Everything You Need To Know About Delhi Nursery Admissions 2020-21. Are You Ready?

If your child is getting ready to start school then you need to read this. Everything you need to know about the nursery admission process is right here. The chaos begins today!
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Getting admission for your child into a good school is not easy, in today's world. Especially for nursery admissions. From being familiar with the dates, the procedure and the entire process of running from pillar to post- January to April is indeed a tough time for all parents. If you are looking for Nursery Admissions for your little one in 2020-21, now is your breathing time. 

The Nursery admission procedure in Delhi-NCR is the most complex and cumbersome process, that goes straight into your CV if you get your desired school! Helping you in this tough journey with al the relevant info you will need is Kidsstoppress.

From listing out the essential documents you will need, to the points system, the draw of lots and the final admission- we will be there with you, with updates and abundant info! Stay tuned!

Today, we give you a brief picture of the Nursery Admissions scenario and the essentials you need to be prepared with. The chaos has begun!

Procedure Road Map

  • All schools will make their criteria and points public by: November 28, 2019
  • Nursery admission forms will be available in schools from: November 29, 2019
  • Nursery admission forms will be submitted in schools by: December 27, 2019
  • Details of kids who applied uploaded by schools by – January 10, 2019
  • First list for nursery admissions will be out: January 24, 2020
  • Second list for nursery admissions will be out: February 12, 2020
  • Next list for nursery admissions will be out – March 6, 2019

Considering the mammoth number of applications that will be received, the number of actual seats available is a very small number. The Govt's ruling insists that 25% of the seats in every school should be reserved for the weaker sections of the society- the EWS (Economically Weaker Sections). In addition to it, every school has a percentage allocated for Staff Quota (children of the school's staff) and Management Quota.

The directorate has warned schools not to include 62 listed criteria that were abolished by the Delhi government in 2016, including parents’ education, profession, income, food habits, extra-points for firstborn child and written or oral interviews of both students and parents.

What Is The Points System?

Points are allocated based on various criteria for the application received and the first and subsequent lists are printed based on these points. There is no overall consensus and uniformity with regard to points, but every year, the maximum points are offered for the neighbourhood criterion. After the points for the various applicants are listed by the school, there would be a call for a draw of lots, in most schools. They are usually done in the parents' presence, and through a transparent procedure, the remaining seats for the candidates with same number of points are filled.

Documents Needed

Below is the list of forms you will need to keep ready before the actual process starts, to avoid confusions and last-min running around.

1.Birth Certificate from the municipal corporation: Consider this the foremost document, you will need. Take enough photocopies of your child's birth certificate to sumbit to various schools and keep the original ready to handover to the school you finally admit your ward to. Ensure you avoid hassles such as spelling mistakes/name mismatch on the birth certificate and the admission forms. In remote cases of not having the birth certificate or name change, you will need to make an affidavit for the same.

2. Residence Proof: This is one document that is likely tyo cause conflict and confusion. Most schools insist on only one document for residence proof, whereas some schools might surprise you at the last minute asking for 2 or more. The following documents are accepted as valid id proof documents in most schools.

Passport in the name of any one of the parents/child. Also to be on the safe side, ensure you endorse your spouse's name on the passport.

AADHAR card in the name of any one of the parents/ child.

-Voter ID card in the name of one of the parents.

-Domicile certificate of the child or one of the parents.

-Ration card issued in the name of one of the parents, bearing the name of the child.

-Electricity bill/ Water bill /MTNL bill in the name of any of the parents/child.

Another point of contention among parents is the fact that if they stay in a rented house, they would not have the bills in their name. A rent lease document can be used as a substitute. But most schools, do not accept this. Hence, it is suggested that, in addition to the rental lease agreement, arrange for a passport/AADHAR card for the current residence. Most schools- have neighbourhood as the foremost criteria and hence these documents are scrutinised thoroughly.

3. Sibling Quota– Most schools offer points to the applicants if one/more of their siblings study in the same school. Make sure you have the elder one's school documents like Fee Bill in place, to claim those vital points.

4. Alumni Quota- If either/both of the parents are alumni of the school applying to, they would need to attach the X/XII passing certificate. In very remote cases, branches of the parent-school are considered. Clarify directly with the school.

5. Single Parent –  Most schools have points allocated for children of single parents. You will have to justify the same using relevant legal documents when applying.

6. First Born child– Amidst uproar for sibling quota, most schools also grant points for the firstborn child. You will need to get an affidavit claiming the same. Also, most schools, have specified formats for this affidavit. Consult with the school/website before you spend money on an affidavit. This was the case in previous years. We will have to wait and see what the schools decide.

7. Children with special needs- You would need to submit an original certificate of disability from Government Hospitals

Points to remember

  • For Nursery admissions, the age limit as introduced last year – The child should be less than 4 years as on March 31, 2020
  • Keep all the forms ready- soft and hard copies. Many schools have the application process completely online, some have them completely offline, and some have it as a mix of both (you will have to submit online, take a print and handover in school)! Be aware of the procedures in each school.
  • Make a visit to the photo studio and get your child's latest passport size photographs printed in bulk! This is one thing you can't do without! Also, print enough copies of yours and your spouse's, as most schools demand the parents' photographs. Also, scan these passport size photographs or ask the photo studio to mail you a soft copy.
  • Stay in touch with other parents. Whatsapp groups or websites offer enough information to keep you updated. admissionsnursery.com is a popular forum that connects parents with the criteria and selection details of most schools in Delhi-NCR. other popular websites are delhischooladmissions.in, theschoolpost.org, schooladmissionindia.com.
  • Stay tuned to Kidsstoppress.com as starting this week, we will be doing an exclusive Nursery Admissions in Delhi-NCR special, keeping you abreast with all info and deadlines!

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