Story of Little Elly

Back in 2004, Mr. Vittal and Mrs. Preeti Bhandary searched in their neighborhood for an outstanding preschool for their daughter. While they came across many good preschools & nurseries, they soon realized that not one of these schools offered a holistic and developmental early education program that every child needs in order to discover a natural love for learning and overall personality development.

Being an innovative & passionate kindergarten teacher herself, Mrs. Preethi along with her husband Mr. Vittal, decided to start Little Elly as a flagship brand of Learning Edge India Pvt. Ltd, a company synonymous with education in Bangalore.


Little Elly is considered one of the best preschool chains in India, known as a developmentally enriching & fun learning space for children and toddlers. The preschool now has over 130 centers all over India and also has overseas footprints in Seattle (USA) & Kathmandu (Nepal).

Little Elly continues to grow every day, enriching the lives of preschoolers in various parts of the country. It is an institution that strives to foster strong skills and an everlasting passion for learning as the child grows and is ready to take on the challenges of grade school.


The Little Elly Philosophy

It is a well known fact that the first five years of childhood are the most formative. An incredible amount of learning and vital mental and cognitive development occurs during this period. Little Elly is on a mission to foster this stage of every child’s life by developing their emotional, intellectual and aesthetic quotient though innovative programs that are tailor-made for their specific needs.


We stand strong in our passion for equipping the youngest citizens of the country with self-confidence, compassion and a value system to be proud of. We are on a mission to foster a strong & everlasting passion for learning that can last a lifetime.


We aim to provide our students with proper guidance so that they can grow into their own identities, in an open and nurturing environment. We believe that early education should be a harmonious process that combines academic, artistic and practical learning.

Director's Profile


Mr. Vittal Bhandary

Mr. Vittal believes strongly in nurturing meaningful values in children through a conscious, harmonious and fun-filled early childhood education system. With that discernment and passion, he created the Little Elly chain of preschools. Mr. Vittal, along with his team of accomplished professionals has spent twenty five years of relentless focus and concerted effort in the early learning space in India. He has a profound understanding of the dynamics and diverse aspects of early childhood education and care. The vast and ever-growing number of preschools and childcare environments operating under the Little Elly brand bear testimony to this fact.

Mr.Vittal’s enterprising ideas, perseverance and steadfast belief in this concept, has led to successful diversifications of the business into

GLENTREE ACADEMY: K-10 CBSE Schools in three locations in Bangalore: Whitefield, Sarjapura and Kanakapura Road.

LETTER: A teacher training academ

ELLY CHILD CARE: A structured childcare program for the corporate sector.

He has also contributed in areas of children’s publications, creation of learning aids and providing pedagogic support, early schooling, daycare and corporate affiliate programs.

Mrs. Preeti Bhandary

Mrs. Preeti is a veteran educationist and an entrepreneur. She has over 18 years of experience in early childhood education and care. Her views on working with young minds are profound, progressive and dynamic. To Preeti, each child is an individual who needs to be nurtured and cared for.

She is passionate about unearthing and cultivating a child’s potential through creative, stimulating and exclusive channels. She has spent a large part of their career evolving unrivaled curriculums to foster the individual needs of a child to mold him/her into an unique individual. In this way, she has guided the development of thousands of children with distinguished determination and effectuation. Their eminent standards of excellence have ensured that Little Elly is graded among the best in pre-schools in India.

Mrs. Preeti is also highly respected and regarded in the industry for being a patient and encouraging mentor to those who share their insight of the vision, mission and philosophy of Little Elly.


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