Admissions

To join our school, we encourage families to request an appointment to come and visit us. To book a visit, please email montessori@rockslane.co.uk. Please note that children must be two or older to join our school.

If spaces are available, your child is welcome to start settling in. For sessions where we are full, you can complete a registration form together with the Registration Fee of £50 to join a waiting list, and we will be in contact as soon as a space becomes available.

To accept a place, a £300 deposit is required, which is held and put against the child’s final term’s fees.

Our Schedule:

We offer either morning, afternoon or full day sessions for older children, with children encouraged to stay for one or more longer day to prepare for the longer school day. Morning sessions are from 9am - 12pm Monday to Friday, and afternoon sessions are from 12.30pm - 3.15pm Monday to Thursday.

Children can join us for Early Birds from 8.30am – 9am, and for Lunch Bunch from 12pm – 12.30pm.

We require a minimum of three sessions per week to be able to provide and track progress against the holistic Montessori curriculum, and we require at least 5 sessions a week after a child turns 3. We are unable to support children who also attend other nursery schools.

Fees: Please contact us for full information on our fees, which are reviewed annually.

Government Grants: Please note that we are registered for two Government childcare grants:

  • Universal Entitlement, which provides 15 hours of free education and becomes available for children for the term following their third birthday. You will not be charged for those 15 hours, but to be part of our Montessori school, you will be charged the difference between our fees and the amount of the grant. We will let you know in advance the reduction in your fees.

  • Extended Entitlement, which is means tested, and provides an additional 15 hours (30 hours in total).

Child Care Vouchers: We are registered to take Child Care Vouchers from all providers, as well as Tax Free Childcare.

Notice Period: One full term’s written notice must be provided or we require one term’s fees in lieu of notice in order for us to plan our teaching ratio.

Fees: Fees are payable on or before the first day of term, and are non-refundable.

If you need any clarification of any matters relating to fees, free entitlement and childcare vouchers, please feel free to get in touch.