What you need to know …

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Information for parents

There are so many things to remember about sending your child to preschool. We have brought everything together for you in one place

Location

We are in the Orpington Methodist Church Hall

We are in central Orpington in the Orpington Methodist Church Hall which is near the Orpington War Memorial roundabout and Orpington Tesco Extra. The address is:

Orpington Methodist Church,
Sevenoaks Road,
Orpington,
Kent,
BR6 9JH

Fees and Finance

All finance types are available, including 30 hours funding

To book a place for your child we require a deposit and registration fee, and preschool fees are paid each half term in advance. This will be explained when you visit the preschool, or you can contact the preschool office using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Our minimum attendance is three sessions per week and a full day is counted as two sessions. The notice period is one full term.

There are four types of funding provided by the Bromley Council and the government:

More information on Tax free childcare and funding

Food & Drinks

Snacks and lunch

We provide a nutritious snack during each session together with a choice of milk or water. If your child is booked for the day you you will need to provide a packed lunch. The lunch should not contain nuts, or need to be heated.

Terms and Times

We are open term time

The preschool year runs from September through to July and we are open term time only, 38 weeks a year. Our opening times follow the Bromley School term dates with small changes. The preschool calendar and be downloaded here.

We have three types of sessions: morning, afternoon or all day. There is also an optional early start session from 8am-9am. If your child is not staying for the afternoon session you should collect them at 12.25am. The all day session in 9am to 3.30pm or 8am to 3.30pm.

Our minimum attendance policy is three sessions per week with a full day counting as two sessions. We take children from two years old.

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Early start

8am to 9am

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Morning

9 to 12.25pm

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Afternoon

12.30 to 3.30pm

Feedback

My Montessori Child Ipad system

We record your child’s progress on the My Montessori Child online system, a secure website where you can see photographs and teachers comments about your child’s activities. This builds into a report that is passed to your child’s Primary School when they leave preschool. My Montessori Child also includes suggested activities you can do at home.

Montessori

How to choose a Montessori Preschool

Ashley is a mother of two young children from Denver Colorado, USA. She writes a blog and has a video channel about bringing up children using the Montessori method. In this video she gives us her opinion on how to choose a Montessori preschool for your child.

13 minute Youtube video
Reports

Awards and reports

We are accredited by the Montessori Examination and Accreditation Board. We were first assessed in 2015 and we were re-assessed in 2019.

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Montessori
accreditation

April 2019

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Ofsted
report

February 2022

Policies

Preschool policies and procedures

The Preschool policies and procedures describe how we run the preschool. You can read the documents here …

Policies and Procedures

Visit the Preschool

Visit us and see for yourself

Send us your email address or phone number and we will get in touch to arrange a visit to the preschool so you can see for yourself.

More information about visiting the preschool