About Our Preschools
The early years in a child's life are the most formative and getting them started on the right track of understanding is paramount in ensuring they develop a positive relationship to learning. At Dibber, we focus on this process.
Our education system is developed keeping in mind that every child and their needs are different. In order to ensure their overall development, the child learns at their own pace. We have a well-developed curriculum, but we also stay prepared for impromptu learning as opportunity strikes.
Our Dibber preschools are developed keeping in mind the age and diversity of our children. We aim to ensure each child has exposure to a wide range of activities that they can engage in. These activities are carefully designed for the overall development of your child.
The foundation of our system is the wonderful staff who make sure each child is given individualised attention. Our staff is well-equipped to guide young minds, nurturing their curiosity and channelling their energy for constructive purposes.
Meet Our Founders
Back in 1983. Hans Jacob Sundby, our owner, realized his desire to work for the development of children. He embraced the value of stable relationships for children’s development and decided to make a difference in their lives.
In 1986, the other future co-founder of Dibber, Randi Lauvland, had an eye-opening experience where she witnessed how kids grow and contribute simply by being shown that they have value.
With an interest in children’s education, Hans and Randi started selling pedagogical toys in 2001. They further expanded to decorating children’s rooms in workout centres around Norway. They put in a lot of effort in all the work they did.
The Start of Dibber
First Step to Achieve Their Dream
In 2003, they bought their first preschool. With their experience as parents and through work, they focused on good content for their preschools. They started with 50 students and 15 adults and a holistic approach to early childhood education. Here children could become the best version of themselves through playful learning, interaction and mastery. The Dibber way of putting compassion, empathy and collaboration into learning programs took form in this first preschool.
Onwards and Upwards
In 2009, Dibber operated 50 preschools in Norway. 225 adults took an active part in making a difference in the lives of over 1,020 new world citizens.
In 2013, the Dibber educational concept got assembled into 5 subjects - The Heart Programme, Creativity, Language, Play with Mathematics, and Nature.
By 2015, more preschools joined Dibber. With over 7,000 children and 2,400 adults, Dibber became one of the biggest employers of early learning centers all over Norway.
The Best of Both Worlds
By 2017, the Dibber team grew to 20,000 children and 6000 adults. Our preschools were now present in Norway, Sweden, Latvia and Dubai. One of the key success factors was knowing that a good Early Learning Center is a local one.
With this in mind, we opened the doors of our first preschool in Gauteng, South Africa in 2021. Continuing with our vision to make a difference in young lives, Dibber is set to launch its first playschool in India in 2023.
Curious About Dibber Education?
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