The Education World India Preschool Rankings 2013 has ranked Santa Cruz’s Podar Jumbo kids as the best preschool in the city. The survey rates and ranks 175 selected preschools in ten cities — Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon and Noida.
Established in 2000, the respondents ranked Podar Jumbo kids on the top followed by Kangaroo Kids, Bandra and Casa Bambino, Bhulabhai Desai Road as the best preschools in Mumbai.
Khar’s Little Bo Peep, is the new entrant in the top 10 list. The preschool was on number 17 last year.
“We are delighted with the ranking and are satisfied that our commitment towards quality in learning in kindergarten has been recognised,” said Swati Popat Vats, president, Podar Education Network.
The other preschools in the top ten list are Leapbridge International Preschool, Sion; Little Bo Peep, Khar (W); West Wind, Gamdevi; Camlin Alpha Kids, Andheri (W); Kangaroo Kids, Lamington Road; EuroKids, Lokhandwala, Andheri and Children’s Nook, Gamdevi.
Delhi-based market research agency Centre for Forecasting & Research quizzed 2,705 respondents including parents (with at least one child in preschool), teachers and principals and asked them to rate the city preschools on ten parameters of education excellence.