Southend-On-Sea  /  01702 612 445  /

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Our environment

The nursery

The 4 classrooms at Le Ballon Rouge Montessori Day Nursery are well appointed with Montessori apparatus, educational resources and play materials.


We have an outdoor space that includes a quiet, calming area, furnished with picnic tables and planting troughs.

The learning classes

Hickory Dickory/Inventors

Humpty Dumpty/Explorers

Miss Muffet/Designers

For children aged 2 years old

For children aged 3 years old

For children aged 4 years old

Looking for an experienced, friendly and trusted nursery? Le Ballon Rouge are based in Southend-On-Sea, Essex and work to the Montessori Method of learning. This is a famous, practical way of teaching that means your child develops properly in every way.

Key facilities

  • A computer room and library

  • A resources room

  • A studio room for yoga, dancing and music which is equipped with a piano and a stage. This allows the nursery to put on children's concerts and to celebrate leavers' achievements each year with a prize giving ceremony.

Holiday fun club

During the school holidays in Essex, Le Ballon Rouge Montessori Day Nursery is open to children up to the age of 8 years. Activities include art and crafts, music and movement, PE, French and cooking.

Three Montessori directresses (London Montessori Centre - International Diploma) look after the Nursery's Montessori classroom. The room, situated at the centre of the nursery, is well equipped with Montessori resources ranging from practical life and sensorial materials, through to language, mathematical and cultural activities.

The directress' role is to prepare the environment, guiding children to activities that best fit their stage of development and to observe the children at work, noting their interests and progress. The Montessori Method fosters independence by providing freedom in learning and helping children to acquire skills to learn further.

In each session, up to six children from our four classrooms are invited to 'work' with the materials. Vertical grouping applies, so that children of different ages work simultaneously; the younger ones benefiting from observing the older ones and absorbing activities they will be practising later.

Please have a look at our curriculum or our aims & values for more information. Alternatively, you can contact us.

Montessori Classroom

For any enquiries, please call us

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01702 612 445

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Le Ballon Rouge Montessori Day Nursery is registered with Social Services and Ofsted. Some 2 years olds and all 3 year olds living in the Southend Borough and 4 year olds attending the nursery are eligible for the Nursery Education Grant Funding.