In 1998, the CEO Tanya Cole founded the Hessel Group with a mission to provide high quality childcare for families in South Australia. The Hessel Group now employs 300 staff globally and has obtained ISO 9001 Accreditation. After conducting extensive research in China Hessel International was formed, and from this research developed its unique ‘Walk in a Child’s World’ suite of courses. These courses are developed specifically for China and focus on how to assist children manage their emotions, and make meaningful connections with others. In 2015 Hessel International established a head office in Songjiang, Shanghai, China.
Hessel International has a Children’s Centre in Songjiang, Shanghai, China for up to 140 children primarily for the 0 – 3 age group. The Children’s Centre has an Australian focus and every child learns skills that include managing emotions and developing positive relationships, which are significant criteria to becoming successful global citizens in this highly competitive world. Hessel International believes these early years in a child’s life are crucial in providing a solid framework for every child to learn emotional intelligence.
Hessel International also has an Early Childhood Training Centre, which runs in conjunction with the Children’s Centre in Songjiang, Shanghai, China. Students of the Hessel International Early Childhood Training Centre are teachers, parents, carers and nannies, convalescing mothers and other people involved in early childcare.
News & Events