3 too young for Nursery, parents want to repeat

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If the waiting list for admission in nursery was long last year, brace for more. The crowd is set to get bigger as many parents of many children, some too young for their peers and who did not perform as per expectation last time, want them to repeat the class. After the courts fixed three years as the minimum age for nursery admission last year, many children who were too young to attend formal schooling were put in nursery. Many schools are now saying that these children should apply for prep instead of nursery as they are more than four years. These schools do not want a varied age group in the same class. But parents insist that schools should let these four-year-olds to repeat nursery and enable them the time for transition into a formal school system.

Many schools, though, have come out with an upper age-limit for children seeking admission to pre-school. Among these are DPS-Mathura Road and Bal Bharti School in Rohini. Result: parents who want to repeat their children in nursery have a shortened list of schools. Take Shilpa Gupta, for instance. Her son Yuvaditya, then three, got admission in a reputed school last year but she is worried that the boy has not been to pick up even the basics. Gupta said Yuvaditya was younger than most children in his class and wants to repeat him nursery. 'When we got through last year (she does not want to name the school), we took it the opportunity since we were scared he might not be successful in another good school. But he was too young

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