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Selecting a pre-school for a child is a task that requires mammoth effort from the side of the parents. For us it involved the following activities:

  • Collecting information about nearby schools
  • Shortlisting schools as per our criteria
  • Visiting each school and scouting around to see if school meets expectations
  • Speaking to directors of the concerned schools about the pedagogy followed
  • Talking to other parents

This can take up to a couple of months for laggards like us and at least a few weeks for you efficient folks out there.

I used to look for reviews, fee information, timings and the like on the internet before going to each school. However, I found only a few scattered parent discussion boards. There was little to no information about timings, fees, etc. So I thought of putting up this blog post, about the information we collected, so other parents can benefit from this.

Our Requirements:

  • Playgroup catering to children ~ 2 years of age
  • Clean and well ventilated environment
  • At least 1:10 Student Teacher Ratio
  • Play oriented teaching pedagogy
  • No typical classroom environment with black boards and benches
  • Provision for outdoor play
  • Activities to foster creativity and innovation
  • Affordable
  • Near our place of residence

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School selected: Hello Kids, Kondapur

Schools in close contention: Sproutz, Sesame Street

Other schools we heard about after we selected the school for our kid:

  • Esperanza,
  • Globetrotters,
  • Polka Dots,
  • Appletree Preschool

Disclaimer: We visited the schools listed in the above table, personally. These views are based on our requirement, experiences and expectations. Please use this information as indicative and not absolute.

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