Right age for nursery admission

Hi, My daughter will be 2 years 8 months completed by June 01, 2009. Most of the schools have cut-off age of 3. But one school told us they can admit her for nursery and she can go to LKG when 3 y 8 months because starting from there. For fresh LKG admission age cut off is 4 years.Should I admit her for the nursery session 2009.? Is it ok if she enter 1st std at 5year 8 months? If I wait for another year age will be 3 year 9 months. Pls advice.

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i was also looking for sumthing like dthis since my niece is of the same age too. i have found a very helpful article in the same context which i woul like to share with you

No more age limit for nursery admission in Delhi

February 02, 2007 21:02 IST


The Delhi [ Images ] government on Friday withdrew its proposed order to the city's private schools specifying that a child should be three years old by August 31 of the concerned academic year for nursery class admission and five years for class one.

Appearing for the Delhi government, counsel Avinash Ahlawat informed a Delhi High Court bench headed by Chief Justice M K Sharma that the government will come out with a final decision shortly and it wanted to withdraw its order directing private schools to strictly adhere to the common calendar.

In December last year, the Delhi government in an affidavit had submitted before the court that to avoid the confusion, a direction with regard to the optimum age of a child for nursery admissions had been circulated to all the private schools.

This affidavit was filed by the government in response to a court notice on a petition filed by advocate Ashok Aggarwal seeking direction to the government to frame a common rule for all schools as different schools have different age criteria for admission of a child in nursery class.

Aggarwal had alleged that due to confusion over the age of nursery student, the parents of children aged two and little above had started applying for the admission in nursery. He submitted that admission of a child in the nursery class before completion of three years would have adverse impact on the brain of a child.



I would say, it depends on the school where you want to get your daughter admitted. If you have narrowed that down - then basically go with their policies.

If you are not particular about certain schools - then base it on your judgement on if your daughter is ready for school.