Posh Kidz Academy

Posh Kidz Academy

Business Name and What It Does

Posh Kidz Academy is a pre-primary school that focuses on helping children develop peaceful souls, beautiful minds, and love and understanding for all living things in our world. Our devotion gives children the confidence to explore and be self-motivated, while emotional peace takes first priority in our work.

The idea to open a preschool came to me while studying BCOM Psychology and learning about Sigmund Freud’s understanding of the impact of the first seven years of life. Freud’s work, along with Maria Montessori’s “Spiritual embryo,” emphasized the critical role of the environment in which children grow up. It became clear to me that supporting children’s emotional needs is crucial for their overall well-being and success in life.

My personal research confirmed that the more love and emotional support a child receives, the higher their chances of success in life. This drove me to open a pre-school and dedicate myself to protecting young minds from emotional abuse. I was motivated by my own experiences growing up in a household where both of my parents suffered from severe depression. Witnessing their pain and the impact it had on them made me determined to help others and prevent future generations from experiencing similar struggles.

In 2009, in my mid-twenties and in a foreign country, I started the journey of opening a day learning center with limited qualifications, language skills, and financial resources. Despite the challenges and skepticism, parents in the area began to share positive experiences of their children who had previously struggled in other pre-schools. This validated my belief and kept me on the right track.

As I worked with the children, I realized their minds were beautiful and artistic, full of creativity and exploration. Their energy became a source of inspiration for me, reigniting my love for art and making education a deeply philosophical and artistic endeavor.

Working with an incredible team of highly motivated teachers and catching the attention of international experts in early childhood development, who specialize in brain development stimulation through movement, has been a rewarding experience. However, one of the biggest challenges in the education sector is the lengthy registration process for new schools, which hampers the quality of early childhood education across the country.

On the other hand, the recognition of the importance of early education globally has created opportunities for entrepreneurs in the education sector. Recent announcements in the press highlight the need for every child to be registered in ECD centers, providing equal opportunities and opening doors for business ventures in education.

Advice To Other Business Owners

My advice to others considering starting a pre-school is to understand that it is a long and challenging process. Continuous personal and professional growth, multicultural understanding, and sacrifices are required when working with children from diverse backgrounds. However, if you believe in changing even one little life for the better, early childhood education can provide a purposeful and fulfilling journey.

At Posh Kidz Academy, we strive to create a nurturing and enriching environment for children to grow and thrive. We are proud to contribute to the future generations and make a meaningful impact on their lives.

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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