My intention to start this thread, is to gather feedback on age for Nursery admissions to children who would have not yet completed 3 years as of June.
In my case, I have a september born daugther. I am trying for pre-nursery admissions for AY 2013-14. But so far, all the good schools that I have considered, cite the age criteria as 3 years or at least 2 years 10 months. I am considering schools like DPS, NPS etc. But there are some other schools which do admit children of this age, but these schools are not my first choice.
Should we be considering admissions only in 2014 when my child is 3+ years?
Or should be try to admit her to a school which is not really our first choice?
What are other parents (of post-June born children) considering to do?
Value your opinions, please respond!
Adding more information:
My daughter's DOB is September 2010.
I am trying for pre-nursery admissions for June 2013-14.
Her age as on June 1st 2013 will be 2 years 8 months old.
I am also in the same boat, ,mine is born in Aug last week 2010
New Horizon Gurukul is taking 2 years 8 months as it is CBSE.
Even if I am okay to wait for a year, then my daughter will be over age and they will reject the admission.
But as of now I guess will let her continue the playschool thing.
Playschool is only for engaging kids. We really cannot substitute for real school. So what are your options other than New Horizon? Which area are you located?
My son is also Aug 2010 born. He is not getting admission for the AY 13-14 in any school. DPS rejected taking application form itself :(
Ok, so are you two willing to forego a year or get ur child admitted to any other school?
I tried other schools like NCFE and Vagdevi Vilas who take kids of 2.6 years old, but I am not happy with the above schools.
I am strongly hoping on New Horizon Public School and National Public School, like mentioning the age as 2 years 9 months 10 days.
I stay in Malleshpalya in new Tippasandra.
I have heard good reviews about Vagdevi Vilas. is it not a good school?
i have my friend's kid in 2nd std in Vagdevi vilas, kid says its good school, but parents are not happy. they are planning to put her in Shishya BEML public school this year. personally i didnt inquire much abt vagdevi vilas, when i randomly asked him for my kid's admission in LKG, that how is vagdevi vilas, he simply said, try Shishya, i am also planning to change my kid's school this year :)
then i didn't visit vagdevi.
My daughter is also august born.We selected few schools depend on her age.NPS, DPS kind of schools are not in our list.Becoz of the crowd these schools are mainly considering age.Eventhough if my daughter born before june also we may not get seat in NPS school.It is very difficult.And if u want these schools then u can wait for 9 months and u can get seat there.Then in that class all other kids are younger than ur kid.And if ur kid is fast grasping then surely u r wasting 9 months.
So mainly i want to point:
- It's all depend on the thinking and grasping power of the kid.
Thanks for all your responses.
@Thivya - So which are the schools which you are considering? Have you applied to any of them?
@dosanjh - Which is Shishya school? Are you referring to Shishugriha? Thanks for your feedback on Vagdevi.
@Pradeep - I am hoping on the same two schools too !!!
No Shishgriha is separate.. Shishya BEML public school is different
Ok, i looked up on the net. This BEML school is quite far. I am located on ORR near Sarjapur jucntion.
in ORR, you can try Cambridge in HSR, its from pearson group with ICSE board. good school
Haha, the website for Shishya and Cambridge look similar !! I guess this is because both are pearson ventures.
yaa. that's what i said, it from pearson group :)
My daughter got admission in Harvest International School for Grade 1.
We have Harvest,New Horizon Gurukal,Gear International,Vibgyor and Primus.
All the above schools will give preference to the kid not their age.She got seat in Primus,Vibgyor and Harvest.Finally we selected Harvest.New Horizon Gurukal is good one but for Grade 1 i hve to wait till march.Gear is ready to give admission in Somapura School and there is no opening in main.Vibgyor is slightly far from our place.We are residing near to Wipro Corporate Office in Sarjapur Road.And Primus is also an good one.But they are not following pure Montessori system,ICSE and fees on high.
Thivya - Thanks for the updates. While we are considering Harvest, we are not keen about Vibgyor or Primus. We visited Primus campus. Though the campus is good, we are not sure about the education and curriculum there. How about St. Peters? Did you consider that? I think its a nice and simple school with focus on academics. I stay near ORR-Sarjapur Junction.
My concern is, does campus matter for the kid to shine in acedemics?
these schools are charging some dinasours figures in money on the name of campus and facilities. i don't think that matters
so wake up parents and lets not give them away simply our hard earned money.
@dosanjh - Completely agree with you. My personal take - school should be primarily academic oriented with good teachers/ staff. Also give attention to extra curriculars. Any fancy thing including indoor stadium, swimming pool etc comes secondary. So, going by this requirement, i thought St. Peters fits the bill perfectly, I have heard good academic reviews about this school. But, i really wonder if my thinking and approach is correct?
St. Peters is good one. in which standard you are planning to put your kid?
Pre-nursery or montessori0
Then your kid is too young. try nearby pre-schools for one or two yrs.. thats what i felt for my kid, and put her in Kidzee for 2 yrs. now i am searching for LKG.. rest choice is yours. For pre-nursery (play school) kid travelling in bus/autorickshaw etc etc is not possible/feasible/safe, until you yourself or any of your family member is bound with responsibility of pickup and drop.
Most schools don't intake kids in LKG, thats a different issue
@dosanjh - My kid will be 2 yrs 8 months next June. I think this is apt age for pre-nursery. Though i would want to take it easy for one more year, like Pradeep mentioned, getting admission in LKG is difficult !!!
The prime purpose of starting this thread is that I want to understand from other parent's on what is best at this age. Not compromising on good schools and losing a year !!
My kid is September born, lost 1year. because she has completed 4 yrs now and kid's age should be 3.8 yrs for LKG by 31st May.
but she will be 4.8 yrs. But its ok, better to be 1 yr older in terms of brain development rather than struggling to cram things in younger age.
I really don't get this!!
If ur kid is older in the class,feel happy as thr brains are more matured,it's easier to teach them,it's less stressfull for them.Its a big advantage being older in a class.Kids are more confident.
Coming to wasting or losing one year,how many of us hav not taken break while taking entrance for advanced study,waited to tak up what we wanted,job searching or to get into better job situations.Infront of all these 1 year is nothing when it's got so much of advantage.
Dear parents pls don't stress URSELF and stress ur kids.Let them njoy childhood and u njoy them as kid,as once thy grow old u r going to miss them as young kid most.
I have two sons,one sept born and one June born.
sept born always performs well more confident doesn't need much help,but June born needs lot of help.Tho I want I can't put him one class back as schools are so strict with age.I wish my other one was also sept born.
@Aniadhvi, i liked your answer. exactly me and my wife also thinks, in 22+ yrs of education, 1 yr late start is ignorable. already lot of stress in today's education, moreover they are young. Then HORLICS or COMPLAIN also won't help :)
better let them grow freely and N'joy their childhood.
@JugglingMommy and Pradeep, my kid is seeking admission in LKG, i didn't find any difficulty in SSB, Cambridge, Ryan etc. Money speaks everywhere in these schools. Moreover, i am not keen for Balwins, Bishops or any of these international schools etc. Take the 20 ys old history of these schools, did they ever produce any IITian or IIMer. because all kids studying there are kids of business tycoons, who goes to study abroad after 10/12 and take care of business, we job oriented people's kids struggle there to match their living standrad and feel inferior complex. Why to make the kid feel like that>>>> i remember, my PMs kid was studing in Carmel school and he had Maruti Omni to pick and drop his kids, but his kids started refusing to sit in Omni and preffered to go into Auto rickshaw, because they were feeling inferior. then he bought Dzire for that purpose, then demand increased for Nike/Reebok shoes etc.
so think and chose the school carefully.
@dosanjh - I agree with your comments regarding international/ costly schools. I dont want to burden myself and my kid trying to match unnecessary standards !! Live and let live a simple life.
@Aniadhvi - I agree with your thoughts. But i also differ when i think practically - As middle class Indian people, education is only forte. Education can be somewhat guaranteed when u expose your children to good schools. Please note that when is say good, it doesnt mean "costly". If i miss on admitting my daughter to a good school this year, she will have to settle for something second best. But then again, will I be guaranteed admission next year? Even that is a big question. So take no tension, admit the kid to a nearby decent school, which is willing to take admission at this age.
Juggling, lets try and get admission this year. I get advice from folks that how they are struggling to admit into LKG or UKG since they missed the boat in Nursery.
I guess the topic got diverted to "costly" schools but we are here for "good" schools.
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