Preschool and Primary Education in India

by Ahmed, Jul 04 2022


Play School/ Nursery School


The initial years of development of a child play a significant role in their lives. This period can have a great impact on their emotional, social and personal growth. Research has shown that most people who succeed later in life have received a good education as children. While the family is the first school to learn behavior and speech, preschool is the first experience of the child in a structured setting to develop skills they need to grow throughout their lives.

Differences between play school and nursery school

Nursery school is an educational environment in which children are taught the basics of math, language, and ethics in a playful way so that they are ready to take the entrance exam for reputable kindergartens.

The atmosphere in playschool is playful and casual, while the nursery is the first child experience in formal education.
Playschool does not have as many academic purposes as nursery, it is sometimes held only once a week or a few days a week. In comparison, a nursery is held regularly because it is more formal than a playschool.

Playschool training is optional. But the nursery is strongly recommended for any child.

Primary School


The principal objective of primary education is for children to learn skills that prepare them for life, work, and active citizenship. It forms the bedrock of development and offers children the opportunity to grow in a holistic sense. It is in primary school that children learn the foundational skills (literacy and numeracy, but also digital and transferrable skills) they need to grow and thrive.

From the age of five, children move on from a family-oriented environment to a more disciplined classroom setup, which allows them to connect with the outside world in a controlled and organized way and prepares them for their secondary and high school years.

The role of primary education is to guarantee the advancement of a student and give them a strong foundation. It fosters a positive social, psychological and social demeanor among students and teaches them the skills that are needed in the world today. In order to receive an education of quality, it is vital for a child to attend a primary school that provides a sound, disciplined educational environment.

System design

In India, primary school education is divided into two parts: lower primary (Grades 1–4) and upper primary or middle school (Grades 5–8). Every child's physical well-being necessitates primary schooling. While primary education places a strong emphasis on academics, it also builds athletic abilities and enhances social skills with skill-based activities. Primary education is not only focused on children's intellectual growth, but also safeguards their health and well-being.

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