December 17, 2017

All You Need to Know : Nursery Admissions 2018-19 (Revised!)

Delhi has over 1700+ Schools, and 1,25,000 Seats are at offer from 1st Jan 2018, for session 2018-2019

Key Updates
(updated on 21st Dec)
  1. Admissions open for Nursery, KG/Pre-Primary, Grade 1 for Session 2018-2019
  2. Age Criteria -
    1. Kids of age 3 years and above will be eligible for Nursery/Pre-School
    2. Kids of age 4 years and above for Pri-Primary/KG
    3. Kids of age 5 years and above for Class 1
  3. Admission Schedule - Want to know important admission dates/schedule? Check "Important Dates - Nursery Admissions 2018-2019" Post.
  4. CLICK HERE to go to POINTS and CRITERIA Search Engine (2018-2019)


December 7, 2017

Parents in a fix over nursery age limit - Nursery Admissions Delhi 2018-19

The upper age limit, set to be implemented from this nursery admission session, has left parents in a fix. While some are planning to move to NCR, where the schools have relaxed age norms, the others are still weighing their options.

Rida Sadiq, mother of a four-year-old, is planning to move to Noida. She sat out the admissions last year because, at three years and one month, she thought her son was too young for school. "I did not want to burden him with any academic pressure and was planning to get him admitted this year. But now he will be a month too old for nursery," she said.

The decision by the Delhi government to implement the upper age limit at entry-level classes this year, has now left Sadia considering other 'options'. "There are schools in Noida that has relaxed age limits," she said.
Several parents shared Sadiq's concern. Those who waited last year for the child to grow would now have to consider skipping nursery and moving to KG, because their kids surpass the nursery cutoff age by a month or so.

Sonia Dhawan, mother of a three-year-old, regrets having let go of the admission season last year, after the "school was not as per her choice". "My daughter will be youngest in the class at three years and one month, if admitted last year. I decided to wait for a year. But this March 31, she will be four years and one month and so ineligible," she said.

Though getting the child admitted in KG, that take students between 4 and 5 years, is an option, Dhawan is not satisfied. "She will still remain the youngest in the class. Kids find it difficult to cope and it takes a hit on their self-esteem," she said.

Nevata Gupta claimed that late bloomers don't fare well in groups of older peers. "I had a relative whose child was a late bloomer. They put him in school where he was among the youngest, and now he is struggling to cope," she said. Her son, too, hasn't started speaking yet. He would be 3 years and 3 months on March 31, 2018. "I don't want to put him in school just yet. But next year, if the upper age limit stays, then I won't have much flexibility in choice of schools," she complained.


December 2, 2017

Nursery admission 2018-2019: Admission Process to Begin Soon

Nursery admission 2018-2019: Admission Process to Begin Soon

Seeking admission in Delhi is a challenge and as expected the Nursery Admissions for 2018-2019 Session is expected to start soon.

The process of admissions would start with Admission Forms, that would be available at schools, or on school websites very soon. Govt is determined to streamline the process starting this year by introducing some new guidelines, that would not only help parents but also the schools.

Stay connected to for more realistic views, updates on Nursery Admissions Delhi 2018

November 20, 2017

Delhi Government issues 117-point checklist

The Delhi government has issued schools a 117-point checklist for ensuring student safety in their premises and warned that there would be "zero tolerance" for any violation.     
The checklist, including everything from toilets to cyber security, has been prepared in the wake of the brutal killing of a schoolboy in a Gurgaon school and the rape of a minor girl by a school attendant in Delhi, officials said.     
"The checklist has been designed to encapsulate the minimum standards of school safety to emphasize zero tolerance against any violation in this regard. The practicability of implementation and monitoring has been kept duly in mind," a senior official of Directorate of Education (DoE) said.     
Among the points listed are school safety committees, monthly safety walks to identify loopholes in security in the premises, securing boundary walls with grills, CCTV surveillance, maintaining records of every entry into the school and restricting visitors.     
"All toilets should be well lit and have easy release lock from inside and no lock from outside. There should be no deployment of male staff in toilets for primary classes and all toilet visits of students up to Class 2 should be surpervised by a lady caretaker," the guidelines state.     
The guidelines have been issued to all schools in the national capital.     
The government has also directed that prior written consent be sought from parents for allowing children to stay back post school hours and co-curricular activities held beyond school timings be supervised by at least two teachers.     
Visits to laboratories, sports room, auditorium, library, computer room, gymnasium and assembly hall and the like should be under direct supervision of relevant teachers.     
Schools have also been asked to ensure cyber security in accordance with existing cyber and IT laws. This includes installation of firewall, filtering and monitoring mechanisms in all computers in the school premises, regular review of filtering and blocking policies and procedure and ensuring that children use computers under the supervision of teachers.