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.
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, Rustumji 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 delight of discerning parents here. This is how the tale of kara unravelled years ago under the stewardship of Rustumji.
Manas Mehrotra is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bachelors of Law, MBA (Entrepreneurship) from Babson College (USA). 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.
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.
DANCE AND DRAMA
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
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.
In-line with our vision, our partners compliment our growth with their ingenious ideas & consistent support.
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.