Centre Point Group of Schools and Mother’s Pet Kindergarten , Nagpur’s leading education group, today announced a partnership with Lighthouse Learning (formerly known as EuroKids International), India’s leading education services provider backed by global investment firm KKR. This partnership will enable Centre Point to expand its reach and ideology through Lighthouse Learnings network of educational institutions.
Centre Point was founded in 1979 with the first Mother’ Pet preschool, followed by the launch of the K-12 Centre Point Schools in 1988. They added an international school affiliated to the Cambridge International board in 2018. Today, the Group operates four reputed preschools and four highly regarded K-12 institutions in Nagpur. The K-12 schools have also consistently achieved outstanding results in the CBSE Board Examinations and are proud recipients of the ‘International School Award’ by the British Council. Collectively, the Group serves around 8,000 students across its network.
This partnership with Centre Point marks Lighthouse Learning’s entry into Nagpur and further expands the Group’s existing portfolio of 38 K-12 schools and 1200+ Preschools across India, which includes EuroKids, Kangaroo Kids Pre-Schools, EuroSchool and Billabong High International Schools.
Mrs. Aruna Upadhyaya, Founder, Centre Point Group of Schools said, “We are thrilled to partner with Lighthouse Learning, given its strong reputation as one of the top Preschool and K-12 education networks in India. This partnership will help build on our ideology of making a child’s educational journey as happy and fulfilled as possible. We look forward to working closely with Lighthouse Learning to strengthen our capabilities in preparing our students for the 21st century.”
Mrs. Aruna Upadhyaya has been mentoring her daughter, Mrs. Radhika Rajwade, to eventually take over the reins of the Centre Point Group. Mrs. Rajwade joined The Group in 2011 and currently oversees day to day operations of both the K-12 schools and preschools. Mrs. Rajwade has two Masters Degrees in Education Management & Early Childhood Education from King’s College London & University of Surrey respectively. She also has an MA in English Literature and a B.Ed. She has been crucial in revamping the pedagogy of the schools to meet global education standards through her international experience in the UK & USA. Mrs. Upadhyaya has decided to retire and hand over the reins of the group to Mrs. Rajwade.
Mrs Radhika Rajwade, Director, Centre Point Group of Schools, said “ I came back from USA in 2011 with a vision to grow the Centre Point Group of Schools beyond Nagpur and implement best practices, curriculum and learnings the I gained through my education and work experience abroad. I am very excited that this partnership will ensure the same”.
Prajodh Rajan, Co-Founder and Group CEO Lighthouse Learning said, “We welcome The Centre Point Group of Schools, including Mother’s Pet Kindergarten, to the Lighthouse Learning family. This partnership will enable us to provide world-class, outcome-based education to students in Nagpur and expand our presence in the city. Our mission is to provide a holistic and well-rounded educational foundation to Pre-School and K-12 students that will instil a love for learning in their academic journey and beyond. We will be delighted to continue the legacy of Mrs. Aruna Upadhyaya and work alongside Mrs. Radhika Rajwade who will continue to manage the Centre Point Group of Schools.
Lighthouse Learning is one of India’s largest education services provider in the preschool and K-12 segments. It is committed to delivering the joy of learning to students from over 1.5 lakh families every day. Lighthouse Learning also provides jobs to over 10,000 individuals nationwide and also creates long-term sustainable entrepreneurial opportunities for over 1,000 women entrepreneurs in its pre-school network.
About Lighthouse Learning (formerly EuroKids International)
India’s leading Early Childhood & K-12 Education company – Lighthouse Learning (formerly known as EuroKids International), is committed to delivering the Joy of Learning to students in the early childhood education and K12 segments. With its portfolio of brands – EuroKids Preschool, Kangaroo Kids Preschool, EuroSchool and Billabong High International. Lighthouse Learning nurtures over 1.5 lac students every day with its “Child First: ideology in a safe and engaging learning environment.
Over the last 20 years, Lighthouse Learning has played an active role in evolving the education landscape. The group is committed to delivering a robust foundation for future generations with innovation in pedagogy, use of appropriate technology and focus on child safety. Lighthouse Learning empowers 1000+ women entrepreneurs across the nation and employs a workforce of over 10,000.
To know more: www.lighthouse-learning.com
About Centre Point Group of Schools:
Centre Point Group of Schools comprises four premier educational institutions based in the central Indian city of Nagpur. The school was founded in 1988 by Mrs. Aruna Upadhyaya. Affiliated to the CBSE and Cambridge Boards, the schools manifest her visionary zeal and her philosophy of providing quality education to children in a student-friendly ambience.
The group also comprises four Mothers Pet Pre-Schools in Nagpur, which focus on the philosophy of ‘Protecting the right to childhood’ for development.