RMCH is licensed to have thirty-six children, aged two and a half to six years of age, at any one time. Two classes run concurrently from 9.00am to 1.00pm, Monday to Friday; with each class being made up of a mix of children from two and a half to six years old. Each class has two qualified teachers and a maximum of eighteen children.
All children are required to attend five sessions a week, from 9.00am to 1.00pm. Children are however welcome to attend a full-day programme, which runs from 9.00am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. This programme creates a sense of continuity for younger children, who may otherwise have had to go on to other types of childcare. In addition, the full-time programme gives younger children the opportunity to acquire the same benefits enjoyed by their older classmates.
The full-day programme becomes compulsory once children turn three and a half years old; beginning with two full days a week. A full day programme gives children the opportunity to be involved in more in-depth study and projects as well as the ability to consolidate and complete the work they begin in the morning. Some projects undertaken by the children may culminate in a trip to a local ‘place of interest’, where the ‘object of study’ can be found. (This part of the programme can change from time to time, depending on the ages of the children in the class). The full day programme encourages your child to gain the maximum benefit from the Montessori programme and thereby achieve their full potential.
FEES I RMCH’s current Fees Schedule is available on request. The pre-school has adopted the Government’s “20 Hours ECE” scheme. There is however an ‘agreed optional charge’ for the first 20 hours a week, for attendance at RMCH. Fees will be charged for additional hours attended
RMCH warmly invites all prospective parents to visit the pre-school on an Observation morning.
Please contact us on (04) 478 6071 for information as to when the next Observation morning will be held or any other information that you may require.
For those families currently living overseas, please feel free to direct any inquiries to us via email at email@example.com
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