School Admissions - Nursery Vs Montessori and Age Cut-off Criteria

So the time came, finally, for us to start thinking about "school admissions". The questions that were popping in our minds were something like -

  • What is the difference between Nursery and Montessori ? Which one is better for us?

  • What is Montessori I, Montessori II and Montessori III ?

  • What is the right age to enter in LKG ?

  • What is the age cut-off criteria of different schools ?

  • Which is better - Nursery in mainstream schools or in a playschool ?

With so many questions in our minds, we began to search online and offline for answers. Below is what we got -

What is the difference between Nursery and Montessori ? Which one is better ?

Nursery (pre-K.G.) has the traditional teaching methodology which we all are more used to. Its more teacher centric and has a more structured curriculum.

Montessori is a teaching pattern wherein children have access to many more teaching materials as compared to a traditional pre-primary class. The classrooms are more child-friendly. At the same time, there is a lack of structure as the learning is more child-centred which means children learn at their own pace without being pushed around. Montessori at pre-primary level consists of three classes - Montessori I, Montessori II and Montessori III which correspond to Nursery, LKG and UKG in traditional school terminology.

Now, to the question "which one is better" - it depends. Some parents think that the montessori method will suit their kid's needs well while some go on the traditional route. Some parents put their kids in montessori I and then later shift to LKG in a traditional school thinking that it might be difficult to get admission in traditional school after three years of montessori.

Note - In Bangalore, montessori term is used very loosely. Many montessori schools do not adhere strictly to the montessori methodology. So one would want to ascertain that the teachers are montessori trained and the school has a good amount of teaching material in place.

What is the right age to get admission in Nursery or LKG ? What is the cut-off criteria for age ?

Average age of kids in nursery is 3 years, in LKG 4 years and in UKG 5 years. Though this varies greatly for different schools because all schools have their own age cut-off criteria.

Many schools in Bangalore, specially ICSE schools, seem to follow this criteria - a child seeking admission in LKG should have completed 3 years 10 months as on 1st June of the academic session. Many other schools follow the 3 years 8 months criteria while few schools follow 3 years 6 months or 3 years 3 months or even 3 years too. Find the list of schools with their age criteria here.

Because of above mentioned cut-offs, sometimes parents couldn't get their kid admitted in a school of their choice. For example, a kid born in Oct./Nov. will be 4.8 years at the start of academic session of LKG, if he gets admitted in a school following the "3 years 10 months as on 1st June" criteria. This seems to worry a good number of parents (including me) because 4.8 years looks quite big an age to start in LKG. For such parents there are two different options -

  1. Find a school having a cut-off criteria favouring your child's age : So what if you could not get your kid admitted in a top branded school. You can always find some schools where the age cut-off allows your child to become eligible at right age. Put your kids in a less sought after school where they get admission more easily.

After all its not the school name that matters most but the school environment.

  1. Wait till your child is age eligible: If you are not able to find a suitable school where the cut-off criteria is in favour of your child, just wait for another year. So instead of putting your Oct./Nov. born kid at 3.8 years in LKG , put him at 4.8 years. Many parents do that. An year's delay will hardly make any negative effect on your child's development. On the contrary, it will have some benefits -
    • The child will be more prepared mentally as well as physically to cope up with school work.

    • The older child in a class will perform better in reading/writing etc. because of age advantage. This will be a good confidence booster.

    • The older children in a class have lesser chances of being bullied.

After all its not the age that matters but the intelligence and confidence.

Which is better - Nursery in mainstream schools or in a playschool ?

Nursery in a mainstream schools might be a bit high standard than playschool. In play schools, the environment is supposed to be more playful. The school timings will be around 3 hours in both the cases. Again, the choice depends on an individual. Some parents put their kids in a mainstream school in order to avoid the admission hassles later on (Getting admissions in Nursery is easier). While some parents take it easy and put their kids in playschol and then shift to a minstream school later on i.e., in LKG or UKG level.

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Comments

  • Shriniwas
    23 Jan 16
    My child's DOB is 07/07/2013 will she eligible for nursery for 2016-2017
  • sunitha
    18 Jan 16
    My daughter born on Feb 2013, for the academic year 2016-2017 is she eligible for Pre Nursery or LKG... please reply me.. am waiting
  • Swati
    18 Jan 16
    Hello,
    My daughter is jan 26th,2012 born.the cut off age for UKG admission is 4yrs-6 mnths by june 2016.She is 2 months short.We are confused to put her in LKG or UKG.
  • Neel
    15 Jan 16
    My son was born on 18 th oct 2013 ...i was planing to put him in nursery in this june 2016 ..is irlt right age
  • Divya
    14 Jan 16
    Hi, My son is december 2013 born, Shall i put in my pre kg in 2016 June. Any suggestions?
  • rashmi
    12 Jan 16
    Helloo my daughter is 3 april 2013 born and I am confused abt her nursery admission nw she is in playgroup
  • Guset
    11 Jan 16
    Hi
    My son's birth date is 09-12-2013. We are planning to put him in (Nursery/Montessori 1) this year. He will complete 2.6 yrs in June 2016. But some of them are telling put him in Pre-Nursery. So got confusing. Need you valuable suggestions. Thanks is Advance.
  • Nagalingam
    09 Jan 16
    Hello,
    Iam from pondicherry. My daughter was born on 13th September 2013. As of now she is around 2.4 yrs old. What kind education should i start right now?..play school or nursery? Or stiil time is there... please advise..
  • garima sahu
    08 Jan 16
    My child birth date is 15aug2013,which class admission
    In 2016-17 year plz rply
  • prathima bhandari
    01 Jan 16
    My daughter born 9 jan 2012 still in nursery regretting whether she is loosing one year and lagging behind.actually she has to be in lkg now for this age whats ur opinion on this pls reply.
  • Subasree
    30 Dec 15
    Hai my daughter is noe 2.9 years old now my thought is to put her in lkg in 2017 is it cotrect or not .pls tell me.

  • Shruthi
    29 Dec 15
    My daughter is born on 22/12/2012. She has not started going to play school..i thought of putting her in nursery this year in 2016 ant to LKG next year 2017..but when I enquired in my favourite school which I like to put her they told we should put her in this academic year to LKG..i am so confused.she has not yet started talking languages clearly...We stay in Mumbai..please help me regarding this..
  • Sapna
    28 Dec 15
    My daughter's DOB is 24 Jan 2012. She will be 4.2 years old as on 01Apr16. We are planning to put her in Nursery in 2016-17 session. Please advise.
  • Madhusri
    24 Dec 15
    Hello, my daughter was born on Nov 2012, i have joined to Montessori 1. Now i am not able to get her admitted to L.K.G has she would be 3years 7months old as for 1st June. Wat can i do now? Pls Suggest
  • minu singh
    22 Dec 15
    my son was born on 28 November 2012 he is studying in nursery and I have get admission in junior kg for academic year 2016 to 2017 is it right age for him please suggest me.
  • nitesh verma
    22 Dec 15
    Dear i am nitesh verma and i am trig to resolved the my issue with my duther age 4.3 year pls advised me about the admission in New delhi .
  • Jyoti Chatterjee
    17 Dec 15
    My daughter's birth date is 02.08.2013 and she is in Kidzee for nursery (16-17) . i am afraid that how could I get an admission in a main stream school for class 1 as every main school taking student from nursery.
  • dR
    13 Dec 15
    Sir/ Madam,
    My son DOB is 6-11-2011, now hez studying in LKG, in a Montessori school, for next academic. I'm planning to admit him in a traditional school,CBSE. There the age criteria for UKG is 4.10 yrs. He'll be only ,4.8 yrs to June. Will They say I have to put him again in LKG. As he is only 4.8
  • Sudhir
    11 Dec 15
    Hi my daughter is born on 21st December 2013. What is the right time for her to get admission in Lkg.
  • Aditya
    11 Dec 15
    Hi , my Son is May 2012 born and wanted to check which class should he be admitted to for the next academic year
  • vanshini
    10 Dec 15
    Hello,
    What is the right age to get admission in nursery as my daughter's date of birth is 4th march 2013. I am ver confused. Please suggest.
  • Shama
    05 Dec 15
    My daughter is born on 14th Aug 2013 , would it be advisable to put her in Nursery in 2016-17
  • vijay
    24 Nov 15
    My child birth date is 07 th July 2012 am i correct in taking admmission in class JR. KG in year june 2016 plz rply me
  • Kishan
    23 Nov 15
    Hi,
    My son is born on 29th March 2013, now he is 2.8years. I have not joined him to pre-nursery or nursery yet. So i am in dilemma whether should i join him to prenursery or nursery now and join him for LKG on 1st june 2016? Please advice me what is the proper steps to be taken.
    Thanks and Regards,
    Kishan
  • Jagadeesh Hosamane
    20 Nov 15
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Need you help/suggestion regarding the admission to pre nursery for my daughter. When is the right time?
  • smitha
    13 Nov 15
    My son bourn in feb 2011. What is thr right age put him in 1st. We are live in maharashtra
  • komel
    10 Nov 15
    Hi, my daughter is march 2011 born, she will be 5 years in march 2016. Just want to know should i put her in first class or in ukg?
    As now we are out of country and she is reading in junior infants.
  • Kirtika
    10 Nov 15
    Hi my child was born in april 2012, n is in nursery now but d rules are making me jumbled upp.. Is it proper to send him in lkg in 2015-16
  • Shilpa
    03 Nov 15
    Hi my daughter will be completing 2 yr 10 months on 1 June 2016 .she born on 28 Aug 2013 . please suggest that should I admit in nursery at this age in 2016
  • Anonymous
    02 Nov 15
    My is son is born on Oct 9th 2012 and now in nursery at Kidzee school. Planning to get admission for 2016-17. what is the right approach. Which class he should be put in.
  • anitha
    29 Oct 15
    My son born on 26th December 2012.…what is the right time to get admission to LKG
  • Jyothi
    28 Oct 15
    HI,

    Pls advise if I can admit my son to a branded school who is taking him for LKG. Contrary I also have another school which is as well branded in the same locality however are stating to take him for Pre-KG. Kindly advise what could be done.
  • Shilpa
    17 Oct 15
    Hi,

    My son's birth date is 18th June 2013. I want the suggestions, when I can put him to Nursery?
  • Ananth
    13 Oct 15
    My daughters dob is 16th june 2013. In june 2016 she will complete her 3rd year. In 2016 is it better to put her in lkg?
  • Priya
    12 Oct 15
    Hi my daughter dob is 11.3.2013. Can we put her in 2016 for lkg.
  • Jaya
    12 Oct 15
    Hi, My Son born on 21st May 2013, i am confused whether when can join him LKG 2016 or 2017.
    any suggestion please
  • SWATI DAS
    01 Oct 15
    MY BABY BORN 27 SEP 2008. NOW SHE IS STANDARD 1 CONTINUE. IS IT RIGHT AGR OR NOT. PLS CONFIRM. IF NOT THEN WHAT CAN I DO, PLS SUGGEST......................................
  • Varsha
    19 Sep 15
    My son is 20 December2012 born.
    We want to admit him in nursery in 2016-2017 session. Is it right to do so. Please reply soon.
  • Naveen kumar
    18 Sep 15
    My son's birth date is 13 may 2013. I want the suggestions, when I can put him to Nursery?and i am searching the school near by Vijayanagar give the proper guidance

    Regards
    naveen kumar
  • Shalini
    18 Sep 15
    Hlo sir / mam.
    My son born on 4 August 2013.and jst completed his 2 years. Plz suggest me whether to put in in playschool dat r upto class 8th or further or the schools that r upto Lkg only.
  • Pradipta Ghosal
    13 Sep 15
    My daughter 3+ now admission what classes and school name. my address in howrah, Salkia
  • Arun
    09 Sep 15
    My kid will complete 4 on July 27 2016. But many schools agw criteria is she shud hv completed 4 on or bfr June 1. If I put her into lkg 2017 will it b too late fr her .plz advice asap
  • brij
    07 Sep 15
    My son d.o.b is Jan 2012 and there school ready to take more term admission Aug 2015 and also fine with enrolling next year Apr 2016 . please advise what is better.
  • Nidhi
    04 Sep 15
    My son is march 2013 born.
    So is it right time to put him on nusery for 2015-16 batch.
    Plz suggest.
  • Abdul wahab
    01 Sep 15
    Hi ,My son will be 5 year 11 months and 24 days as on 1-june -2016 , his DOB-8-6-2011.
    i would like to know about schools admission for UKG in and around jayanagar area , Bangalore
    Thanks
  • pallavi
    22 Aug 15
    My son was born on 19th Aug 2010, right now he is in ukg, should I repeat him in ukg, or next year I should let him go in 1st std.? Will he face issue in 10th std since he is in cbse board school
  • srinivas
    20 Aug 15
    My daughtet born in feb 1st 2014. What is the right age to send her play school so that she will not miss academic year. From admussions will be open
  • Mukesh Rana
    15 Aug 15
    Hi,
    We are staying in Noida and have son who is turning 6 years on 23-September 2015. I am working in IT firm and just back from US assignment. He finished his Pre-K from there and was to go KG. In US, he was a year late because my son birth is in September (cut-off age for KG: 5 years for kids born before 31-August). I have two queries: Please help.
    1. Which class should I can put him in India to avoid loosing his years.
    2. Please suggest decent schools for his grades.

    Thanks in advance,
    Mukesh
  • PRITI
    27 Jul 15
    Hello my daughter is March 2010 born, so I was change the birth certificate date and the take the admission in jr kg, she is very intelligent, given marks 100/100, bit my problem is birth certificate is not correct date, can i change the my daughter birth date in school. any problem in her 10th STD.
  • Balaji
    27 Jul 15
    My daughter date of is 16th Dec 13 - CBSE cot of will be 1st Dec to 30th Nov : They advise me to put on Pre kg at 2017 - 18. Is this right ?? she will not loose one year waste since 16th days short for 2016 - 17 academic year .. Please advice
  • Vaishali
    24 Jul 15
    Hi, my son's DOB is 4 July 2013, can you suggest me at what age should I put in nursery class, what is the correct age for LKG, UKG. For 1st standard I am planning to put him in Kendriya Vidhalaya school can you tell me at what age and which year should I take admission. Suggest me. Thank you.
  • Jyothsna G
    15 Jul 15
    Hi,

    My son's birth date is 20th June 2013. I want the suggestions, when I can put him to Nursery?
    Will I be able to get his admission to LKG by 2016?

    Regards,
    Jyothsan G.
  • soumitra chatterjee
    11 Jul 15
    my daughter's birth on 30.12. 2010. may i admit in ukg
  • vidhya
    25 Jun 15
    Kid is born on Sept 5th 2012. Should we admit him to Nursery in 2015 or 2016? He would be 2 yrs 8 months for admission to nursery in 2015 and 3 yrs 8 months for admission to LKG in 2016.

    What is the correct age for LKG?
  • ana
    16 Jun 15
    Hi. When will my baby be eligible for Montessori or nursery admission. What are good option for Montessori. Tia
  • rani
    16 Jun 15
    Hi,
    My son is 2.6 years old and i put him play group, can you please sugeest is it a right age to put him play group. his born is 15 nov 2012. please reply. my mail id is rani_panwar@infosys.com
  • Mani
    15 Jun 15
    Jun we planned to put him in nursery is it ok r we have to put him in LKG
  • chandra Sekhar
    13 Jun 15
    My son is born on 28/02/2013.

    When is right age to join in nursery? either this 2015 or 2016?
  • Divya
    12 Jun 15
    Hi, my son is born on 7 March 2013. Can I put him in nursery this year 2015-16. Or next year. Please advise.
  • Akila
    11 Jun 15
    My son born on Feb 2013 now the age is 2.4.. Which one s good for him playgroup or nursery.. But nursery the schools started writing..pls suggest
  • santhosh
    10 Jun 15
    my son born on 22nd July 2012 .. which is better to joining school pre kg or lkg.. pls kindly advised..
  • Payal
    07 Jun 15
    My son bron on 30'March'2013. Wen i went for school enquiry of my child, a montessory school adviced me dat 20 months is prefect for child to join him & my child was 21 months So i've joined him to montessory but now my problem is dat wen my child will complete his mont 3 he will b 5 yrs completed.so is der any school which will take my kid in 1st std at d age of 5.2?
  • Payal
    07 Jun 15
    My son bron on 30'March'2013. Wen i went for school enquiry of my child, a montessory school adviced me dat 20 months is prefect for child to join him & my child was 21 months So i've joined him to montessory but now my problem is dat wen my child will complete his mont 3 he will b 5 yrs completed.so is der any school which will take my kid in 1st std at d age of 5.2?
  • M Roopa
    04 Jun 15
    Kindly Suggest me
  • seema
    03 Jun 15
    pl sugest me i have to join her M2 or M3
  • seema
    03 Jun 15
    pl sugest me i have to join her M2 or M3
  • saritha
    02 Jun 15
    i am residing bangalore. actually i bit confused about my baby's admition. i would like to seek admission for lkg in 2017 june. is it ok for her?
  • mugdha
    28 May 15
    my child will complete 3 years on 30 dec'2015. so can u just tell me what should i do whether to seek admission in june 192015 or 2016??????
  • Aryan
    28 May 15
    Hi,
    My daughter is December 31, 2012 born. I intend to admit her to Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) for her schooling. as per the guidlines of KV a child can be admitted to 1st grade on completeion of 5years by 31st Mar of the academic year of admission. As per this she would be eligible for admission in 2018 (as she would be 5years 3 Months then). Now my doubt is will we be able to admit her to Nursery in this academic year (i.e. 2015). Going by your post it seems impossible. Pls suggest.

    Regards,
    Aryan
  • usha
    25 May 15
    Hi,
    My daughter is 2011 july born. So she will be 3yrs 10 months by june 2015 I wanted to get her admission in bishop cotton girls school where cut off age is 4yrs so should I wait for 1 more year to get admissions there? I Feel 4.14.14yrs 10 months is big for lkg..Please suggest me on this
  • Divya Shankar
    25 May 15
    Hello,

    My son is born on 26th Aug 2012, was initially looking for nursery admissions in smaller schools like Euro kids etc , came across age criterion and how strict it is in schools in Bangalore. Son 2yrs 9months Jun 2015. I am planning to send him to play school/play group this academic year, he has not been to playschool before and apply for nursery in NPS/NHPS Indiranagar (as I stay within 1 km from both schools) in 2016-2017. Guess sending him to nursery the next year will ease pressure on him and prepare him more mentally and physically that school and studies pose. Is this the right decision? (at least keeping NHPS and NPS in mind)
  • Sudhish G
    23 May 15
    Hello,
    My daughter is Oct 2011 born. Kindly suggest me should i get her admitted in nursery or LKG.
  • Saheel
    18 May 15
    Hi My kid DOB is 30/01/2013, i am planning to put her in to Nursery, will it be okay, many ppl are telling that wait for 1 year other wise it will be problem in 10th to get exam ticket
  • anamika
    12 May 15
    Hi there!my son 2010 sept born.This year we wanted to put him in lkg but due to his age some of the schools are suggesting him to put him in ukg...but i m worried that after nursery will it b fine to put him in ukg.plz reply i m in dilema what to do.

  • anamika
    12 May 15
    Hi there!my son 2010 sept born.This year we wanted to put him in lkg but due to his age some of the schools are suggesting him to put him in ukg...but i m worried that after nursery will it b fine to put him in ukg.plz reply i m in dilema what to do.

  • Rajesh
    06 May 15
    We are planning to put her in ICSE school hence what would be the ideal age for nursery .
  • priyanka
    02 May 15
    Hi my name is Priyanka I stay in Pune Maharashtra
    My daughter was born on 14th August 2013, can I take her admission for Play group & then next year he admission to KG
  • debasish
    29 Apr 15
    my daughter DOB is 4.5.2011....i have admitted her to U.N. is the decision correct or it is better to admit in L.N.

    plz suggest
    debasish.palchowdhury@yahoo.com
  • shukshata
    20 Apr 15
    Hi,
    My daughter was born on 10th apr 2013, I am planning to put her in nursery icse board in 2016-2017. She would be 2 yr 11 months 21 days when icse board starts in apr.. would like to know if she would be eligible for admission in nursery for the yr 2016-2017? Kindly help
  • priyanka
    18 Apr 15
    By june 26th his age will be completed 5 years exactly. For which class he is capable either ukg or 1st class.
  • uma
    17 Apr 15

    Is he eligible for ukg now?)
  • Nethra
    13 Apr 15
    My daughter born on oct 12 2013, wanted to put her in DPS where age criteria for nursery is 3+ , shall i put her to school on June 2017-2018 where she will 3.8 ? or do i need to put her June 2016-2017 where she will be 2.8 years old
  • madhuri
    08 Apr 15
    My daughter was born on 16/may 2012.now she is 4 years old.Now should i join her in l.k.g.or in nursery??????please reply iam in great confusion
  • noufa
    06 Apr 15
    sir, my daughter has been completing 3 years on 2 june 2015..what can i do for her admission,shall i go for pre kg or kg?pls rply me
  • Anjali
    05 Apr 15
    My daughter is born on 30nov 2012. Would she be eligible for nursery enrollment starting in August 2015 for academic ye 2016-17?
  • bhumika sharma
    03 Apr 15
    My daughter was born on march 9 2012.should i admit her in nursery or Lkg? Pls advice me....
  • Hakim
    01 Apr 15
    My son is 1st December 2009 born and he will be 5 yrs. 6 mths. by this 1st June 2015. He will be completing his Sr. Kg. in an ICSE environment this April 2015. We seek his admission in 1st Std. in one of the CBSE schools. But in most CBSE schools requires 6 yrs completed for 1st Std. We are confused whether to repeat Sr. Kg. or go for 1st Std.
  • Gokul
    31 Mar 15
    My son is Nov 2012 born. He will be 2 years 7 months in June.

    If i admit in Nursery next year, he will be 6 years 7 months during 1st standard admission. But i read something below. Is that ok ?
    First Standard admission– Child must attain Minimum 5 years maximum age permitted is 6 years 6 months
  • Navin Menon
    30 Mar 15
    We stay in an area (Eros Garden) which does not fall within the stipulated proxity of 8 kms of most Delhi /NCR schools. My grand daughter is 2.2 years and we have enrolled her in a play school now. How should we go about the main school admission since we fulfill only the criteria of first born girl child? Her mother was from SPV which is about 17.7 kms from her residence. Please advise. Also, please clarify the nursery age. 3+ Age as on March 31 is for applying for next Academic year or age at the time of entering into the nursery school. Too confusing. Please help.
  • Ranjith
    30 Mar 15
    My daughter was born on 16th March 2012. Right now she is into Play school. What would be the best option for her ,either Nursery or LKG in June 2015?
    She will be 3.3 years in June 2015. If I wait another year she will be 4.3, in June 2016. Please advice me .would be a great help
    Thanks
    Ranith
  • suresh kumar T
    28 Mar 15
    What is the best class ......her to be joined...
    Is it ok to continuing her in LKG now as she recently entered LKG in 2015- 16
  • Satish
    27 Mar 15
    My daughter born on 22nd November 2011 should we seek admission in Nursery for academic year 2015-2016. Please advice
  • Narayana
    26 Mar 15
    My Daughter is born on 29 DEC 2011. what is the right age for LKG admission. Some school suggested for LKG during 2015-16. Some schools suggested nursery. when i cheked the syllabus/curriculum, My daughter is already knows of Nursery syllabus. If I get admission for lkg during this year in Eurokids/jumbo kids/hello kids etc., , whether we will get admission to school@ 1st std?
    What is you suggestion?
  • kiran kumar .w.g.
    25 Mar 15
    hello,
    sir / madam...

    i think age for admission is must be above 3yrs of kid..

    kyonki jindigi bhar padhai hee karni hai,, thoda kids ko bhi free mind jine do....
  • vani
    24 Mar 15
    My daughter was born on july 21,2010...To which class she is eligible to join.
  • sonam
    20 Mar 15
    Hi ,my son is born on 14th sept..nd he will go to lkg in montessory at the age 3.8.plz tell me is der anything to be worried about as we had the option to send him one year later..will he be too small to take pressure in future

  • megha
    19 Mar 15
    My kid is born on step 24th,2012.she will be 2.8years for June 2015.some schools say it is early for nursery admission&some say it is fine.Plz advise as I am confused.She will be 6.8yrs for 1st std.shld I put her in June 2016 for nursery o June 2015?
  • Sajesh
    19 Mar 15
    My Child's DOB is 07/08/2012.
    When is good time to start LKG, the Academic year 2016 - 2017 (3 years, 9 months, 25 days by june 2016) or will 2017 -2018 (4 years, 9 months, 25 days by june 2017) be too late to start LKG
  • Purnima
    18 Mar 15
    Hi,
    My son is oct 2013 born. Should i put him in nursery next year 2015-2016 or oin 2016-2017. I am worried as he is not saying a single word now, will he be talking next year to go to nursery...
  • Rupa
    15 Mar 15
    Hi
    My son would be 3yrs 9 months on 1st June 2015. We are in dilemma in whether to put him in L KG now or next year
  • Manisha
    14 Mar 15
    My daughter will be 2.6 years on Jun 07 2015. I plan to get her admitted in to nursery this year (2015-2016). IS this the right age for admission in to the nursery. She has not been to any play school.
  • saba
    12 Mar 15
    Hello sir, my son' s dob is 22 October 2012. Now in playgroup.can we admit him in nursery or he will be in play only for coming session in chhatisgarh
  • Anonymous
    12 Mar 15
    My sons(twins) are born on 24th November 2012. I am enquiring in schools for admission. They told that 2.6 years should be completed in March end. As they have 2.4 , they are not eligible for pre-KG admission. If I put next year it will be 3.4 in March end of 2016. Do I have to put them in Pre-KG or LKG in 2016? Please give me some suggestion.
  • Anamika
    11 Mar 15
    My Daughter is born on 24th sep 2011. right now she is 3.6 is she in right age for admission in LKG.
  • Ashutosh
    07 Mar 15
    Hi,
    My child has completed 4 years in mar-2015(dob:mar-2011), can I admit in LKG.
  • divya
    06 Mar 15
    i am from coimbatore, TN. My son born on may 19 2012 he z n pre kg noe gna make him join in lkg n april is tht correct age. can i know the age for joining for lkg and ukg
  • divya
    06 Mar 15
    i am from coimbatore, TN. My son born on may 19 2012 he z n pre kg noe gna make him join in lkg n april is tht correct age. can i know the age for joining for lkg and ukg
  • deepak
    03 Mar 15
    My Kid is 2013 August born , so by 2016 june first my son will be turn 2 year and 9 month. Is it advisable to put him in pre school...? or should i wait for next year..?

    thanks in advance
  • Raja
    03 Mar 15
    Hello,

    My son is December born, he will be 3.7 as on Jun,2015. He is going to Playgroup, when inquired in the about putting him on LKG, got school management response that, it is not wise to skip nursery, its not about age, but the portion of the curriculum is missed, as in LKG the expectation is kid know how to write alpha/number as they dont repeat this in LKG. Is't not the area of concern, other than worrying about age?

    Please provide your comments on this particular aspect.

    Thanks,
    Raja.
  • Mallikarjun.
    27 Feb 15
    Dear/Madam,
    I am staying in Hyderabad,My daughter is born on 12 may 2013.can you please advice me right age for my daughter Nursery Admission.
    Thank you.
  • Neha
    27 Feb 15
    Hello Admin,
    When should i get admission done for my child, as she born on 12th may 2013.please advice me
  • Anonymous
    27 Feb 15
    Hello Admin,
    When should i get admission done for my child, as she born on 12th may 2013.please advice me
  • Suresh
    25 Feb 15
    Hi, My Daughter Dec -2011 Born, Looking for admission for LKG in 2015-16 academic, Pls suggest schools around Kengeri.
  • Jaishree
    25 Feb 15
    Hi my daughter is dec-15-12 born planning to join her to nursery this year june where she will be 2.5 so will it be too early for her by next year for LKG she will 3.5 is tat ok or shuld i join her nxt year for nursery pls advice
  • Jaishree
    25 Feb 15
    Hi my daughter is dec-15 2012 born can i join her for nursery in this academic year 2015-16 then she will be 3.5 by june 2016 for LKG, if i join her join her nxt year nursery by 4.5 i have to join her to LKg so confused pls help me when to join pls reply
  • Midhu
    20 Feb 15
    My son is 3.5 on June 3 2015. I think it is better to join him in LKG next year. What is your advice?
  • swetha
    20 Feb 15
    Hi,
    My daughter s born on 12-12-2012
  • suma
    18 Feb 15
    my childage is 2.4years & june 2015 he will be 2.8years pls advise me playschool or nursery which is good to join..
  • Srinivas D
    16 Feb 15
    Hello, My daughter is december 2012 born, I am thinking of putting her into nursery for the AY 2015-16. Any thoughts?
  • Uday
    09 Feb 15
    My daughter born on 08-11-2011, and i am planning to put her to LKG (CBSE) in the FY 2015-16 and also School (Sri Chaithanya e-techno) is ready to take for LKG. But iam confused to put her to LKG or Pre KG again for the FY 2015-16. Her age will be 3yrs 6months 23days completion as on June 1st of 2015. Kindly suggest as it will help me a lot.
    As per norms for 1st STD will be 6yrs to be completed as on June 1st, my daughter will be 5.6 completion as on June 1st and she should not get any problem in her 10th STD.

    Kindly suggest....
  • pradeep
    05 Feb 15
    my daughter date of birth is 19.01.2012. we planned to admit lkg this year(june-15).is there is any problem? or this is the right age to admit lkg
  • Rekha
    28 Jan 15
    Hi my son is November 2012 born, i am little confused whehter to put him in Montessori or Play Group.If i put him in Montessori will be it difficult to get admission to 1st standard in bangalore. Please advice me
  • Pramod
    23 Jan 15
    My son is born in February 2010 and is currently in Jr. KG. He is studying in school which is affiliated to ICSE. He will be completing Jr. KG now. I wanted to understand whether it is right for him to continue Sr. KG or he should be admitted in 1st Standard based on age criteria.
  • abc
    23 Jan 15
    my son birth date 31.03.2011 , then which class admitted to pre nursery , or l kg pl solve issue
  • srihari
    19 Jan 15
    My child born on 2 January 2012 it right time to joining lkg or nursery
  • Satish
    13 Jan 15
    Hi Sir,

    My Son was born 4 Nov 2012.I have tried for admission 2015 - 2016 academic year. Many schools are not ready to give admission due to less age. Suggest which is better option to wait for next year or try for this year.
  • Ramesh
    11 Jan 15
    My daughter is going to a Playschool in Dwarka (Delhi). I have applied for Nursery admissions for 2015-16 in Dwarka and she has got selected in a school but the fee is very high - 30,000 per qtr. Next year we are shifting to Noida so I will have to change her school again. Now I am confused and need some suggestion:
    - Should I let her do nursery from playschool (less fee and very near to home) and then try for LKG admission in next session in Noida.
    OR
    - Should I manage the high fee for one year and get her admitted to this Mainstream school in Delhi.

    Will "nursery from playschool" impact negatively i.e. do schools in Noida (or in general) not prefer students from playschool?
  • Suma
    10 Jan 15
    My son is 12 Nov 2012 born, I am thinking of putting him for playschool (2.6) in 2015-16 then followed by nursery (3.6 yrs) & LKG (4.6). Would it be fine if I do this or should I put him in Nursery (2.6) this year (2015-16) itself? Please advice.
  • James
    07 Jan 15
    My son is 18September 2012 born. I had a thought of putting him in nursery for AY2015-16 by that time he will be 2.8yrs. He started going to playgroup at the age of 2yrs . After assessing many schools of my interest I need to compromise on my choice as 3+ age criteria schools are not taking him and other schools whose criteria is bit relaxed (2.8yrs+ for nursery) are taking him. In that case he will be youngest in his class. I am confused now. Should I wait for one more year for nursery admission and then by AY2016-17 he will be 3.8yrs by 1st june.
  • James
    07 Jan 15
    My son is 18September 2012 born. I had a thought of putting him in nursery for AY2015-16 by that time he will be 2.8yrs. He goes to playgroup currently at the age of 2yrs itself. After assessing many schools of my interest I need to compromise on my choice as 3+ age criteria schools are not taking him and other schools whose criteria is bit relaxed (2.8yrs+ for nursery) are taking him. In that case he will be youngest in his class. I am confused now. Should I wait for one more year for nursery admission and then by AY2016-17 he will be 3.8yrs by 1st june.
  • Surbhi
    05 Jan 15
    My son is 1st nov 2012 born
    We r not able to decide that we it him in play school or wait for tym till he turns 2.5 for getting admission in main school
    I mean which is better option play school for completing mont or main school
    Please advice how to proceed
  • Surbhi
    05 Jan 15
    My son is 1st nov 2012 born
    We r not able to decide that we it him in play school or wait for tym till he turns 2.5 for getting admission in main school
    I mean which is better option play school for completing mont or main school
    Please advice how to proceed
  • Rajkumar
    05 Jan 15
    My son born on 15th April 2013.He will be completing 2yrs 45 days on 1st of Jun 2015.Whether he is eligible for Pre-Kg admission in 2015-16.
    or
    He will be completing 3yrs 45 days on 1st June 2016.Still it is advisable to put him in Pre-kg /Montessori education for 2016-17.
    Kindly advise me.
  • Monish
    04 Jan 15
    Hello Sir, I am from Maharashtra. My son's Birth date is 24 Sept. 2011. currently he is 3 yrs and 3 months at January 2015. But he is not admitted in Nursery. In 2015 session of admission i will put in nursery to him then it losses one year. on the other hand, can i put direct admission in LKG I. which is suitable for him. pls suggest me.
  • punith
    04 Jan 15
    My son is born on july 25 2013 ... wen to join him fr nursery....
  • Mahesh Kumar
    04 Jan 15
    My Son will complete 2 years in April 2015, would it be good for him to start Play Group and in 2016 June he will be 3 yrs 2 months it would be ideal to start Nursery.

    What would you suggest
  • Prem
    02 Jan 15
    Hi ,

    My son was born on 13th Nov 2011, pls suggest if I can put him in Montessori I or to LKG. He will be 3.7 in June 2015.

    Regards,
    Prem
  • Neha
    24 Dec 14
    my child is October 2010 born,right now he's 4+. But age criteria for nursery admission is 3+.How can I get him admitted to nursery?
  • admin
    02 Jan 15
    I think he has crossed the age of nursery acc. to the usual standards.
  • sham
    22 Dec 14
    My son was born on Jan 18th 2010 and currently he has completed UKG., As on June 2015 he will be 5.4 yrs. I'm in a dilemna whether this age is right for him to get admitted to 1st standard or he should do UKG again. Please advice
  • admin
    02 Jan 15
    According to Bangalore standards, he is a bit early for 1st class. But if he is doing good in his class and enjoying then no need to repeat.
  • Pradeep T V
    20 Dec 14

    Hello

    Our Child is born as on 5th Jun 2012 & would be complete 3 Yrs by Jun 15., Can be seek admissions for LKG this Jun 2015.

    LKG : 3Yrs
    UKG 4
    1st 5
    2 6
    3 7
    4 8
    5 9
    6 10
    7 11
    8 12
    9 13
    10 14

    10th Completion 15

    Regards
  • admin
    02 Jan 15
    It would be a bit early for LKG this Jun 2015. Most schools in Bangalore take students 3.6 + for LKG
  • Anjani
    20 Dec 14
    Hi

    Ref. School Admissions., I am Highly Looped into on my Child Admissions into LKG but find the Cut-Off Dates Very Confusing & the Time Running Out.

    Have Come Across Schools with Cut-Off Dates as 31st May, few as 31st June across CBSE & ICSE Schools, some are OK with my Kid Joining LKG & some Not.

    Would my Kid face any issues during this 10th Exams & his Eamcet Exams considering the Age....

    He is born on 26th Jun 12 & we wish to see the possibilities of putting him into LKG... Kindly Advice
  • admin
    02 Jan 15
    Your kid will complete 3 years on this Jun-2015. In my opinion , its a bit too early for LKG. Not sure on whether he will face any issues during this 10th Exams.
  • Babitha
    19 Dec 14
    My daughter was born on September 3, 2012. I am planning to put her in a play school (Toddler group) starting January 2015 (when she will be 2. 4 years). If I put her in LKG by 2016, she will 3.9 yrs and by 2017, she will be 4.9 yrs. I understand 3.9 years is a bit yearly, but will 4.9 years be a problem for her in getting an admission for LKG?
  • admin
    20 Dec 14
    Hi Babitha,
    3.9 years for LKG is not very early..many schools will take her. But if you want to put her at 4.9 years that is also fine. Many other schools take kids of that age. See the other post for age criteria of different schools - http://www.humfamily.com/schools/bangalore-schools-age-cut-off-criteria
  • Penny bhatia
    18 Dec 14
    Dear sir my daughter is born on 30 march. In delhi schools take children of 3 yrs in nursery and 4 years in kg.I dont know whether montessori systems are here or not. My daughter is eligible for nursery in 2015-16 i.e.when she will be 3 years and 1 day old which means she will be the youngest in her class and as you have very rightly said that its a disadvantage. But if i dont put her this year then delhi schools will not take her in nursery next year i.e.when she will be 4 years 1 day old. I want to put her next year only but will she get admission then or am I forced to put her this year. Pls help.
  • admin
    20 Dec 14
    Hi Penny,
    I am not sure how it works in delhi, but I suppose there will be some schools who have a different age criteria than the standard mentioned above by you. If you want to put her next year only, you need to find out such schools. If there are no such schools, its better to put her this year only.
  • Amit
    17 Dec 14
    My daughter Born on 2 April 14 is in Play group now, I was thinking of putting her directly in LKG in 2015-16 . She will be 3 , 2 months on 1 June 15
    I am been informed, Kid should be min 5.5 Yr old before moving to 1 Std. so looking into same criteria my daughter will be short by a year .
    So should i put her in Nursery afer play group. Won't it be late like 4 yr 2 month in 2016 to put her in LKG. Or shall we put her in Nursery in 2015 when she will be 3.2, then 2016 LKG ( 4.2)
    UKG (5.2) and 1 STD in 2017 ( 6.2)
  • admin
    20 Dec 14
    Hi Amit,
    3.2 years is too early for LKG as per bangalore standard. There will be very few schools who will take her in LKG at 3.2 years or in 1st standard at 5.2 years . Its better you put her in nursery in 2015.

  • sharan
    17 Dec 14
    My Kid is born on 3rd July 2012. . Please advice.
  • admin
    20 Dec 14
    Its best to put him in nursery for 2015-16 session
  • Toton Bose
    04 Dec 14
    My Twin Kids born on 30 March 2011, should I admit them in Nursery or LKG as they are eligible for LKG in all schools. But, as a parents I want them to be little older in class, so want them to be admitted in Nursery. Please suggest, will they face any problem in future?
  • admin
    06 Dec 14
    They will be 4.2 years on 1st June, 2015. The usual age bracket for LKG is 3.7-4.7 years which means that your kids will be slightly on the older side even if you put them in LKG in 2015-16 year. And they will be 5.2 years in the next academic year. I am not sure if there are many schools who take kids of that age in LKG.
  • Meena
    04 Dec 14
    My daughter is 1st February,2012 born. Right now she is going to play house.Should we put her to LKG in June,2015?School criteria are such as she will not get admission in LKG in June,2016. What should we do
  • admin
    06 Dec 14
    She will be 3.4 years on 1st June, 2015. Very very few schools will take her in LKG for 2015-16 year. Why are you saying she will not get admission in LKG in June,2016? She will be 4.4 years at that time and most of the schools take kids of that age in LKG.
  • Geeta
    29 Nov 14
    My son born on 1 oct 2011, I thought of send him to any playgroup this year and admit him directly to LKG for next academinc year i..e., 2016-17. but I have heard it is very difficult to get admission directly to LKG. please advice.
  • admin
    06 Dec 14
    As far as I know many schools take admissions in LKG and its not difficult.
  • Debashish satpathy
    28 Nov 14
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    My son is born on 21st of October 2012. Currently he is 2.1 years and going to the play home. Could you please suggest when should we put him for nursery in a main stream school. Should we put him 2015-2016 academic year (He will be 2 years 7 months in June 1st, 2015) or should we wait for one more year i.e 2016-2017 academic year (He will be 3 years 7 months in June 1st, 2016). Please suggest. Waiting for your valuable reply
    Thanks and regards,
    Debasish
  • admin
    06 Dec 14
    Hi Debashish,

    Both options are open to you and there will some pros and cons of both. If you put him in nursery in 2015-2016 academic year, he will be among the youngest in his class always and if you plan to transfer him in some big school later on , he might have to repeat a year because many schools have age cut-off criteria of greater than 5.8 years for grade 1, on June 1st of that academic year. If you put him in nursery in 2016-2017 academic year, he will be among the oldest in his class always which becomes an advantage most of the times.
  • Chandraprakash Rahi
    25 Nov 14
    My son is born on 2nd Aug 2012. Should we seek admission in Nursery for 2015-16 academic year. Please advice.
  • admin
    25 Nov 14
    Your son would be 2.10 years on 1st June 2015 which means that you have both the options -1) to put him in nursery for 2015-16 academic year and 2) to put him in nursery for 2016-17 academic year. I would say decide based on your instincts. Both options will have some negatives and positives.
  • vincischool
    14 Nov 14
    The best line of Post "Montessori is a teaching pattern wherein children have access to many more teaching materials as compared to a traditional pre-primary class".
  • priya
    10 Nov 14
    My child birth date is 15 th aug 2010 am i correct in taking admmission in class nursery in year june 2014 plz rply me
  • admin
    21 Nov 14
    Your daughter became 3.10 years on 1st June, 2014. Many schools take only 4+ kids for LKG so its good that you put in nursery. Nothing to worry.
  • 07 Jul 14
    Our kid is born on Aug 7th 2012. Should we admit him to Nursery in 2015 or 2016? He would be 2 yrs 9 months for admission to nursery in 2015 and 3 yrs 9 months for admission to LKG in 2016.

    Based on what I read on internet I would prefer to wait for one more year and put him to Nursery in June 2016, but my concern is is there any upper cut off for age in any/some of the schools?

    We are actually thinking of trying NPS / Brigade / Vidya sagar / Vidyasheel. Pls reply if you know off any age cut off details.

    Thanks
  • admin
    21 Aug 14
    As far as I know there is not any upper cut-off for age. For age cut-off of different schools I have put out a list here - http://www.humfamily.com/schools/bangalore-schools-age-cut-off-criteria