The economic progress made by India over the last couple of decades has created many business opportunities. It has also led to increased social awareness due to growth of telecom, internet and social media. The latent demand for quality education is now fully into the open with people of all strata seeking to educate their children to the best of their ability.
The Right to Education Act in 2009 has made it mandatory for all children from 6-14 years of age to be provided free education. Though children 0-6 years do not fall under this ambit, Section 11 mandates that all governments in different States will have to create conducive environment, infrastructure to provide free education for preschool children as well.
Given the above background, the procedure for starting a play school in India is not a very cumbersome one. The governments in all States are making it easier for any entrepreneur or social activist to set up such schools as long as basic legal formalities are met.
While there is no specific legislation necessary to be satisfied, each State may have its own Private School Education Act procedures that need to be considered. These may involve registration, licensing formalities to be completed.