Frequently Asked Questions - PreSchool Setup

Kidken is happy to help you understand the requirements for the preschool set up.

Below are the FAQs for preschool setup

  • Initially, invest time in looking out for the perfect location and suitable space to set up the preschool business. The preschool should be in a child-friendly area and space should be adequate to set up infrastructure accordingly. For example, for about 20-25 students, you may require a minimum of 800 -900 sqft of area and as the number of students increases, the area requirement would increase though not necessarily proportionate.
  • We remind you to check the state laws about preschool licensing and get a business license and then set up a legal business entity.
  •  Staff should meet the educational standards set by the state government and passion to work with children.
  • Have an insurance for your preschool.
  • Cleanliness and hygiene are very important for any school.
  • Finally, Market your Montessori school.

Kidken solution would be in three forms:

Setting up Preschool

  • Kidken will be with you right from the time you want to name your preschool to provide a curriculum of Montessori education and market your school.
  • We provide a complete training for you to handle parents and guide them about their children education at your preschool.
  • We work to raise the parent awareness for considering the importance of preschool curriculum and we believe that Kidken curriculum will assist your school in building its own brand. Also, when you mention to parents that you are following a recognized curriculum, it would add to the credibility of your preschool.

Curriculum

  • To make the setting up of your preschool centers a little easier we provide the below learning things you need for your preschool.
  • Montessori Materials, Teaching aids, Hands-on Materials,
  • Videos for working with the materials
  • Lesson Plans – Day Wise, Week Wise and Month wise
  • Rhymes and Songs
  • Worksheets
  • Workbooks
  • Diary
  • Teacher’s planner
  • Parent’s communicator
  • Assessment reports
  • Software
  • Kidken curriculum is adapted with established education approaches. We have included various skills and techniques in the materials and practices, which enables identified skills in the child.
  • Educational Materials are high quality and are supportive of the curriculum.
  • Kidken manufactured furniture’s creates an elite environment.

Post setup support:

  • Our training would ensure that implementation of curriculum and interaction with kids goes smooth. We would still be with you after this.
  • You are always welcome to call for an academic support required.
  • Our curriculum and software are continuously updated with the new trend.
  • Any updates would be provided to the customer with a nominal additional price.
Curriculum Related

Our curriculum is designed adapting the best practices from Maria Montessori, Howard Gardener’s Multiple Intelligences, Benjamin Bloom’s – Bloom’s Taxonomy and John Dewey’s thematic approach. This ensures that the child gets best of four approaches which in turn leads to the holistic development of the child. The Materials offered are the authentic and scientific Montessori materials which are well researched.

Our training program is designed for 5-7 days and helps you get equipped with our approach and methodology, ensuring implementation of the curriculum is smooth. Apart from training, you would be provided with a software, loaded with lesson plans, videos, assessments etc. that will help you in training your teachers in the future and helps you to clarify any doubts that you have.

Our curriculum uses the current and latest technology like audios, videos etc. For example – The software that we provide for the school is a great resource for the teachers where they could go back for their day-to-day working, connecting to parents, tracking child’s progress, working on the areas that child needs attention on and have the latest up gradation to the current trends happening in the field of education and it also aids in administrative help required for the school.

Yes, all the materials, curriculum, books, worksheets, software are all inter-connected and helps in the overall assessment of the child. Hence, they all come in together as a package. Some items in the package like furniture and play equipment are optional for more details as per attached Details.

The resources that we would be providing you with our lesson plans, videos, teacher’s planner will hand hold you in all the areas of implementation of the curriculum. Apart from what has been provided if you have any practical issues or any behavioral issues of child or concerns of parents etc. you can contact us at any point in time.

Yes, we would be providing marketing support which would include the aspects that you need to convey to parents. Apart from this, you would also be provided with Parent’s Communicator and Dairy that would help you to connect with parents about your approach and understanding of the curriculum.

The curriculum helps in overall development of the child through various activities of sensorial, exercises of practical life, mathematics, language, sciences. The curriculum provides the child with opportunities to exercise freedom of choice, freedom of work and an ample space to enhance creativity, socio-economic skills.

The Curriculum developed by us requires all age children to work in one classroom. This mixed age pooling helps the child to interact with all age group children. A child of a 2-½-year old child will observe the elder child doing activities and learn from him and similarly a 3-½-year old child will observe a 2-½-year old child doing activities and recollect and remembers the work he had done earlier thus not forgetting the concepts. Also, an elder child can help the smaller child in doing few activities. These interactions will enhance the social behavior, sharing, caring, leadership skills, etc.

The Solution offered by us is a very cost-effective model which brings down your overall cost of setting up Preschool. Also, since there is No Royalty and other expenditure which you otherwise spend through a Branded school, the overall running cost is very low. Hence, you should be able to achieve Break-even at earliest when compared to others. As all the Support provided us in setting up, marketing support, training, you can focus more on Handling parents and getting admissions.

The Legal requirements for preschool are very less and hence easy to run the preschool business. There are currently no licenses or NOC or approvals required from the Local Education department or Ministry. However, following minimum legal requirements needs to be complied with

  1. The Property tax must be converted to commercial instead of domestic
  2. Trade License to be obtained from the local corporation and must be displayed prominently in the premises
  3. Water & Electricity to be converted to commercial from domestic.

Please note that these may vary for time and location. Hence, we advise you to contact either a chartered accountant or local education department to get more clarifications.

It is preferable as to an owner of the preschool to have an experience or have gone through training programs related to Early Childhood Education, but it is not a necessity.

The basic requirements in India for a preschool teacher are listed below –

  • Teacher: Minimum Degree, and experience in handling pre-primary kids. Preferably candidates with a pre-primary / Montessori training certificate
  • Assistant teacher: Minimum 12th and should have undergone pre-primary teacher training

However, passion for being with children is a most needed requirement for anyone working with children. Also, patience and sense of humor is a greatly appreciated quality of a teacher.

Training related

We provide,

  • Montessori Training
  • Multiple Intelligence Training
  • Other aspects such as parent’s workshops for marketing your brand and other related aspects would be covered in the training program.

Our training is planned in such a way it would effectively suffice all the needs for the teacher to understand and implement the curriculum smoothly. In case, there are any issues that the school/teacher faces with regards to the curriculum, you can always contact us.

Yes, you would still need to undergo the training as it would help you in understanding the curriculum and successful implementation of the same. Your background and experience would definitely add value.

The software, videos and all our resources are designed in such a way that you can train your teachers at any given point of time. Our curriculum is designed in such a way that it makes schools self-reliant, empowered and be equipped with all the tools needed for future.

Set up related

We would be keeping you abreast with all the latest developments and changes that are needed in the curriculum through the software. We would keep you continuously updated on all the latest happenings in the field of education which will empower you to be competitive.

Our solution provides you with a wide range of aspects that ensures you are all set to start the preschool. We provide you all the support starting from materials, curriculum, marketing support, recruitment, training teachers, setting up of the school, the day-to-day working of the school through the software. We would also be supporting you by keeping you updated on latest trends in education. All this support comes to you with a reasonable initial cost of setting up the school. There is no royalty or any other charges that you have to bear in future for using our curriculum. This would ensure that you break even soon and reap the benefits at the earliest.

The preschool segment is divided into 2-4 Years & 2-6 Years. You have following options to start a preschool

  1. Start 2-4 Years initially and then upgrade 4-6 Years
  2. You can start directly 2-6 Years.

The Cost of our solution will be ranging from 2 lakhs to 5.5 lakhs depending on the age group & package you select. Please contact us for More details on the packages and its cost.

The package includes Curriculum, Educational Materials, Work Books, Worksheets, Diary, Teacher planner, Videos, Software for assessment & Report, Laptop, Music system, Rhymes & Songs CD’s, Furniture, play equipment’s, Support on Branding & Marketing, Teachers training & a Continuous online support. For the exact details of Various packages and its content, please contact for more details.

Teachers/Recruitment related

Yes, we would help you in recruiting teachers initially and guide you on the future recruitment process. Kidken provides you the inputs on how you can interview and recruit teachers.

The basic requirements in India for a preschool teacher are listed below –

  • Teacher: Minimum Degree with Experience in handling pre-primary kids. Preferably candidates with a pre-primary / Montessori training certificate
  • Assistant teacher: Minimum 12th and should have undergone pre-primary teacher training

However, passion for being with children is a most needed requirement for anyone working with children. Also, patience and sense of humor is a greatly appreciated quality of a teacher.

Teacher and child ratio ideally should be 1:12. You can go up to 1:14 ratio. This varies based on the number of children in different age groups. For students between the age group of 2-3 yrs, 1:9 would be the ideal ratio. And similarly, for 3-5 yrs would be 1:14 and so on…

Yes, assessments and reports are part of our software. The software is designed in such a way that it not only assesses the child in his/her overall development but also simplifies the job of a teacher helping her to focus on giving various exposures and opportunities to bring out the best in the child. The assessment helps parents to understand the skills, strengths, and potential of their child.

Our training program provides teacher’s guidance on understanding the child’s psychology and their developmental needs which would help you to handle any behavioral issues that you might face in future. You could contact us for any additional guidance and support in future.    

No, this is a royalty-free Model.

The curriculum is designed in such a way that the child not only gets the exposure to the various early learning skills and knowledge which are necessary for later learning.