That was not THE ONE :(. Even 'My Little Company' refused to take Navya. The Branch Head had seen Navya and had no issues admitting her. But one of the Directors had issues, again same reason was given. We are not well equipped to handle her. We had sent a request mail too, but they haven't got back to us yet. I think that's the easiest way to avoid further fights.
So we started searching again, found 'Kidzee'. We liked the place; they were fine with Navya's gross motor delays. We had not mentioned anything about DS. But our PT told me Kidzee takes kids with special needs. The only issue was - it was bit far from our house. We had kept it as an option.
Today around 1pm I checked one more place called as 'Just Kiddin'.
I explained what kind of delays Navya has and all. So she wanted to have a look at Navya before saying yes. I told her I will get Navya back in 30 mins. This time too, the felt they are going to refuse. The Head suggested me to wait for another 6 months and then try saying 'let her be independent first'. But getting admission in Nov session would be tough, so we will have to wait for another year.
This time I pushed and mentioned I can provide the personal care taker for her. But then again the Head said 'Let me have a look at the child, as most of the times kids are very smart and they are above our expectiations'. Then we agreed to meet within half an hour as there was just one seat left for the afternoon batch.
We went there again at 1:30. Navya was dressed in pretty Blue dress.
As soon as we entered the Head and other staffs smiled and said 'Hello Darling'.
Navya smiled and waved back. I made her sit on the table. Navya was very curious, was busy checking the place. Then she noticed a 'Ganesh Idol' and she started doing 'jai jai' (praying).
By this time the Head was impressed. So in just two minutes of our arrival, she said 'Her refluxes and understanding is perfect. We will have no problem admitting her'. :)
School is starting from 16th June. Timings: 11 am to 1 pm.
It’s within a kilometer range from my office and home. Fees are also less compared to other play schools.
Hopefully this is the one we had been looking for.
I am super happy today, as we did not have to convince anybody, nor have we hidden anything from anybody. It was Navya's Maya (magic) which worked. :)