The Franchising & Licensing Association, Singapore, has nominated Kidzcare as the International Franchisor of the Year at the award ceremony in Singapore. This is an honour for Kidzcare as the recognition comes within a short span of its launch. Kidzcare is a chain of child care centres launched by Zee Interactive Learning System Ltd, to provide a secure and enriched environment for children. Kidzcare focuses on facilitating holistic development in its state-of-the-art facility. It has specific programmes for toddlers, infants, early childhood, childhood and pre-teens. Kidzcare's unique features include: • Professionally designed child–friendly rooms • Trained providers, nurses and attendants • Fresh meals prepared in-house based on a nutrition guidelines manual • Affiliation with a reputed nursing home/ hospital in case of emergency • CCTV, fire extinguisher and intercom in every room • Dedication to safety and hygiene • Entire centre sanitised daily • Academically-rich environment • Stimulating age appropriate programmes Since the launch of Kidzcare through the franchising route in 2006, ZILS has set up six centres in New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata. The centres in Bangalore and Hyderabad cater essentially to multinationals like Microsoft. Kidzcare has been surveyed and included by IPS World Wide, Australia, in its childcare database for India.