Pre School Information


The following information applies to all MMI Montessori Nurseries unless otherwise stated


A completed registration form, £50 administration fee and a retainer of £100 is required on acceptance of a placement. The retainer is refundable when your child leaves the Nursery provided he or she has attended for a minimum of six months and at least one full calendar months’ advance notice of withdrawal has been given in writing. Retainers due to be returned are refunded after the first day of the following billing period.

An offer of a place will be made in writing with a request for payment of the retainer.

Please email for payment information.


To accept our written offer of a place at the nursery parents would need to:

  • Complete an enrolment form
  • Send a copy of their child birth certificate
  • Send a refundable deposit of £100.

We accept certain Child care vouchers from employers who offer this benefit to their eligible employees as a paper or e-voucher. Vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from NI contributions for employees, whilst offering NI savings for employers. Both parents are eligible to claim as long as they are both in employment. Further information can be found at


Tax credits are available from the HM Revenue and Customs, based on household circumstances. You may be able to access help with the cost of ‘Ofsted approved’ childcare if you are working for a minimum of 16 hours per week. Check online at for further information and eligibility.

Setting in at MMI Pre-school (Croydon)
It is important to us that both you and your child are happy with the care we offer. Because each child is different we have no set formula for settling-in. In your first session, we will ask you to tell us ‘All About Me’ and share your knowledge of your child’s likes and dislikes, what makes them sad and what cheers them up, what they eat (and what they don’t like!), when they sleep and other general information about your child.
Setting in at MMI Pre-school (Raynes Park)
 At MMI we offer a safe, loving and stimulating environment for your child. We can only achieve this through developing a trusting relationship with you the parents. Before a child starts at the nursery we invite both you and your child for a settling –in session. During this time, you will get the opportunity to meet your child’s key person and share your knowledge as the main carer, which is significant to us in developing your child’s individual plan.
On the first day, you will be given an ‘All about me’ form, which is the start of your child’s individual learning journey and development profile, which grows with your child during his /her time at MMI. We discuss what your child likes and dislike, their personality, how your child behaves when they are feeling a little under the weather, and other general things about your child.

In the event of your child be withdrawn from the Nursery please note that one full month’s of leaving is requested in writing.

Free Nursery Educational Place (FNEP)


Every 3 and 4-year-old child is entitled up to 15 hours free nursery education per week… A child qualifies for this in the term after their 3rd birthday.

Fees for 2010/2011 –Term Fees 38 WEEKS

The fees quoted are for the term. Individual terms may vary in length from 11 to 14 weeks; however, the total number of weeks in the academic year is always 38 weeks.


MMI Day Nursery and Preschool we have all the latest equipment and resources to ensure a happy, safe and secure environment for your child. We have installed Biometric finger recognition Technology which allows only those who are registered to enter or leave the nursery. At the

We have installed Biometric finger recognition Technology which allows only those who are registered to enter or leave the nursery. At the nursery, we have outside CCTV and in the entrance hall.


We all know that a varied and nutritionally balanced diet is essential to every child’s development and active participation during their time at nursery and home. We provide breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea each day. Milk and water are available throughout the day as well as at meal-times. Our menus are nutritionally balanced for under-fives.

If parents choose to provide a packed lunch they must abide by our Healthy Eating Packed Lunches and Snack Policy.


MMI Preschool is a member of NDNA (National Day Nurseries Association), which supports healthy lifestyle; we invite all parents to provide a healthy balance packed lunch for their child.  Our mid-morning snack is provided by parents on a rota basis and the child providing the snack of the day helps to prepare and serve his/her friends. Mid-morning snack consists of fresh fruit and water.


We offer a variety of extra activities such as music and movement, computer programmes, sports activities, additional languages etc. These are organised by professional teachers. The activities on offer may vary from term to term to give the children a taste of wide variety extra-curricular activities.

Most of these are inclusive of our fees but for some, there is an additional cost.


We welcome parent participation during the school year. If you have a skill that you would like to share with the nursery, please let us know e.g. storytelling, music, and art, dance, gardening, sports, cookery etc.


Parents are welcome to join in various activities which are various cultural celebrations and festivals: Mother’s and Father’s day, Diwali, Black History Month, St. Patrick’ s Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, Halloween.


The nursery maintains records of each child’s development progress, which are available to parents upon request. These records are sent home twice a year before parent’s evenings, which are normally held in June and November. Parents may discuss their child’s progress at any time throughout the year by making a mutually convenient appointment.


Educational outings are planned to enhance learning. We regularly avail of the activities offered by the local library. We organise various outings to place of interest. Parents are given at least 3 weeks’ notice and written permission is required. Parents are invited to accompany their child/children to nursery outings.