Why Is Your Child’s First Nursery School so Important?

Nursery Activities

The decision to put your child in nursery school or preschool is a very important one. This is your child’s very first learning environment, and making the wrong decision at this stage could prove disastrous. When the first learning environment is an insecure, drab, joyless, or depressing one, it makes for a very shaky foundation for a child’s development.

The Nursery program at Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap is designed to promote holistic development of every child. The program is open to children who have reached a minimum of 2.6 years of age.

At this stage, the program specifically focuses on social skills and language development, communication skills development, physical and social development, besides introducing children to literacy and numeracy skills.

All activities are designed to be age-appropriate, and are focused on brain development. 98% of the child’s brain development occurs before the age of five, and we make sure that we target holistic brain development during this very sensitive and critical stage of your child’s life. Our Nursery school programs are designed to help children interact with others, including their peers as well as teachers, and to make sense of their environment.

Our children are encouraged to explore and investigate, form friendships and relationships, move about and explore in a structured manner under the careful supervision of the teachers. The goal is to make sure that children are able to progress into their kindergarten years, seamlessly and smoothly without any hassles.

Our Nursery class sizes are restricted to a maximum of 20 in each classroom, ensuring that teachers in each classroom are able to provide personal and individual attention to each child.

Want to know if Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap is the best early childhood learning center or nursery school for your child? Drop in to our preschool today and learn more about our programs, curriculum, and methodologies! Or call us today!

Preschool Physical Development Activities at Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap

Preschoolers are at one of the most sensitive growing years of their lives. Physical development-related activities at this stage are critical in order to develop gross motor development, and build the fine motor skills that children will need as they progress to higher education.

Unfortunately, children these days are getting more addicted to smart phones, tablets and technology, ensuring that they lose out on their daily dose of physical activity.

At our Bannimantap preschool and nursery, the Kindergarten curriculum and daily planner includes activities that are specifically designed to exercise specific muscles, and help enhance gross motor and fine motor coordination.

Here’s a look at just some of the activities that we conduct as our Bannimantap playschool to make sure that your child has his fair share of physical activity every day.

Yoga-yoga helps calm the child, and helps him to relax. It strengthens respiratory functioning, helps children rejuvenate, and builds strength and flexibility. Children at our Kindergarten enjoy Yoga positions in a supervised environment, and with their friends.

Parachute Play– This is a multidimensional activity that encourages both gross motor coordination and fine motor coordination. When children play with a parachute, they are exercising their shoulder, arm, hand and other gross motor-related muscles, and are also helping to strengthen finger muscles, and other fine muscles that are linked to writing, painting, and other activities. Children at our preschool and kindergarten absolutely enjoy this activity.

Outdoor Play- Children have specified sessions to play in the Play Area that is equipped with high-quality, child-friendly play equipment manufactured by Little Tikes, USA.

Water Play-Water play gives preschoolers the chance to splash about in water, enjoy with their  friends, and engage in physical activity while having fun at the same time.

Interested in knowing more about all of the different types of exciting activities that your child will enjoy at our preschool? Drop in at our Bannimantap Nursery, and have a look around! We look forward to seeing you!



Podar Jumbo Kids EYFS Preschool Curriculum: Why Is It the Best Choice for Your Child?

Every parent in the Bannimantap and Yadavgiri areas and beyond dreams of a preschool that gives their child the edge and the best possible foundation for primary school education. Podar Jumbo Kids is proud to be the only Kindergarten Chain in India to follow the British Early Years Foundation Stage framework.

The framework defines seven learning outcomes, and focuses on helping children develop holistically, morally and aesthetically. The goal is to help children learn and acquire knowledge in a holistic manner that does not hamper the child’s spirit.

Based on extensive research conducted by our director, the eminent educationist, Dr. Swati Popat Vats, Jumbo Kids has come to the conclusion that this curriculum is the only one that allows Indian children  child to develop in the best manner possible, and in as many areas as possible, without putting them under any pressure.

The EYFS curriculum specially focuses on learning outcomes in personal and social development, literacy, early numeracy, understanding of the world, communication and language development creative development and physical development. Periodic assessments are based on the EYFS framework and help Bannimantap parents understand where their child stands when measured against these standards.

Additionally, all activities conducted as part of our curriculum are designed to fit into one of these seven areas of development. In other words, your child will ever indulge or engage in pointless activities that only serve to pass time, and serve no meaningful purposes. Instead, every activity is scientifically designed to correspond to the EYFS framework, and to encourage learning in different situations.

For more information about our EYFS framework, and how it is the best possible choice for your child, read more about the curriculum.

Remember, your child’s first learning is crucial. Expecting a child to excel in academic learning right from the very first day of school, puts him under undue pressure and strain, and actually hampers his learning abilities. Research shows that stress releases hormones in children that impair their ability to learn and pick up new concepts.

When it comes to choosing the first preschool in Bannimantap for your child, there is no room for error.

At Jumbo Kids, we offer a holistic environment that actually encourages development in all possible areas, leading to well-balanced learning. To learn more about the curriculum and how it can positively impact your child, get in touch with our center today.

Contact us for more information, or step in to our preschool in Bannimantap any time between 9 am and 3 pm for a guided visit and a chat with one of our teachers!



What Kind of Activities Do You Have at Your Bannimantap Preschool/Nursery?

This is a very frequent question that we get from parents who want to inquire about our curriculum. They specifically wish to know about the kind of preschool activities that their children will be engaged in during the hours spent at our center.

The first thing that parents in the Bannimantap and Yadavgiri areas need to know is that the Podar Jumbo Kids kindergarten chain follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Our center is part of the only kindergarten chain in India to follow this widely-recognized British curriculum that is followed by preschools in the United Kingdom.

Every activity that your child will perform at our center is designed to specifically fit into one of the Seven areas of development that are defined in the Early Years Foundation Stage standard. Simply put, at our Bannimantap playschool, your child will never take part in activities that are meaningless, pointless, or cannot help him in learning anything. Every activity whether it is indoor or outdoor, play or nursery rhymes, games or role play, are specifically designed to encourage learning.

So, your toddler or kindergartener could be engaged in water play to revise numeracy concepts, while he could be strengthening his English alphabet learning in our large sand pit.

Coloring and painting activities may be designed to strengthen his understanding of science concepts, while role-play could be used to strengthen personal and social development.

Our rhymes are always tied in with the Science concepts that we teach, stressing the child’s learning, and reinforcing whatever he has grasped earlier.

Interested in knowing more about how our Bannimantap preschool and kindergarten provides the most optimum preschool environment for your child? Call us at 0821-4241234/9900964007, or simply drop in at our center for a chat!



Why Water Play at Podar Jumbo Kids?

Water play is easily one of the most popular activities at Podar Jumbo Kids, the popular Play school and Nursery choice for parents in Bannimantap and Yadavgiri.   Children enjoy it, and wait for “Water Play” day eagerly!

But what are the benefits of water play, and why is it included in our curriculum? Here, it’s important to point out that no activity in our curriculum is pointless, or holds zero benefit for the child. The child-friendly KIDUCATION approach followed at Jumbo Kids ensures that children only have activities that are relevant and benefit some aspect of their development.

The benefits are many:

Water play helps in gross motor development. Splashing about helps in strengthening arms, shoulders and legs, and builds core strength.

It encourages social interaction. Even a normally shy child opens up and interacts with friends in the pool as she splashes about

Language skills are strengthened in this manner as children interact and talk as they enjoy this fun activity.

We also often use water play as a way to reinforce basic math concepts, colours and so on. So the popular pool is often used a second classroom!

Water play builds immunity. Doctors often recommend splashing in water as  a way to develop immunity against infections, frequent colds and cough.

Our Water Play sessions are conducted in a safe, hygienic pool once a month under the close and careful supervision of the class teacher and assistants.

Want to know more about Water Play or the other activities that your child can enjoy at Bannimnatap’s best preschool? Drop in to our centre between 9 am and 3 pm any day! Have a look at our colourful classrooms, and talk to our friendly teachers. 🙂


Convocation Ceremony at Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap

Seniors and  Nursery children of Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap had their Convocation ceremony on Saturday, March 1. The children were resplendent in their scarlet gowns, and graduation caps, and were so proud! We loved having all the parents join us as we celebrated the children’s journey into the next stage of their lives.

Graduation is a milestone for any child. For a Nursery child, it means a transition from the babyhood of Nursery class into the more formal class environment and busier schedule of Jr. kindergarten. For Seniors, it means moving on from the protected environment at Podar Jumbo Kids in Bannimantap – for most, their very first and only school to-date! – to the much more demanding life of primary education.

However, we feel very confident that our children will cope with this transition smoothly and even joyfully.

We wish our Graduating

Graduation Day at Podar

students all the very best in the future. Soar high, reach for the stars and never be afraid to chase your dreams. God bless you all!

Want to know more about our classes? Call us at 9900622908/9900964007 and schedule a visit to our colourful Playschool and Kindergarten centre  at Bannimantap A Layout.

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About Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap

Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap opened its doors to the children of Mysore on Christmas Day, 2010, offering  preschool programs in Playschool, Nursery and Kindergarten. Since then, we have come a long way, and have watched hundreds of children graduate from our Kindergarten programs, and move on successfully to Primary education.

The journey has been exciting, and we have only moved from strength to strength, drawing in Playschool and Kindergarten enrollments from Bannimantap, Subhashnagar, NR Mohalla, Yadavgiri, Rajivnagar, Udaygiri areas and beyond. In 2014, we moved to our own spacious, architect-designed facility in Bannimantap A Layout, offering children a more enjoyable, and wholesome educational experience.

Podar Jumbo Kids is registered with the Department of Education, Karnataka, and is managed by Mariam Educational Trust.