“Montessori is about a child with a stick, digging a hole in the mud – hands dirty, engaged, fascinated, uninterrupted.”

Trevor Eissler


Nursery & Country Club

This purpose-built nursery is situated next to Barrow Primary School on Church Rd. Every nursery room opens directly onto the large garden so your child can spend much of their day in the fresh air. Our “Country Club” area, which is close by, also provides exciting opportunities for outdoor learning and for supporting your child as they learn about sensible and positive risks. Babies and toddlers have their own special ‘Nest’ at the beautiful Town Estates Room and also have direct access to an idyllic garden.

We are open year-round and children may attend full-time or part-time from 3 months of age. All meals are freshly prepared by our nursery chefs.

Colourbox Montessori School is an inclusive setting which embraces children of all abilities. Your child will be encouraged to make their own decisions and will noticeably develop a sense of pride when they are able to do things for themselves! Your child will also develop their social skills and meet their new best friends (sometimes life-long friends), and you will have the opportunity to join a community of families who can learn from each other and provide a strong base for their children.

We embrace the Early Years Foundation Stage framework 2021.

We participate in the government Early years funding scheme which provides funded sessions for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and we accept Employer Childcare Vouchers. Working and non-working families may be eligible for help with the cost of childcare – check here to find out if this applies to you:  www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Virtual Tour

This video tour will give you a flavour of our unique nursery setting, but please contact us to arrange a visit and let us show you how our Montessori nursery schools will help your child to remain ‘Excited about learning, excited about life’!

Contact Our Nursery

Colourbox Barrow
Church Road,
Bury St. Edmunds
IP29 5AU

Opening Times:
Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 6pm

01284 834812


Colourbox Nest
Town Estates Room
The Street,
IP29 5AN

Opening Times:
Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 6pm

01284 834439


Outside Learning

Children move freely between our rooms, covered outside-learning areas and gardens. Activities such as balancing beams, climbing frames and tricycles are provided for the development of large motor skills.

Children enjoy being outside in all seasons, spending time growing plants, discovering and identifying wildlife, exploring, building dens, eating lunch and taking naps in the fresh air!

Colourbox Montessori Barrow

At Colourbox Montessori we use a secure online platform called Blossom to track and record your child’s development and achievements, and highlights are delivered to your phone (or other device) every day.  You are also able to upload your own observations of your child – sharing your child’s nursery journey builds strong trusting parent partnerships!

Visit One Of Our Other Nurseries



Red Lodge

Bury St Edmunds