Admissions FAQ

Why is preschool education important?

Research has proved that up to the age of 5 years, the brain forms as many as 700 neural connections per second. As the pace of development in these early years is extremely rapid, it becomes crucial to give the right knowledge, exposure and experiences to the children at this stage. The impressions formed in their minds during these formative years are known to last a lifetime. Jumpstart International Preschool spreads goodness to these sensitive years.

What is the right age to send my child to preschool?

18 months to 2 years is the right age to send the child to preschool.

What is the admission procedure at Jumpstart International Preschool?

The admission at Jumpstart International Preschool is strictly on first cum first serve basis. Admission cannot be procured under any influence or middlemen. For admission, you need to schedule an appointment for enquiry and school/day care tour. You can secure admission ONLY after the school/day care visit and personal meeting with the center manager along with your child is done.

Documents required while taking admission:

4 passport size photographs of the child
Photocopy of the child’s birth certificate
1 passport size photograph each of both the parents
ID proof of both the parents

What are the courses offered at Jumpstart?

  • Playgroup (Half day, 360˚, 360˚+) : 1.5 to 2.5 years
  • Nursery ( Half day, 360˚, 360˚+) : 2.5 to 3.5 years
  • Junior KG (Half day, 360˚, 360˚+) : 3.5 to 4.5 years
  • Senior KG (Half day, 360˚, 360˚+) : 4.5 to 5.5 years
  • Daycare/Learning Center : 6 months to 8 years
  • Parent Toddler Program : 6 months to 2 years
  • After School Program : 4 to 8 years

What are the school timings?

Class Half Day Program 360 Program 360+ Program
Playgroup  Morning: 9.00 am – 11.30 am
Afternoon: 11.45 am – 2.15 pm
11.45 am – 5.30 pm 9.00 am – 7.00 pm
Nursery Morning: 9.00 am – 11.30 am
Afternoon: 11.45 am – 2.15 pm
11.45 am – 5.30 pm 9.00 am – 7.00 pm
Jr. KG  9.00 am – 1.00 pm 9.00 am – 4.30 pm 9.00 am – 7.00 pm
Sr. KG 9.00 am – 1.00 pm 9.00 am – 4.30 pm 9.00 am – 7.00 pm

What are the timings of the day care?

The Jumpstart learning center is open from Monday to Saturday between 9am to 7pm (2nd and last Saturday of the month is a holiday). The holiday list is available upon request.

What is the academic year for the preschool?

The academic year begins in June and goes on till March every year.

What is the mode of payment to pay the fees?

Online only through Wallets
Netbanking or Credit/Debit Card
EMI linked to credit card

Learning Center fees are to be paid monthly and the preschool fees have to be paid for the full year.

What board is Jumpstart International Preschool affiliated to?

Jumpstart International Preschool doesn’t follow any specific board but prepares the child to enter the STATE, ICSE, CBSE, IB and IGCSE boards.

What is the teaching methodology at Jumpstart International Preschool?

At Jumpstart International Preschool we have a healthy mix and best practices chosen from the Play way method, Montessori Method, Project method, Glenn Doman method and the Multiple Intelligence approach. We have also onboarded the development-based curriculum.

What is the student: educator ratio at Jumpstart International Preschool?

We ensure a healthy educator: student ratio of 1:8 for individual attention.

What is the qualification of educators at Jumpstart International Preschool?

Educators at Jumpstart International Preschool are Early Childhood Education (ECE) qualified with true devotion to teaching.
Regular and rigorous training and workshops ensure that they are kept abreast with the best global practices so that they give their best to the children.
The Jumpstart team is motivated and passionate about early childhood education.

How do you maintain the safety, security and hygiene of the school?

The safety, security, and hygiene at Jumpstart International Preschool is maintained by:

Single entry-exit point for children
Temperature check and sanitization at the entrance
Security Guard 24X7
CCTV surveillance
Netted windows to avoid insects and house reptiles
Proper sanitization of play area and equipment
Regular fumigation and pest control
First aid kit in each classroom
Daily and weekly cleaning schedule for the entire premises
Regular washing of toys and play equipment
Child-level washbasins
Finger guards on all doors and cushioned corners to avoid accidents
Strict regulation for personal hygiene of the staff

How is Jumpstart International Preschool different from other schools?

Jumpstart International Preschool is unique and innovative in the following ways:

Jumpstart believes in a strong parent partnership and involves them in development of the child through various ways.
Jumpstart has more than 60 experiential events conducted throughout the year to give practical hands- on experiences to our children.
Our unique 360 degree program which develops the child holistically using the multiple intelligence theory.
Easily accessible and located at prominent locations across the city.
One of the biggest preschool in Pune with an area of 10,000 sq. ft. dedicated to child development.
Designed by architects specializing in pre-schooling.
Healthy mix of 5 varied teaching methodologies.
Incorporation of latest technology during teaching.
Passionate, motivated and well qualified team.
Focus on individual attention.
State-of-the-art play equipment and teaching aides.
Regular feedback sessions between teachers and parents.
Safety and security maintained by CCTV surveillance.
Spacious, well-lit and air-conditioned classrooms.
Availability of transport facility.

My child is not potty trained and is not able to have food by himself. Can I still send him to daycare?

Yes. We help potty train your child by simultaneously starting the process in the learning center as soon as you start it at home. We make sure that the child becomes independent and develops self-help skills. This is a gradual process and we ensure that there is smooth transition.

What about meals? Are they provided at the day care?

At the Jumpstart learning center, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, fruits and milk is provided. The meals are served according to the meal planner. All the meals are freshly cooked.

What will my child do at the day care?

At Jumpstart Learning Center, the entire day is planned in a such a way that there is dedicated time for free play, dance, drama, story-telling and creative activities. The schedule includes relaxation and nap followed by prayer and meditation.
There are specifically planned time zones when children eat, read, interact with each other and play. All activities are planned keeping in mind the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, language, moral and creative development of the child.

How would I come to know what my child learns at the day care?

Detailed information of the child for the day is communicated through the Jumpstart app.

Why Jumpstart learning center?

Heterogeneous grouping (6 months to 10 years) beneficial for the social and emotional development of the child.
Wholesome, nutritious and freshly cooked meals.
Easily accessible
One of the biggest day care in Pune with an area of 10,000 sq. ft. dedicated to child development.
Specially designed by architects.
CCTV systems installed throughout the campus to ensure safety.
Spacious, well-lit and air-conditioned premises.
Passionate, motivated and well qualified team.
Focus on individual attention.
Strives towards holistic growth and development of children.
Flexibility to select the timings of your choice.
Regular communication through app.
Regular feedback sessions between parents and teachers.

What is the day care fee structure?

Day care fees vary according to the program chosen. To know more about the fees, please visit our nearest center or sign up on program fee tab above. Our parent partnership manager will get back to you soon.