Opening Times & Term Dates


TERM DATES FOR 2019 - 2020 

Twinkle Stars Montessori is in line with Barnet Council Term dates for local schools. 

 

AUTUMN TERM – 2019 

First half

Wednesday 4th September – Friday 18th October (Tuesday 3rd September Inset Day)

Holiday

Monday 21st October – Tuesday 29th October (We are NOT operating during half term)

Second half

Wednesday 30th October – Thursday 19th December (Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th October Inset day - School finishes at 12pm on Thursday 19th December)

 SPRING TERM – 2020

First half

Tuesday 7th January - Friday 14th February (Monday 6th January Inset Day)

Holiday

Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February (We are NOT operating during half term)

Second half

Monday 24th February –Friday 3rd April (School finishes at 12pm on Friday 3rd April)

Easter Holiday Monday 6th April - Tuesday 21st April (Nursery is closed) 

 SUMMER TERM – 2020

First half

Wednesday 22nd April  – Friday 22nd May (Tuesday 21st April Inset day / May Day Monday 4th May)

Holiday

Monday 25th May – Fri 29th May (We are NOT operating during half term)

Second half

Monday 1st June – Friday 17th July (School finishes at 12pm on Friday 17th July) Inset day Monday 6th July - School closed 

 

SESSIONS AND CHARGES

There are three terms in the academic year. Fees may vary and are based on the number of weeks or sessions attended each term and reviewed at the start of each academic year. A minimum of 3 sessions is required either mornings or afternoons.

Prices below are as estimate per calendar term, there are 3 terms in one year (4 months - 1 term) for children without the funding (age 2)

 Mornings
 (9:00 – 12:00) @ £27

 Afternoons
(12:00 – 15:00) @ £25

 Full Days
(9:00 – 15:00) @ £50

3 Mornings (13 weeks - 36 sessions) £972

3 Afternoons (13 weeks - 36 sessions) £900

3 days (13 weeks - 36 full days) £1,800

4 Mornings (13 weeks - 49 sessions) £1,323

4 Afternoons (13 weeks - 49 sessions) £1,225

4 days (13 weeks -49 full days) £2,450

 

5 Mornings (13 weeks - 62 sessions) £1,674

 

 5 Afternoons (13 weeks - 62 sessions) £1,550

 

5 days (13 weeks - 62 days) £3,100

 

REGISTRATION FEE

A non-refundable registration fee of £100 (which includes the child uniform) and a deposit of £50 are charged to secure your child a place and should be enclosed with the registration form. The registration fee also covers a mini interview with parents upon their child joining Twinkle Stars and a home visit when needed. At Twinkle Stars, we want to make sure every child receives the best comfortable care possible. 

A 7% discount from the total invoice is given to each sibling paying full fee. Children who complete full days and a full term, will receive a 5% discount for their first term upon joining. 

EXTRA CHARGES

Breakfast Club @ £9.00 (8am – 9am only)
Snacks @ £60 Per Term - equivalent of £4.00 per week just as contribution  
Extra session @ £27 morning or £25 afternoon - (Subject to availability)  
Extra Hour @ £8.50 - (Subject to availability)  

EXTRA CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES @ £5 per class 

Bumpkin Yoga (free of charge, every Friday, am session) 
Science Club (free of charge, once a month)
Drama, Music & Movement (every Wednesday 1:15 pm - 2 pm) 
French Group Tuition (every Tuesday 11 am - 11:45 am)
Sports (P.E.) Tuition (every Thursday 09:15 am - 10:15 am) 

GOVERNMENT ENTITLEMENT

Funding for 3 and 4 year olds are available. The Early Years Entitlement funds a maximum of 15 hours per 38 weeks at the rate of £5.17 per hour. We offer basic funding of 3 hours for each session over 38 weeks where we can deduct from your total invoice. A child is only eligible for a funded place from the term after their third birthday. A Montessori supplement fee applies to everyone recieving funding.   

YOUR CHILD'S DAY AT THE NURSERY

Breakfast Club 08:00 – 09:00
Registration and circle time 09:00 – 09:15
Montessori Morning Session 09:00 – 12:00
Lunch time 12:00 – 12:30
Montessori Afternoon Session 12:00 – 15:00


PICK UP POLICY

(If you request to pick up your child earlier please arrange this with management. Kindly note, we would like as less interruption as possible to the classes. Please observe the 3:00pm finish time – More than 15 minutes’ lateness will be subject to £15 charge and more than half hour lateness results in an extra £1 per minute.) 

 

BREAKFAST CLUB 8:00 – 9:00 (breakfast and drink)

We will be happy to provide a breakfast club. There is an extra charge of £7.50 per child per day. Please ask one of the teachers for further information. 

Breakfast to choose from:
Brown toast, cheese, butter (we do not use any form of margarine), corn flakes and rice crispies. As well as full fat cow's milk or soya milk.

 

ZERO NUTS ZONE! NO NUTS in packed lunches please!!! :)

SNACK TIMES

Snack are available to the children for the whole session.   

Our menu for snack and afterschool tea will vary from:
A variety of small sandwiches. Organic rice crackers, bread sticks and a variety of fresh chopped fruit. Bread and butter, cheese, raisins, water, full fat organic milk and soya milk. From time to time teachers will introduce exotic fruits to the children. (All allergies must be communicated to the nursery).