Montessori North Oxford
Summertown Montessori Nursery            
01865 311364 / 554954
Term Dates and Fees
Term Dates 2018-2019
We operate on the basis of 4 terms per academic year, amounting to 48 weeks of operation in total.

Autumn term 2018
Monday September 3rd until
Friday November 23rd


Winter term 2018/2019
Monday November 26th until
Friday February 15th (2019)


Christmas holiday 2018/19
Closed, Monday December 17th (2018)
Reopen, Wednesday January 2nd (2019)


Spring term 2019
Monday February 18th until
Friday May 10th


Easter holiday 2019
Closed, Friday April 19th
Reopen, Monday April 29th


Summer term 2019
Monday May 13th until
Friday August 2nd


Family/international day 2019
Thursday June 27th

Sports day 2019
Wednesday July 10th

Autumn term 2019
Monday September 2nd until
Friday November 22nd


Free Childcare Entitlement
A UK government grant pays for 570 hours/year (15 hours/week for 38 weeks) of pre-school education for all 3-4 year olds and some 2 year olds. We call this the core entitlement.

An expanded entitlement to 30 hours/week is offered to parents/carers who meet certain criteria. To check eligibility, parents should refer to: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

This core entitlement is provided in a flexible manner to help parents utilise this benefit fully.

Our nursery academic year runs over 4 terms (44/45 active weeks in total) and we offer different sessions with fixed times. The funded 570 hours are stretched and adapted to align with this, meaning fewer funded hours per week for some terms to ensure all weeks are funded. For example, if funding is allocated to the morning session, then the funding is deployed as follows:

  • 15 hours/week or 3 sessions offered in Autumn term
  • 10 hours/week or two sessions offered in Winter term
  • 10 hours/week or two sessions offered in Spring term
  • 15 hours/week or 3 sessions offered in Summer term

Childcare Vouchers
Working parents can redirect part of their salary before it is taxed to pay for childcare fees.

For guidance, please refer to: http://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

The voucher system will be gradually phased out in favour of Tax-Free Childcare (see below).

Tax-Free Childcare
You can open up an online savings account, called Tax-free Childcare, which gives a top-up of 20% to a defined limit.

You can pay childcare fees from this account (via BACS) into our account via this scheme. Each child will have a unique reference number, which we require to help identify the payment.

For guidance, refer to: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.
Session Detail 3-4 yr old 2 yr old 1 yr old
Morning Session
(8.00 - 13.00)
If 15h funding allocated to these sessions, no charge for 2 or 3 mornings as defined by term* £27.50 £28.50 £31.00
Afternoon Session (Short)
(12.00 - 15.00)
If 15h funding allocated to these sessions, no charge for 4 or 5 afternoons as defined by term^ £21.50 £22.00 £23.50
Afternoon Session (Long)
(12.00 - 17.30)
15h funding can be allocated as per morning sessions plus £3 additional charge for remaining ½ hour £30.25 £31.00 £33.25
Full Day Session (Short)
(8.00 - 15.00)
Flexible choices offered to apply 15h & 30h funding - please discuss with manager £38.50 £40.00 £42.00
Full Day Session
(8.00 - 17.30)
Flexible choices offered to apply 15h & 30h funding - please discuss with manager £52.25 £54.00 £57.50

Fees do not include French and Music which are optional, costing £2.50 and £3.50 a lesson, respectively.

* Autumn & Summer: 3 funded mornings; Winter & Spring: 2 funded mornings.

^ Autumn: 5 funded afternoons; Winter, Spring & Summer: 4 funded afternoons.
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