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Chives Montessori School

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General Details

Chives Montessori School is set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside in the hamlet of Akenham. It was established by Carolyn McNeill over 25 years ago. The school provides a very personal, nurturing and supportive environment enabling each child to flourish at their own pace. The school is highly respected for the support and guidance it offers families and it has provided Montessori education to hundreds of children, many of whom have returned as students, teachers or indeed, enrolled their children ! 

Our main aim is simple- to encourage every child to develop confidence, independence and a love of learning. This is achieved through the quality of the staff. They are experienced, well qualified and have a passion for children. We provide a loving and caring environment suited to the individual child’s needs, both in our lovely classroom and outside in our wonderful garden and on the farm beyond. 

Our school motto ‘‘ad caritatem dignitatemque omnibus’, means kindness and respect to all. This underlies everything we do at Montessori and our approach to one another. We are a small school enabling us to focus on individual development and genuinely follow children’s interests as they progress. We have 3 classrooms and children move up only when they are developmentally and emotionally ready – not at a predetermined age.

Who to contact

Name
Chives Montessori School
Address
Akenham Studios
Ipswich
IP6 0HL
Postcode
IP6 0HL
Telephone
01473 212448
Email
carolyn@chives-montessori-school.co.uk
Website
http://www.chives-montessori-school.co.uk

Venue Details

Venue
Akenham Studios
Address
Akenham Studios
Ipswich
IP6 0HL
Parking available
Parking details
Yes plenty of parking available
Restrictions to access
Short walk up to the building

Additional contact

Name
Carolyn O J McNeill
Position
Principal
Telephone
07771 892101
Email
carolyn@chives-montessori-school.co.uk

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes

Vacancies

Last updated
09/01/2020
Immediate vacancies
Yes

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00
: Open All Year - 

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes
Cultural provisions
Yes - Different languages spoken.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Allergies/food intolerance catered for.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Asthma
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Colostomy Bag
Communication difficulties
Cystic Fibrosis
Diabetes
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
Eczema
Emotional needs
Fragile X
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Physical impairment
Reflux
Rickets
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Please phone for details
Details
Please contact us for details.

Other Details

Facilities
Accessible parking, Adventure play area, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Forest school, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, MEAB accredited montessori school, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pet fish, Pets, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory garden, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch, Village walks
Cater for over 8s
No
Age Range
From 1 Year(s) 4 month(s)
To 5 Year(s) 0 month(s)
Notes

Makaton trained staff, SENCO trained, Parenting Classes available

Offers Tax Free Childcare
Yes
Last Updated
07/06/2020

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY290559
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
31/10/2005IntegratedGood
10/12/2008Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
19/04/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
08/07/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
15/01/2015Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
23/03/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Deputy fully SEND trained (2017), all staff have SEN, Safeguarding and First Aid Training, some staff are Makaton trained (British Sign Language),

Training on - Behaviour Management, Autism Awareness, Allergy Awareness, Gastronomy Tube Practice, Learning & Communication Disorders. 

Contact
Ms Chloe Pamment
Telephone
01473 212448
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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