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The Beehive Montessori
At Shalden and Lindford
Terms and Conditions


Admissions Procedure

You are welcome to visit The Beehive, just phone to make an appointment or call in if you are passing.

Let us know what sessions you require and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We strongly recommend that your child attend for a minimum of 2 sessions per week as this supports their settling in and helps them build routines and relationships.

 Please fill out an application form to secure a place.

We do not currently ask for a deposit however we do ask that you inform us as soon as you know of any changes to your requirements. We are a small setting and it can be costly to hold a place for a child who doesn’t attend.

 Policies and Procedures

A file containing all of our policies and procedures is available at all times and can be found under the signing in book in the entrance hall. If you would like a copy of a specific policy please speak to Jan or Annette. Alternatively a parent’s policy is available to borrow on request.

Complaints – If you have a concern or complaint, please speak to Jan or Annette, most complaints can be dealt with at this stage.  A copy of our complaints procedure is available in the policy file. The telephone number to make a complaint directly to Ofsted is displayed on the noticeboard in the entrance hall.

Safeguarding Children - The Beehive aims to create an environment which promotes and safeguards the welfare of children this includes protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development and ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. We have a duty of care to refer any allegation, complaint or concern received relating to a child to Children’s Services or the police. Our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures can be found in the policy folder under the signing in book.  If you would like a copy please ask Jan or Annette.


Mobile Phones - Please avoid using mobile phones on the premises arrangements can be made if you need to use you phone.

Smoking - We operate a no smoking policy and ask that you do not smoke within the grounds of the village hall.

Communication -
We try to keep parents informed as much as possible at The Beehive. We do this through daily conversations, termly newsletters, weekly planning sheets (displayed on the door) and via the children’s learning journals. Please speak to us immediately if you have any concerns or information to share.

Driving Safely - Because of the narrow lanes leading to the school and the limited space in the car park we are sure you will appreciate the need to exercise great care on approaching, entering and leaving the school.

People using the car park do so entirely at their own risk. The school accepts no responsibility for injury, damage, or loss to persons, vehicles or property when using the parking facilities.

Clothing - Children often get mucky! We supply aprons for art and craft work, but suggest older clothes are advisable. School sweatshirts and polo shirts are available to buy, but the ‘uniform’ is entirely optional. There are spare clothes at school for accidents, but as we always try to promote independence, it is as well to dress your child in clothes which are easy to manage whilst using the toilet, i.e. avoiding dungarees, stiff belts and buttons. We have access to the outside every day, please supply a pair of named wellington boots and a waterproof coat.

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