Excited about learning, excited about life.

Excited about learning, excited about life.

Excited about learning, excited about life.

Excited about learning, excited about life.

Excited about learning, excited about life.

We invite you to visit our outstanding Colourbox Montessori and Forest School Nurseries to see why we are always ‘excited about learning, excited about life!’

Your babies and children will enjoy our wonderful environments which:

Nurture their natural desire to explore

Stimulate their young minds to think

Support their growing desire to be free & independent

They will be supported in their early years journey by highly experienced and knowledgeable adults who:

Listen to their ideas

Follow their interests

Value their uniqueness

Respect their choices

Haverhill

Newmarket

Red Lodge

Barrow

Our Exceptional Nurseries in Suffolk

Our beautiful and well-resourced rooms, gardens and woodland areas provide the best possible opportunities for your precious little ones. Under the guidance of our fantastic and highly-qualified staff your child will thrive, developing the confidence and self-esteem to reach their individual potential.

Our commitment to families, children of all abilities and to our staff spans three decades, growing from one little village nursery to a small group of highly regarded nurseries in Suffolk.

We, and hundreds of other families, highly recommend that you come and visit us – we’re confident that you and your child will LOVE it!

Play is the Work of the Child

Montessori recognised that young children need a sense of order and regularity in their lives. At Colourbox we provide a calm and consistent atmosphere where your child can create, play, make friends and develop as an individual as well as part of a group. Our Montessori guides use thoughtful language to encourage your child to grow in confidence and to become a competent learner.

Play is the Work of the Child

Montessori recognised that young children need a sense of order and regularity in their lives. At Colourbox we provide a calm and consistent atmosphere where your child can create, play, make friends and develop as an individual as well as part of a group. Our Montessori guides use thoughtful language to encourage your child to grow in confidence and to become a competent learner.

Parent & Carer Zone

Log in to our dedicated area for parents and carers where you will find policies and procedures relevant to your child’s attendance. Printed copies of our policies and procedures can also be found in the reception areas at each of our nurseries. 

About Us

Find out more about Colourbox Montessori nurseries, our different locations and the various settings we can offer your child.

Contact Us

Contact us today to find out how we can help your child learn, develop and grow in one of our Montessori nurseries settings.

News & Blog

All the latest news from the Colourbox Montessori School team can be found here.

Here at Colourbox we are excited to announce that we have been included in the Top 20 small nursery groups in the UK for 2021 by the industry specialists daynurseries.co.uk. Our Haverhill and Newmarket nurseries have also been sepcifically awarded the Top 20 Nurseries in East of England.

Colourbox Careers

From time to time, we have openings for fantastic educators and team members to join our Colourbox Montessori Nurseries. Our motto is ‘Excited about Learning, Excited about Life’ and that is something we wish for our staff as well as the children we care for. When you join us, we work with you individually to plan your career path and what we can put in place for you to meet your career goals.

Discover our current vacancies in the link below by visiting our Careers page.

Newmarket

An excellent place for your child to grow, develop and learn. My son has become so independent and confident in all aspects of his day. From dressing himself (including shoes) to recognising his and others names when written down.

My son has really enjoyed all the outside space they provide equally with the more focused work up at the tables. My son is so ready for school now thanks to Colourbox Montessori School and I’m confident that the transition will be seamless.

LM July 2021

St. Christopher’s

Both my daughters had a wonderful time with Colourbox Montessori Nursery & Pre-School – St Christopher’s and learnt so much. Despite lockdown last year my youngest continued to learn via their interactive Zoom sessions and was ready for primary school in September. I cannot recommend the team and environment highly enough.

MD May 2021

Barrow

My child has loved Colourbox Montessori School – Barrow. The staff are friendly and welcoming at drop off/pick up. My child’s independence and confidence has grown so quickly since starting and has been so helpful at home (laying the table/tidying plates up) all skills learnt from nursery. I can’t wait to start my younger child here, as I know they will thrive at this nursery.

SH Aug 2021

Newmarket

Colourbox Montessori is a brilliant nursery my daughter has come on so much with the fantastic staff that they have. They have coped very professionally with the pandemic making sure it was safe for the children to attend.

CL May 2021

Haverhill

We cannot express how grateful we are for all the team at Colourbox have done for our son in the 3.5 years he has been attending the nursery. From the moment we first saw Colourbox we knew it was the only child care setting that we could imagine him going to and that is a decision we haven’t regretted. Our son has really blossomed at Colourbox and as he is now leaving to start reception we know will continue to flourish at school and beyond. The team has played a huge part in laying great foundations through their teaching skills and Montessori approach and by just being the caring, kind and conscientious people they are.

Our daughter will be starting in 2022 and I am sure she will love it too!

SM July 2021

Red Lodge

My daughter loved her time at Colourbox Montessori School and is now moving up to primary school. She is my third child to attend Colourbox preschool setting and I wouldn’t go elsewhere. The teachers are so friendly and welcoming and really look after the children. It’s like a home away from home for them, they love it!

Sad to see my daughter go but excited for my youngest to come up!

LC  July 2021

Newmarket

My son was 11 months old when he started at Colourbox Montessori & Forest School Newmarket and leaves to start school in September. Colourbox has been fantastic with him through all of the rooms he has been in and he has formed lovely bonds with the teachers.

They help to develop and teach many life skills, such as getting dressed, tidying up and making their own choices on work.

My son has always gone into nursery each day happy and comes out fulfilled and excited to tell me about his day which has made it so much easier to work and know he is being so well looked after.

All of the staff have worked so hard to keep the children safe during this last year and it’s a credit to them.

I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone and will be very sad to say goodbye to it later this year.

AW May 2021

St. Christopher’s

Well, what can I say? My two sons have been with Colourbox Montessori Nursery & Pre-School – St Christopher’s for the past 5 years when my eldest was 8 months old and I made the hard decision to go back to work. My youngest son joined a year later. The Colourbox staff are just fantastic, friendly, supportive and just plain amazing. For 5 years you have given my sons the best start in life to education and play that I could have ever asked for. You have been there through thick and thin and given my sons the best care. I would never have considered anywhere else and would recommend you without a doubt. You are outstanding and will continue to thrive in the future. Thank you so so much for everything and can’t believe we are leaving you end of August when my youngest starts at school. You truly have given an amazing start to my sons’ lives. Thank you again.

NM May 2021

Barrow

Colourbox Barrow is a wonderful place for little ones to learn and develop. My son previously went to another nursery and has had positive experiences of both.

I’ve seen an improvement in both his confidence and skills. He has learnt already to become more independent and is very chatty when I pick him up. He tells me he has had fun and played a lot.

The staff are warm, friendly and supportive. If I have mentioned anything we are trying to do at home, they have supported us by following the same at nursery too and checking in to make sure there’s consistency.

I like that they have shared their plans for Spring activities and sharing things like menu choices for the week ahead. I also like that they will focus every 3 weeks on an individual child’s development by writing up a report to the parents on the app.

JC Jan 2021

Haverhill

My little one just loves the place. The ambience they have for the kids is excellent. All staff are very well trained and they took care of my little one with utmost care. Highly recommended from my personal experience.

ST Aug 2021

Red Lodge

My daughter joined this nursery on their first day of opening back in 2018. I have watched her go from strength to strength with the support and care of the staff. She is so excited to go each day and comes out bursting to tell me all about her day. The resources they have for the children are of the best quality and they have lots of time outdoors as well no matter the weather. The children have home-cooked lunches each day which is fantastic. The staff are all so lovely and really care deeply for the children and it shows not only in their manner but in the childrens’ happiness. I can’t recommend enough.

SH May 2021

Newmarket

My little boy started here in January. He is normally very clingy and upset for us to leave him when confronted with a new environment and new people. It’s his second week there and instead of cuddling to us and crying when we leave, he strolls in on his own, carrying his own backpack and is excited to see his peers and nursery staff. We have been so impressed with the look of the nursery, the welcoming staff and lovely atmosphere within. I would highly recommend this nursery to friends and family, it’s hard to leave your babies but it makes it so much easier when they go somewhere that they love.

KA Jan 2021

St. Christopher’s

Before moving to the Newmarket site, my son attended Colourbox Montessori Nursery & Pre-School – St Christopher’s and loved it. The staff are all wonderfully friendly and nurturing with beautiful facilities and equipment. When they had to close in the first lockdown they arranged brilliant Zoom class sessions for the children with activities, stories and tasks, which my son really enjoyed. So much thought and care goes in to everything they do at Colourbox, can’t recommend them enough. Thank you!

GC May 2021

Barrow

Lovely nursery with lovely, caring, thoughtful staff! Both my children (4 and 18 months) love going there and so enjoy the variety of activities! They learn so much and their independence since attending a Montessori has been really noticeable!

HC May 2021

Haverhill

We moved from London and with Covid 19 it was not an easy step. At Colourbox Montessori Haverhill, they were very helpful and guided us in every single step. My son is always excited to go and it feels like he would stay there the whole night too. We only left him for a very short period and I feel that he learned a lot.

Looking forward to going back in 2021.

Thank you for keeping my son safe and happy.

NA Jan 2021

Red Lodge

My son graduated last year from Colourbox Montessori School – Red lodge. I highly recommend the school to everyone. Fantastic team, very friendly, they did such a good job with him. He learned so much. During the pandemic, while my son was out of school they offered a Zoom session which he enjoyed. We loved all the activities and my son was able to see his friends. All the effort is so much appreciated, thank you team Red Lodge, you also gave us the feeling that our son was safe, especially during this pandemic. Thank you.

MT May 2021

Newmarket

I adore your nurseries. You gave both my babies the best start to education and I can’t talk highly enough of Colourbox. Wishing you all the best for Christmas and a safe new year to all your team and families.

ES Jan 2021

St. Christopher’s

My daughter loves going to this nursery. Every day she leaves with a big smile on her face and has plenty to tell me about what she has done during the day. She was quite shy in the first few months and often would only play by herself but the staff were amazing and helped her confidence grow by providing plenty of opportunities for her to build friendships. We love the daily diary that they send out because it gives us an idea of what she has done and we can ask questions relating to it so we do not have the “I don’t know” when asking her about her day. She enjoys looking at the photos and explaining what is happening in each one.

SN May 2021

Red Lodge

My daughter loves going to this nursery. Every day she leaves with a big smile on her face and has plenty to tell me about what she has done during the day. She was quite shy in the first few months and often would only play by herself but the staff were amazing and helped her confidence grow by providing plenty of opportunities for her to build friendships. We love the daily diary that they send out because it gives us an idea of what she has done and we can ask questions relating to it so we do not have the “I don’t know” when asking her about her day. She enjoys looking at the photos and explaining what is happening in each one.

Newmarket

An excellent place for your child to grow, develop and learn. My son has become so independent and confident in all aspects of his day. From dressing himself (including shoes) to recognising his and others names when written down.

My son has really enjoyed all the outside space they provide equally with the more focused work up at the tables. My son is so ready for school now thanks to Colourbox Montessori School and I’m confident that the transition will be seamless.

LM July 2021

St. Christopher’s

Both my daughters had a wonderful time with Colourbox Montessori Nursery & Pre-School – St Christopher’s and learnt so much. Despite lockdown last year my youngest continued to learn via their interactive Zoom sessions and was ready for primary school in September. I cannot recommend the team and environment highly enough.

MD May 2021

Barrow

My child has loved Colourbox Montessori School – Barrow. The staff are friendly and welcoming at drop off/pick up. My child’s independence and confidence has grown so quickly since starting and has been so helpful at home (laying the table/tidying plates up) all skills learnt from nursery. I can’t wait to start my younger child here, as I know they will thrive at this nursery.

SH Aug 2021

Newmarket

Colourbox Montessori is a brilliant nursery my daughter has come on so much with the fantastic staff that they have. They have coped very professionally with the pandemic making sure it was safe for the children to attend.

CL May 2021

Haverhill

We cannot express how grateful we are for all the team at Colourbox have done for our son in the 3.5 years he has been attending the nursery. From the moment we first saw Colourbox we knew it was the only child care setting that we could imagine him going to and that is a decision we haven’t regretted. Our son has really blossomed at Colourbox and as he is now leaving to start reception we know will continue to flourish at school and beyond. The team has played a huge part in laying great foundations through their teaching skills and Montessori approach and by just being the caring, kind and conscientious people they are.

Our daughter will be starting in 2022 and I am sure she will love it too!

SM July 2021

Red Lodge

My daughter loved her time at Colourbox Montessori School and is now moving up to primary school. She is my third child to attend Colourbox preschool setting and I wouldn’t go elsewhere. The teachers are so friendly and welcoming and really look after the children. It’s like a home away from home for them, they love it!

Sad to see my daughter go but excited for my youngest to come up!

LC  July 2021

Newmarket

My son was 11 months old when he started at Colourbox Montessori & Forest School Newmarket and leaves to start school in September. Colourbox has been fantastic with him through all of the rooms he has been in and he has formed lovely bonds with the teachers.

They help to develop and teach many life skills, such as getting dressed, tidying up and making their own choices on work.

My son has always gone into nursery each day happy and comes out fulfilled and excited to tell me about his day which has made it so much easier to work and know he is being so well looked after.

All of the staff have worked so hard to keep the children safe during this last year and it’s a credit to them.

I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone and will be very sad to say goodbye to it later this year.

AW May 2021

St. Christopher’s

Well, what can I say? My two sons have been with Colourbox Montessori Nursery & Pre-School – St Christopher’s for the past 5 years when my eldest was 8 months old and I made the hard decision to go back to work. My youngest son joined a year later. The Colourbox staff are just fantastic, friendly, supportive and just plain amazing. For 5 years you have given my sons the best start in life to education and play that I could have ever asked for. You have been there through thick and thin and given my sons the best care. I would never have considered anywhere else and would recommend you without a doubt. You are outstanding and will continue to thrive in the future. Thank you so so much for everything and can’t believe we are leaving you end of August when my youngest starts at school. You truly have given an amazing start to my sons’ lives. Thank you again.

NM May 2021

Barrow

Colourbox Barrow is a wonderful place for little ones to learn and develop. My son previously went to another nursery and has had positive experiences of both.

I’ve seen an improvement in both his confidence and skills. He has learnt already to become more independent and is very chatty when I pick him up. He tells me he has had fun and played a lot.

The staff are warm, friendly and supportive. If I have mentioned anything we are trying to do at home, they have supported us by following the same at nursery too and checking in to make sure there’s consistency.

I like that they have shared their plans for Spring activities and sharing things like menu choices for the week ahead. I also like that they will focus every 3 weeks on an individual child’s development by writing up a report to the parents on the app.

JC Jan 2021

Haverhill

My little one just loves the place. The ambience they have for the kids is excellent. All staff are very well trained and they took care of my little one with utmost care. Highly recommended from my personal experience.

ST Aug 2021

Red Lodge

My daughter joined this nursery on their first day of opening back in 2018. I have watched her go from strength to strength with the support and care of the staff. She is so excited to go each day and comes out bursting to tell me all about her day. The resources they have for the children are of the best quality and they have lots of time outdoors as well no matter the weather. The children have home-cooked lunches each day which is fantastic. The staff are all so lovely and really care deeply for the children and it shows not only in their manner but in the childrens’ happiness. I can’t recommend enough.

SH May 2021

Newmarket

My little boy started here in January. He is normally very clingy and upset for us to leave him when confronted with a new environment and new people. It’s his second week there and instead of cuddling to us and crying when we leave, he strolls in on his own, carrying his own backpack and is excited to see his peers and nursery staff. We have been so impressed with the look of the nursery, the welcoming staff and lovely atmosphere within. I would highly recommend this nursery to friends and family, it’s hard to leave your babies but it makes it so much easier when they go somewhere that they love.

KA Jan 2021

St. Christopher’s

Before moving to the Newmarket site, my son attended Colourbox Montessori Nursery & Pre-School – St Christopher’s and loved it. The staff are all wonderfully friendly and nurturing with beautiful facilities and equipment. When they had to close in the first lockdown they arranged brilliant Zoom class sessions for the children with activities, stories and tasks, which my son really enjoyed. So much thought and care goes in to everything they do at Colourbox, can’t recommend them enough. Thank you!

GC May 2021

Barrow

Lovely nursery with lovely, caring, thoughtful staff! Both my children (4 and 18 months) love going there and so enjoy the variety of activities! They learn so much and their independence since attending a Montessori has been really noticeable!

HC May 2021

Haverhill

We moved from London and with Covid 19 it was not an easy step. At Colourbox Montessori Haverhill, they were very helpful and guided us in every single step. My son is always excited to go and it feels like he would stay there the whole night too. We only left him for a very short period and I feel that he learned a lot.

Looking forward to going back in 2021.

Thank you for keeping my son safe and happy.

NA Jan 2021

Red Lodge

My son graduated last year from Colourbox Montessori School – Red lodge. I highly recommend the school to everyone. Fantastic team, very friendly, they did such a good job with him. He learned so much. During the pandemic, while my son was out of school they offered a Zoom session which he enjoyed. We loved all the activities and my son was able to see his friends. All the effort is so much appreciated, thank you team Red Lodge, you also gave us the feeling that our son was safe, especially during this pandemic. Thank you.

MT May 2021

Newmarket

I adore your nurseries. You gave both my babies the best start to education and I can’t talk highly enough of Colourbox. Wishing you all the best for Christmas and a safe new year to all your team and families.

ES Jan 2021

St. Christopher’s

My daughter loves going to this nursery. Every day she leaves with a big smile on her face and has plenty to tell me about what she has done during the day. She was quite shy in the first few months and often would only play by herself but the staff were amazing and helped her confidence grow by providing plenty of opportunities for her to build friendships. We love the daily diary that they send out because it gives us an idea of what she has done and we can ask questions relating to it so we do not have the “I don’t know” when asking her about her day. She enjoys looking at the photos and explaining what is happening in each one.

SN May 2021

Red Lodge

My daughter loves going to this nursery. Every day she leaves with a big smile on her face and has plenty to tell me about what she has done during the day. She was quite shy in the first few months and often would only play by herself but the staff were amazing and helped her confidence grow by providing plenty of opportunities for her to build friendships. We love the daily diary that they send out because it gives us an idea of what she has done and we can ask questions relating to it so we do not have the “I don’t know” when asking her about her day. She enjoys looking at the photos and explaining what is happening in each one.