We undertake to provide a safe and loving environment for your child and cherish him/her as an individual. Please read the school regulations carefully so that the general running of the school is understood by all.
Fee conditions and payments
School fees are paid for 12 months of the year and are to be paid by the first day of each month. We reserve the right to deny admittance to any child whose tuition is not paid by the due date.
Interest will be charged on all overdue fees.
One month’s fees (refundable deposit) is due in order to secure your child’s position at the School. A term’s written notice (four month’s) or a full terms fees in lieu of notice is required if you wish to withdraw your child from the school.
A 7% discount will apply for second sibling who attends school during the same period and a 10% discount will apply for fees paid upfront for the year- Payment will need to be effected by 31 December.
Extra-murals are charged separately and must be organised directly with the respective companies (except for swimming where Nurture and Nature will invoice directly). Any additional educational talks, medical check-ups (hearing / sight tests) and class photos are optional and are charged separately.
We offer four programs:
Both Half and Full day programs include a hot lunch and a snack is included in the afternoon for full day children. A late fee of R70 per day will be charged for pick-ups after 13h45. You are welcome to make use of our aftercare facility on an adhoc basis. Please notify your teacher when your child is dropped off in the morning and remember to pack a pillow and blanket for your child.
Our school runs on the three-term independent school calendar. Our holiday program generally operates for 3 weeks during the April and 4 weeks during the August holidays and 1 week in December. Holiday programs are available to all children; however, a charge of R150 per day will apply if a package which excludes holiday program is selected.
Children are to be dropped off by 8:30. A late arrival causes a child to miss part of the work cycle and is also extremely disruptive for the class. If your child is late, please do not chat to the teacher or assistants as they are busy with the children.
If somebody else is collecting your child, please notify us in advance as we will not release your child until we have made contact with a parent.
Please notify the school before 8:30 if your child is unable to attend school. A sick child or a child showing signs of illness may not be brought to school until he/she has fully recovered.
Should your child be on any medication such as antibiotics, please keep him/ her at home. We are not allowed to administer any kind of medicine at school. Should your child be absent due to a contagious or infectious illness, please notify the school immediately.
The children are taught to wash their hands after: using the bathroom, wiping their nose, before eating and whenever they are coughed or sneezed upon.
For our full COVID-19 protocols, please click here.
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Symptoms requiring removal of child from school:
Note: If you are not sure whether or not it is okay to bring your child, please call ahead to ask us. We may require a doctor’s decision as to whether or not the child is contagious.
Please provide your child with a healthy snack and label his/her lunch box and juice bottle. No sweets, chocolates or fizzy drinks allowed.
Ideas for your child’s lunchbox:
The school takes no responsibility for lost juice bottles and lunchboxes and the children are encouraged to look after their belongings.
We believe that communication is essential and encourage every family to speak with their child’s teacher whenever a problem arises, or something occurs in the child’s life that may be significant.
Nurture and Nature Montessori have a strong focus on maintaining regular communication with our parents:
Detailed Termly feedback is as follows:
We have a record keeping file which keeps an up to date record of all activities your child is working within the classroom as well as what your child’s activities are in the outside area. If you would like to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns you may have, please talk to us during 7:30-8:00 am or chat to your teacher about setting up an appointment at another time.
Children should be dressed in clothing that they can put on and remove easily. This encourages independence and minimizes toilet accidents. The school will not be held responsible for clothes that become torn, misplaced or soiled, and encourage parents to dress your child in clothes that allow for them to paint, play and take full advantage of their school environment.
Please mark all clothing items and shoes clearly. Please supply a sun hat for your child that will be kept at school.
A spare set of clothing for emergencies must be kept in your child’s school bag. If your child is not toilet trained, please ensure you supply sufficient nappies and baby wipes in your child’s bag daily.
These are celebration days and we would like to make it extra special for your child. On the day of your child’s birthday, we have a special birthday ring for your child that we would love you to attend. You are asked to bring a cake or some cupcakes (or a healthy alternative and it will begin at 9:30am. Please liaise with your teacher to book a suitable date for your child’s birthday ring.
Please could you bring photographs of your child from each year of his/her life for our birthday ring. On the day of your child’s birthday ring we ask that you donate a book for our book corner. This book will be inscribed with your child’s name and will be presented at the birthday ring.
No toys are allowed at school, this is a distraction to the children and causes strife amongst them.
Please keep us informed of any change of address, telephone numbers and change of legal guardianship.
We have Baker’s day every Friday. Each child has a turn to be the ‘’Bakerman” and is asked to bring eats for his/her class. Please bring something savoury and healthy. This is a wonderful time for a parent and child to work together in the kitchen and make something special for the class. You will be notified when your child is the ‘’Bakerman.’’
Please help us with any of the following waste materials for our art activities: Paper, cardboard, wine sleeves, bubble wrap, buttons, ribbon, material, lace, wool, pipe cleaners, foam chips, ice cream containers, yoghurt cups, crepe paper and confetti.
If bits of our school materials come home in suitcases or pockets, please return them. The Montessori materials are very costly and it is important that the materials are complete.
Notices, children’s artwork, newsletters, invoices, receipts, birthday invitations and other items will be placed in your child’s locker or emailed to you. Please ensure that you check and clear your child’s locker on a daily basis.
We teach all the children never to touch someone else’s blood and we always use gloves to treat any wounds. All cuts must be covered with plasters. Staff are first aid trained
It is not uncommon for children at various ages to become sexually curious. Our policy is to distract the child and watch for further episodes. We will inform the parents of the offenders and we will explain that parts of your body covered by your swimming costume are private and no-one may touch or look at them (except Mom, Dad, Doctor, Nanny).
We explain to the children that if someone tries to touch you in a private place, shout NO, NO, NO and tell an adult that looks after you. We advise parents never to over-react.
The children’s general ground rules