Fairfield Montessori School is situated within two terraced houses, which have been made into one setting. We have an extensive outdoor area including; garden with sandpit and play equipment, forest school area and a mud kitchen.
We have four age appropriate classes within the school; The Kittens (three months to two years), the Hedgehogs (two to two and a half year olds), the Squirrels (two and a half to three and a half) and the Owls (final year before they go to school). The ages stated here are guidelines, as we move children into the class which best suits their ability.
The Hedgehogs, Squirrels and Owls classes will do ‘brushing teeth’ everyday after lunch.
The ground floor of the school houses both school offices, the Kittens and Hedgehogs classes, which are , self contained and have nappy changing facilities, and our school kitchen.
The first floor consists of a Montessori Room, Music Room, Squirrels and Owls classes with two bathrooms. Both the Montessori and Music Room home all related equipment and apparatus and are used everyday.
We provide home-cooked lunches and teas which are an additional £2.50 for lunch and £1.40 for tea. This service is optional and monthly menus are available from the office for ordering, there is always a vegetarian option available. There is a daily response sheet on how well your child has eaten their school meal, this is located on the Parent’s information board. We do provide healthy snacks and milk for the children everyday.
A Typical Day
Our days start at 8am when the first children start arriving. From 9am the children move to their rooms where the structured activities begin, the children have access to all the provisions avaliable. At 10am a mid morning snack will be provided by the school, unless you wish to provide something yourselves from home. It mainly consists of fruit or salad vegetables, you are able to see what snack is being offered by our weekly snack menu. The children then go outside, attend Forest School, have a Music session or engage in any other activity that is provided. Lunch begins at noon please provide a packed lunch or opt in for a school lunch. Lunch is followed by a 30 minute rest period, ready then for garden play/ indoor wet weather activities. Afternoon activities begin at 1.30pm. Tea is served at 4pm. From 5-6 pm all children meet together downstairs in the Kittens room or in the garden, unwinding until collected.
Structured activities are provided throughout the day, and the garden gets used as much as possible by the whole school.