Rocks Lane Montessori - Admissions


To join our schools, we encourage families to chat through it with us on the phone, or to come and visit us. Tours are from the outside of the school looking through the garden gates and each of the windows, so that we do not disturb the children. Please dress up warm if needed and bring an umbrella if it is raining! To book a visit to our Chiswick school, please email For our Ravenscourt Park school, please email Please note that children must be two or older to join our school, and children normally start with us each September.

Please be aware, our mornings can become full several years in advance. For sessions where we are full, you can complete a registration form and transfer a Registration Fee to join a waiting list, and we will be in contact as soon as a space becomes available.

To accept a place, a deposit is required, which is held and put against your final term’s fees. We ask for one term’s notice to leave the school.

We offer either morning, afternoon or full day sessions for older children, with children encouraged to stay for one or more longer day to prepare for the longer school day. Morning sessions are from 9am - 12pm Monday to Friday, and afternoon sessions are from 12.30pm - 3.15pm Monday to Thursday. We close at 12.30pm on Fridays.

Children can join us for Early Birds from 8.30am – 9am, and for Lunch Bunch from 12pm – 12.30pm.

We require a minimum of 4 sessions per week to be able to provide and track progress against the holistic Montessori curriculum, and we require at least 5 sessions a week, including stretching to longer days, after a child turns 3. We are unable to support children who also attend other nursery schools.

Fees: Please contact us for full information on our fees, which are reviewed annually.

Government Grants: Please note that we are registered for two Government childcare grants:

  • Universal Entitlement, which provides 15 hours of free education and becomes available for children for the term following their third birthday. You will not be charged for those 15 hours, but to be part of our Montessori school, you will be charged the difference between our fees and the amount of the grant. We will let you know in advance the reduction in your fees.

  • Extended Entitlement, which is means tested, and provides an additional 15 hours (30 hours in total).

Child Care Vouchers: We are registered to take Child Care Vouchers from all providers, as well as Tax Free Childcare.

Notice Period: One full term’s written notice must be provided or we require one term’s fees in lieu of notice in order for us to plan our teaching ratio.

Fees: Fees are payable on or before the first day of term, and are non-refundable.

If you need any clarification of any matters relating to fees, free entitlement and childcare vouchers, please feel free to get in touch.