Parents who are interested in registering their child with Happy Days may call us to make an appointment [020 8903-6221].
The first appointment will be made after school hours where the parent will meet with the principal or head teacher. New parents are asked to bring proof of ID [Driver license or passport]. The second appointment will be made for the parent to spend a half hour observing the children in the classroom and the third appointment will be made with the parents and child to see the classroom.
Children entering the school need to be at least 2 ½ years old and be able to use a toilet with assistance.
On registering your interest a £50 non refundable administration fee is required and upon acceptance of a place a £200 deposit is payable which will be deducted from the last terms fees provided a full terms notice of withdrawal has been given. Please see the Our Fees section of the website.
Each child is assigned to a key worker who will be responsible for ensuring the child has a holistic experience at school and should be your key point of contact. However all teachers do interact fully with all children and the key worker is not a sole point of contact for your child.
We operate a staggered entry for all new children. This means your child will be assigned a start date upon entry to the school. We find it is more beneficial to your child to drop your child at the door and say goodbye.
- We then ask you to wait in the car at first
- We focus on the individual child and follow the child's lead accordingly as all children settle differently.
- We ask parents to be patient at this settling time and trust that we have the child's best interests at the forefront of our work
- If your child is very distressed we will ask you to take your child home and repeat the same procedure until your child becomes familiar with the classroom and teachers.
- We will extend the time your child will be at school as and when s/he begins to settle.
- We are keen the children feel settled and secure as we do not want their first experience of education to be a fearful or daunting one.
"The purpose of education must be to elevate the individual." [Maria Montessori, London 1946]