Christchurch Montessori Nursery is open Monday to Friday from 8am – 6pm.
We are open for forty eight weeks of the year closing for two weeks at Christmas, one week at Easter and all bank holidays.
Session Times are as follows:
Full day – 8am to 6pm
Main Session 9am to 3pm
Any time used outside these hours are known as flexible hours and are charged at our hourly rate a stated in the contract attached below.
All sessions are invoiced per calendar month and we will require full payment in advance.
We want your child to feel happy and safe with us, nursery should be an enjoyable experience for children and a peace of mind for parents and carers. To ensure this is the case, we will work with you and decide how is best to help your child settle in at nursery.
We recommend the first step is to come in and have a look around, if you haven’t done so already. This will give you chance to meet the staff and see the children at play and daily life within the nursery.
If you decide you would like a place for your child at Christchurch Montessori, we ask that you fill out a registration form.
We recommend that your child has some settling in sessions before they start, this will introduce them slowly to the nursery environment. Staff will work with parents on play sessions and there duration according to the child’s individual personality and age.
Nursery Education Funding (NEF) 15 hours is available for every child aged 3 and over and 30 hours for working families is available for families in Dorset from 1st April 2017. This starts the term following your child’s 3rd birthday. The maximum allowance per child is 11 hours (stretched over the year, equivalent to 15 hours over 38 weeks) ), which can be used over a minimum of 2 days between the hours of 9 am and 2.30 pm. 30 hr funding is 22.7 hrs per week (stretched over the year, equivalent to 30 hours over 38 weeks).
Term time places are available at our Per-school.
We are also able to offer places for 2 years olds who can also receive funding subject to meeting the criteria. Please ask a member of the team for detail, or visit www.dorsetforyou.com.
Some Parent’s may be eligible for Tax Credits and tax incentives to top up their childcare costs which may offer help towards payment of nursery fees. For further information please contact The Inland Revenue: