Oak House Montessori Nursery, 77 Wimborne Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4JR
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Montessori and pre-school day nursery for children aged six weeks to five years

Open 7am - 7pm Monday to Friday
51 Weeks a Year
call us on:
01702 611991
Oak House Montessori day nursery and pre-school is located in an impressive Victorian house surrounded
by beautiful grounds covering 3/4 of an acre.
Babies (6wks-1yrs)Babies need sensitive handling and constant loving care to flourish in their new environment.Toddlers (1-2yrs)At this age children are bursting with energy and ideas and will be eager to explore their environments.Kindergarten (2-3yrs)This age group will love the new experiences the nursery has to offer. Encouraging their confidence and independence.Pre-School (3-5yrs)Children of this age have now formed their personalities and their own likes and dislikes; we feel it is important to encourage their individuality.

Southend Montessori Nursery

Our kindergarten group is run by fully qualified, experienced staff. They are chosen for their knowledge and understanding of this age group and work hard to ensure your child’s individual needs are catered for.  This age group are provided with many new experiences to build their self confidence and develop their own unique identity. Daily activities are planned weekly using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework to cater for each individual’s needs and interests and to ensure that a broad range of learning opportunities for the development of all areas of learning. Our kindergarten staff are always available for advice and support on topics such as ‘potty training’ and for every step of your child’s developmental journey.


Kindergarten Montessori Day Nursery Activities

Kindergarten Activities
Daily activities are planned weekly using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework to cater for each individual’s needs and interests and to ensure that a broad range of learning opportunities for the development of all areas of learning.

Activities are set out to encourage a child’s interest and all equipment is stored at the child’s level so they can add toys to extend their play. Children are introduced to the Montessori method and through play your child will be introduced to colours, shapes, sorting, counting and hand control. The outside area is used as an extension of the inside and many activities are used outside such as the dressing up, role play and small world. The children have a large climbing frame, sand pit and play house as well as an area for gardening. Activities such as ball games, obstacle courses and race are planned to develop gross motor skills.

Throughout the day staff supervise and interact with the children; promoting their learning and development whilst encouraging their independence and individual thoughts, ideas and opinions.


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Did you know?
That as a working parent or a stay at home parent your child is entitled to government funded sessions from the term after their 3rd birthday? No matter what your income your child is entitled to a minimum of 3 hours a week up to a maximum of 15 hours a week free childcare.  Please contact us for more details




Kindergarten exchange of information with parents

Day Nursery ChildrenWe believe that children benefit most from early years education and care when parents and settings work together in partnership. Our aim is to support you as their child’s primary carers by involving you in the care and education of your child.

As a setting we ensure ongoing dialogue with you to improve our knowledge of the needs of your child and to support you as a family, we encourage you to speak with your child’s key person regularly to discuss any changes in routine, concerns or any exciting new things your child is doing.

Every day your child attends will receive a daily sheet which will inform you about how much and what they have eaten, if they have slept and a nappy changing/toileting record as well as what activities they have participated in. This is also an opportunity for you to have a chat about your child’s day.

Your child’s ‘Learning Journey’ is kept in their individual box for you to view at any time and contains observations, art work and termly evaluations which shows the progress of their development. Advice on topics such as activities, potty training or behaviour can be sought from any of our qualified, experienced staff.

children playing


Kindergarten visit/settling in procedure

Visiting the NurseryWe understand that it is important to a parent to place their child in a warm loving environment that is suitable for your child’s needs, therefore we encourage you to visit us to view the setting.

Viewings of the setting are by appointment only as this enables us to ensure that we are available to answer all the questions you may have and is less disruptive to the routines of the children that are already in our care. To book an appointment please contact us by phone or email.

When you arrive at the setting, the front door is only allowed to be answered by designated members of staff. This is to ensure the safety of the children. You will be greeted, asked to sign in and shown around. The daily routines, planning and Early Years Foundation stage as well as the layout of the room will be explained. You will have the opportunity to see the children playing and ask any questions. We encourage you to bring your child along for the visit as you will be able to see how the child reacts to the setting. If after you have left you have any more questions or would like a second viewing do not hesitate to contact us.

If you would like your child to attend you can phone us or drop in to request a registration form. There is a £40 non refundable registration fee.

It is important to settle a child into new surroundings with new people and we aim to make this procedure as easy as possible. Each child is individual in the way they settle and some may need more than others to develop a bond with their key person. We recommend to our new parents/carers that they should initially use two settling in sessions which are free of charge. We recommend they do this a couple of weeks before their childs’ start date and the parent/carers can assess for themselves if they feel their child may need longer. These sessions need to be booked in advance.

Oak House Southend Nursery and MontessoriOak House Montessori Nursery
77 Wimborne Road
Essex SS2 4JR
Tel: 01702 611991
Email: enquiries@oakhousemontessori.co.uk