Nursery Admission and Age Group

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Mohanty 2010-12-14 08:53:58



Hi,   I'm in big dilemma regarding my daughter nursery admission and needs your suggestion. My daughter date of birth is 23/SEP/2008 and by June/2011 she will be 2 years 8 months. When I inquired about the nursery admission in various schools in B’lore, most of the schools (DPS, Kumaran, Deccan, NHPS)  said “No”, as the age limit for nursery admission is either 2.10 or 3+ years. But there are other schools like Eurokids , Jombokids, littleelly, carmel, where  they accept kids with 2.5+ years kids for Nursery admission. Now I have two options:   1.       Wait for next academic year that’s is 2012/June for Nursery admission (by that time my daughter will be 3.8 years) and in this case we will waste almost one year 2.       Or Join in (Eurokids , Jombokids, littleelly, carmel) and wait tillshe completes to UKG and then look for admission into other school. In this option the problem is, for the 1st standard admission also same age factor will come into picture as she will not have completed required age limit and I may have to join some school which is not in our preference group. Our preferece for CBSC school, in and around BSK 2/3 stage.   I’m very confused, not sure which option would be good for her future. Any suggestion on this is appreciated.



aanchal 2010-12-14 10:34:47


if you are sure that you are not going to move out of bangalore, then may be you should get her into the mainstream school next year, as getting admissions into class 1 later will be more difficult. but if you plan to move out in couple of years then you can go for the eurokid type of school. most of the schools in other states are not very strict about 3-4 months less than average age for admission

check this out too


Mohanty 2010-12-14 23:00:20


Thanks Aanchal. Yes we are not planning to go out of B'lore in near future, so I think it would be better we will wait for next year admission


MSReddy 2010-12-14 23:18:28



I have Twins born on 12th Sep 10. I have got admission in DPS East for Nursery for 2011-12. I had similar feelings like you am I not taking care of Kids sending them to play school and get them ready for early schooling, college etc. I think I know how to make them eligible for branded schools. 

I had given a choice for Kids are they eager for schooling? or enjoying their sweet time in their own way? They choose second option and I followed.


Mohanty 2010-12-15 21:33:14



You mean you got your kid admission for Nursery for 2011-12 in DPS. But when we spoke to them they told kids has to be atleast 3 years for Nursery admission.



MSReddy 2010-12-15 22:56:13



I am sorry. My Kids DOB is 12/09/2007. DPS prefers 3+ for Nursery


 Former member 2011-01-01 13:38:23



I have seen some of the well known schools admistting children 2 yrs 8 months for nursery.

1. Sishu Griha- All the children I know who are born in Aug and sept 2008 are taken for mont 1.

2. Vagdevi Vilas School- min age for nursery/ mont 1 is 2 yrs 3 months.

I am sure there will be many more good mainstream schools.

Check out with Gear, since they prefer younger children over elders, and start playgroup at 2 yrs.


Mohanty 2011-01-02 23:25:53



Thanks for replying. I'm not sure about these two schools that you have mentioned here and not inquried as well.

But I inquried almost 6-8 schools which are considered as best in B'lore and all of them told me the same. Even if I get her admitted into some of these other schools which accepts less than 3 years kids then later if I want to change to any other school ..we will face the same issue also getting admission to some good schools after nursery is very very difficult.

So got her admitted in a near by school (prayag montessori) for Nursery then next year academic session we will try for a main stream school but she will join again for Nursery ..she will be 8 months older there compare to others ..



vaishusk 2011-02-17 11:33:45


 I am also in the same confusion as that of Mohanty, only thing is that in my case, My Kid is born in Dec 2008, which makes stronger case for Nursery admission for 2012 academic year.

Right now, My kid is going to Little elly play school in Jayanagar and we plan to continue there till 2012 June.

Which are good schools in and arround Jayangar for Nursery?





Nisz 2011-03-01 14:39:19


My kid will be 3.7 months[october'08  born ] in June 2012. Its  really confusing as in case of you all..

As some have mentioned most schools are so strict on the age limit.. we have no other option but to repeat her formal nursery again  in the Branded school. right now my daughter is in euro kids nursery for the year 2011-2012..




Mamma1 2011-03-01 16:06:30


My Kid is Aug born ..this yr he's going to Eurokids(Nursery) and for nxt yr (LKG)he got admission In NHG and a couple of other schools ..I know a few kids who are October and November born who got admission in NHG in LKG..Also a few kids who are Nov and Dec born who got admission in Baldwins in Nursery..

(all are 2007 born)


Kshema 2011-03-02 22:22:00


My daughter is Oct 2008 born.  I was very confused and worried about her pre-school admission.  None of the good schools take kids below 3yr 10mnths for LKG. (3yr 8mnths in some schools).   I had a talk with few teachers, student counsellers,  they convinced me the older the child is the better it is for her to cope up.  Even if I enrol her in some school for LKG 2012-13, she will among the youngest in her class, and there will be kids who will be 7-8 months elder to her.  Naturally a child which is older will be able to do better (story telling, physical activities etc).  Infact two kids in my neighborhood who are Jan 2008 born are enrolled in a school for nursery this year (2011-12), they both are a good 9 months older to my kid, both being physically stonger they do dominate her while playing, even their vocab is more fluent. I couldn't me more convinced!  

Well, after all this I have decided to start formal nursery only next year (2012-13), she will be 4 yr 7mnth old when she joins LKG, which I am okay with. 



mtmoyl 2011-12-08 05:03:29


Hi all

Same confusion. Grateful for feedback.

Son DOB: July 2009 kindly suggest

July 2012- his age: 3, so june 2012 he will be 2.11. Is he eligible for nursery 

July 2013- his age 4, so june 2013 he will be 3.11. Is he eligible for nursery or LKG (if he is eligible for LKG, then applications open in Sept/Oct 2012.) do u think this is correct.





SoumyaSamant 2015-12-10 15:16:23


Now i am hiving the same issue as my son DOb is 29 Sept 2013. What you did finally 

jaimin 2015-12-10 15:43:32


My son's is also sep-2012 born. We admitted him in LKG in cbse school. Yes faced similar difficulty when other schools were not it all taking him in LKG, as their age criteria was either 3 yrs or 2.10 and he was short by 2 months.


Mohanty 2016-08-31 13:21:47


We waited for next academic year and got our daughter admission in DPS south. 

My suggestion is wait for next academic year .. instead of getting into admission into school when she/he is < 3 years 


eranjali08 2019-08-26 21:56:42


My son will be 3.8 years on 1st June, 2020. I realized that few schools have 2.5 (e.g. EKYA) as starting age for nursery while others have 2.10 (e.g. NPS). He is currently going to Footprints, HSR where he is in Nursery. His teachers and I are of the opinion that he should not be repeating nursery as he is already learning that. What does the group has to say??! I am looking for a CBSE school in and around Koramangala, HSR and BTM. Is there a way to get a list of schools with age matrix? Is it available on this forum??

NavBlr 2019-08-27 17:03:44


We had a similar dilemma but enrolled into a main stream school of our choice to repeat nursery. Personally I did not want my kid to be the youngest in class and get into competition at such an early age and the other reason being the age criteria in the school we prefer.
End of the day its your decision. Either ways its fine. 


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