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Little Laureates is the best play school in Kolkata, West Bengal. It is a preschool brand of Nalanda Learning Systems Pvt. Ltd. (NLS). It was our love for the little ones that led us to establish Little Laureates in 2012. Before starting out with our first school in Rishra, West Bengal, we carried out an extensive research on the subject. We found that conventional teaching techniques were still the order of the day here, while the world around was changing drastically. We decided to change the game and brought modernity to preschool education.

We framed our curriculum based around our motto of 'Play, Learn, Grow'.  We believe that little minds learn better in a playful atmosphere and in the process grow up. Thus our curriculum has the right mix of international methods like Montessori preschool and Kindergarten school in Kolkata, West Bengal with lots of play and fun time. But what makes it truly modern is the addition of digital smart classes into it. Each of our schools has special digital classes where the children interact with digital study materials and learn in a more engaging manner. This helps them get accustomed to the digital world at such an early age that they grow up digitally smart. This is how we have made our name as the best play school in Kolkata, West Bengal

Our responsibility doesn't end there, we make sure that both your kid and you are ready for the big day of admission into a big school at the next level. We also organise special sessions and seminars for the parents, where they are educated on good parenting skills. In fact, you will find in us an extended family and your child will love Little Laureates as home. This love is what has made us grow leaps and bounds in the last five year from 1 to 100 schools across eastern India.

You will be easily able to find Little Laureates as best play school in Kolkata, West Bengal in Salt Lake area. At present, other branches of Little Laureates School are located in Siliguri, Darjeeling,Jalpaiguri, Burdwan, Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia, Midnapur, North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Murshidabad,Nadia, Coochbehar, Bankura, Birbhum and more parts of West Bengal. We also have one of our branch in Agartala, Tripura.

Our Mission

To nurture young minds by providing ample opportunities to play learn and grow in a dynamic, challenging and culturally sound environment. We impart holistic education and firmly believe that each child is unique and learns differently.

Our Vision

To build an education model, as one of the best play school in Kolkata West Bengal, which will make quality education accessible to all from the grass root level to the topmost sections of the society.

We try to enrich the society with our circle of development

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Tamal Mukherjee

Founder Director,
Chairman, ASSOCHAM Education Council: Eastern Region.

Mr. Tamal Mukherjee has spent 16 years with reputed financial services companies in India before starting his entrepreneurial journey in 2008. He was instrumental in establishing branch and franchisee networks for UTI Securities in Eastern India. After experimenting for 4 years with the concept of pre-school, he created a chain of affordable pre schools in West Bengal that has now turned into the brand of Little Laureates. He oversees the day to day operations of the company along with the implementation of the expansion plan. We have created an environment in which young learners can create, invent, construct, investigate, explore, discover, experiment, and learn something new every day. We sow the seeds on fundamental values, and acquaint them with different cultures and deep rooted traditions along with basic curricular activities. At Little Laureates we ensure a safe, stimulating and inclusive environment.”

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Timir Mukherjee

Founder Director

Mr. Timir Mukherjee brings with him a wide range of experiences in financial services and in investment management in the corporate sector. He oversees the Finance and Administration functions. Our friendly and trained mentors create a strong connection between home and school. Children learn naturally and spontaneously without pressure. Our digitally enabled and scientifically developed curriculum helps every child to achieve success. Our round-the-year orientation programmes for students and parents help students get through to the next level.”

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Ashok Pareek

Independent Director, B. Com., FCS, MCSI

Having over 25 Years' experience of working with Corporates &Professional field in the areas of Investment Banking - Equity & Debt Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, M&A Advisory, Corporate Restructuring, Corporate & Securities Laws and Taxation. Was elected as Council Member of the ICSI (2011-14), as Member of Eastern India Regional Council (EIRC) of the ICSI for two consecutive terms (2004-2006 and 2007-2010), as Chairman of EIRC of the ICSI (2009) and has served as Chairman/Member of various Committees of the ICSI and EIRC of the ICSI. Associated with various Chambers of Commerce, Trade and Industry.

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Dr. Suryanil Ghosh

Independent Director

Dr. Suryanil Ghosh is a serial entrepreneur, an entrepreneurship evangelist, an angel investor, a start-up mentor, a technocrat and an educator with about 23+ years of global experience. Dr. Ghosh has a Ph.D. in Computing Science from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is a leader in the global IT industry and an educator in Management and Information Technology. As the Chief Mentor of TotalinX Group and through its start-up initiative TotalStart, Dr. Ghosh has gathered the requisite experience and knowledge base to mentor us which he has been doing since our inception.

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Ajay Maniar

Nominee Director - Aavishkaar

He brings over 15 years of experience across rating agencies and banks. He started his career with Credit Analysis & Research Ltd. followed by stints with HDFC Bank and Citibank. During this period he has successfully served in diverse roles within the risk domain and has clocked up extensive experience in dealing with large, mid-size and small business units. He is a chemical engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Management Studies (MMS) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai.

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India's first rural-focused venture capital firm and a pioneer in Impact Investing provides capital to small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) in industries such as Agriculture health, education, energy and financial inclusion. Currently managing $150mn with four funds under its management.

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The branding prism of Little Laureates is supported by Brand Capital, a company owned by BCCL.

Little Laureates is the fastest growing digitally enabled self operated pre-school chain in Eastern India with 100 schools in the eastern region. Every Little Laureates school is a success story.Our focus is on spreading quality pre-school education not only in the cities but in the district towns and in the suburbs as well.

Year 2011 incorporation of the company

Year 2013
6 Schools

Year 2014
17 Schools

Year 2015
48 Schools

Year 2016
85 Schools

Year 2017
85 Schools

Year 2018
85 Schools




Each of our montessori school in West Bengal is built with love and care and has digital smart classes. These represent our dedication to the growth and well-being of your little heart. You are always welcome to experience the Little Laureates atmosphere at your nearest Little Laureates school. However, keeping your busy schedule in mind we take you on a visual tour of a standard Little Laureates school here for your convenience.


Each of our montessori school in West Bengal is built with love and care and has digital smart classes. These represent our dedication to the growth and well-being of your little heart. You are always welcome to experience the Little Laureates atmosphere at your nearest Little Laureates school. However, keeping your busy schedule in mind we take you on a visual tour of a standard Little Laureates school here for your convenience.

Events and Activities

Our curriculum includes a lot of fun-filled activities for your little one. While there is an array of daily activities, there is also a stream of special activities and events all the year round. Your child will love to participate in these activities and learn new things each day. They will love their time at Little Laureates so much that they will crave to come back to school every day. This proves our name as best play school in Kolkata, West Bengal.


OUR Curriculum

Our pedagogy is influenced by the cultural, social and spiritual values we want to pass on to our children and it is underpinned by a strong theoretical and practical base. At Little Laureates we have branded our pedagogy ENRICH. We wish to enrich each and every child. Thus a child can develop to become a confident, powerful and a competent individual.







Our pedagogy is influenced by the cultural, social and spiritual values we want to pass on to our children and it is underpinned by a strong theoretical and practical base. At Little Laureates we have branded our pedagogy ENRICH. We wish to enrich each and every child. Thus a child can develop to become a confident, powerful and a competent individual.

All round development of your child

Physical and motor development

Cognitive development

Language development

Personality development

Social and emotional development

Creative development

Spiritual and moral development

Our curriculum inculcates the following 5 'C's in your child

Through activities like solving mazes, puzzles or matching letters and sounds we promote
Critical Thinking in your child.

Through Guided Group Activities like role play, puppet shows, field trips etc. your child's
Communication and Collaboration skills are cultivated. As a result they learn to express
themselves and work in teams.

Activities like sand and water play, dramatic plays, connect the dots, yoga, aerobics, etc.
improves the kid's Corporeal Connectivity or their motor skills.

We inspire the Creativity in your child through activities like clay modeling,
paper craft, collage, bubble printing, drawing, acting, dancing, singing, etc.

National and international important days and festivals are celebrated in our schools to
develop a sense of Cultural Consciousness in your little one.

Little Laureates sessions run from January to December. The curriculum is divided into the following levels.

Debut (for toddlers)

Little Laureates Debut is a specially designed programme for children aged 1year 2months onwards. The duration is 2hours every day, 5days a week. Debut aims to provide children with an opportunity to smoothly transit from home to school. The Debut curriculum consists of activities which promote physical well-being, health and movement skills. It encourages social and emotional development and fosters learning.It sharpens thinking abilities and inculcates general knowledge. It also helps develop communication and language skills.

Play Group

Little Laureates Play Group is for the age group of 1year 6months (in January of that particular year) to 2years 6months. The duration is 2hours 30minutes daily, 5days a week. The curriculum is executed through the ENRICH methodology emphasizing Circle Time, Story Time, Rhymes and Songs, Dance and Yoga, Digi-Class, Games and Puzzles. At this level, students learn the phonic sounds of letters, pattern writing, tracing, per-number concepts and numerals 1 to 10 and develop general awareness of their surroundings like family, flowers, animals, transport, etc. They also pick up social habits of sharing and are taught personal hygiene.


Little Laureates Nursery level is suitable for children aged between 2years 7months and 3years 6months. The duration is 3hours daily, 5days a week. The curriculum is designed with activities that make the students ready for high school. It consists of oral and written work in the fields of English, numbers and environment for all-round development of the children. They learn values, good habits and etiquette. Their development is observed closely and individual care is given to every child to help him/her develop fully.

Junior KG

Little Laureates Junior KG level is structured to gear up children for formal schooling. This level is meant for children aged between 3years 7months (in January) to 4years 6months of age. Through ENRICH, students are exposed to reading, writing, speaking fluent English, understanding and applying numerical skills. They participate actively in socio-cultural activities and are encouraged to think independently.

Senior KG

Little Laureates Senior KG level is designed for the children aged between 4years 7months (in January) and 5years 6months. The curriculum is framed in such a way, that it enables students to adjust confidently in Class 1 of any high school. The students learn complex sentences, they are introduced to cursive writing and learn about various aspects of their environment. They deal with larger numbers and try out simple additions and subtractions. Reading new words using the phonics method brings about rapid language development.



Little Laureates is the ideal choice for the beginning of your child's academic journey. Check out the facilities you get here

Why Us
  • A Multimedia room with a digital board that has an inbuilt software which allows interactive learning sessions
  • B Tailor-made syllabus promoting holistic development of the child
  • C Spacious infrastructure
  • D Child-friendly surroundings
  • E Attractive Montessori Apparatus
  • F Caring and friendly mentors
  • G Appropriate student-mentor ratio
  • H Mock interview sessions with kids and parents as a preparation for high school admission tests
  • I Frequent orientation programmes and parent related activities
  • J Mediclaim coverage for each and every student

Parent's experience

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I am very happy with the school management. My child has marked a tremendous improvement. I can say that Little Laureates has made itself eligible to be known as best play school in Kolkata. The school teachers are very supportive and friendly. Each child is been taken good care. It helps them to grow in a healthy and friendly atmosphere ... Neha Routh

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While I was having this in my mind while searching for best playschool in Agartala for my kid,I opted for Little Laureate. And my choice was right, my kid enjoys every bit of his first education life ... Biswajit Das

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Thanks to you and your well-equipped colleagues for gifting me the honour to be proud parents of our daughter Dishita Nandi. I can happily say that Little Laureates is the best preschool in South Bengal. I congratulate you all for your win and the tedious efforts extended to cultivate scientifically the fragile brains... Wish and pray all success ahead for your well-directive endeavors and the researched process of developments... WISH YOU AND YOUR TEAM A VERY HAPPY NAVARATRI AND SHUVO DURGAPUJAR ANTORIK OVINANDAN ... Aniruddha Nandi



Awards acknowledging our good work


“Early Child Playschool Chain-East” Award in Indian Education Congress 2020


Little Laureates won the pan India Edushine Award for " Preschool Chain Creating Social Impact" at the "12th ASSOCHAM National Education Summit" . The award was given for Creating Impact in Early Child Education Ecosystem and Women Employment. The award was received by Mr. Tamal Mukherjee, CEO of Little Laureates, in the august presence of Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble Former President of India and Shri Suresh Prabhu , Hon'ble Minister for Commerce & Industries & Civil Aviation.

“ Best Preschool Chain-East” Award in Indian Education Congress 2019

“ Best Preschool Chain-East” Award in Indian Education Congress 2019


We are extremely delighted to share with you all that Mr. Tamal Mukherjee and Mr. Timir Mukherjee received ABP PRATHIVA Award from Shri Sirshendhu Mukherjee for the impact created by Little Laureates in the field of Early Child Education and care.


Little Laureates has won "Brand of the Year 2018" at Brand Science 2018 & Excellence Awards 2018 organised by ASSOCHAM.


Early Child Playschool Chain (East Zone) in Indian Education Awards 2017 on 7th Feb 2017.

Team Excellence in Teaching & Engagement by ASSOCHAM, Transforming Lives through Education & Innovation & Education Excellence Award, 25th July, 2017.


Receiving the" Young Leaders Award, Educational Sector" at ASSOCHAM EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2016

The Best Early Child Playschool Chain (East) in Indian Education Congress and Awards 2016

“Emerging Digital Enabled Preschool Chain of the Year (Eastern India)” at the Education Excellence Awards 2016

“Excellence Awards by the "Institute of Economic Studies" 2016

Smart CEO in Start Up 50 Award 21st October 2016.


Little Laureates being honoured with the “Early Child Play School Chain - EAST” award given by The 5th Indian Education Awards 2015 on June 10th, 2015

Little Laureates honoured as the “Best Upcoming Digitally Enabled Preschool Chain in Kolkata” at the Education Excellence Awards 2015 organised by Brand Academy March 28th, 2015

Partner Testimonials

  • 1 Expertise of running 100 self-operated pre-schools with an excellent track record
  • 2 The promoter is the Chairman of the School Education Council–Eastern region ASSOCHAM
  • 3 Universally accepted modern curriculum “ENRICH” for holistic development of the child
  • 4 Multimedia room with digital board & interactive software which allows interactive fun filled learning
  • 5 High growth rate & faster returns
  • 6 Guidance / Assistance for shaping the school infrastructure training of teachers / mentors overall support in marketing, sales, operations & administration

Franchise application form


Enquiry with Little Laureates

Step 1

Meeting with Franchisee Development Manager

Step 2

Finalising your pre-school location

Step 3

Agreement signing

Step 4

Setup of pre-school & training

Step 5

Launch of pre-school

Step 6

Our 24x7 hours management support system


  • Property Identification
  • Legal documentation
  • Agreements
  • Market Survey


  • Recruitment of Centre co-ordinator
  • Facilitate the marketing and admissions process
  • HR Support - Recruitment & Appraisals Retention
  • IT Support and Student Essentials


  • Training
  • Marketing support
  • Enrolment support
  • Operational Support
What are the requirements for starting a pre-school?
The basic requirements to start a Little Laureates pre-school are an investment of 10 lakhs and ideally 1500 Sq. Ft space minimum required.
How much time will be needed to setup the pre-school?
Expected 50-60 days required to setup a pre-school
What will be the returns from the Little Laureates pre-school?
Based on the location the Franchise Development Manager can suggest a ROI for that particular location
What will the pre-school be named as?
The pre-school will be under the banner of Little Laureates pre-school only
Will you manage the school after the setup?
Our expert team will support you at every step & clearly guide you time to time as it progress. Managing the school will be always under your jurisdiction to a certain extent. At the same time our assistance will be available before the inception of school & after opening as well.
What board is the pre-school affiliated to?
We have our own patented pedagogy which is unique as its based on Child Development. Therefore no particular board affiliation is required but our expertise will ensure the child for admission to any choice of their board at any point of time.
What kind of equipment’s you will provide?
We provide all the support in arranging the school equipment’s. The charge is given in details in our Franchise Model package.
What are the enrolment seasons for pre-school?
Enrolment season for pre-school is on throughout the year but the fresh term typically starts from Nov/Dec of each year.
How much royalty and association fees do you charge?
Royalty @20% per student of yearly fee of a student OR  Rs.5000/- + GST - whichever is higher
How are you different from competitors?
  • Expertise in running a chain of self-operated pre-schools with an excellent track record.
  • The promoter is the Chairman of School Education Council - Eastern Region, ASSOCHAM.
  • High growth rate and faster return. University accepted modern curriculum 'ENRICH' for holistic development of the child
  • Marketing, sales, academics, HR & training, operation and administrative support.
Why do you need 10 lacs investment for starting pre-school?
Our Franchise Model package is designed keep in consideration of certain key factors – Brand Value , Our credentials , Our portfolio , Our Marketing approach along-with extensive guidance from all our expertise team being unbiased on ROI. The above amount of franchisee fees includes all inside the package.
Who will take care of legal approvals?
We will help you to connect on legal matters but at the same time you can engage your legal advisor. Mutually we both need to understand all the parameters transparently & take care of the legal requirements.
What are the expenses other than the building and furniture?
Other than building and furniture, other expenses are manpower, marketing, transportation, association fees, necessary legal duties and fees & administrative costs.
Apart from the two expenses we have other charges which are as follows
  • Our Brand Name under Franchisee Fees
  • Our expertise training (Teacher & Parents as well)
  • We will also facilitate Play & Learn Equipment
  • Our Digital Board & 5 CCTV cameras
  • ERP Maintenance ,IT support each year
  • Marketing Support pre-opening & post-launch as well.


In our endeavour to reach quality pre-school education to more and more kids, we are continually expanding our operations. More Little Laureates schools are in the pipeline and we need efficient candidates to join our team. Currently, we have the following vacancies. If you find yourself suitable, get in touch with us.

Job description
  • Developing and implementing lessons/work schemes
  • Providing a safe and stimulating environment that facilitates learning
  • Organizing and supervising play and work activities (for example reading, cooking, music,dancing etc.)
  • Monitoring and recording progress
Requisite Qualification & Experience
  • Graduate
  • 1-3 yrs. experience in teaching in preschool/high school.
  • Prior experience in preschool will be preferred.
Job description
  • Coordination with the HO for day to day activities/ maintaining all kinds of records/data of the school
  • Handling parent queries and attending to their specific needs
  • Strategizing activities to generate enquiries.
  • Responsible to make the centre profitable.
  • To take extra initiatives for generating enquiries.
  • To study the competitive market and do a survey of preschools at local catchment area.
  • Convincing parents to get their child enrolled in our school.
  • Total administrative work
Requisite Qualification & Experience
  • 2 to 4 yrs. of experience in sales in education industry/experience in preschool.
  • Candidates from preschool will be preferred.
  • Graduate
  • Computer literate

interested candidates can upload their CV in our website or

send their updated resumes to / call 8584031756

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