My son has been going to the school for more than 20 months. It is a great place to leave him without any worries. The homely atmosphere, the affection shown by the "Aunties" who guide him in getting the basics of manners, eating, orderliness, playing with other children, singing rhymes etc. is really very nice to hear.
I was there for the school day program in February and the children put up an excellent show. My son is truly at home and enjoys going to the school each day. Even after starting full time LKG, he still keeps asking when he can go to the NEST. Mrs.Uma Narayanan is hands-on and keenly watches the children each day. I could see the heavy heart with which she and the other staff bid farewell to them when they leave school.
I believe that they would also be starting a day-care and play centre shortly, I would surely enrol him in the play centre.....Truly recommended to start off any child there to get the basics of going to school.
The Nest is play school where there is a huge sand area surroubded by greenery a natural atmosphere which we seldom get in the current times...individual care and attention to kids introducing young minds to whole lot of activities that develop their motor skills, bajans and what amazed me was that the kids learnt songs in Tamil,Hindi and ofcourse English...was pleasantly taken aback when my kid could tell the months of the year in tamil...the teachers are easily approachable, friendly and open to suggestions ...whereas in other pre schools you are not even allowed beyond the school gatesand the fees compared to other schools is nothing...A nice place for kids to start off their schooling...throwing mud...fighting amongst kids happens in all schools and the response we get from them would be similar and I really doubt if a teacher at The Nest can give such a reply having known them for 6 years now...but the two years that my daughter and son spent there I havent witnessed anything negative..infact a shy girl like my daughter is winning the bhagavad Gita competition and doing so well in theatre every year is one n only because if the foundation laid in The Nest...and hoping the very best for the Nest...and once again thanking and everyone at The Nest especially Mrs.Uma Narayanan for the wonderful things done by them to my son who just graduated this year from pre school... I think I can confidently recommend this school for toddlers as I felt its a Home away from Home....
Not sure who recommended this - but recent times it had become pathetic i can say. If you see the kids they are not been taken care properly. They all alone wander here and there, one is throwing mud on the other. When we checked about this with the teacher over there, we got the response as, "we cannot take care of all the kids completely". you should imagine a parent mindset when hearing such a wording from the management for their 2 and half year kid. This is not the whole story, there is a person called vasuki, who works there as a teacher/care taker of these kids. She urges every parents to join in some class which she conducts privately.
Kids are gifts for our life, we take all sincere steps to keep them secured and try to give them good surroundings. Unfortunately, places like this, who charges very high fee and not taking any responsibilities other than try to commercialize the things further, need to be avoided by every parents.
People are paying way high amount from their pockets to see smile on their kids, but these people, even if they doesn't understand that kids are closer to god, they should at least try to treat the little ones with right dignity
its not all recommended for kids. Its not a school at all.