Frequently Asked Questions

When can my child start the Norwich Montessori School?

Your child can start anytime from the age of 2.5 years.

How many sessions a week does my child need to attend?

We believe children should attend at least 3 sessions a week, as this helps them to settle and learn the Montessori routine.

My child is entitled to 15 hours a week childcare, do I have to pay for anything?

If your child is only attending for 15 hours per week during the morning or afternoon sessions you will not need to pay any additional charges.

If your child is staying for lunch or an extracurricular activity at lunchtime there is a fee (please see our admissions policy).


If your child is staying for lunch there is a charge of £9.50 we also offer fantastic and enriching extracurricular activities at lunchtime which are charged at £5.50 per activity.

Can I use my free 15 hours entitlement for extras, such as for the lunch hour or extracurricular activities?

The 15 hours entitlement can only be used for either morning or afternoon sessions at the school.

Does the school accept Childcare vouchers?

Yes, childcare vouchers can be used for additional hourly education or for lunchtime and extra curricular activities.

How is a Montessori Preschool different from other preschools?

At the Norwich Montessori School, we have a tried and tested prepared environment which supports children’s independent learning. We encourage children to choose their own activities as we believe this aids their motivation to become self-learners. You will also find at a Montessori school, that children learn and play in a calm and nurturing environment and we encourage children to be courteous and respectful to each other. We find the children respect each other and thrive in our caring and peaceful setting.

Why does my child need to be two and half to attend The Norwich Montessori School?

We believe it is unfair to expect children at the age of two to be sociably able to cope independently with the Montessori routine and resources. The ethos and materials seem to blend perfectly for children from the age of two and a half.