Easteds Barn Anne Frank Montessori
Parties concerned: <ul><li>The Children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality environment (evidenced by the Montessori Quality Acc...
Children <ul><li>Quality Prepared Environment:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Montessori Quality Scheme for 700 UK Montes...
Community  <ul><li>A family-friendly place </li></ul><ul><ul><li>open all year:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>vital in s...
The Parish Council <ul><li>Reliable tenant since October 2006  (honesty re last year's cashflow problems) </li></ul><ul><l...
The County Council <ul><li>Continuity of provision since 1996 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>thousands of places lost due to introd...
The Company <ul><li>Secure future through 25-year lease </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Southwater base has enabled us to develo...
Thea Bredie <ul><li>£80,000 start-up capital investment remains invested </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start-up capital borrowed p...
Could this be a 'Win Win Situation?' Thank You For Your Time  Thea Bredie
 
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  1. 1. Easteds Barn Anne Frank Montessori
  2. 2. Parties concerned: <ul><li>The Children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality environment (evidenced by the Montessori Quality Accreditation & children’s happiness) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuity of care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place of refuge in emergencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place for support (experience in placements for children on the child protection register) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Community of Families & Businesses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A family-friendly place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free (government-funded) Montessori education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source of advice & information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A reliable & resilient local provider and business partner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Parish Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A reliable tenant, set to become leader in the field of Early Years Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A much improved and more valuable building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An occupied, well-used building, serving the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source of information on childcare provision, emergency backup </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The County Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuity of care (thousands of places lost due to introduction of EYFS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place of research & discovery & training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The possible prospect of places for under-twos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Company </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A secure future through 25-year lease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A sound base for operations including office space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued employment for six employees (FTE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member of Sussex Enterprise, NCMA, FSB, PLA, IfL, founding member of HBIS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thea Bredie </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private £80,000 investment remains in company (rather than getting lost) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to further develop expertise through part-funded PhD work </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Children <ul><li>Quality Prepared Environment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Montessori Quality Scheme for 700 UK Montessori settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70 visited for Accreditation to date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>only 7 fully accredited to date (Southwater & Horsham included) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continuity of care: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 children started at our sister setting (in my home): the Casa dei Bambini and are now old enough to attend at Southwater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 children from our HH settings come to SW for holiday cover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We aim to go up the age range, Thea has QTS & is fully Montessori-trained for children from 0 to 12. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A place of refuge in emergencies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are happy to provide short-notice placements for emergencies, we welcome all children, regardless of background/history </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A place for support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>children on the child protection register </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>children with English as a second language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>children with hearing, sight or behavioural problems </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Community <ul><li>A family-friendly place </li></ul><ul><ul><li>open all year: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>vital in supporting for parental employment & local economy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>coffee mornings & other parent partnership events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>end of term parties & special & fundraising events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>parents have joined our team & we have parent helpers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free (government-funded) Montessori education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>children can attend free of charge (NEG/FE) (We fund the shortfall) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2008/2009 many nurseries out of business, e.g. X, Y & Z </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source of advice & information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>access to benefits & Montessori Training (WSCC standing select list) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access to specialist help for learning difficulties </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reliable & successful local provider & business partner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>open & working since 4th November 1996 (10 places to 60) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best small business in Sussex in 1998 (Sussex Business Awards) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commendations: Sir Richard Attenborough 1999, County Times 2008, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local suppliers include Solus Marketing, Premier PC Clinics, Carey Ambrose, Wilkinsons and various Fairtrade suppliers </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Parish Council <ul><li>Reliable tenant since October 2006 (honesty re last year's cashflow problems) </li></ul><ul><li>Thea set to lead in the field of Early Years Education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Montessori charity pays 44% of PhD study fees until completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Birmingham university has offered a place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prof Chris Pascal OBE, PhD Supervisor = Government EY Advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A much improved and more valuable building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New office mezzanine floor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibility of second wing with baby & toddler provision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An occupied, well-used building, serving the community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building occupied 8 - 6 50 weeks of the year less vulnerable & better looked after </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source of information on childcare provision, emergency backup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>13 years' experience as providers, flexible availability </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The County Council <ul><li>Continuity of provision since 1996 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>thousands of places lost due to introduction of EYFS (especially childminders) and NEG (Millais Day Nursery & others). Our Casa dei Bambini has three childminders & more in training) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A place of research & discovery & training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research subject: Montessori, Flow & the Study of Excellence (see separate description) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery: this one is for both the children (discovering their enviornment) and the adults (discovering more and more about how children learn) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training: have provided county-sponsored funding to about 50 EY Practitioners to date, leading to assistant's qualification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The possible prospect of places for under-twos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With Capital Grant Funding we will be able to create a specialist provision for the youngest among us (6 to 24 months). </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Company <ul><li>Secure future through 25-year lease </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Southwater base has enabled us to develop our training arm and given us greater potential for meetings, Open Days, etc, without the added expense of setting up the room each time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Without a future the (non-financial) gains made to date would be lost (unless we find a sponsor and a place to buy for ourselves). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A sound base for operations including office space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We have struggled for office space, but a mezzanine floor would be a great step forwards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It would also allow a viewing gallery for visitors & observers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continued employment for six employees (FTE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Closure would mean job losses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Member of Sussex Enterprise, NCMA, FSB, PLA, IfL, founding member of HBIS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are an active part of our community and would like to develop this further </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Thea Bredie <ul><li>£80,000 start-up capital investment remains invested </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start-up capital borrowed privately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No return on investment yet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modest salary for director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No dividends paid out yet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounts submitted for your scrutiny </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to develop expertise through PhD research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very interesting to me personally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good way to further strengthen reputation as local expert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact made with relevant Professors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University place offer received </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support pledged from Montessori community (44% of fees) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start delayed till afer hoped-for premises move </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous Professional Development </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Could this be a 'Win Win Situation?' Thank You For Your Time Thea Bredie
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