We tried to put Nila in Vidyasagar Nursery/KG school. She did not get through the interview for nursery. Below is a conversation at her day care center soon after:
Day care teacher: Why don't you put Nila in a good Nursery school. Vidyasagar is a good school in this area.
Me: Yes we tried there but we could not get through the interview.
Day care teacher: Oh is that so. Usually they take in the children if they call for the interview.
Me: They asked Nila to write alphabets and number names; they were particular that she knows phonics already.
Nila: They have unreasonable expectation you see.
Probably this is why the teachers at day care call Nila a 'Grand mom'.
Btw, getting into a good school seems to be a universal issue. Check this out.