"Promyk" s.c. (Private Preschool)
In 2016, a Client came to Trigonum who wanted to expand the educational offer in rural areas of Łódzkie Voivodeship. These plans were created on the basis of the first preschool institution in Moszczenica created from private funds. The high interest in the preschool, often exceeding the room capacity as well as the reported demand in the neighbourhood for nursery places caused that the Client started looking for opportunities to develop his business. This is how the idea of using EU funds was born.
Trigonum advisors conducted a needs analysis in terms of possible sources of financing for preschool and nursery education and indicated potential development directions. At that time, the following objective was defined - the development of nursery and preschool care in rural areas, with particular emphasis on the difficult situation of mothers on the labour market. As a result, in May 2016, the first joint project was created, aimed at creating new care places for children up to 3 years of age, "Nowe Promyczki w Moszczenicy". There were many challenges - a new scope of activity, laws and regulations, a lack of knowledge of the market and the needs of caregivers of children up to 3 years of age. Trigonum planned all project tasks required by the competition [10.1 Return to the labour market of persons taking care of children up to 3 years of age], and also conducted a market diagnosis for demography and the needs of parents of children. The results of the competition, published in August 2016, informed us about the positive recommendation for co-financing. As part of the project, a new nursery was opened, comprising 16 care places for children up to 3 years of age, which provided a minimum of 16 mothers with an opportunity to return to the labour market. The total value of the project was PLN 322,330. The project was completed on September 30, 2017.
The first cooperation was followed by subsequent ones. In December 2017, we submitted another project "Nowe Promyki w Jarostach!", this time to extend the existing preschool. The situation was simpler because the project concerned a topic well known to the client and on its premises. Therefore, it is not surprising that in March 2018 it was reported that the project has been selected for co-financing - the project obtained the highest number of points and was the first on the list. As part of the project, a new preschool group was created, allowing the admission of 15 new children, including 2 children with disabilities. The presence of children with disabilities was a new challenge for the Applicant, both in terms of adjusting the facility's equipment as well as providing specialist care. The total value of the project was PLN 350,900. The project will end on August 31, 2018.
The “Promyk” Private Preschool was more and more confident in the topic of nursery care, and the established good name resulted in a long reserve list. For this reason, as soon as recruitment for new nursery places appeared in 2018, the Applicant, without hesitation, decided to submit another application together with Trigonum. The challenge for the Applicant was “a new area” (Rzeczków, Będków Municipality) - a new place of activity, lack of knowledge of the local market and needs. The outcome of our cooperation was another application submitted in competition 10.1. The aim of the project was to create a new nursery for a minimum of 16 children, which allowed their mothers to enter the labour market or to return to it after a break resulting from childcare. We learned about the selection of the project for co-financing in June 2018. The total value of the project was PLN 408,630.00. The project is currently implemented and will end on August 30, 2019.
Effects of cooperation of the "Promyk" Private Preschool with Trigonum:
- 3 submitted applications for co-financing, of which 100% selected for co-financing,
- 1 new preschool group - 15 new preschool places,
- 2 new nurseries - 32 new childcare places for children up to 3 years of age,
- presence on the market of 2 different municipalities - Będków and Moszczenica,
- the recognizable brand of “Przedszkole Niepubliczne “Promyk” s.c.” (Private Preschool) on the market of Łódzkie Voivodeship. All three projects are or have been supported by a team of Trigonum specialists from the Advisory Department, which supports Przedszkole Niepubliczne “Promyk” s.c. in the settlement and documentation of activities and expenses.