A Little About Us
Ensconced in the suburb of Khar (W), Mumbai, Bloomingdales Pre-Primary is an exclusive early years programme, designed to meet the needs of toddlers, for a joyful and holistic learning experience.
Starting out in 1979, as Dr. Madhuri Shah Nursery & K.G. School, we have been known as Bloomingdales Pre-Primary since 2009.
With learning centres and activity dens, we promote hands-on learning through the play-way method. This encourages toddlers to develop self-confidence, self-esteem, feel emotionally secure, and valued as individuals. The toddlers learn to interact and play with material laid out in our Doer’s Den. This not only fulfils the physical, cognitive, creative and social needs of our little children but also teaches them basic concepts.
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Vidya Sheelen ShobheteKnowledge Adorns Character
We lay the foundation for character building of our tender toddlers through traditional values of personal integrity, trust, mutual respect, and compassion, in order to pave the way for their future as socially responsible and environmentally conscious global citizens.
We understand how crucial positive early childhood experiences are to the development of a socially adjusted, independent individual.
Our Early Years programme, is based on research and over four decades of hands-on educational experience of running a preschool.
Learn more about our Early Years Programme.
Our Bloomingdales Pre-Primary spans two entire floors of the main JML Primary School building. All our classrooms are spacious and airy, providing for a cheerful learning environment. The furniture used has been designed with care and keeping ergonomics in mind, including display board heights being at eye-level for our kindergartners. Most of the furniture is durable, stackable, and moveable allowing for easy rearrangement as required for various learning activities.
Each developmental domain has a designated room, which include the Art Den, MAD Den (Music and Dance), Language Den and SEE Den (Self Exploration and Experimentation) where our facilitators conduct specialised activities for our young learners.
The play area, exclusively built for the preschoolers, conforms to stipulated safety standards including child safe flooring. In addition, all the colourful outdoor equipment is designed for the development of gross motor activities.
Our Bloomingdales school washrooms have been ergonomically designed for preschoolers.
All these measures contribute to the environment at Bloomingdale’s Pre-Primary being physically safe, emotionally secure, and stimulating for every young child crossing our threshold
From The Principal's Desk
Dear children, parents, and teachers,
In these difficult times, I write to first and foremost, put you at ease by saying that “This too shall pass.”
The challenges that we are facing now, also bring with it—new beginnings. It encourages us to step out of our comfort zones, our sense of complacency, and go that extra mile to be a better version of ourselves. Boundaries and differences for the common man seem to have melted—as we strive to adapt, evolve and survive.
In the next few months, you will see a sea-change in the way schools will impart education to the children, changing patterns will emerge in parenting techniques too. I do expect this to be the norm.
At JML, the teachers are currently working round-the-clock to ensure that the online lessons run as seamlessly as possible. Given the kind of effort that they are putting into this, I can assure you that it will be the very best.
Life, almost always, plays out in the most unexpected ways, and I will tell you why.
Calcutta born and bred, I came to Bombay in 1994. My first job in Mumbai was at Jasudben M L School. Under the mentorship of Mrs. Kallolini Hazarat and Mrs. Asha Bhandari, I worked as a high school English teacher for 3 years. I then moved to The Cathedral and John Connon School, where I taught for 14 years in the high school, was the Head of the English Department, and finally became the Headmistress of the Middle School and worked in the same capacity for 8 years. After 22 long years, the Circle of Life has brought me back— to Jasudben once again—this time as Principal!
I look forward to working in the school once again, interacting with the children who are the heartbeats of the school, and taking the school ahead without looking back!
As Daisaku Ikeda points out “Hope is a decision”—I am confident that we will come out of this pandemic soon and will be able to hug each other and laugh like always!
Mrs. Damayanti Bhattacharya.
Parents are an invaluable and integral part of our community. They are our partners in teaching-learning, not only as resource persons for special occasions but also in ensuring the success of our online classes during the pandemic.
We take family collaboration in the school a step further, by involving grandparents and other family members in our celebrations.
Keeping in mind the social and emotional needs of toddlers, the true essence at Bloomingdales.
Playschool lies in the transparency that we maintain with parents. We follow a unique practice of video recording the progress of each child at every stage and sending it to the parents.
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