Peak Child Melville

Peak Child caters to children in emerging middle income families living in South Africa, in pre-schools situated close to parents’ places of work.

What's Included

  • A safe and loving environment

  • Qualified teachers

  • Full day, all year round except December holidays

  • From 3 months to 5 years of age

  • 2 cooked meals a day

  • So much more than a creche or daycare centre

Operating Times

​Our opening hours are from 7:00am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. 

The school only closes during the December school holidays, with the last day of school being around 15th December each year. We open again around the 10th January. Please confirm the exact dates with the school principal.

​Our schools will be closed on a Monday if there is a Public Holiday on a Tuesday, and on a Friday if there is a Public Holiday on a Thursday. This enables us to deep clean the school and to perform maintenance while the children are not present.

School Fees

This Peak Child pre-school caters primarily to the residents of the Stay Melville residential complex. If you are a resident of Stay Melville please contact the accounts department for more information on the fees. Stay Melville has allowed Peak Child to enrol a limited number of children from outside the residential complex.


The monthly school fees for such children are payable in advance, by the 5th of the month. Our 2021 fees are R2,200 per month payable for 11 months of the year, from January to November. No school fees are due for December. Our 2022 fees are R2,300 per month payable for 11 months of the year, from January to November.


​There is a 10% discount if you have more than one child at the school. There is also a discount if fees are paid termly in advance. A deposit of R500 is required to secure your child’s position. This will be offset from your final school fees due when your child leaves Peak Child.

School Contact Details


Peak Child Melville

36 Melville Road, Ottery East

Telephone: 021 180 3053



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Message from our principal Irene van Schalkwyk

"Take your child's learning journey to the next level with us at Peak Child"


Melville Staff

Peak Child Melville is led by principal, Irene van Schalkwyk, and a wonderful staff of committed, caring teachers.

Esona Fikizolo
Rabia Kamaldien
Nobantu Wili
Lia Fowkes
CLASS 3 & 4
Candice Campbell
Veronica Daniels
Ntombentle Mabija

“Sim is doing amazingly and the teachers you have are absolutely stunning. My son has learnt so much and loves going to school with no issues. I really thought I should let you know what an amazing job they are doing and we are beyond happy with our decision. It’s truly mind-easing knowing that our son is happy while we are at work.”

— Nondumiso (parent at Peak Child)


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