We are a group of premium preschools, nestled in various locations of Bangalore. With an enduring past of over a decade in fostering children holistically, we are here to lay the foundation for a sound and secure future, for your child.
PRE SCHOOL | INFANT CARE | DAY CARE | SPECIAL NEEDS CARE
To create the happiest learning space for child-centric education.
To lovingly nurture children in a safe and homely environment; by stimulating their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth through innovative methodologies, learning advancements, and our expertise.
“The Stronger the start, the greater the finish.”
With your child being the epicentre of our world, we ardently believe that the fledgling years of a child are of paramount importance; since the emotional and mental enrichment they receive during that age, are instrumental in shaping their future well-being.
Here’s a glimpse at the people who work behind the curtains of Kara.
Prachi has a Bachelor degree in Management Studies from The University of Nottingham, UK, and also holds an MBA with specialisations in Marketing and Finance from Amity University. She is actively involved with Marketing and Brand Building for NestaVera, and also oversees the corporate social responsibilities and social and welfare activities that NestaVera undertakes. Prachi strongly believes in developing a culture of trust and transparency at the workplace, which will in-turn facilitate the construction of an efficient, effective, productive and a valuable organisation. As an achiever of excellence in both academic and extra co-curricular fields, she reckons that curiosity is the spark that should be the driving force of every organisation.
Khushroo Rustumji, an alumnus of IIT is the founder of Kara. Having been the Chairman of two companies listed on the BSE, a subsidiary of a Company listed on the London Stock Exchange and a Consultant to numerous national and international organizations, his tenure of work before establishing Kara spans a myriad of corporate experiences.
With a strong belief in how a good Preschool is the vital ingredient in building a Child’s Foundation, Rustomji and his wife envisioned Kara. Upon returning to India after having spent 21 years in the UK, they decided to establish the first pre-school with international standards in Bangalore, much to the likes of the discerning parents here. This is how the tale of kara unravelled years ago under the stewardship of Rustumji.
The Founder of NestaVera Group of companies, Manas has his vision rooted in the core belief that the only thing constant in this dynamic business era is Change. He believes that the ongoing process of Brainstorming, Innovation, and Adaptation to change should always be the heart of any organisation that seeks economic and social success. He drives his workforce with a strong emphasis on inculcating faith and building long term strategic relationships with both clients and employees.
Manas has also played a pivotal role in the success of Greenwood High Schools. The institution has grown many folds with more than 9 National level Awards to its name in last 3 years under his leadership. Under his stewardship & unique approach to education, Greenwood High Schools have unparalleled achievements to their name in moulding the young minds of tomorrow. He believes in combining quality education with a proper blend of traditional values and the best that modern-day technology has to offer.
Our legacy of 12 years in fostering children is our crowning glory. We offer a warm, conducive and nurturing environment.
Just like the nature of love and care for your child is unrestrained, so are the doors of Kara. As we believe, that you should be able to seamlessly interact with your child whenever you wish.
We at Kara, understand that young children need healthy food to meet their growth and developmental needs. Hence, meals at Kara are home cooked and nutritionally sound.
Balance your work and family life as we comply to the corporate calendar. While you can spend quality time with your child on the days you’re not working, we’ll hold the fort for you on the days you are at work.
Our eclectic approach to the curriculum, propagates the holistic development of a child physically, mentally and emotionally.
As your child takes the first step away from home, he/she is not alone. With our spidey-vision and our ever-caring attention, your child is in safe hands.
Adult Child ratio for:
Infants - 1:1 | Preschool & Daycare - 1:4 | Toddler Care - 1:2
We at Kara understand that your schedules can be erratic. Hence, you can leave your child at our caring abode during emergencies or unforseen times, be it even for a few hours.For the discerning parents of Bangalore, we also give the option of trying Kara for a couple of days before taking the decision of enrolling their child.
With a strong belief in the power of inclusivity, all our mainstream and special needs care children live, learn and thrive together. As we at Kara ardently believe that all children are indeed special and deserve equal opportunity to fulfill their true potential.
AGE GROUP : 2 years to 6 years
Pre Nursery | Nursery | KG1 | KG2 | Daycare
We understand that choosing a preschool for your child is the first important decision you make as a parent. Hence, we provide children with the best-in-class facilities to explore and grow, we create the happiest learning spaces. Following the highly acclaimed early years’ teaching methodologies, we have developed an integrated curriculum which propagates physical, mental and emotional enrichment.
Infant & Toddler Care
AGE GROUP : 6 months to 2 years
Playgroup | Daycare
As overwhelming as leaving your fragile one in the hands of another may seem, we know how to best care for your little one.
Layettes, wipes, blankets and all infant necessities are amply available at Kara for taking care of your baby. Although, our crowning glory are our caretakers. These women are sentient, motherly, and have the forbearance to handle and care for your baby gently, with affection.
Conforming to well-defined hygiene standards, our Infant and Toddler care facility is in the confines of a safe and secure environment. With our prime focus on individual attention, the child to caretaker ratio is 1:1 for infants and 1:2 for toddlers.
As startling as it may seem, by the age of three, 85% of a baby’s brain is developed. Thus, we enhance the growth of their mental foundation by creating an environment that stimulates learning and reflection.
Apart from ensuring that basic needs are tended to, even tailor-made requests of new parents are met. We also send daily reports to them that document their baby’s day so that they feel in-tune with their baby.
Afterschool Fun & Day Care
AGE GROUP : 3yrs to 10yrs
From sensory awareness, fine motor skills, language, to socialization, we nurture your child in an organic environment; helping them develop an awareness about the world around them.
- Full-Day = 8.30 am to 3.00 pm
- After-school/Day Care (Post 12:30pm)
- Time slots = 2 hours
- Time slots = 5 hours
- Time slots = 6 hours
Here are a host of classes and activities that will stimulate your child’s abilities.
DANCE AND MUSIC
To develop your child’s sense of space,
time, flow, and rhythm.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
To bring out the Picasso in your child.
To kindle your child’s imagination.
To activate your child’s ability to decode letters into sounds.
To ensure that your child finishes homework with our
guidance and supervision.
To develop your child’s physical strength
We at Kara strongly believe in the philosophy of INTEGRATION, which is the practice of creating a porous environment where the special-needs and the mainstream children live, learn, and play together. As a result of our active integration policies, all children requiring differential education and learning support, learn within a natural, inclusive, and holistic environment.
Our qualified team of Special Educators and Therapists have a proven track record in supporting children and their families with a range of special educational needs (SEN), and/or other specific learning difficulties (SLD), including:
- Down’s Syndrome
- Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD)
- Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
- Semantic Pragmatic Disorder
- Visual Impairment
- Hearing Impairment
- Mentally Challenged (MR)
- Developmental Delays
- Multiple Disabilities
With a deep-rooted belief that all children are indeed special and deserve the right to a healthy childhood, we have partnered with Octave Hearing and Speech centre to develop the “Early Start Intervention & Integration Program” for preschool children.
We also have a strong well-knit team of Special Educators, Behavioural Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Counsellors, and Movement Therapists who use a range of internationally acclaimed diagnostic tools to unlock their true potential.
The structure of our program is as follows:
- 1. A child assessment in its entirety is completed to establish areas requiring support.
- 2. Basis the assessment, an appropriate IEP (Individual Education Plan), is designed outlining key objectives and goals with continuous assessments made at regular intervals.
- 3. Right from adapting the curriculum, teaching, providing additional support, sourcing materials required to stimulate effective learning, to developing their pedagogical skills, we go all the way.
- 4. Along with the above, we also conduct a range of one-on-one and small group sessions, custom designed to meet each child’s specific requirements.
Early childhood education has a profound impact on brain development, so enhancing the physical, cognitive, linguistic and socio-emotional development of children is necessary to lead them to a future that enables them to be life-long Learners. The curriculum stresses on inclusion and considers its scope to give
children the opportunity to inquire and explore building in them a passion to apply, analyse and evaluate their learning.
Thus empowering our children with different learning styles to fit into today’s vibrant, energized, and challenging environment.
APPROACH AND CURRICULUM
Keeping in mind what Zigler says – “Children bring more than their brains to School”.
Children enter school with a sense of wonder and joy for learning. Kara4Kids appreciates and understands that every child has his/her unique style ofLearning.
Our child- centered curriculum unfolds a learning which defines processes that recognize knowledge and understanding. We stress on the importance of the sustenance of development, clearly focusing on domains – cognitive, affective and psycho-motor, integrating each one to develop a philosophy of action encouraging knowledge, attitude and appreciation. The children evolve and focus on a learning that strengthens values and a skill based quality, wherein play infiltrates in and out of our classrooms giving rise to creative thinking and Collaboration.
Inspiration is a two-fold process where the adult and child stimulate and motivate a thinking to establish realization to a co-operative philosophy,encouraging an open minded process. The various strands of philosophy and learning incorporated from different curricula, strengthen our belief that all children when rightly nurtured move ceaselessly ahead with a driven passion. As an independent organization, Kara’s curriculum has been designed to facilitate the entrance of our children to various boards within India and the World.
“Scientists have recently determined that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain- unless it is done in play, in which case, it takes between 10 and 20 repetitions!” – Dr. Karyn Purvis
At Kara4Kids we create and build an innovative environment where, “playful learning” leads to more energy and productivity.
We know what should be on your child’s plate as we are aware of the nutritional requirements of children and how it plays a crucial role in their growth and development. Hence, food is freshly prepared for each interval where everything is organic since it’s made from scratch; even our ketchup.
With a strong emphasis on having a balanced diet, the meals include a plenty of starchy carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, some protein, and dairy foods.
Our crafted menus are not only approved by a Clinical Child Nutritionist but even shared with the parents in advance.
HEALTH & HYGIENE
Extreme care is given to each centre’s infrastructure, in order to keep it hygienic by including daily deep cleaning, weekly maintenance schedules, regular replacement of learning resources and upgradation of the environment.
Standard Operating Procedures are implemented and internal guidelines are followed with regard to sick children, dress code, food and mealtimes, medication, weekly feedback to parents, and affiliation to local hospitals to ensure that the Happiest Kids are indeed at Kara.
Children at Kara learn by watching, interacting, and working within an organic and nurturing environment; where classrooms have large windows that flood rooms with light and fresh air, furniture is child-friendly, walls are decorated with children’s work, and the outside areas are embellished with natural flora and fauna. The play areas at Kara4kids centres are cosy indoor and outdoor spaces designed to give each child a developmentally appropriate playing experience. It houses state-of-the-art facilities like a 4,500 square feet play area; rock climbing; jungle gym; indoor track to ride tricycles, bikes and cars; and an international sand pit.
As appropriate as the physical environment, even the emotional environment is safe, nurturing, focuses on the building of relationships, and is bolstered by tender love and care.
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WORK WITH US
Child Caretakers, Child Psychologists, Teachers, Special Educators or Therapists, do you don any of these hats or an assortment of them? If so, feel free to reach out to us and be a part of our beloved family.
Get in touch with us to schedule a visit or any further information that you may require.
Get in touch with us to schedule a visit or any further information that you may require.