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 right away. For sessions where we are full, children 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, provided that each family provides the requested one term notice period.

Our Schedule:

We offer either morning and afternoon sessions, with children encouraged to stay for one or more full day sessions to prepare for the longer school day.

Children are welcome to join us for Early Birds from 8.30am – 9am, and for Lunch Bunch from 12pm – 12.30pm. From 12.30 until 1.20pm every day, we host extra-curricular activities, including sports, music, arts and crafts.

We recommend a minimum of three sessions per week to be able to provide and track progress against the holistic Montessori curriculum.

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.

Notice Period: One full term’s written notice must be provided or the deposit will be retained.

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.