Our Community Crèches provide a safe and healthy environment for children of construction laborers, petty traders and domestic workers during the workday, thereby enabling the women in these families to work and gain financial stability.
Ashraya runs six crèches in six different locations around the greater Bengaluru city – in Indiranagar, Shivajinagar, Banaswadi, Avalahalli, Siddappura and Nelamangala.
On an average, about 200 children, both boys and girls benefit from the crèche programme.
Our Crèche program:
The children are equipped to join formal school after attending the crèches for a year.
Each crèche is staffed by a Bal-Sevika trained teacher, assistant teacher and helper.
To ensure the children maintain their health and are meeting their developmental goals we provide a daily nutritious lunch and porridge and organize regular doctor’s visits with periodic height/weight checks.
Quarterly Parent Teacher meetings ensure that the parents are aware ofof the progress their children have made. We also use this opportunity to sensitize the parents on issues related to hygiene, health and the importance of educating their children.
We annually celebrate New Year and Diwali with all the crèche children and staff.
We regularly conduct workshops for the crèche staff to train them in innovative methods of teaching and sensitize them to different communication strategies to address the needs of our diverse groups of children.