Oaklea Montessori - Lawford

Lawford Ogilvie Hall


  • We are extending our opening times to provide day care 8.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • We provide childcare for two to five year-olds
  • We are conveniently situated on Wignall Road, on a direct bus route to Colchester and accessible for families living or working in the town and surrounding rural areas
  • We work closely with the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service to support families


Please go to our Fees & Funding page for details of our fees.


  • We are totally committed to Montessori principles and practice
  • We are accredited by MEAB

Squirrels & Owls - Lawford

  • Squirrels is the name we give our two year-olds
  • Owls is the name of our three to five year-olds
  • In our Lawford setting, Squirrels enjoy a beautiful large rural garden, which adjoins a small lane opposite fields, woodlands and paddocks
  • Children's natural inclinations and developmental needs are supported as they engage in activities both indoors and out
  • There are creative activities, construction, developmental movement play, music, role play, exploratory activities as well as nature and Forest School activities
  • Montessori activities support children's natural desire to develop independence and include sensorial activities that prepare children for early maths and language and cultural activities that enable children to explore their world

Meals - an important social time

  • Breakfast is served at 8 a.m.
  • 2 course hot lunch is served as 12.15 p.m.
  • Tea is served at 4.15 p.m.
  • Morning & afternoon healthy snacks

Contact Us

For all correspondence:

Head Office:

Oaklea Montessori,

Mayes Lane, Ramsey, Harwich,

Essex CO12 5EL

Tel:        01255-880135

email:    admin@oakleamontessori.co.uk

Our Lawford location address:
Ogilvie Small Hall,
Wignall Street, Lawford , Nr Manningtree,
Essex CO11 2JG

Tel:        01206-616090