Welcome to Oaklea Montessori

*NEWS* Please note our phone number has changed to 01255 880135     *NEWS* Please note our phone number has changed to 01255 880135    

We are an accredited Montessori nursery providing quality childcare & education which is accredited, affordable and accessible for all children.


  • We are able to provide care and education between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, 50 weeks a year (for details, please see the page for each setting)
  • We are able to provide childcare from birth to five years old (plus some after school and holiday activity days for children aged five to eight years old)
  • We are accessible for all families living or working in Harwich, Manningtree, Colchester and rural areas
  • We are conveniently situated on direct bus routes and with parking
  • We are able to extend the core hours to suit individual requirements


  • 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 (please see setting pages for details)
  • We are a Community Interest Company, a not-for-profit business from which any surplus is invested in the community
  • We work closely with the Children's Centre services to support families


  • We are totally committed to Montessori principles and practice
  • We are accredited by MEAB
  • Permanent members of staff are either Montessori trained or in training
  • We are caring and nurturing, with high staff:child ratios

Contact Us

For all initial enquiries, please contact:

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

Tel:        01255-880135

email:    admin@oakleamontessori.co.uk


More Information

How To Find Us

You'll find a map showing the location of each setting on its relevant page.