Southend-On-Sea  /  01702 612 445  /

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Le Ballon Rouge Montessori Day Nursery was founded in 1996 in Thorpe Bay by a qualified Montessori teacher. Two years later the group purchased large premises at Crossfield Road, Southend-On-Sea, first occupying the ground floor before expanding to the first floor in May 2000.

  • Outstanding OFSTED Inspection report

  • Secure premises (CCTV and entry camera/phone)

  • Long-serving, experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic staff

  • Qualifications ranging from NVQ 2 and 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development, Diploma in Pre-School Practice Level 4, Montessori International Diploma Level 4 to NVQ level 5 Health & Social Care  

  • Exciting and challenging educational programme

  • One-to-one sessions for all children

  • Weekly sessions by qualified teachers in music, dance and yoga with Tatty Bumpkins

  • French taught through songs, games and props by a French national

  • Extensive facilities, educational resources and play materials

  • School holiday club for 8 year olds and under

Why choose us

How we began

Le Ballon Rouge Montessori Day Nursery

Le Ballon Rouge is a privately owned, Montessori day nursery located in Southend-On-Sea, offering all-day and sessional care. Our nursery is open to children aged 2-5 years during term time and 2-8 years throughout the school holidays.

Who we are

Click here to learn more about our nursery and how we developed such a successful and interactive nursery.

Our Values

Want to see if you child would be suited to our nursery? We understand every child is special, click here to have a look at our aims and principles.


Want to find out how we teach? We treat every child as special and we guide them through a well-defined and beautiful learning journey. Please click here to learn more.

Have any enquiries? We welcome you to get in touch.

For more information on our Montessori nursery, call us today on 01702 612 445

After completing her formal education, the proprietor came over to England to perfect her English. In the 1970's she worked in London as a PA in banking and advertising.

Following her daughter entering a local Montessori pre-prep school, she became interested in the Montessori Method of teaching. Qualifying as a Montessori Directress in 1989, she taught at two local, private schools until the opportunity arose for her to open her own Montessori nursery.

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