At the pre-school, we value the individuality of all children. We are committed to giving everyone the opportunity to achieve the highest of standards and to ensure that this happens regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, attainment or background.
Aims and objectives
Our setting aims to be an inclusive pre-school. This means that equality of opportunity must be a reality for the children. We make this a reality through the attention we pay to the different groups of children within our preschool:
- Girls and boys;
- Minority ethnic and faith groups;
- Children who need support to learn English as an additional language;
- Children with special educational needs;
- Any children who are at risk of disaffection or exclusion.
The aim of the Montessori on the Green pre-school is to provide a secure and happy environment for children to fulfil their developmental potential and become independent. The pre-school aims to offer a setting for all children without discrimination where they can be together in harmony.
Montessori on the Green pre-school operates an Equal Opportunities Policy and we therefore try to ensure that there is a balance of boys and girls, and a wide ethnic mix within the school.
Children may be admitted between the ages of 2 and 3 years and remain at the pre-school until they are 5 years old.
Places will be offered to children in order of priority:
- Age appropriate
- Date of registration
Please complete a register of interest form and an application form should you wish to place your child’s name on our waiting list. Please note that a place on the waiting list does not guarantee a place at the pre-school.
Required Sessions of Attendance
Children’s House (3 to 5 year olds
The minimum number of sessions for the Children’s House is 5 mornings a week, lunch and full day sessions are also available once you and your child is ready to attend the longer day.
Introductory Class (2 to 3 year olds)
The minimum number of sessions for the Introductory Class is 3 mornings lunch and whole day sessions are also available once you and your child is ready to attend the longer day.
We tend to settle in children at their own pace being mindful of any separation anxiety that they may have.
Should you remove your child once enrolled at pre-school, a full term’s notice of removal in writing, by the first day of term at the end of which the notice is to take effect. Failure to provide a full term’s notice will result in one term’s fees being charged.
Charging Policy & Fee Schedule
There is a 10% discount for siblings.
Montessori on the Green is registered for the 15 & 30 hr funding and accepts electronically administered childcare vouchers.
There is a non refundable charge of £30.00 to register your interest onto our waiting list.
There is a further charge of £50.00 (refundable from 1st invoice) once you have applied and have had a place confirmed.
All fees are either payable a term in advance or in equal instalments as set out on the invoice schedule.
Fee Schedule from Sept 2017
Children’s House (3-5 year old)
|Morning Session||Session Times||Session Fees Less Free Entitlement Grant||Parent Contribution Payment|
8.45 am – 12 pm
|(5 sessions per week)
Morning with lunch
8.45 – 1.00 pm
8.45 am – 3.30 pm
|Session Times||Fee Payment Per session||Fee Payment For 3 sessions per week|
|Morning Session||8.45 am – 12 pm||£32.50||£97.50|
|Morning Session with hot lunch||8.45 am – 1.00 pm||£42.00||£126.00|
|Full Day Session with hot lunch||8.45 am – 3.30 pm||£52.00||£156.00|
Child Care Vouchers
We accept certain Child care vouchers from employers who offer this benefit to their employees as a an e-voucher. Vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from NI contributions for employees, whilst offering NI savings for employers. Both parents are eligible to claim as long as they are both in employment. Further information can be found at www.childcarevouchers.co.uk
Tax credits are available from the HM Revenue and Customs, based on household circumstances. You may be able to access help with the cost of 'Ofsted approved' childcare if you are working for a minimum of 16 hours per week. Check online at www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits for further information and eligibility.
The Government funds local authorities to offer early education places to 3 and 4 year olds in settings inspected by Ofsted. The child receives the grant the term following their 3rd birthday.