Frequently asked questions
Why Oi Playschool:
Oi Playschool is an initiative of People Combine, a group that has redefined the education is perceived in India. Apart from our unique in house curriculum, we have unique facilities at our school that acts as differentiators from other school in the market,
Ambience/Environment: We believe in the very famous Chinese saying that “If you tell something to kids they will forget, show them the same and they will remember, but if you involve them they will understand”. Our classrooms are brightly decorated with the new concepts of learning and this will not only stimulate learning among children but will also make them active participants in the learning process.
Teachers: Our strength lies in our teachers. Oi Playschool is well known for the quality of staff it maintains in terms of qualifications, understanding, learning, patience and most importantly the endless passion of teaching through various innovative technologies.
Sub staff: Considering the amount of time children spend with the sub staff, we never compromise on the quality of individuals hired as sub staff at Oi Playschool We have a highly qualified team of sub staff who are trained exclusively in handling children and taking care of their needs along with the teachers.
Parent Involvement: We consider parents to be our active partners and they are actively involved in happenings at school, thus parents get an opportunity to actually be a part of their child’s learning process.
Security: Security becomes essential of all when handling children below 6 years and hence all the safety measures are taken in to consideration at school including the security guard who keeps a close eye on the inflow and outflow people in to the school.
How do I enrol my child in Oi Playschool?
Parents can walk in to all the Oi Playschool centres with prior intimation to the centre manager. With this, parents not only get the details they are looking for, but can also go on for a school tour (allowed only after the class hours). Please carry the birth certificate and 4 passport size photographs of your child for admission in to Oi. You can also apply online for any of the programs and we will get in touch with you.
What is the admission cycle at Oi Playschool?
Admissions are open all throughout the year, but purely on the basis of availability of seats and hence we recommend blocking seats well in advance.
When does the academic year at Oi begin?
Our Academic year runs from June to April, divided in to 2 terms.
What is the Adult – Child ratio at Oi Playschool?
We have a healthy 1:8 adult child ratio and if the no. of kids increases to approximately 12 then adult child ratio of 2:12 comes in to existence, which means for every 12 kids there is one teacher and one support staff.
What does Much more than just a playschool mean?
Unlike other playschools, Oi Playschool offers complete child development even after the regular school hours through its unique afterschool programme Beyond The Bell which offers an array of activities like dance, music, fitness education, science, math, etiquette classes and many more under one roof.
Is there a transport facility at Oi Playschool?
Yes, there is a transport facility at Oi Playschool. Please get in touch with the centre manager for more details on transport facility. The transportation fee, however is not included in the tuition fee/annual fee.
Is the fee same across all the centres of Oi Playschool?
The fee charged will depend on the area and facilities available at the centre.
Is there a uniform for children and is it compulsory?
Yes, we do have uniform for all the grades and the frequency of wearing it differs from grade to grade. This uniform will be a part of student kit given at the time of admission. Uniform at school not only provides a sense of togetherness and equality among children but also gives them a neat and a well groomed look.
Do teachers at Oi communicate in English with children?
For the first few days, we give more importance to kids getting adjusted to the new environment of school and so we do not hesitate in conversing with the child in a vernacular language, especially of toddler and nursery grade. Once the child gets used to school and the new environment he/she is in, English takes the place of vernacular language gradually. Thus, English becomes the mandatory mode of instruction in school, giving child a comfortable language learning experience.
What teaching methodology is followed at Oi Playschool?
At Oi Playschool, we give children a strong foundation of learning through our innovative teaching methodology which is grounded on the developmental philosophies of John Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky, and their principles about the growth and development of children. In order to help facilitate self-directed learning, Oi schools are set up with a variety of materials and activities for children to choose from. We have developed a special in house curriculum called Sparkz that inculcates learning through 4 major facilitators; Infrastructure, Technology, Teachers and Parent Partnership, with 8 major learning outcomes; Music perception, Earth Science, Visual Arts Technology, Life Skills, Numeracy Skills, Literacy Skills, Assessment and Value Education.
How safe is the outdoor at Oi Playschool?
Oi kids are always accompanied by teachers and sub staff when outdoor and are never left alone under any circumstances.
What are the age criteria of various programs offered at Oi Playschool?
Each program has a specific age criteria and it is as follows,
- Baby bloom (6 - 18 months)
- Toddler (1.5 - 2.5 yrs)
- Nursery (2.5 - 3.5 yrs)
- PP1 (3.5 - 4.5 yrs)
- PP2 & (4.5 - 5.5 yrs)
- Beyond The Bell (2 – 12 yrs)
What after PP2?
Oi Playschool comes from the house of People Combine, which is the founder of Oakridge International School and hence Oi children are given a special window to Oakridge International School in the cities of its existence.