The Nest

Children can join us at any time from the age of 3 months, where their journey will begin in The Nest - an airy, light, purpose built environment within our Infant Community.

The Nest (3 months - rising 2 years)

The Nest

During the first year of life, children learn to reach out, to grasp and act on their environment. Our Montessori baby Nest provides a rich, stimulating and peaceful atmosphere in which your child can unfold. Everyday activities include painting, water-play, dancing and singing with friends.

Caring, highly qualified staff attend to your baby's needs at all times and encourage them to build the foundations for a lifetime of creative learning. We keep detailed illustrated records of your child's time with us - showing their growth and achievements and making sure that you don't miss any of those exciting moments!

The Nest children love the extensive outdoor play opportunities in our one-acre meadow and woodland classroom (Colourbox 'Country Club'). This rich outdoor learning environment includes a beach area, farm area, castle roundhouse, 'Betty' the caravan and a unique pyramid bird-hide. Whatever the weather, children of all ages spend time growing plants, discovering and identifying wild-life, exploring, building dens, and eating lunch 'al fresco'. 

We embrace the Early Years Foundation Stage framework 2017.

"We will never be able to express how much Colourbox Montessori, and especially our son's teacher, have meant to us all as a family. Thanks to your constant efforts Aidan is well prepared for school and for future learning"

Jo Ferreira

"Our daughter chooses to go to Colourbox over having a day off - giving us reassurance about the decision we made over 3 years ago when she first started. Her primary school has a huge act to follow! We will be very sad to move on but we do so knowing that Gabriella has the background to do well. Thank you Colourbox!"

Rebecca Wilson

"Having started in The Nest right through to The Ocean room we are genuinely sad to be at the end of Archie's Colourbox journey. We knew nothing about Montessori at first, but we couldn't be more thrilled with the amazing start that it has given him."

Maxine Thornhill