More than an international group, we are a family with a shared culture
At Babilou Family, our employees grow with us. We engage every member of our community in our vision of quality, early years education and innovation. We provide ongoing professional training, share best practices and offer individualized career paths within the group.
We are an ethical, responsible business committed to building a better world for children and families – and their wellbeing depends on the well-being of our personnel. We take care of each of our team members so that they can thrive on both a professional and personal level. Committed to equal opportunities and work-life balance, we strive to be the best place to work in every way.
Together We Grow: a way of thinking and doing that we nurture with all our team members
Inspired by the vision of our founders and developed organically over time, our corporate identity and culture was formalized in 2011 to support our development in France and later, our investments abroad.
Together, We Grow is the expression and implementation of our entire quality management philosophy: people, performance, innovation, values... It brings our methodology and all our assets together under one banner to help us all meet the challenges of early-years education and conciliate economic growth with continuous improvement.
Ongoing professional training
We are the first private education network to develop a global internal university for educators (UP). In France, we award hundreds of state diplomas through the Paul Strauss School and our current employees qualify through a high-quality 5-year program that blends hands-on learning and theory. The course includes over 100 care and education workshops, 50 parent-child baby gym workshops, dozens of master-class videos and over 50 health & safety procedures. Today, we have UPs in Dubaï and Boston and the UP Germany and UP Singapore are coming soon.
We encourage all our team members to develop and grow while managing their work-life balance. We promote geographic mobility whether it’s to work closer to home or experience early years education abroad. We organize Practice Sharing Trips that enable a selection of employees to deep dive into a key aspect of a curriculum in another country (Health & Safety, Motricity, Language Development etc.). This initiative allows everyone in the group to discover and share the best pedagogical approaches in the world.
Sharing best practices
We share best practices to enrich our curriculums and continuously improve. Our local teams regularly meet regularly or virtually connect with a dedicated team at head office to share their experiences. Through Workplace, the internal social network of Babilou France, employees can exchange with their peers on a real-time basis. Switzerland and Germany are now on line and we are currently deploying Workplace as well as our E-learning platform Up to You and video tutorials for all countries.