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FAQs At Twickenham Green Montessori

We have put together a collection of questions which families looking to join Twickenham Green Montessori often ask us. We hope the answers are useful but please do not hesitate to get in touch with any further queries!

Are you open all year round or term-time only?

We are open all year round, excluding Bank Holidays and the period between Christmas and New Year.

What are your daily opening hours?

Our core opening hours are from 8am to 6pm. However, we offer extended drop offs from 7:30am and collections until 6:30pm if needed.

Do you welcome babies at Twickenham Green Montessori?

Yes, we welcome children aged three months – five years at Twickenham Green Montessori.

What is your settling in process for new families?

We offer bespoke settling in sessions, which the parents attend, to ensure your child has the best possible start to nursery life with us.

Every child is different, and so every child will need a slightly different way of settling at nursery. We work closely with parents to ensure continuity of care between home and nursery.

What are your staff to child ratios?

We follow the national ratio requirements. For babies this is one adult to three babies, for two to three year olds this is one adult to four toddlers, and for three and four year olds this is one adult to eight children.

Key Educator System: Your child will always have an educator at nursery who looks after their wellbeing and monitors their educational journey.

How often will I receive updates on my child's progress?

Parents receive both written and verbal feedback about their child everyday. In addition to this, we use an online platform to share particularly special moments with parents.

We do parent consultations once a term to discuss progress and ensure the continuity of learning between home and nursery. We also send out weekly newsletters with events, reminders and whole nursery news.

Do you have any outdoor space?

We are very lucky to have Twickenham Green on our doorstep, and the children use this on almost a daily basis. In addition, we go to Kneller Gardens and down to the river to feed the ducks. These are wonderful spaces to play games, have a snack or even enjoy some yoga!

Do you provide meals and snacks?

Yes, we provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and mid-morning and afternoon snacks.

We believe that good nutrition is essential in young children if they are to grow and develop. Everything is freshly prepared on site by our chef and as much as possible is fresh, organic and seasonal.

We aim to cater for different cultural and religious backgrounds and children with food allergies and intolerances.