Hi San, The age eligibility for children in kidergarten is different here than back home dear. Here they have 4 yrs of kidergarten - pre nursery, nursery, k1, k2 starting at 2 yrs complete, while ours is 3 yrs of prekg, lkg, and ukg from 2.5 yrs. So the child will lose 1 yr. same for primary also, here it is 6 complete to enter P1, while ours is 5 yrs complete for 1st std. While prenursery and nursery is not mandatory the age limit is strictly followed in local schools. Indian schools have a similar age eligibility like in india. But if you are going back the next year, it is better to go for local school and put her in prenursery and take her back and put in UKG when you go back. Because the international schools are slightly expensive. You can enquire the indian schools or check the websites to see their age eligibility and fee structure and decide based on it.