The Path That Got Us This Far
The Dibber Story
a cand. mag. in phycology, a bachelor in pedagogy and a degree in management Hans Jacob met Randi, who was now a child pedagogue.
5 men, including Hans Jacob Sundby, started summer camp for lesser privileged children
Randi Lauvland, witnessed how kids grow and contribute, simply by being shown that they have value.
They started selling pedagogical
toys for young children.
50 kindergartens in Norway. 225 adults took an active part in the development of 1,020 children.
Counting 7,000 children and 2,400 adults, Dibber became one of the biggest employers of early education in Norway with kindergartens all over Norway.
The Dibber educational concept got assembled into 5 subjects; The heart programme, Creativity, Language, Play with mathematics and Nature.
team counted 20,000 children and 6,000 adults, with kindergartens in Norway, Sweden, Riga and Dubai.
To evolve capabilities even more, the Dibber team is continuously learning and expanding.
They got the opportunity to buy their first kindergarten with 15 adults and 50 children.
Back in 1983. Hans Jacob Sundby, our owner, realized his desire to work for the development of children. He embraced the value of stable relationships for children’s development and decided to make a difference in their lives.
In 1986, the other future co-founder of Dibber, Randi Lauvland, had an eye-opening experience where she witnessed how kids grow and contribute simply by being shown that they have value.
With an interest in children’s education, Hans and Randi started selling pedagogical toys in 2001. They further expanded to decorating children’s rooms in workout centres around Norway. They put in a lot of effort in all the work they did.
The Start of Dibber
First Step to Achieve Their Dream
In 2003, they bought their first kindergarten. With their experience as parents and through work, they focused on good content for their kindergarten. They started with 50 students and 15 adults and a holistic approach to early childhood education. Here children could become the best version of themselves through playful learning, interaction and mastery. The Dibber way of putting compassion, empathy and collaboration into learning programs took form in this first kindergarten.
Onwards and Upwards
In 2009, Dibber operated 50 kindergartens in Norway. 225 adults took an active part in making a difference in the lives over 1,020 new world citizens.
In 2013, the Dibber educational concept got assembled into 5 subjects - The Heart Programme, Creativity, Language, Play with Mathematics, and Nature.
By 2015, more kindergartens joined Dibber. With over 7,000 children and 2,400 adults, Dibber became one of the biggest employers of early education in Norway with kindergartens all over Norway.
The Best of Both Worlds
By 2017, – the Dibber team grew to 20,000 children and 6,000 adults. Our kindergartens were now present in Norway, Sweden, Riga and Dubai. One of the keys success factors was knowing that a good kindergarten is a local one.
With this in mind, we opened the doors of our first kindergarten in Hong Kong in 2020!
About Dibber Hong Kong
Our Whampoa campus is Asia’s first of over 500+ Dibber International schools across the globe. The harbourfront campus embraces every child to explore, learn and grow at their own pace across the Playgroup, Pre-nursery and Kindergarten classes. Following the Nordic Approach, with a major focus on play-based learning, Dibber Hong Kong offers both international and local curriculums that prepares them for a successful transition into the Primary School of their choice.