Mobile Crèches was founded by Meera Mahadevan in 1969 in Delhi with the belief that every child has the fundamental right to security, education, health care, and protection. A housewife at the time, she was passing a construction site when she was struck by the sight of a baby lying unattended and exposed to the harsh heat. The next day, she set up a tent, hired some help and started the first Mobile Crèche. This initiated a social movement whose guiding principle was – Early Childhood Matters.
In April 2007, after over three decades of working as one organization, Mobile Crèches has split into three separate entities – Mobile Crèches (Delhi), Mumbai Mobile Crèches and Tara Mobile Crèches (Pune). Devika Mahadevan, a member of the Board of the Mumbai Mobile Crèches has been officially associated with the movement for five years.