Choosing a nursery can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you are doing this for the very first time. You might have very mixed emotions about leaving your child in the care of others to return to work, or just about helping your child to take that next step in their lives. There are lots of things to look out for and to remember to ask when you visit a childcare setting. How do you know if your child will be happy? Will they cater to your child’s needs? Do they provide feedback about how your child is doing? What if my child doesn’t like it?
Here is a list of most-preferred pre-school and daycare centres in and around Zoo Road, in Guwahati, that encourage inclusive education, freedom of expression, and a healthy lifestyle. Check them out!
Peek-a-Boo Pre-School and Daycare
Peek-a-boo brings an entirely new and progressive child daycare facility. The educational conceptualization of Peek-a-boo is based on the world-renowned Japanese unconventional elementary education specialist Sosaku Kobayashi’s ideology of freedom of expression. As the child explore and discover new things at every step, the school encourages this sense of inquisitiveness and let them develop their natural self, imbibing qualities of self-confidence, independence as well as compassion which is a challenge in the technology-driven world. The school is technologically equipped with security system where parents can monitor their child even when at home/office and be assured of their safety. Children are provided home-cooked food recommended by an on-board paediatrician to ensure healthy eating habits. The AV (audio-visual) rooms make learning a happy experience. There’re also after-school programmes that let children engage in outdoor games, drama, music, and fun activities, including homework assistance. They’ve four programmes – pre-school, infant care, full-daycare, and the second step (a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that puts special emphasis on teaching children skills such as listening, focusing attention, managing their own emotions, friendship skills and problem-solving skills).
Address: House No 7, East Bylane No -7, Bhayamama Path
Musart Pre-School and Daycare
Musart caters to children of age 18 months to 6 years. Their philosophy is based on methods of playway and progressivism. The founders believe that a happy child is a successful child. The school’s curriculum helps the child hone their innate abilities, striking a balance between academics and extra-curricular activities. A day at Musart would not just include alphabets and numbers but lessons that would teach phonetics, different languages like Assamese, Hindi, and Spanish, human habits and etiquettes, physical exercises for gross motor development, music and instruments like guitar and ukulele, drawing and craft, and clean handwriting. They also have after-school activities for kids.
Address: House No 1, Neelam Path, Hatigarh Chariali, Ambikagirinagar
Tender Petals is a pre-school chain with the mission to provide a value-creating holistic education based on a multi-disciplinary approach. With airy and audio-visual classrooms, outdoor playing space, dining area, doctor visits, CCTV set-up, trained facilitators, and experienced care-takers – Tender Petals is one of the most preferred pre-schools in the area. Their programmes are divided into three parts – Budding Buds/Play Group, Little Buds/Pre-Schoolers, and Rising Buds 1 and 2/Kindergarteners. Other than reading and writing, the curriculum also incorporates role-play, storytelling, problem-solving, ethics and moral development, language and phonetics, and dance and drama. Their in-house kitchen dishes out healthy meals, as per nutritional diet suggested by paediatricians. Pick-up and drop facilities are available, as well.
Address: House No 6A, Bylane No – 8, Hatigarh Chariali
Maria Montessori House of Children
Maria Montessori House of Children (MMHC) believes in inclusive education, wherein children with special needs are provided appropriate learning environments and opportunities to achieve their potential. With the help of Montessori apparatus and grade-appropriate play way methods, the school brings in learning to the classrooms and finally integrates them to the syllabus of Grade 1 (CBSE Program). The main objective of MMHC is to provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for children. The curriculum also incorporates storytelling, yoga, music and dance, art and craft, and nature-based activities such as gardening for a sound upbringing of children. Their daycare facility is vibrant and hygienic with all basic amenities and Montessori-trained teachers as In-charges who supervise the care-takers at every stage.
Address: Nilachal House, Near Hatigarh Chariali
With branches across the country, Kidzee is a prominent name amongst educational institutions. Their primary ethos is to provide the highest quality of child at the daycare centres in a safe and loving environment based on our fundamentals of 3Es – Enquire, Explore, Experiment. Their pedagogy, iLLUME, is designed to help the child realize their unique abilities in a systematic, synergetic, and self-paced manner. Through iLLUME, they help the children discover their learning style and achieve the desired learning outcomes, in sync with the high-level social, emotional, linguistic, and other developmental milestones. The pre-school and daycare centre is spacious, well-lit and ventilated, with AV classrooms and outdoor playground, and promotes learning programmes primarily through music, art, drama, dance, puppet show, field trips, and fun adventures. Their programmes are designed as per age-group – Nuvo (1 – 2), Play Group (1.5 – 2.5), Nursery (2.5 – 3.5), and Kindergarten (3.5 – 5.5).
Address: 5th Bylane, Sahib Tila, Bhaskar Nagar