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Choosing the right kindergarten for your child can be just as important as selecting the right elementary school or university.
At The English Kindergarten (TEK) - we believe it's even more important, because it's the very first step on the road to success and a lifetime of achievement.
We all know the importance of building on solid foundations in order to get off to a good start in life. At TEK we nurture respect for others, develop basic skills and encourage social interaction.
Respect, development and encouragement are our values and will be your child's legacy.
Location of kindergarten: TEK Al Mamoura - Mansour Bin Talha Street - off Al Maadeed Street
Nearby Landmarks: Close to Qatar Decoration Roundabout, Cambridge School, Egyptian Language School, Doha College
GPS Coordinates: TEK (Al Mamoura) 25° 14' 725" N 051° 29' 930" E
Students live in the following areas: All areas in Qatar
Nationality of Management: Western Expatriate
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Ages of children admitted: TEK - three years to five years
Cost: Please contact TEK directly for up-to-date information regarding our fees.
Fees are paid: By the term
Registration fee: QR2000
Other fees: None
Refund policy: No refunds
Application deposit: Included in registration fee
Average length of waitlist, if any: Please contact TEK directly for up-to-date information.
Application procedure: Please visit our kindergarten and we will happily provide you with the application documentation. Please note that admission is selective (Reception years).
Water play enhances a child's senses and his understanding of his relationship to nature.
Hours of kindergarten: 7:00am - 1:00m
Care options: Full time (Sunday - Thursday)
After-school care: Yes - on request
Typical daily schedule: Will be discussed in detail upon visit to The English Kindergarten
Summer sessions offered: Dependant on demand
School Holidays: In line with Doha College & DESS
School calendar(s) most closely followed: In line with Doha College & DESS
We are learning the rules of the road long before we learn to drive!
Required teacher & assistant trainings/education: Selected staff have CPR & First Aid certification. We source qualified/experienced staff.
Languages spoken by teachers: English, Spanish, French and Arabic
Languages spoken and/or taught to children: English & Arabic
Extra-curricular activities: Physical Education (P.E.) is taught at no additional charge.
Do the children watch TV/videos? Children watch TV on Thursdays (only) for fifteen minutes and are fully supervised during this time.
Are webcams available for parents to view their children online: No
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Registered Kindergarten: TEK is a Kindergarten.. We are licensed by the Supreme Education Council and accept children to Reception year (usually first year of school - age 5 years). At TEK, our emphasis is on learning and education in a structured and fun learning environment for Pre-School and Reception-aged children.
Arabic Classes: We provide Arabic classes each day as a second language.
Physical Education (P.E.) Programme: Once per week we provide PE classes to the Pre-School and Reception years at no extra charge. We have a fully-qualified PE teacher who provides appropriate training relative to age and ability, helping to accelerate the development of gross motor skills. Presently TEK is the only Kindergarten providing a regular PE programme.
Nurse: We have a fully-qualified nurse on staff.
Nurturing children's natural gifts
Grassy Play area: Yes - artificial grass.
Shaded outdoor play area: We have two large shaded areas.
Dedicated indoor play area: TEK has a very large indoor obstacle course & soft play area.
Are snacks supplied for the children: No
Are the lunches (from lunchboxes) heated for the children: Heating facilities are available.
Nut Policy: "No Nut" policy
Other food policies, if any: No crisps, candy, chocolates or fizzy drinks.
Potty training: We are happy to assist parents with potty training when their child is ready.
Are cloth diapers accepted: Yes
Are diapers and wipes supplied: No
Active bodies, active minds, active learning!
As I've said on so many occasions, I can't thank you enough for all your support you've given me and my family, as you know Grace had never even been in a nursery environment before joining TEK in Sept, she settled in so fast and loves coming to the kindergarten, in fact she cries on a weekend that she has to have 2 days off. On a development level I am so happy with everything she has learnt over the first term, she has gone from a little girl who couldn't write her name or identify letters to absolutely excelling academically. I'm so proud and happy with her fantastic progress and can say she is absolutely on track with all the other children in her class that have been privileged to have gone through the pre-school class before joining reception. I actually feel so sad looking for places in other schools for September because I know I'm not going to get the same devotion and dedication you and your staff give to your pupils at TEK. I've heard so many parents wishing you ran a junior school, because every child and parent I speak to say how much both children and parents love your kindergarten, it really is so sad we have to find schools for year 1 because the next school really have their work cut out to match the level of education and happiness that TEK has given us. I feel you have given Grace the best start to her schooling years and I am so grateful of this and will be bringing my son to you when he is the right age because what Grace has achieved in term one at TEK is far greater than I'd hoped for.
Although there are 2 terms left this year I felt I owed you a huge thank you and recognition of what you have provided for our children. Many thanks again Pasty.
Dear TEK staff members,
My husband and I would like to let you know how happy we are, knowing that Tiago is enjoying attending TEK classes immensely. TEK has been a second family-home for my son. It is not easy to send your first child to school; but, seeing that he stays so happy and content there makes it a breeze. Activities performed, room decorations, teachers and assistants care, friendships and so on help our son foster to believe that school is fun which is incredibly important. We truly appreciate everything you have done for him.
Then, we would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all TEK's staff for guiding and loving my PEARL Tiago.
Hello Miss Patsy and staff.
My husband and I are sending this email to let you and all TEK staff know how much we appreciate the care and the experience our children have had at TEK. These will be memories that we carry forever with us.
TEK has been like a second home for them and as a mom it has been reassuring to know that they are in good hands. I have seen them grow and progress in a happy and safe environment with the help of all the staff at TEK. The staff were really so accommodating and cooperative and were always willing to help where possible. My children loved going to the kindergarten and as they move to a mainstream school will they will miss the staff and friends that they have made at TEK but you will have baby Reem soon.
Thank you once again.
Mr. & Mrs. Isameldin
Dear Miss Patsy and Staff,
Our family just want to say a big "Thank you" for everything that you and your staff have done for us over the last 2 years. The love, support, nurturing care, fun and learning experiences that you have all given to my little Emma. She has been really happy at TEK every single day and has made wonderful friends during her time with you all. Emma will have great memories of each and every one of you which is so comforting for a parent to know. We wish you the best in your new venture and everything of the best for the future. TEK will always have a very special place in our hearts.
The Vizcarra-Bustamante Family