How can I enrol my child at Southbank Montessori? Please complete and return the waiting list form. Children can be placed on the waiting list at any time and there is no charge to place a child on our waiting list.
If I am offered a place in the 2 – 3 year old class at Basinghall, do I need to apply for a place in the older class. Children who attend Basinghall Street will automatically be offered a place in Berwick Street when they are ready and a place is available. When ready the child will visit Berwick Street with their parents and again for a morning on their own.
Can I claim Child Care Benefit (CCB) and or Child care rebate (CCR) towards my fees. Child care benefit and rebate can be claimed towards our fees; however the amount depends on a family’s personal circumstance. Child care benefit is income tested but not worked tested which means families may be entitled even though both parents may not work. To claim this the family needs to lodge a claim for CCB with Centrelink. To be entitled to CCR both parents need to be working or studying. Families should apply to Centrelink as soon as a place is offered as a claim will only be backdated 28 days from lodgement.
Does my child need to be toilet trained? Children do not need to be toilet trained to join the 2 – 3 year old class at Basinghall Street. Whilst attending Basinghall Street the Educators will work with the parents and children to assist with toilet training. Children must be toilet trained to join the over 3 year class at Berwick Street.
How do you keep me informed of my child’s progress? The classroom directresses keep details records of the progress of each child. They meet with the parents every 6 months to discuss their child’s progress. Meeting may be held more regularly at the request of the parents or the staff. Bookings for parent meetings can be made by calling or emailing the office.