Terms & Conditions

1. The Nursery

  1. Our Aims: We are committed to providing a happy and secure environment in which each child can develop at his/her own pace. Parents are involved in giving support and encouragement to the aims of the Nursery and to uphold and promote its good name maintaining appropriate standards of punctuality, behaviour, discipline and hygiene.
  2. The Child's Health: Parents must inform the Nursery if the child has any known medical condition or health problem / infectious diseases. The child must not be brought to school if unwell.

2. Parent's Authority

  1. In Loco Parentis: The Parents authorise the Nursery to act in loco parentis in all respects. Parents consent to the use of such physical contact with children as may be lawful, appropriate and proper for teaching and to provide comfort to a child in distress or to maintain safety and good order. Parents consent to emergency medical treatment including surgery and/or general anaesthetic, if certified necessary by a doctor and if parents cannot be contacted in time.
  2. Accidents and Loss: The Nursery and its Head will not be liable for accidents or loss of property unless caused by their negligence.

3. Entry to the Nursery:

  1. Registration: Children will be considered for entry to the Nursery when the registration form has been completed and returned to us with the non-refundable registration fee paid.
  2. Offer of a Place: If a place is offered, the deposit will be payable when you accept the offer. This will be refunded in the final term's invoice taking into account any balance due and provided a full term's notice is given in writing.
  3. Standard Terms & Conditions: Acceptance of the place is on the basis that reasonable changes may be made from time to time to these terms and conditions to the fees, curriculum, structure, composition of classes and the length of Nursery Terms. Notice will be given to parents as soon as practicable but on occasions it will be less than one term.

4. Fees and Extras

  1. Fees cover the normal curriculum including class Music, Dance, French, Games together with drink and snack at break. Outings / Workshops are charged as extras. Fees will not be waived or refunded for absence through sickness or family holidays: before the normal end of term; or for any other cause except in the sole discretion of the Principal.
  2. The first term's fees must be paid by the date stipulated in the offer letter. Each subsequent invoice must be paid before the first day of term. A child may be excluded from the Nursery at any time when fees are unpaid and will be deemed withdrawn without notice 28 days after exclusion. The Nursery is agent only in respect of any goods and services, which are supplied by a third party via the Nursery to parents or pupils. Administration Fee and Interest will be charged on overdue accounts on a daily basis. Further costs will be charged in relation to unpaid fees and recoverable by legal action if necessary.
  3. Responsibility for Payment: Fees are the joint and several responsibility of each person who has signed the Registration Form or who has parental responsibility for the child or has paid fees or who has given instructions to the Nursery in relation to the child.
  4. EECP (Free Nursery Education Place FNEP) or Nursery Education Funding (NEF) Grant: Where all or part of the fees are funded by the Grant, parents are invoiced for any sessions or services provided which are not covered by the Grant.

5. Cancellation, Withdrawal and Fees in Lieu

  1. "Notice": means a term's written notice delivered to and actually received by the Principal / Head. No other notice will suffice.
  2. "Term": means the period between and including the first and last days of each nursery term.
  3. Withdrawal: Except in the final term of the Nursery a Term's notice must be given before the child is withdrawn (including places funded by a Nursery Education Grant) or a term's fees in lieu will he due and payable as a debt at the rate applicable on the date of Invoice whether or not a place can be filled.
  4. Cancellation: A term's fees in lieu of notice (less deposit) will be paid by the parents if they, for any reason cancel their acceptance of a place or the child does not join the Nursery. Discretion may, however, be exercised in cases of serious illness or genuine hardship.
  5. Removal: Parents may be required to remove the child permanently if, because of the conduct of a parent or the child, it appears to the Head that the continued presence of the pupil is incompatible with the interests of the Nursery. There would be no refund of fees in these circumstances but the deposit would be returned and the fees in lieu of notice would not be charged.

6. General Conditions

  1. Special Precautions: The Head must be notified in writing immediately of any court orders or situations of risk in relation to the child for which any special precautions may be needed.
  2. Learning difficulties: Parents will be notified if it appears to the Nursery that the child may have learning difficulties. Our Staff are however not qualified to make a medical diagnosis of learning difficulties.
  3. Insurance's: The Nursery undertakes to maintain those insurance's, which are prescribed by law. All other insurance's are the responsibility of the parent.
  4. Prospectus: Although believed correct at the time of printing, the Prospectus is not part of the contract.
  5. Waiver: Any waiver of the terms and conditions is only effective if given in writing by or on behalf of the Principal. Jurisdiction: This contract was made at the Nursery and is governed by English Law.


St Lukes Community Hall

Nightingale 1 Montessori
St Luke's Community Hall
194 Ramsden Road
London SW12 8RQ
Tel: 07958 567210

St Stevens Church hall

Nightingale 2 Montessori
St Stephen's Church Hall
35 Weir Road
London SW12 0NU
Tel: 07930 401769