Ichiban Montessori Joins Babilou Family Singapore Effective January 2023

Babilou Family Singapore, as the second largest private preschool operator in Singapore, has welcomed Ichiban Montessori to its growing network of preschools starting from January 2023.

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Ichiban Montessori is a local home-grown preschool operator established in 1994. With 7 childcare centres under ECDA’s POP scheme, Ichiban Montessori is committed to developing confident, reflective, and independent learners who will make a difference in the community.

Ichiban Montessori brings along a team of dedicated professionals driven to deliver expertise in Infant Care, Playgroup, Nursery, and Kindergarten. 

Babilou Family Singapore’s Focus on the Future

This strategic decision is in line with Babilou Family Singapore’s ambition to become the largest private preschool operator, offering the highest quality care at affordable prices. Ichiban Montessori will continue to operate under the same brand name.  With this new addition, Babilou Family Singapore will operate 59 education and learning centres islandwide through our brands Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse, Little Footprints Preschool, Pibo’s Garden Playschool, Learning Leap student care, and now, Ichiban Montessori.

Investing in early childhood education is one of Singapore’s National Priorities under the pillar of Forging a caring society with an emphasis on providing a good start in life through raising the quality of early childhood education. 

According to Mr Benjamin Busse, Chief Executive Officer of Babilou Family Singapore, the organisation has been working tireless towards this goal since our early days.

We are very pleased as our union with Ichiban Montessori is an important milestone in our journey, and we will continue to stay focused on our children and parents who remain at the core of our organisation, while investing in our staff

Welcoming Ichiban Montessori

The teams at Babilou Family Singapore have been working closely with Ichiban Montessori to ensure a seamless integration, and most importantly, build a strategic roadmap to leverage the capabilities on both sides to benefit our parents, children, and stakeholders. 

We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for both Babilou Family Singapore and Ichiban Montessori Preschool Group.