By parents, for parents
We are founded and managed by a group of parents of young children around the world. Frustrated by the quality of preschools and nurseries in our cities, we came together to create an early education company that delivered for parents, children and operators alike, all over the world.
Under our two brands, Kïdo and Safari Kid International, we are creating magical and engaging learning spaces. Infused with cutting edge pedagogy and great teachers to nurture and enhance every child’s innate curiosity, creativity and ability to be a lifelong learner.
Both our brands share the same philosophy, run on the Kïdo Early Years Platform, and provide parents and children with the same level of service in every city that we are in.
We started with our first school in Hong Kong in Jan 2014. Since then we have opened schools in Dubai, India, the UK and the USA. Our franchise operations began in 2019 and 2020 has seen us launching Kïdo Home, our online preschool offering. Our network is rapidly growing across more cities and countries.
Our vision for the future of childcare is where humans focus on learning, teaching, caring and interacting - and smart machines do everything else.
Founder and CEO
Our core team has multiple years experience across education, banking, finance, design, hospitality, marketing and much else. We also have several years experience in raising children in different cultures, cities and countries. We have over thirty professionals in six different hubs around the world, giving us in depth expertise, cross-cultural sensibility and an ability to service parents and clients across the world.
Deputy CEO, CEO UK, London
Head of Public Sector, Standard Chartered. Ex Goldman, JP Morgan. Member, Council of Foreign Relations. Georgetown University.
Entrepreneur with 18y track record. Vice President and
Head of Marketing, Inter Publicity (India). MBA, JBIMS,
COO, CEO Asia
Head of Revenue Management, Conrad Asia. Vice
President HSMAI South Asia. Cornell University.
Head Operations, UK
15 years experience in the UK and internationally. Most recently Asquith and Bright Horizons, with Outstanding Ofsted
CFO, CEO ME&Africa
Head of Africa Structuring, Standard Chartered. London
School of Economics, CFA.
International Award winning Artist and Documentary
Filmmaker. MFA, City University, Hong Kong.
CEO USA. Head Tech
Co-Head, Energy Business, Stark Investments.
Director Electricity Research, Citadel.
Business Dev, USA
10y+ experience in education management across three countries, in the Pre-K and K-12 space
Business Dev, Asia
Teacher, marketer, quality control analyst and environmental analyst
Curriculum & Training Asia, Dubai
Over 10 years experience in the early years, including as teacher and principal. Masters in Education
Over 15y experience in HR across start ups and large organizations at different leadership levels.