El-Doray Children's House is on a mission to provide child care, education and learning support services to children and families through provision of quality learning experiences, resources and domestic support program.
To register with El Doray Children's House, kindly complete the 'pre-registration form', 'Book a facility tour' via our contact page or call us on 0806 280 2783 to become more familiar with our philosophy.
After the facility tour or interview, it is advised to inform us as soon as possible of how you wish to proceed, as demand for placement is high. We will try our best to accommodate all families to the best of our ability. However, should there be unavailability of placement space in a specific term that a family wish to enrol for, the child or children; we will be offering a wait seat for immediate placement as soon as placement slots are available.
Children will be conditionally admitted into the house within the limits of the available spaces, according to the date of the reception of the registration form. At this point, the parent will be officially offered a conditional seat and administrative and financial obligations will have to be fulfilled.
Upon completing and returning all administrative requirements and the Registration Fee is receipted, parents will be sent an invitation to the child's Orientation Day.
A tuition invoice will be issued and must be settled in advance of resumption (payment terms and conditions apply). New Student first days are computer generated based on the registration applications and payment date. All hands will be on deck to receive your child as they join our community.
The children's house is open all year round, except on national and state public holidays.
Our gates are opened from 7am to 5pm.
Please note, drop off and pick up times vary for full day session and morning session respectively.
At the beginning of each year, a non-refundable reservation fee is requested along with the third term invoice. This fee serves as a guarantee of your child’s seat for the September term.
At the beginning of each year, a non-refundable caution fee is requested along with the first payment invoice. This fee serves as an annual cover over damages and facility management.
This fee serves as a guarantee of your child’s seat for the September term only. The fee is credited against a full-term September tuition fee only. The retainer fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to any other term.
This fee serves as a guarantee of your child’s placement space for the new year. The retainer fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to any other year. It is paid at the end of each year.
If you wish not to pay this retainer, a seat is not guaranteed upon your return. A new application would need to be submitted, and the admission fee will be applicable.
The leave of absence policy will only apply to a child that will not attend the center for one entire quarter within a year.
You will need to notify at least one month before the start of a term, in which case the leave of absence will apply.
Should we not be notified at least one month before starting that quarter or the child attends school for one week or less, the full fees are applicable.
We accept payments by company cheque, direct deposit, into the School’s account, details of which are found on the invoice. We strongly advise parents and sponsors to provide copies of deposit slips or transfer authorisations to the Finance office to help us identify your payment when it arrives at our bank, receipts will only be issued once the payment reflects in our bank account. All payments must include the full name of the student as a reference.
Upon enrolling your child, you will be required to provide a copy of the Certificate of Vaccinations. Vaccinations need to be up-to-date. Infants will only be allowed to attend school if the vaccination process has begun.
Orientation Day for New Students:
Students are invited to an Orientation Day – The child spends at least 30 minutes in the school environment with their parents before they can officially start, in order to determine based on a short assessment his/her readiness for the house.