We all know that the most important stage of development in a child’s life is before the age of 6.

In fact, research has shown that the first six years of human life are the most important for a child’s intellectual development. Research has confirmed that correct influence or, on the contrary, incorrect influence in the first years of life has a huge impact on the behaviour and intellectual potential of a child.

Therefore, it is logical that the educational programme in kindergarten has the development of such potential as its aim.

With this in mind, the CREF team decided in 2003 to create the first trilingual kindergarten, capable of offering a structured educational programme in Moscow. An education, which parents have the right to expect.

Also amongst our priorities, was the creation of a pleasant and gentle atmosphere whilst learning in game form.

As the pioneer in trilingual training, P’titCREF developed a worldwide-recognised original technique of training, which allows children to study foreign languages in a game form according to the officially accepted programmes of each country. Thus, children are being prepared for school in special conditions.

For 10 years under the leadership of the founder of CREF group Bertrand Coué and director of P’titCREF Virginie Durand, P’titCREF has revolutionised kindergarten teaching in Russia and has enabled children to develop harmoniously in a multicultural world.

Our methods of teaching and professionalism illustrate the success, which P’titCREF has enjoyed from the moment of its creation.


Main figures of history of P'titCREF

2003 - P'titCREF is set up as a trilingual preschool for small children, firstly based within CREF (Language Academy of Russian and French).

2004 - P'titCREF becomes an independent legal entity

2006 - P'titCREF opens in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

2008 - CREF publisher opens a department to develop and publish teaching material, and edits exclusive school books for P'titCREF centres.

2010 - 27 P'titCREF school books (Russian, English and French) published.

2011 - P'titCREF opens in Kiev, Ukraine

2012 - Activity books published in Spanish and Ukrainian.

2013 - Opening of our franchise department.

2013 - Two new services and associated teaching material created: Languages4kids: language school for children aged 18 months to 7 years and Les p’tits plus: extracurricular activities for children

2013 - First two franchises open in Moscow: P'titCREF 1905 and P'titCREF Rublevo.

2014 – P´titCREF Marbella-El Campanario (Spain) opens in December.

2015 – P´titCREF Izmaïlovo opens in September in Moscow.