Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed. – Maria Montessori
Weyhill Montessori school is held in High Lane Community Centre. Surrounded by playing fields, we enjoy our own secluded garden which enables us to extend the learning opportunities that we provide indoors.
The school offers the following sessions:
These sessions will come into effect from Autumn term 2019
Breakfast club: 8:30-9:15am, Monday to Friday
Morning sessions: 9:15am-12:30pm, Monday to Friday
Afternoon sessions: 12:30-3pm, Monday to Thursday
Lunch sessions: 12:30-1:30pm, Monday to Thursday. We offer a hot lunch on Thursdays, and the children bring packed lunches Monday to Wednesday.
Full day places are normally reserved for 3+ year olds.
We have three full school terms per year, which closely follow local school dates.
Autumn 2019: 4 September – 17 December
Spring 2020: 8 January – 3 April
Summer 2020: 20 April – 22 July
Non funded sessions:
Morning - £19
Afternoon - £16
We offer Free Early Education for 3 and 4 year olds. We offer this entitlement as 3 hours in the morning or 5 hours as part of a full day to the total of 15 hours per week, for up to 38 weeks per year. We are signed up to 30 hours for eligible families. Please contact the nursery for more information on funding and fees for additional time and services.
Settling your child at school
It is very important to us that our new children settle in happily, we therefore have a flexible policy on settling children in to ensure that this first experience of school is a good one. You will be invited to visit the school with your child before they start.
In acknowledging that you have the greatest knowledge and understanding of your child, we aim to establish and maintain an effective partnership with you for the benefit of your child. We keep parents informed of activities and outings. We discuss any concerns that may arise and we invite parents to do the same.
Record Keeping / Parent Conferences
Each child’s activity and progress is observed, assessed & supported by the teachers using a pioneering new digital software. The ‘My Montessori Child’ system is password secure & fully encrypted. It helps us to deliver the best educational experience to young children. It also enables parents to access their own child’s learning journey, keep up to date with nursery activities and gain ideas to support learning at home.
These are held periodically during coffee mornings or organised evening events, offering an insight into Montessori education, into what the children are doing at nursery and how our sessions are run. They are fun and informal. Recent event topics have included:
The Montessori Approach – what it is and why it works,
How we teach your child to read and write
A Sensorial experience to maths
Our comprehensive Policies and Procedures folder is available on request during your visit.
The school has had seven OFSTED inspections (1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 & 2016), and has achieved the highest level of grading in all of these. It has been recorded that the nursery is very well resourced, offering a calm and productive atmosphere in which the children are making excellent progress in all areas. The latest report is available here.
We maintain links with local schools in order to help us prepare children for the next step.
The parents have formed a group, "Friends of Weyhill Montessori School", which meets regularly with the aims of fund-raising, social contact and support. They always welcome further help and support.