Our First Steps


“Committed to the continuous improvement of the quality of care

provided to the children and their families, and the well-being of our teams”

A pioneer who is now market leader

The story begins in March 2003 with the creation of Babilou by two brothers, Rodolphe and Edouard Carle. A few months later, the first Babilou Signature Nursery opens in Paris. Babilou quickly becomes a major player in the childcare sector.

Between 2008 and 2010, many successful entrepreneurs from the childcare industry were acquired or merged with Babilou to create together the Babilou Group.

In 2013, Babilou Group was the top performing French company among all companies created in 2003, winning the Trophée de la Décennie award.

Today, Babilou Group is the largest network of nurseries and childminding facilities in France with 1000+ nurseries across 5 countries, welcoming more than 16,000 children on a daily basis. Babilou Group established its MENA affiliate in Dubai in 2014.

Nov, 25th 2015 – Inauguration of Babilou Downtown Dubai by His Excellency the Ambassador of France to the UAE, Mr. Michel MIraillet and Mr Majdi Abed, The General Consul of France in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. — with Rodolphe Carle and Frederic Fiore.

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