How far ahead should I apply?
For under-2s you can apply a maximum of one year ahead of the desired start date. For children who would be starting after their 2nd birthday the earliest we will take an application is 6 months prior.
What is the availability for places?
The timetable is completely full until mid 2023, with a waiting pool. It is not possible to apply for places more than a year ahead, so at the moment the only availability would occur if a child does not take up their place.
When will I have to pay the admin fee?
We realise people's circumstances may change after they've applied. When we start timetabling applications we will get in touch to see if you are still interested. If so, we will send an 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 as having special educational needs; siblings and children who have attended another Montessori nursery previously have priority.
When will I hear about my application?
The January 2022 enrollment round has been completed. The next enrollment round, when waiting pool applications will be processed, will take place in Summer 2022 for places from Summer 2023.