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

Fees are paid each half term in advance. There is a deposit and an admin fee. These 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.

You have to book at least three sessions per week. 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 which is available throughout the day from the snack bar. There is a choice of water or milk to drink. If your child is staying for lunch 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

We are open 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 8-9am. 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.

The minimum number of sessions is three sessions, with a full day counting as two sessions. We take children from two years old.

Feedback

My Montessori Child Ipad system

We record your child’s progress on the My Montessori Child computer system which has a secure website where you can see photographs and teachers comments about your child’s activities. This builds into a report that you can pass to your child’s Reception class teacher. The website 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

Our current inspection report. We were inspected by Ofsted in 2022. We are awaiting the report.

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