We work hand-in-hand with parents, businesses and public authorities to help make the world a better place
Founded in France in 2003 by entrepreneurial brothers Rodolphe and Edouard Carle to bridge the gap in childcare solutions, Babilou has gradually grown to become a leading light in early years education and a major operator across the globe. We set out to support the well-being of children and the work-life balance of families at a time of rising birthrates and women in the workforce. Today, in our rapidly-changing, fragilized world, our role in society is all the more relevant: bring quality education to the next generation.
We began with one nursery and 24 cots. Five years later, we became the leading private childcare network in France. Today, we are a family of passionate educational entrepreneurs present in 12 countries with around 1200 establishments, 12,000 employees and more than 57,000 children in our care – and we are all growing in the same spirit, together.
Together, We Grow - more than a business project, a culture.
We are driven by the conviction that together, we can have a strong impact on tomorrow’s world through early years education. By partnering with educational entrepreneurs who share our vision, by building close partnerships with public authorities and private enterprises, by sharing best practices and constantly innovating to provide parents with top-quality childcare solutions, we are making a difference.
The signature of our innovative approach is Together, We Grow. It's a way of thinking and doing that englobes our quality management philosophy, our unique savoir-faire in the domain of early childhood and our commitment to families, clients, employees, partners and society as a whole. It reinforces the values and ambitions we share internally and strive to bring to life with children and families daily. It’s a blueprint for the sustainable growth and the continuous improvement of all our centers all over the world.
Tomorrow Starts Now - Sharing a Common Vision
In 2022 the Group’s teams believed the moment was ripe to usher in a new vision project that inspired our teams around the world. Our challenge was to bring forth a 21st-century pedagogy nourished by the richness of the Babilou Family community (cultures, values, experiences), contributions from neuroscience, and the major educators of the previous century.
In eighteen months, Vision 2030 was born through a co-creation process at the global level, with participation from all countries and the involvement of the leadership of Babilou Family Group. The result: One mission: through Sustainable Education and care, to prepare children to thrive and contribute as conscious human beings. This new corporate mission was rolled out to nearly 500 employees (managers, site directors) in fall 2022 through workshops and seminars in the various countries.