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Tel: 01255 880135

Email: admin@oakleamontessori.co.uk


Oaklea Montessori CIC

Mayes Lane, Ramsey

Harwich, Essex

CO12 5EL


Oaklea Montessori currently has settings in four locations:

Oaklea Montessori - Ramsey (Head Office)

Mayes Lane, Ramsey, Harwich

Oaklea Montessori - Lawford

situated in Ogilvie Small Hall, Wignall St, Lawford

Oaklea Montessori - Colchester, New Town

situated in Magdalen Hall, Wimpole Rd, Colchester

Oaklea Montessori - Colchester, St John's

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.

Contact Us

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

email: admin@oakleamontessori.co.uk  

Our Vision Video

Oaklea Montessori Community Interest Company Copyright © 2018
All images, design, text and other content copyright Oaklea CIC unless explicitly stated.   All rights reserved.
All images with children are used with parental permission.

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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