How far ahead should I apply?
You can apply anytime but we only process the waiting pool applications in March and September. We do not normally make an offer more than 12 months in advance. Currently we are full until 2025 apart from any preschool places coming available due to school transitions.
When will I hear about my application?
Enrollment processing periods are in September and March. If your child is in the waiting pool, you should expect a Waiting Pool Update email asking you to update your details via an online form. The Update is sent out one month prior to the start of processing. Please look out for these so that our update emails do not go into your spam folder, as we cannot include your application if we do not hear from you before the start of processing.
What is the availability for places?
The earliest possible place for under-2s is April 2025. The earliest places for 2+ is August 2025.
When will I have to pay the admin fee?
We realise people's circumstances may change after they've applied. Before we start processing applications we will ask you to update your requirements. When you do, we will send the admin fee invoice. You will only have to pay it once per family.
How are places allocated?
We will consider children whose desired booking pattern and age is a close match to the place available. Looked-after children and those known to the local authority; siblings; children who have attended another Montessori nursery previously; and children of critical workers have priority.