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The Old School House Nursery II

Private Nursery

Purpose built, beautiful setting providing Montessori based care and education for children form the age of 3 months.

Full and Part-time places subject to availability.  (under two's attend full time all year round).

Free places available for 2 years old children under Free For 2 scheme and for 3 & 4 years old children under free entitlement.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Fiona Brissenden
Contact Position
Early Years Registered Provider
01233 850239

Where to go

The Old School House Montessori
Ashford Road
St. Michaels
TN30 6SR

On A28 between High Halden and Tenterden.  On bus route.


Off road drop off parking  - secure premises away from passing traffic.




When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only, Open All Year, School Holidays Only
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 3 month(s) to 8 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00
Other Availability
We offer various patterns of attendance - please contact us for details - all year round and also some term time only places for children over the age of 2.5 years.

We offer full time care and early education for children from 3 months of age. We also offer some term time only places for children over the age of 2.5 years. The setting's ethos is Montessori based.

Other Details

ECD Type
Private Nursery School
Offers pickups
Schools covered
Tenterden Infant School
Tenterden CEJ School
We do not offer a drop off service - but do collect afterschool. Tenterden Schools have an Early Bird Club
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
We currently have no availability for any new children to join us prior to April 2020 for places in our Infant Community (under two's). We also have limited places available in September 2020 for two year olds (2022 school entry) All year round places offered 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. or all day 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Term time only places offered 8a.m. until 1 p.m. or 8 a.m. until 3.30 p.m.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 65
5 7 65
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Drama, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Nursery, Team Games, Discussions / Talks, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Play House, Water Play, Quiet Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Air Conditioned, Books, See-Saw, Ball Pit, Bike, Kitchen, Soft Play Area, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories, Life Skills, Sports
Other facilities information
Forest School Sessions
Languages Spoken:
German, French
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
25/11/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
04/11/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
31/10/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

We currently offer fully funded places,  15 hours = three morning sessions from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  or two days 8 a.m. until 3.30pm  


                                                         30 hours = four morning sessions as above and one long day  or four x 8 a.m. until 3.30 p.m. sessions.


Children who attend all year round may ask to have their funded hour stretched over 51 weeks of the year, to enable regular monthly fees to be calculated.    your invoice will demonstrate the number of funded hours which are deducted from any invoice period.

Service status


Local Offer


All children and families are welcomed and supported to the best of our ability.   We work in conjunction with other agencies to fully support  the progress and development of all children attending.

Special Needs Support

The staff at TOSH have many years of combined experience working with children and are therefore ideally qualified to identify gaps or delays in development / progress. 

Regular exchange of information is a part of our daily service for all of our children.   If we have concerns about your child's progress, we will invite you to meet with us to discuss these and then work together.

The Montessori curriculum upon which we base our ethos is well adapted enable individualised planning for all of our children.

All of our learning is differentiated for children's individual needs, regardless of SEND 

We work collaboratively with outside agencies to ensure that children receive the help and support they need.  However, parents and families must also take responsibility for working with TOSH to ensure that the limited services available are accessed. 

Subject to your permission we currently use an electronic app to record children's progress via photographs and written observation.   These are shared with parents on a regular basis.   The app also enables parents to share photographs and video's of their children's achievements at home and to converse with us about these.     The app records progress throughout the EYFS curriculum alongside the Montessori curriculum.

All activities at TOSH are based around individual children's needs and therefore can all be adapted to be fully inclusive.

Our building is fully accessible to all.   All rooms are on the ground floor and there are no stairs.

When children are making the transition from TOSH to primary education, we work closely with receiving schools to share information about our children.   Reception teachers are invited to visit the children here at TOSH and when possible we also visit receiving schools with our children.   

Regular meetings between parents and children with SEN are held to discuss progress.  

Fiona Brissenden, Early Years Professional     or Camilla Brissenden, Qualified Teacher

Verbal feed back is welcomed at any time.    Our complaints procedure is available on our website.


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