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Oaklea Montessori CIC

Mayes Lane, Ramsey

Harwich, Essex

CO12 5EL

Tel: 01255 880135


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Oaklea Montessori

Colchester, St John's

Oaklea Montessori assumed responsibility for this setting in September 2017. As the nursery is under new management, we are adapting our service to better meet the needs of the community and meet the high standards of the other Oaklea settings.


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


  • We are in the process of transitioning to a full day care setting and are currently open from 8:30am to 5:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 9am to 4pm on other weekdays.  These hours are under review and will soon be extended further

  • We provide childcare from two to five years old

  • We are conveniently situated just off Ipswich Road, 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 Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service to support families

Contact Us

For all correspondence:

Oaklea Montessori CIC

Mayes Lane, Ramsey

Harwich, Essex

CO12 5EL

Tel: 01255 880135


Our St John's location:

St John's Community Centre

St John's Close

Colchester, Essex


Tel: 07925 104208


  • 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 Sister nursery is accredited by 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


We have now extended our opening hours to provide full day care to 5:30pm and through the school holidays. Our new opening hours are currently being trialled on two days each week (Wednesday and Thursday). These will be extended further in September. 


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