Vital Information – Sapling Nursery


Everything you need to know, in an easy question-answer format. 

General Information

(Must read for any new applicant)

Does Sapling Nursery have any tie-ups with other pre-schools /primary schools?

Please note that Sapling Nursery™ does not have any tie-ups/affiliations with any other organization.

Sapling Nursery™ is an independently run pre-primary facility and daycare center conceptualized and started by Mrs. Kamla Idgunji (Principal) in 1994.

Sapling Nursery™ has no affiliations/partnerships/franchisee’s - our facilities in Baner and Model Colony are run and managed by the same Sapling team.

Sapling Nursery™ has no agents/middlemen. Beware of people who claim to be agents/middlemen. Sapling is a pre-primary facility that is deeply committed to equal opportunity for all children. We do not and never have accepted any donations for admissions. 

How many locations are you located at? Do I get to choose which location my child will go to?

Sapling Nursery™ is one pre-primary facility - we are currently present at two locations, Ram-Indu Park (Baner) and Model Colony.

Sapling Dayhome, our Dayhome, is divided across two premises within Ram-Indu Park. While one of them shares our Sapling Nursery premises, our Dayhome for children under the age of 3 years, is located 300 mts away from the school, inside Ram-Indu Park.

All our facilities are run alike and are managed alike. We take immense care to make sure that the quality of education we provide, matches up to the high standards we set for ourselves.

Parents may apply to a location of their choice.

Ram-Indu Park - Playgroup, Nursery, LKG, UKG and Dayhome

Model Colony - Playgroup, Nursery, LKG, UKG

Click here for the locations on Google Maps

 

How many classes do you have at Sapling Nursery™?

We have 4 classes namely: Playgroup, Nursery, LKG and UKG.

We also run a Late Morning Nursery batch as well as a Dayhome at our Ram-Indu Park centre.

How long will I need to keep my child in sapling?

This depends on you. The earliest your child can join Sapling is in Playgroup, and the latest he/she can be with us is till UKG. Sapling Nursery™ does not have classes 1 to 10.

Our Dayhome admits children after completion of 1 year of age.

Which class should my child be in?

Children born between 1st October 2015 and 31st March 2016 are eligible for our Playgroup batch of June 2018.

Children born between 1st October 2014 and 30th September 2015 are eligible for our Nursery batch of June 2018.

Children born between 1st October 2013 and 30th September 2014 are eligible for our LKG batch of June 2018.

Children born between 1st October 2012 and 30th September 2013 are eligible for our UKG batch of June 2018

IMPORTANT:

Once the admission is confirmed to a particular class at a particular centre, it cannot be changed. Parents who wish to admit their children to another class, batch or centre will need to re-apply. (Old applications will be marked as void). 

Please note that parents are urged to look into changing government rules and regulations before choosing the right class for your child. Sapling Nursery does not take responsibility for your decision.

What are the school timings?

The timings below are tentative timings. They may need to be changed by approximately 15 minutes in case of logistical issues.

Timings at Ram-Indu Park
Playgroup: 9 am till 11:30 am
Nursery Early Morning: 8:45 am till 11:45 am || Nursery Late Morning: 11:45 am till 2:45 pm
LKG: 8:10 am till 12:10 pm
UKG: 8:10 am till 12:30 pm

Timings at Model Colony
Playgroup: 9 am till 11:30 am
Nursery: 8:45 am till 11:45 am
LKG: 8:10 am till 12:10 pm
UKG: 8:10 am till 12:30 pm

The School buses leave between 12:45 pm and 12:50 pm

What about transport?

Sapling Nursery™ runs nine buses for transportation of children. We are always improving our transportation system and fleet. All buses have GPS trackers and can be tracked on smart phones.

The school bus service is advisable, but not mandatory.

Centre Bus available for following classes only Bus available to the following areas*
Ram-Indu Park Playgroup, Nursery (EM and LM),

LKG & UKG

Baner, Balewadi, Sus, Pashan, Bavdhan, Aundh, Pimple Nilakh, Pimple Saudagar
Model Colony Playgroup, Nursery, LKG & UKG Aundh, Khadki Station, Bhosale Nagar, Law College road, Karve road, Kothrud
 

Have a look at our bus routes by clicking here. Please note that the availability of a bus route is dependant on the number of children who enrol for the service. As such, these routes are only indicative.

Our school buses have fixed bus-stops and timings. We cannot entertain any requests for changing this schedule. Kindly consider this before you apply.

Please note that Sapling Nursery does not authorise the use of private bus/autorickshaw drivers. Parents are urged to think about safe transportation options thoroughly before you apply for admission.

I am confused about the Early and Late Morning Nursery batches. Can you please elaborate?

We run two Nursery batches at our Ram-Indu Park centre.

The Early Morning Nursery batch will run from 8:45 am to 11:45 am.
The Late Morning Nursery batch will run from 11:45 am to 2:45 pm.

Parents may apply to a batch of their choice.

Children going to the Late Morning Nursery batch will only enjoy these timings for one year. They will revert to regular early morning timings starting June 2019 when they go to the LKG class.

I’d like to visit your centre personally. When can I visit?

You may take an appointment to visit any of our centres by emailing us at the following email IDs:

Ram-Indu Park: info@saplingnursery.com

Model Colony: mc@saplingnursery.com

 

I know the Principal personally. How can I secure an appointment to meet with her regarding the admission of my/a child?

We are trying hard to ensure that each child gets an equal opportunity to apply and study at Sapling. Please do not embarrass us by asking us to deviate from our admission procedure. A question of this sort would imply a request to ignore our values i.e. the very core of our organization.
Mrs. Idgunji may be contacted via email at principal@saplingnursery.com (Due to the large volume of emails received, please allow 3-5 working days for a reply)

My older son is an ex-student of Sapling. Does this mean that my younger son will get preference in admission?

At Sapling Nursery™, we give a preference to the admission of children who are siblings of children currently studying at Sapling. The reason for this is to make it easy on parents to arrange for drops, pick-ups and vacations. We do not give preference to siblings of children who have already passed out of Sapling because it does not meet our reasons for giving preference i.e. convenience to parents.

Admission related Information

(Must read for any new applicant)

When will the application form be available?
What information should I read before I apply to Sapling?

Please ensure that you have read our entire website thoroughly before you apply. Since the admission fees are non-refundable, we ask that you read all the information on this page very carefully before you apply.

Please think about batch timings and transport options before applying. We cannot change batch timings or centres once the admission is confirmed.

Please remember that Sapling Nursery is not responsible for transportation arrangements. Our school bus is a limited bus service that is voluntary. Bus routes and bus stops mentioned on our website are tentative and may be changed.

What are the most important things that I should keep in mind before I submit my application form?

Please note that once you submit the application form and pay the admission confirmation fee, the fee is non-refundable.

Please apply to the centre and class of your choice.

Please note that transfers across classes or centres are not possible in the first year of admission. They may be possible in the 2nd year of admission based on availability.

Kindly make sure you have all the information and clear all your doubts with us before applying. You may email us on info@saplingnursery.com

How should I choose the right centre for my child? What is the difference between your centres?

Our centres are all run alike. There is no difference in methodology, curriculum or educational infrastructure within the centres.

This being said, availability of Dayhome and bus services differs across both centres. Ask yourself whether you will require a bus service or whether you will require a Dayhome service. The table below will help you decide:

Centre Parent personal/arranged pick up and drop Bus facility Dayhome facility Location of the centre
Model Colony Allowed Available Not Available Click here
Ram-Indu Park Allowed Available Available** Click here

 

I require a morning bus pick up as well as Dayhome after school. Which centre should I choose?

Since you require both a morning bus pick up and Dayhome, please pick the Ram-Indu Park centre.

I have submitted the application form but I have not received an email confirmation. What should I do?

On submitting the application form you are directed to a confirmation page where you will see an application number. Please write down this application number and email us to send you a copy of the confirmation email (Our email ID is info@saplingnursery.com). Do not worry, as long as you have your application number, it means your application has reached us.

If you submit the form and the confirmation page does not show up, it means that there has been an error and your form has not been submitted. Such errors are mainly caused due to varying internet connection speeds. You will need to submit another form.

I realised that I had applied for the wrong centre after I paid the admission confirmation fee. How can I change my centre?

Unfortunately we cannot change the centre at this stage. Please submit another application. Your old application will be null and void as soon as you submit a new application. Your new application will be considered on basis of the date and time of submission.

I have submitted the online application form. What next?

Please await our automated email giving you instructions to confirm the admission. Please make the fee payment according to the instructions mentioned in the email. Please note that since the procedure is completely automated, missing the fee payment date would render the application void.

What is your selection criteria?

In order to conduct a fair and transparent admission procedure we follow purely a first-come-first-served admission policy based on the time that you submit the form.

I submitted an application and I received an email response saying that the application is waitlisted. What does this mean?

This means that we have exhausted all our vacancies. We will now contact you as soon as we have a vacancy. We cannot provide a timeline for this.

You may track a waitlisted application by clicking here.

I have paid the admission confirmation fee. What next?

You may sit down and relax - your child has been admitted. We will contact you next in the month of March to invite you for our Orientation Meeting.

I want to cancel my admission after paying the fees. How do I go about requesting a refund?

You may send us an email to info@saplingnursery.com informing us of your decision to cancel the admission.

You will be paying an Admission Fee as well as the 1st Term fee in order to confirm the admission. The admission fee of Rs. 5200 is non-refundable in all circumstances, with no exception.

The 1st Term fee is 100% refundable for admissions cancelled before the 1st of April. In order to cancel an admission, we must receive an email on info@saplingnursery.com before the 1st of April.

I have paid the admission fee but my child cannot attend school in the year 2018-19. Can I defer the admission to the next year?

Unfortunately the admission fee is paid for admission to a particular batch. This fee cannot be taken forward to any other batches. Hence, admissions cannot be deferred to the next academic year.