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Oaklea Montessori Community Interest Company Copyright © 2018
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Welcome to Oaklea Montessori

We are an accredited Montessori nursery providing quality childcare & education which is affordable and accessible for all children. Oaklea has settings based at Ramsey, Harwich and two settings in Colchester: St Johns and Newtown.


  • 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)

  • Childcare is available 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, 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

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  • 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


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