed the curriculum, lesson plans and academic structure; the design, fit-out, style guides; the marketing, advertising and PR templates; developed the additional income streams through enrichment programs, summer and winter camps; designed the management software and mobile apps; institutionalised training of teachers, and so much more.
Last time we counted there were over a hundred ways we help franchisees get started and make a successful business. Here’s an overview of the ten key areas:
Spirit, tenacity, and commitment are the most important attributes. We look for people with a positive outlook who want to change the (education) world and make a major contribution to their communities. The kind of people who like to make money, but like to sleep well at night knowing that they are doing something that will benefit generations to come.
But owning a business takes more than spirit. There will be ups and downs. Good days and bad days. Days when things go wrong, when teachers quit, when kids are sick, when bureaucracy seems a little crazy. So tenacity is important. It can often be the most important thing, because with enough perseverance, owning a profitable nursery is easily achievable, but it takes time.
And consistency – with a commitment to following programs, using templates, being transparent and sharing information for the benefit of all licensees.
As you can see, we look for personal attributes. Your management or professional background is less important, as is your own academic background (unless you plan to teach of course). Because with our training, support, systems and audits, we can help people with the right attitude succeed.
Obviously you need access to capital to get started. The amount can vary a lot depending on which city and country you plan to open your Kipina nursery in. But as a rule of thumb you will need approximately $200,000 to $500,000 to open a nursery that can look after around 70-100 kids.
Kipina ‘s holistic program was designed from scratch to merge play-based learning with structured outcomes that give kids a head start in school life. The curriculum encompasses six core areas that focus on the; emotional, social, cognitive and physical development of each child.
Being a program, children aged 3 and 4 must attend 5 days (or mornings) a week, while babies and toddlers have a more flexible schedule.
It’s a fact – Finland rates as one of the best education systems in the world. Educators know it, but parents are often surprised to find out. In PISA scores Finland consistently performs better than all European countries (including the UK), and the United States. So they must be doing something right, right?