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Montessori Nursery School Information


Montessori Nursery School: Useful Information for Parents:

Beautiful 19th century renovated barns at Staunton Montessori Nursey School

Renovations to our beautiful 19th century barns have created a wonderful atmosphere for the school.

  • Term Dates: Based on Nottinghamshire Local Authority Dates.
  • Hours, Terms and Enrolment: Children, toddlers and babies between 12 months – 5 years are invited to attend a minimum of two sessions per week.
  • Fees, Entitlement and Help with Fees: Staunton Montessori Nursery School is registered for the Local Authority Nursery Education Funding.
  • Food and Drink: Hot Lunches at Staunton Montessori Nursery School in partnership with the Staunton Arms Restaurant, Staunton in the Vale.
    Please contact the pub directly to request order information on hot lunch for your child: info@nullstauntonarms.co.uk

Term Dates

  • Nursery School Term dates are based on the Nottingham LEA schedule.
    • Our apologies to parents with children at schools in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire for any inconvenience.

Please click on the link below to view all term dates for this year and the next year ahead:

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Hours, Terms and Enrolment

Children, toddlers and babies between 12 months – 5 years are invited to attend a minimum of two sessions per week.

Staunton Montessori Nursery School offers both morning sessions and a full school day. Afternoon sessions are also available as a ‘stand alone’, although we advise parents to register their children for at least one morning session per week in order for them to access the whole early years curriculum.

Staunton Montessori Nursery School in snow

Staunton Montessori in Winter

For Local Education Authority entitlement hours see ‘fees’ (below).

  •  Morning sessions (Monday – Friday): 9.10 a.m. – 1.15 p.m.
  •  Full days (Monday – Friday): 9.10 a.m. – 4.15 p.m.

Parents requiring 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. full day care for pre-school children and babies can combine the unique Montessori Education experience with other child-care provision, which can work in partnership with our school to offer an extended full day-care service. Please contact the school office for more information as we can try to help put you in touch with registered local child-minders and/or nannies.

Dr Miriam Stoppard said: “Staunton Montessori will now be accepting younger children…
I commend this development and very much look forward to my next visit so I can meet everyone again.”

To register a place for your child (Enrolment Fee £40), please print out, complete and return the Enrolment Form.

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Friendships and enjoyment at Staunton Montessori!

Fees

School fees are payable termly in advance or in monthly instalments. Paying in monthly instalments incurs an administration fee of £3.75 per month.

  • Session fees for ‘Little Apples Group’: 12-24 month olds are £24.75 per morning, £39.75 per day and £17.00 for a ‘stand-alone’ afternoon.
  • Session fees for ‘Green Apples Group’: 2 year olds are £23.75 per morning, £37.80 per day and £16.00 for a ‘stand-alone’ afternoon (2 year old funding available in special circumstances).
  • Session fees for ‘Red Apples Group’: for fees information for 3-5 year olds who are eligible for entitlement funding please contact the school office directly. Staunton Montessori Nursery School accepts Local Authority Entitlement Funding for eligible 3-4 year old children for 5 hours per day in a two and half hour block in the morning and a two and a half hour block in the afternoon. For more information please contact us or see policies section of this website.

The Nottinghamshire County Council Provider Agreement for Early Education Entitlement Funding:

  • States under clause 2.1.1 that no (free entitlement session) can be ‘shorter that 2.5 hours’
  • States under clause 2.1.2 that ‘parents are able to access 5 hours a day over three days of the week’

Please note that attending for three full days at Staunton Montessori generates a claim for 15 hours entitlement funding, but if a child is attending for a full session then top-up fees apply (please see our policies page for current wrap around charges). Parents may claim 15 hours funding over two settings but may not claim more than 15 hours in total at this time. We offer the 3-4 year old entitlement hours in two separate sessions per day with the exception of Friday when the nursery closes at 1.15 p.m. The entitlement sessions run from 9.10 – 11.40 a.m. and 1.15 – 3.45 p.m. All entitlement hours are paid by Nottinghamshire Local Authority and are delivered free of charge (terms and conditions apply). Parents pay the top-up fees at the rate set by Staunton Education for the hours their child attends which are outside the stipulated free entitlement periods.

Fees include snacks and specialist pre-school teaching, such as for yoga, dance, music, gardening, forest schooling and cookery.
In partnership with a local supplier, based at a locally acclaimed restaurant, we offer hot, nutritious lunches at £3.50 each. Parents can chose from a varied and healthy menu. (See Food and Drink below.)

  • We accept Gross Pay Scheme direct credits, arranged by agents such as Edenred, Computershare and Care4.
  • For either instalment payments or payments using a Gross Pay Scheme agent, there is a termly charge of £15.00 (£3.75/month) to cover the additional administrative and cash flow costs associated with these schemes.
  • Cheques should be made payable to “Staunton Montessori” or pay directly into our bank account. (Please contact the school office for banking details).

Feedback from a Parent:

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Circle Time Staunton Forest School

Circle Time in the Forest School

Some parents may also meet criterion for receiving two year old funding which is means tested.
Parents wishing to know more should contact us.

For Entitlement Funding terms and conditions apply and places are subject to availability. Parents may use funding across two different providers, but must not claim more than 15 hours in total. Age restrictions apply and funding is only for 38 weeks. Proof of your child’s date of birth is required. Top-up hours offered (again subject to availability, terms and conditions).

Feedback from a Montessori Parent: “Dear Robert, I would just like to thank you and all of your team for the amazing love, attention and support you have offered my family over the years we have been with you. I hope you and your team continue to have success and prosper, you and they certainly deserve it given all the efforts put in.”

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Food and Drink

Lunch: Children are requested to bring a packed lunch or order a hot meal, which is eaten as a group. Communal eating is considered an important part of learning social skills at all Montessori Nursery Schools.

In partnership with a local supplier, based at a locally acclaimed restaurant, we offer hot and nutritious lunches at £3.50 each. Parents can chose from a varied and healthy menu.

Snacks: Montessori nursery provides drinks and snacks, with the children playing an active role in sharing out the food and drink.
Allergies: The school is a ‘Nut-free’ zone due to the prevalence of allergic reactions. So no peanut butter sandwiches in lunch boxes please!

HM Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration in 2016

HM Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration in 2016

Birthdays

Should you wish to do so, please bring in a cake and candles on or near your child’s birthday, so that we can celebrate it with them!

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School Uniform

Staunton Montessori Nursery School Uniform

Staunton Montessori Nursery School Uniform – practical and fun!

Staunton Montessori Nursery has an informal school uniform which is supplied to each child upon induction. It is strongly recommended for the children, as it protects their clothes from paints and glue, which can stain. The uniform is available in a range of colours to allow individuality to be expressed. Popular colours are sky blue, navy, red, and pink.

Each child is requested to bring the following items:

  • A change of clothes to be left at school.
  • Wellington boots (with thick socks if it’s cold).
  • Nappies with wipes for children who need them.

What to wear and what to bring to Forest School

Naming: Please clearly name all your child’s belongings, including boots, shoes, Tupperware, lunch boxes, toothbrush, coats and uniform.

Staunton Montessori Nursery recommends the company ‘Easy2Name’, for purchasing naming labels etc. Please contact them at easy2name.com or on 01635 298 326, quoting the reference: ‘Staunton Montessori’.

Staunton Montessori Nursery School ‘Catchment’ Area:

Map of Staunton Montessori School in Nottinghamshire UK

Staunton Montessori Nursery School and Tuition Centre is situated in the village of Staunton in the Vale, Vale of Belvoir, Nottinghamshire. Although there is no official catchment area, Staunton Montessori attracts families from the following places. Being 2 miles from the A1 and also the A52 local road links are very good.

  • Nottingham
  • Newark on Trent
  • Vale of Belvoir
  • Allington
  • Aslockton
  • Balderton
  • Bassingham
  • Bingham
  • Bottesford
  • Caythorpe
  • Farndon
  • Fernwood
  • Fulbeck
  • Grantham
  • Kelham
  • Long Bennington
  • Southwell
  • West Bridgford
  • Winthorpe

and other villages in the District of Newark and Sherwood, between Lincoln and Leicester.

Click for a Google Map of the area.

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Thank you for taking the time to consider the Staunton Montessori Nursery School for your child.