Christchurch Montessori Nursery

Registration and Fees

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Registration, fees and parent's information

Fees and Session Times

Christchurch Montessori Nursery and Preschool  is open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
We are open for forty eight weeks of the year and provide term time or all year round childcare. Closed  bank holidays.

Session are as follows:

15 hour funded children Sessions 9-12 or 9-3 with fee paying hours available before and after care from 8 am to 9 am  and 3pm to 6pm @ £5.65 per hour 

30 hours funding for working parents is available between 9am and  3pm with fee paying hours available before and after care from 8 am to 9 am and 3pm to 6pm @ £5.65 per hour  

All year round funding (non term time) is stretched so that 15 hours stretched is 11 hours 45 minutes per week and 30 hours stretched is 23 hours and 30 minutes per week. 

Fees are calculated hourly with a discount for full time provision (5 days a week) Hourly rate £5.65

All sessions are invoiced calendar monthly for full time provision and termly for term time only provision and we will require full payment 7 days after the invoice.  


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 enable them to settle into the environment and for parents to get to know the team. 

Government Funding and Tax credits. 

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 15/30 hours over 38/48 weeks, which can be used over a minimum of 2 days.

We are also able to offer places for 2 years old's who can also receive funding subject to meeting the criteria. Please ask a member of the team for detail, or visit

Some Parent’s may be eligible for Tax Credits which may offer help towards payment of nursery fees. For further information please contact The Inland Revenue: