About Us

Our Philosophy

Every child has a sense of creativity and curiosity, with a desire to discover the world. As early years educators, our job is to develop and nurture these traits. We believe the best way to do this is with a combination of free and structured play, in engaging learning environments.

The focus of the Kïdo program is to lay the foundations for children’s all round development at an early age. In a world where we can all access the same information through our smartphones, we want your children to move beyond the obvious and have the ability to leverage knowledge and apply it in innovative ways to solve complex problems.

Our Curriculum

We’re creating a truly modern early childhood learning system, integrating the best practices from multiple teaching philosophies from around the world.

Our proprietary pedagogy - the Kïdo Early Years Program - includes early literacy, math, science and technology (including coding for the early years), drama, art and much else. The program utilises insights from different pedagogies including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Multiple Intelligences and many more; and uses thinking based and project based learning (both play based methods) for all round development of the child.

Wherever we operate, we make sure that our teacher to student ratios are higher than the national average, so that each child receives the proper attention they need. Our framework of observation and assessment is designed to adapt to each child's interests, motivation and personality, resulting in a truly customisable programme.​

Children shouldn't need to adapt to education standards. Our curriculum is designed to adapt to each child's interests, motivation and personality, to deliver a learning experience that suits each individual's needs.

At the same time, we take care to ensure that our curriculum delivery and assessment framework adheres to the national curriculum that we may be required to follow in any particular country. The Kïdo curriculum for the United Kingdom is still in development and will be implemented in our nurseries there in 2020.

Our Curriculum Team

Our curriculum was developed in-house by our curriculum team, led by Thasin Rahim, our Chief Academic Officer, who lives in London and is also a Kïdo mom! Thasin researches, designs and develops our curriculum, while working with various head teachers to improve standards across our schools. She also spearheaded a panel of new Curriculum Advisors, whose work inspired some of the thinking behind the Kïdo Early Years Program. We are constantly adding to our panel of experts to advise us on different aspects of pedagogy.
  • Thasin Rahim, Chief Academic Officer

    Thasin has an extensive background in early years education: in addition to Masters' Degrees in neuroscience, psycho-pedagogy and other disciplines, she is also a former teacher and nursery manager, who was nominated for the Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher of the Year in 2016.

    Thasin Rahim Kido
  • Dr Robert Swartz, Advisor

    Robert is Director of the National Center for Teaching Thinking, USA. He received his doctorate from Harvard University and is an emeritus faculty member at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He is currently a member of the organising committee of the International Conference on Thinking (ICOT).

    Robert is the co-author of Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking into Content Instruction, a series of lesson design handbooks, as well as the lead author of Thinking-Based Learning. His work is a core part of our thinking-based approach to the Kïdo curriculum.

    Robert Swartz
  • Dr Yuuko Tonkovich, Advisor

    Yuuko is the Associate Editor of the academic journal Applied Psycholinguistics. She received her doctorate from Harvard University and was a finalist for the International Reading Association Outstanding Dissertation of the Year, 2005.

    Yuuko advises us on developing high-performing bilingual programmes for use in the early years.

    Yuuko Tonkovich

Our programs

We tailor our offering to each local community that we serve. Depending on the location, we offer programs for children from six weeks to six years, rooted in our curriculum.
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Our history

After experiencing disappointment with the quality of their own children’s early years education, our founders set about creating an environment that would allow children to thrive.

We now have schools around the world, bringing together the best early years practices to create the finest preschool experience for children and parents alike.