Welcome to Ojal Montessori School (Est. 1971)
Our Ethos: "To have happy children gainfully employed, creating the adults they will become."
Thank you for visiting our website, we hope you will enjoy learning about how we believe we can support your child's introduction to the Montessori foundation.
Established 50 years ago, we at Ojal Montessori, formerly Sudbury Hill Montessori School, are very passionate about promoting the principles of Montessori Education as well as the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) Curriculum. We have a team of highly qualified Early Years practitioners, including staff with EYTS/EYPS (Early Years Teacher/Professional Status - Level 6) as well as Montessori (Montessori Centre International) qualifications, who are all dedicated to fostering the personal development of the children.
We currently accept children 2+ years of age, as this is when the Montessori method is most effective. Ojal Montessori School offers places to children aged 3/4 eligible for childcare provision under both the 15 hours a week or 30 hours a week NEG (Nursery Education Grant) schemes, as well as the 2 year old funding scheme.
To learn more about the school, please come and visit us along with your child by filling in the contact form.
"Our care of the child
should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence."
Virtual Tour video sent upon request, about Ojal Montessori's environment, the Montessori method and also the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
At the current time, physical visits are not taking place, however we are happy to arrange a call for parents to speak with one of our Montessori Directresses to learn more about Montessori, the activities and resources at the school. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
All staff wear visors, all staff and children's temperature is taken using a contact-less thermometer upon arrival and all tables, chairs, touch-points, floors are sanitised on a regularly through the day and all activities are sanitised after each single usage.
During lockdown and nursery closures, we have been sending specially curated digital, virtual resources to parents on a daily basis, having live sessions online in order to help keep children intelligently occupied at home. These bespoke and holistic resources include online adaptations of Montessori materials and Mathematics, Literacy, Practical Life, Culture and Knowledge and Understanding of the World and Arts and Design resources according to children's needs and interests.
We will also recommend some online blogs, articles and videos which include good resources for early years education and Montessori provision at home. Please get in touch with us so we can send these to you.
Term Dates 2020-21
Wednesday 2nd September to Wednesday 9th December 2020
Monday 19th October to Friday 23rd October 2020
Wednesday 6th January to Wednesday 31st March 2021
Monday 15th to Friday 19th February 2021
Wednesday 21st April to Wednesday 14th July 2021*
Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021
Please Note: The final day of each term is a half-day (ends at 12pm) *: May Bank Holiday: Monday 3rd May 2021