- About -
Created in 2000, Les Petits Chaperons Rouges is a pioneer in employer-sponsored nurseries and is now the co-leader in the French private nursery market. Its Grandir network offers clients a choice of nearly 1,400 nurseries, with 400 operated directly by the group. More than 1,000 clients (companies, public authorities and local communities) currently place their trust in Les Petits Chaperons Rouges, including many major groups. Les Petits Chaperons Rouges also stands out through its leading position in France in the growing Public Service Delegation and micro-nursery segments.
Les Petits Chaperons Rouges is recognized for its support with parenting, the professionalism and fervor of its teams, and its solid educational project based on the best educational trends, as well as its first-rate reception of families. Les Petits Chaperons Rouges is the first private nursery operator to obtain the Crèch’EXPERT quality certification, attributed by SGS Qualicert (74 nurseries certified to date, with all nurseries to be certified by 2018). Europe-wide, with its investment in the German player, Infanterix, in 2016, and the purchase of two British players, Magic Nurseries and more recently Kiddi Caru, the Grandir Group (operating under the Les Petits Chaperons Rouges brand) now manages over 14,000 daycare and nursery places, 30% outside France. It is a leading player in early learning, education and parenting in the three most densely populated European countries: France, Germany and the UK.
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- INVESTMENT CASE -
What is the purpose of the transformation?
At the crux of the Chaperons 2020 corporate project is the wish to transform a national nursery business into a worldwide early learning and education group.
How will Eurazeo accompany Les Petits Chaperons Rouges?
The shared ambition is clear: assist the group with the implementation of its growth strategy founded on the roll-out of its Chaperons 2020 corporate project. Three transformation levers are activated to ultimately create a global early learning and education group: the consolidation of its business model in France, international expansion, through selective external growth and digital technology, by offering innovative parenting services.
- CSR Initiative example -
In 2017, Les Petits Chaperons Rouges has conducted an environmental assessment in order to identify and prioritize environmental impacts related to its activity as a nursery operator. The study revealed that employee and family transportation accounts for over 60% of the overall environmental impact. The company has therefore decided to roll out an employee mobility plan in 2018.