Knowledge Universe operates more than 3,000 preschools globally employing over 30,000 passionate educators and staff supported by world-class educational resources and well-researched curricula. Read more.
At Knowledge Universe, as we continue to develop our existing education platforms around the world, we are also seeking mutually beneficial opportunities to joint venture or acquire education businesses.
Our growth over the years has come through acquisitions, joint ventures and building education companies from the ground up. We also develop and offer products and services which complement our current portfolio to better meet the educational needs of different segments of the market. We believe in continuing to invest in improving and growing businesses we acquire or joint venture with, in order to add value to the students, parents, teachers, stakeholders and communities we serve.
We believe there is critical role that the private sector plays in constantly pushing the envelope, and to lead and engage in conversations with thought leaders in the education sphere. At Knowledge Universe, we believe in working alongside industry leaders and policy makers to find innovative solutions to improve the quality of educational outcomes.
We recognise Knowledge Universe is in a privileged position to impact lives positively through education, and we would be delighted to speak to you if you are ready to join our family of companies to continue making a difference through education.
Looking to joint venture or sell your education business?
If you own an education business and are considering selling or joint venturing, perhaps you should consider your business becoming a part of one of the world's largest private education companies. Please contact our Business Development team to start a conversation.
Meet some of our Business Development Team members
Should you be considering a sale or joint venture of your education business, any one of our Business Development Team members will be ready to explore this with you.
Hear from some business partners who have joined us
Busy Bees, United Kingdom
"The education and child care sectors are populated with people committed to the services they provide and the people they work with. The better people also inevitably have good business skills in addition to their passion for the service.
We founded and developed Busy Bees from a single site over 25 years ago to the largest private provider of early years’ care in the UK. We had a chequered history of investment support over that time, experiencing good and bad, both locally and internationally. It was vital that during our next stage of development we worked with people who had a deep understanding of education and business. The people at Knowledge Universe enthused the existing team not only with their business skills and deep experience, but also with their belief in the importance of early years’ education. They have not let us down!"
Learning Vision, Singapore
"I founded Learning Vision in 1990 when, as a working mother and stockbroker, I could not find a suitable preschool for my children. The initial learning curve was steep. Looking back, I am proud of having established the Learning Vision brand to be the largest employer-sponsored childcare services provider to major corporations and institutions today, and a leader in the early childhood education sector in Singapore.
We are thrilled to have joined Knowledge Universe in 2007. Since then, my staff and I have been exposed to many opportunities ranging from business expansion to best practice sharing and personal development. The Learning Vision business has been further strengthened since. With the vision and financial backing from Knowledge Universe, we have even seen one of our dreams come true. After 7 years of rigourous research, with Knowledge Universe’s encouragement, we have successfully set up Odyssey, The Global Preschool in Singapore, to offer innovative experience-centred, problem-based learning experiences for children in a state-of-the-art setting. Without Knowledge Universe, that vision would have taken us longer to achieve!
Henry Ford once said "Whether you think you can or think you can't - you're right". We believe in the power of imagination to alter lives and at Knowledge Universe, this applies to everyone in the organisation, from the children we educate to our staff and the senior leadership."
Brighton Montessori, Singapore
"One could say that Brighton Montessori was an enterprise founded ‘straight from a mother’s heart’! Like any mother worth her salt, I wanted the best Montessori pre-school education for my two children and this led to the birth of Brighton Montessori in 1995. Over a span of 18 years, we have touched the lives of thousands of children and I am proud that Brighton Montessori has grown to become a leading quality brand of Montessori pre-schools in Singapore.
Pat's Schoolhouse, Singapore
"I embarked on my exciting career in education in Singapore as a certified school teacher in 1971. It was during my first year, as I struggled to help my weaker 6 to 9 year old students cope with simple successes, when it dawned on me that, ‘education should have begun much earlier for them.’ This ‘thought’ led to my dream of having a wonderful place for children where childhood successes could be celebrated daily. I wanted my dream school to be the best place on earth for children.
After ten years in my role as Lecturer and Head of Department at the National Institute of Education, I decided to realise my dream in 1988 with the birth of Pat’s Schoolhouse with its pioneering Bilingual Immersion programme - with two language teachers in the class at the same time throughout the day. This was a first such initiative in Singapore.
Since then, we’ve grown by leaps and bounds and increased our enrolment from 7 students to 2500. In 2007, I decided Pat’s Schoolhouse should become part of Knowledge Universe to grow the preschool business in Singapore and beyond. I was delighted to join one of the world’s largest private education organisations to make a greater impact in the way we influence the lives of children not only in Singapore, but worldwide.
I have not looked back since joining Knowledge Universe, and at the heart of it all, Pat's Schoolhouse is now stronger and bigger only because we have together remained true to my founding philosophy of making a difference in the lives of children."