Nursery World's Ruth Thomson reports from our trip to see early years education in India, from nurseries to Diwali celebrations
So far we’ve visited four fantastically varied early years settings in India, but common to all are families’ desire to give their children the best education they can, as well as motivated staff teams keen to do their best.
Our first visit was to a Podar Jumbo Kids nursery serving an affluent part of Mumbai. Podar sessional kindergarten and full daycare settings now number 320. They use the EYFS and cite the Reggio Emilia and High Scope approaches as other influences. The building is large and well equipped with computer games and a sensory room forming part of the provision.