Opening a kindergarten is no longer a child's play today. True, it is a high margin business, but considering the mushrooming of play schools and kindergarten nowadays, the competition seems to end up nowhere.
The play-school or kindergarten business has been growing at a steady pace in every nook and cranny of the country. It is always the last resort for any educated lady, looking forward to having a good standing in the society. Almost every neighbourhood in a locality would be having a kindergarten but how many of them actually flourishes is something to be watched as Mother's Pride, Shamrock etc-the home grown chains are posing a threat to them.
Several social factors are responsible for this burgeoning growth in kindergartens. The increasing number of double-income-single-child nuclear families that want their child to interact with his peer group, working parents who do not have sufficient time for the child and the desire to have a ''smart'' kid and prepare him/her for nursery admissions to the main school.
With new-age entrepreneurs coming into the picture, new techniques are being used increasingly. Talks are also on for conducting regular teacher training sessions, having standardised ambience in schools, efforts of R&D teams to make new teaching aids and having experts including psychologists on the panel.
How to get it started
It is not always an easy task to start up a business as that of a kindergarten as it requires a lot of ground work and also a deep insight into the whole thing.
The yardstick for measuring the success of your business depends on how well you have been able to manage it and conforming to all the guidelines that you had set before opening your school. Now this is something which most of the kindergartens lack in and is precisely the reason why they fail in their ventures.