Little Elms Montessori Nursery offer a number of grants and schemes please see below if you are eligible, or for more information please contact Hertfordshire County Council at www.hertsdirect.org
15 hours funding – Children in Receipt of the free early education and childcare for two year olds
If you meet the criteria and are entitled to 15 hours per week free early education for up to 38 weeks please discuss with the Principal. A funding code is required before the child starts.
15 hours funding – Children in Receipt of the free early education grant for three & four year olds
All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours per week free early education for up to 38 weeks of the year from the term following your child’s 3rd birthday. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday). These places are subject to availability.
30 hours funding – Children in Receipt of the free early education grant for three & four year olds
If you meet the criteria and are entitled to 30 hours per week free early education for up to 38 weeks please discuss with the Principal. A funding code is required before the child starts.
The 15 free early education entitlement can be taken flexibly within the following limitations:
All children will start Little Elms Montessori Nursery in Caterpillar Class and can attend either morning or afternoon sessions. Their 15 free early education entitlement can be taken flexibly, if this changes in the future we will provide you with a terms notice.
Butterfly and Ladybird Classes
The places in Butterfly and Ladybird classes are available to children, who are eligible to receive 15 free funded hours and whose parents have confirmed, in writing, that their child will not be leaving the Nursery until they start the Reception class at their chosen primary school. The places in these classes will be allocated to children depending on their date of birth.
The education provided in Butterfly and Ladybird classes prepare children for starting Reception and these classes are only open for the Morning Sessions. This means that children offered a place, in these classes, will be expected to attend Nursery each weekday morning 9-12pm, additional hours are available on request for breakfast, lunch, afternoon and afterschool Sessions, and charged at our hourly rate.
The afternoon is a mixed group session on Monday- Friday 1-3pm available to all children.
All additional hours after the 15 free hours including lunch will be charged at £10 per hour. Breakfast and afterschool care is charged at £15 per hour.
When can my child access a free 3 or 4 year old funded place?
Please have a look at our current fees
Please ensure that your Childcare Voucher provider includes your child’s name as a reference, so we can identify who the payments are for. These are some of the companies we work with: Care Four, Busy Bees, Computershare, SodexhoPass Ltd, Edenred/ Childcare Vouchers Ltd, Kiddivouchers, Early Years Vouchers, Fideliti Childcare vouchers and many more…
The smocks, slipper bag, outdoor waterproof Forestry trousers, and book bags may be purchased from the Nursery for £35.
Slipper bag £7
Book bag £9
Children will also need to have in Nursery a pair of soft indoor shoes i.e. plimsolls, a pair of Wellington boots, a full set of spare clothes and depending on the season a coat, sun hat etc. All items brought into Nursery should be clearly marked with your child’s name. See our front page for a link to a name label supplier (stikins).
Children should wear their smock uniform every session, if they do not wear them please bear in mind how messy children’s clothing can get without it. All children should wear clean clothing every day and if a smock is worn it must be washed after each session.