By parents, for parents

Great organizations are built by great teams. We're founded, managed and owned by a group of parents of young children across the world, and their friends. All of us were, for different reasons, frustrated by the quality of early years provisions in our cities, and we came together to try and create an early education company that delivered for parents, children and operators alike, all over the world.




We started with our first school in Hong Kong in Jan 2014. Since then we have opened schools in Dubai, India, the UK and Texas. Our franchise operations began in 2019 and 2020 has seen us launching Kïdo Home, our online preschool offering.


Our vision for the future of childcare is where humans focus on learning, teaching, caring and interacting - and smart machines do everything else.

Aniruddh Gupta

Founder and CEO

The Team


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.

Philippe Sachs

Deputy CEO, CEO UK, London

Head of Public Sector, Standard Chartered. Ex Goldman, JP Morgan. Member, Council of Foreign Relations. Georgetown University.

Jeetu Karsan

CEO India


Entrepreneur with 18y track record. Vice President and
Head of Marketing, Inter Publicity (India). MBA, JBIMS,

Pallavi Nath



Head of Revenue Management, Conrad Asia. Vice
President HSMAI South Asia. Cornell University.

Umair Tariq

CFO, CEO ME&Africa


Head of Africa Structuring, Standard Chartered. London
School of Economics, CFA.

Deep Pandita

CEO USA. Head Tech


Co-Head, Energy Business, Stark Investments.
Director Electricity Research, Citadel. 

Emma Phillips

Head Curriculum & Operations, UK


15 years experience in the UK and internationally. Most recently Asquith and Bright Horizons, with Outstanding Ofsted

Fruzsina Benyei

Curriculum & Training Asia, Dubai

Over 10 years experience in the early years, including as teacher and principal. Masters in Education

Kawan Gujral

Business Dev, USA


10y+ experience in education management across three countries, in the Pre-K and K-12 space

Sheetal Agarwal

Creative Director


International Award winning Artist and Documentary
Filmmaker. MFA, City University, Hong Kong.

Liam Hailstone

Business Dev, Asia

Hong Kong

Teacher, marketer, quality control analyst and environmental analyst

Shilpa Marla

COO India


Over 15y experience in HR across start ups and large organizations at different leadership levels.