General

Early Talk Boost

The Talk Boost approach helps children to develop not only their understanding and use of language, but also other important skills like attention and listening and turn taking which are important skills for their educational journey.

Super Star Sport Nursery Sessions

  • Warm up exercises
  • Fun games & activities
  • Fitness fun (jogging, jumping, hopping, skipping)
  • Football fun
  • Games & activities using small footballs
  • Basic football skills & ball manipulation
  • Fun shooting games

Equal Opportunities

We are totally committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all children in our school. We challenge attitudes and behaviours that conflict with this. We celebrate the diversity of children's backgrounds, culture, language and experience and make positive use of this in our teaching.

Partnership with parents

At Butterflies Montessori, we recognise and value our partnership with parents. We will share our knowledge of your child informally each day before and after school, and arrange formal parent consultation meetings so that we can recognise your child's achievements and set targets for the future.

The Montessori Pre-school

The pre-school rooms are attractive, with many carefully designed materials and activities. The children are free to engage in any activities that interest them. They can work by themselves, or with a friend, or a group of friends. They can spend as much time as needed in any activity. They have opportunities to do things they see their parents do at home. They can prepare food such as grating carrots, cutting bananas, or squeezing oranges. They can learn to tie shoes, use a zip and buttons. They can listen to music, sing, dance and learn to play an instrument. They can paint, draw, work with clay, learn to sew, make puppets or masks. They can learn to count or make words. They can look at a globe and look at pictures taken from different parts of the world.  They can run, climb, play games and have fun with their friends. They can sit on a knee and hug a teacher.

Staff/Child Ratio

Children aged 2-3 years - Staff to children ratio 1:4 
Children aged 3-5 years - Staff to children ratio 1:8

Government Funding

What you are entitled to:

Under the Government EYFS learning provision, three and four year olds in England are entitled to a maximum 15/30 hours of funded learning per week for 38 weeks of the year. Butterflies makes a small optional additional charge for the use of Montessori equipment and teaching. Please contact us for details.

When your child qualifies for a grant

The table below shows when your child will become eligible for the grant.

If your child is born between:They are eligible for a grant from:
1 April and 31 August1 September following their third birthday until statutory school age
1 September and 31 December1 January following their third birthday until statutory school age
1 January and 31 March1 April following their third birthday until statutory school age

If your child is entitled to Grant funding, the school will apply to the local authority on your behalf. For more details as to how the school operates the funding, please contact the Office 01277 200642.

We are open term-time only and children are welcome to attend mornings, afternoons, or full days. Minimum of 2 sessions per week.

Find out about the wider government childcare offer

Visit the Childcare Choices website for the latest on Tax-Free Childcare and the wider government 30 hour childcare offer.