We're so glad you're interested.
Here are the next steps.
- Sign up to, and attend, an open afternoon at one of our sites.
- Talk with us to find out if The Montessori Place is the right place for your family.
- If you think it is, complete the waiting list application form either online or by posting a copy back to The Montessori Place. We will then enter your child’s name onto the waiting list - although that is not a guarantee of a place.
- When places do become available, we invite you, and your child, to visit The Montessori Place so that we can get to know each other.
- If you are still interested in a place, and subject to a place being available, a trial day may be organised.
- If at the trial day we form the judgment that your child will thrive in this environment, we then send you a letter confirming we are able to offer your child a place.
- In order to secure your place, you must respond with a written letter of acceptance within 2 weeks of the offer being made.
- Places will be offered to children in order of priority:
- age appropriate * ;
- parents who intend to keep their child in the school until age 16 (pending registration to age 18);
- having a sibling already at the school;
- participation in the TMP community; and finally
- the date of registration on the waiting list
* The entry point into The Montessori Place is typically 15-18 months. From time to time a place may become available for an older child, for instance if a family needs to leave midway through the 17-year programme.
At The Montessori Place the school year is 36 weeks long. These weeks are divided into three 12-week terms. Each term is then split by a 1-week half term break.
This page lists our new fee schedule for families who join us, or have joined us, after August 2014. For families who joined TMP before August 2014, you can download the 2018/19 fee sheet here.
Fees per term for 2018/19 are as follows:
Parents as Guides (Birth to around 15 months, with parents):
- £180 for the term
Infant Community (15 months to 3 years old):
- £1902 for 4 mornings a week (9.15am – 1pm)
Our school fees reflect the contribution each family makes to the running of the school. For 3 and 4 year olds a part of this fee is paid by the Government. Parents pay the following fees each term:
Children’s House (age 3 to 6):
- £2747 for 5 mornings a week 8.45am – 1.30pm (age 3 to 4) *
- £2747 for 5 days a week 8.45am – 3.30pm (age 4 to 5) *
- £3470 for 5 days a week 8.45am – 3.30pm (age 5 to 6)
Elementary (6 – 12 year olds)
- £3470 per term
Young People's Community (12 – 16 year olds)
- £5408 per term
- Under the Government’s Early Years Funding Formula, 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to receive 15 free hours a week, for instance from 8.45 to 11.45am or 12.30 to 3.30pm, with no obligation to stay beyond those hours.
- Fees are revised on an annual basis
- On acceptance of a place the first term’s fees are required.
- Payment of subsequent fees must be received before the start of each new term.
- All parents or carers are required to give a term’s notice in writing before their child leaves. Failure to do so will result in one term’s fees being charged.
Open Days are the best way to get an overview of the education we offer at The Montessori Place.
Each Open Day covers the Montessori Infant Community (age 15 months to 3), the Children’s House (age 3 to 6) environments, and the Montessori Elementary (age 6 to 12). Open Days at Eason's Green also cover the Young People's Community (age 12-16).
We run three Open Days over the course of the year at each site – one each in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.
One short note worth mentioning is that the Open Day is designed to give adults an introduction to Montessori. As you know, the needs of children are very different from the needs of adults. Strange as it sounds for a place that is all about children, we have found over time that it works best for parents to attend without their children for this first visit.
We would love to meet your child on another occasion when we can give their unique personality our full attention.
The next Open Day is 31 March.
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We are passionate about this way of seeing, and being, with children. Like anyone who is passionate about something, once we start talking it is hard to get us to stop!
The Open Afternoons are the best place to receive an overview of the Montessori approach, so please do get in touch to let us know if you can make our next open afternoon.
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