Enrolment Policy

We are delighted to accept applications for enrolment of children aged between 6 months and 5 years.

 

How to apply to enrol your child

We welcome applications for enrolment of children aged 6 months to 5 years.  For children aged 6 to 9 months we strongly suggest short days or part-time enrolment.

Please fill out this form to go on our waiting list. As places are only available when another child leaves, waiting list times can be unpredictable and it is best if you check back in periodically to see if there have been any movements - since that way we know you remain interested. If you would like to enquire about waiting list and future availability, please email enrolments@daisies.co.nz

You are welcome to visit Daisies

If you would like to visit our centre we prefer that you complete the waiting list form first and then ring us to make an appointment to visit. In most cases we aim to book visits between 9am and 11am. If you would like to visit please call us on 044616013. 

Initial fees

On confirmed enrolment, a non-refundable administration fee of $100 is payable. Fees are payable in advance and the first payment of 2 weeks must be paid in full before starting. This is in addition to the administration fee.

Hours per day children can attend

We offer two enrolment options:

  • Full day - fully flexible access to care Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 6pm
  • Short day - Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm. This is our preferred enrolment basis for infants for developmental reasons. It is also designed to suit families with older school age siblings.

There is complete flexibility to switch between Short Day and Full Day enrolment, with one week's notice. Automatic payments must be updated at the same time. Please refer to our Fees page for information on fees for each option.

Days per week children can attend

Our options here depend on your child’s age:

  1. Children aged over 3 years must be enrolled a minimum 35 hours per week.  Enrolments will be accepted for less than 35 hours, but the minimum fee based on 35 hours applies.
  2. Children aged under 3 years may be enrolled on a part week basis, subject to availability. Part time places are a minimum of 2 days. It will not always be possible to match up requests for specific days of the week to available places. If you can be flexible then your chances of getting a place are much higher.

Should a family wish to reduce the number of days enrolled, 4 weeks’ notice must be given.

Adding additional days will not always be possible because there may not be available spaces on the "extra" days requested. However existing families will always be given priority for additional days over new enrolments.

We work with part-time (less than 35 hours) families to increase their enrolment as their children approach 3 years. In all cases we aim to transition part-time children to the minimum 35 hours by 38 months.

Children attending after they turn 5

Children who turn 5 while enrolled at the centre are welcome to remain enrolled at the centre until they start at school. 



Casual attendance

For children attending part-time, we can sometimes offer additional “Casual” days when other children are away.  This can also be an option when families are on our waiting list for additional days.

From time to time it may also be possible to offer casual placement of children formerly enrolled during school holidays until the age of 6. These placements will depend on vacancies arising due to notification by other families of the temporary non-attendance of enrolled children. For example, when families go on holiday.

Giving notice of leaving Daisies and going on holiday

Families are required to provide at least 4 weeks' notice that a child will permanently leave the centre – this is not negotiable. It would also be helpful if at least 2 weeks' notice could be given before a holiday is taken so that other children may be accommodated on a casual basis.


 

How to apply

If you would like to enquire about availability, please email enrolments@daisies.co.nz. Please also check out our Facebook page as we keep this up to date with any currently available places.

To register interest in enrolling your child with us please go to the online form, fill this in and send to us. We will acknowledge all emails within 1 week.

If you would like to visit our centre we prefer that you complete an application first and then ring us to make an appointment to visit. The best times to visit are between 9am - 11am daily.