Oaklea Montessori - Colchester New Town

Ramsey Children's Centre


  • We are open from 8 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Monday to Friday,  48 weeks a year..
  • We provide childcare from birth to five years olds.
  • We are conveniently situated on Wimpole Road, New Town, Colchester, which is on a bus route
  • We are for all families living or working in Colchester or surrounding rural areas
  • We work closely with the Colchester Children's Centre services to support families


  • We provide free childcare for all three and four year-olds and eligible funded two year-olds within our 'core' hours
  • Wrap-around care is priced affordably with no top-up fees
  • We are a Community Interest Company, a not-for-profit business from which any surplus is invested in the community


  • Our parent nursery at Ramsey is accredited by the MEAB.  Please read our report for more details
  • We are totally committed to Montessori principles and practice
  • We provide highly trained staff and train all permanent members of staff in the Montessori approach
  • We are caring and nurturing with high staff:child ratios

Contact Us

Caroline Allen (Manager)

Oaklea Montessori CIC,
Windmill Children's Centre,
Mayes Lane, Ramsey, Harwich,
Essex CO12 5EL

Tel:        01255-880135

email:    admin@oakleamontessori.co.uk