The Arts
Science & Technology
Social Learning
Fitness & Outdoors
Finance & Economy


Spiny Babbler pre- and early-school exposes young people to significant art, music, languages, sciences, logic, history, culture, and the outdoors as appropriate for their age. It contributes to young people aged 2 to 7.

PHASE I (Pre-Primary)

18 months, 2, 3, 4 (play group, nursery, kindergarten year 1) The ward is very dependent, needs high comfort levels and close care. The ward is also looking to break out of limited boundaries, but with full assurance that support is present immediately if sought.

PHASE II (Primary)

Ages 5, 6, 7 (kindergarten year 2, grades 1 and 2) The ward is dependent but capable of self-initiated action. Camping trips, patience requiring learning, peer-to-peer instruction are some capacities that are developed over this phase.


8 parameters for the child

  • The person is creative. Creativity in the arts, in the use of languages and communication, in the pure sciences and in mathematics, in social learning, finance and economy, how they spend their leisure, and how they live their lives.
  • The person is physically fit. Life skills such as swimming, cycling, boxing, fishing, archery.Strength, stamina, cardiovascular performance enhanced. Individual and coordinated sports provide pleasure and coordination and the outdoors opens up the world.
  • The person has a base in the arts and innovation. Young people develop exposure to visual arts, literature, and performing arts; they are aware of global arts and influences; they create, perform, and promote their creations.
  • A strong language and communication base. Nepali, English, local dialects and international dialects round off language awareness. Ability to understand content (what to communicate) and ability to express ideas appropriately and effectively are important
  • Mathematical and logical thinking. The thinking process has to be logical, informed, and solution oriented.Learning needs to be applicable to real life situations and essential knowledge retained by the mind so that it helps wards understand situations.
  • Understanding of the sciences. The human body, disease and their impact; plant and animal life; an understanding of key concepts and how the world works is backed up by information, science experiments, and how life works.
  • Social learning. Histories, cultures, behaviors, and our responsibilities to the society are exposed in a manner that make sense of individual, family, and local actions.
  • Finance and economy are essential understandings. A knowledge of personal and family finance and economics will help make wards accountable, fulfilled, and responsible. Real life money handling prepares them.