Entrance: Attendance may begin around the third birthday depending on physical and social readiness.
Application: Come and visit the school and, if you like what you see, then please go to the page HOW TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD. Demand for places can be high, so early visits (and the sooner the better really) are highly recommended.
School Hours: Our morning runs from 8.45am to 13.00pm. We also offer a short afternoon session on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 13.00pm to 14.30pm.
Children are welcome to attend for a minimum of 3 mornings per week but we recommend that they come for 5. We believe that 5 mornings a week provides children with the consistency and continuity on which they thrive and helps them to become a full part of the Children’s House community.
Fife Council funding: We are in partnership with Fife Council as a nursery provider. Broadly speaking, children become eligible for Fife funding from the term after they turn 3, and carry on receiving this until they are eligible for primary school. Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, Fife was on the cusp of introducing its new 1140 hours funding system. We are now not sure whether this will go ahead or in what form. Nonetheless, we can say that parents can apply Fife Council funding towards the first three hours of our morning, from 8.45 am to 11.45 am (our Montessori core curriculum and work cycle). Parents will be able to use their additional funded hours in other settings should they so wish.