Oaklea Montessori currently has settings in four locations:
Mayes Lane, Ramsey, Harwich
situated in Ogilvie Small Hall, Wignall St, Lawford
situated in Magdalen Hall, Wimpole Rd, Colchester
situated in St John's Church Community Centre,
St John's Close, Colchester
Details of opening hours and costs can be found on each setting's pages
Vision and Values
Each of our settings share the same vision and values. We pride ourselves on being Accessible, Affordable and Accredited. You can find out more about us in our vision document. Find out more about the Montessori approach here.
The settings are run on very similar lines. Staff work across all settings, sharing experience, good practice, procedures and planned activities. Some families choose different settings for different days of the week, taking advantage of this additional flexibility.
Please contact our Head Office at the Ramsey setting to enquire about any of our settings. You can use the information provided or use the contact form here.
Oaklea Montessori CIC
Mayes Lane, Ramsey, Harwich
Essex, CO12 5EL
Tel: 01255 880135
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Welcome to Oaklea Montessori
We are an accredited Montessori nursery providing quality childcare & education which is accredited, affordable and accessible for all children.
We are able to provide flexible care and education between 8:00am to 6:00pm, 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 Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service 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