About Primrose on Premise®
What are the benefits of on-site child care for both employers and employees?
By offering on-site child care through Primrose on Premise, employers can recruit and retain top employees, improve productivity and satisfaction, reduce absenteeism and strengthen their reputation as an organization dedicated to its workforce and culture. Employees also have peace of mind knowing their children are safe, happy and developing academic and character skills that will last them a lifetime.
How does Primrose on Premise differ from other employer-sponsored child care providers?
Our business has enjoyed steady growth over the last 35 years, earning the trust and respect of families across nearly 400 schools and 29 states. Primrose Schools® excels as an early education and care provider because of our flexible, customizable solutions to meet employers’ needs, industry-leading occupancy levels and commitment to service excellence.
How long has Primrose provided on-site child care?
Primrose has more than 35 years of expertise in providing high-quality early education and care. While relatively new to the employer-sponsored segment of the child care industry, we’ve captured the attention of Fortune 500 Companies like Procter & Gamble (P&G), Apache Corporation and Chevron U.S.A. Our first two Primrose on Premise schools opened with P&G in early 2017, and the success of these locations led us to expand our on-site child care offerings.
What kind of flexibility does Primrose on Premise provide?
We know that each company has specific needs, and we create a customized plan for each Primrose on Premise location – from the utilization of classrooms to the consideration of several financial models. The capacity of each classroom (Infant through Kindergarten) is based on each company’s needs, and some locations also offer our before and after school Explorer Program for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade.
About the Primrose Experience
How does Primrose ensure a consistent experience in each Primrose school?
Primrose is dedicated to maintaining unparalleled standards. We deliver service excellence every day through the superb, local management of our independent school owners, who must meet strict operational criteria to own and direct a Primrose on Premise school, including a demonstrated track record of proven leadership, operational excellence and fiscal success with Primrose Schools. Unlike other child care providers, Primrose provides a comprehensive, consistent product and approach – from school design to ongoing training and implementation of our proprietary curriculum. Our School Excellence Team visits each school annually, and the National Support Team also provides ongoing operations, marketing and curriculum support to ensure the Primrose Experience meets our high standards for more than 64,000 children every day.
What distinguishes the Primrose Balanced Learning approach?
Balanced Learning is our exclusive, time-tested approach anchored in our belief that who children become is as important as what they know. Created from the best early education wisdom, Balanced Learning balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to help children develop the intellectual, physical, creative and social-emotional skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. We deliver more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families.
How do the outcomes of Primrose students compare to their peers?
Primrose Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students consistently demonstrate a high attainment of school readiness concepts, including scoring higher than widely-held expectations in math and literacy as demonstrated through the GOLD® assessment system1 and scoring higher than same-age children in science according to the LENS ON SCIENCE SCALE (LENS).2
Are Primrose schools accredited?
Yes! Primrose Schools helped develop and pilot the early childhood education accreditation for AdvancED®, which also evaluates major universities worldwide. AdvancED conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of our schools to ensure that all learners can realize their full potential.
How does Primrose achieve excellent parent satisfaction and strong parent communication?
We know it’s not easy for parents to entrust others with the care and education of their children, and we take our responsibility very seriously. Our School Leadership Teams strive to build supportive relationships based on trust, respect and open communication with every Primrose parent. We also know that children benefit from consistent, safe and nurturing environments, so we partner with families to extend and reinforce learning at home. Using the Primrose 360Connect app, parents are able to share in their child’s everyday learning experience through photos and updates right from their smartphones. We also share weekly classroom schedules, at-home resources, parenting tips and more to keep parents informed and part of their child’s Primrose Experience.
Does Primrose offer ancillary services, such as back-up child care and tutoring?
Not currently. While this is something we may consider in the future, we are focused on providing the best early learning experience for the children and families we serve.
Getting Started with Primrose on Premise
Can parents and employees request a Primrose on Premise location for their companies?
For employees interested in bringing Primrose on Premise to their company, please contact your human resources department directly and encourage them to get in touch with Tim Waldsmith, Vice President of Primrose on Premise.
How does Primrose on Premise provide a smooth transition for companies with existing on-site child care?
Our goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible. We pride ourselves in being flexible and will customize our approach to meet the specific needs of each employer. We follow a three-phase process to transition with confidence:
- Establish the client partnership
- Provide site safety, inventory and brand standard review
- Implement the transition plan
How quickly can Primrose on Premise open a new on-site child care center?
We strive to open schools as quickly as possible while still ensuring that our facilities meet our high standards and the needs of the employers we serve. There are many factors involved, and the timeline varies for each school.
How can my company learn more about Primrose on Premise?