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About Jelly Beans

Jelly Beans Montessori Nursery is situated in a Catholic Church building in Southend Road, Hockley.  It is a privately run Christian day Nursery which accepts children of all faiths (or none).

For children aged 0-3 years, the Nursery operates from two large rooms, with an adjacent enclosed and secure garden and forest school which the children can use throughout the year. Operating since 2004, the Nursery is a popular day care option for babies and toddlers, as well as a useful holiday club venue for working parents.

Jelly Beans also have two Pre-Schools within Hockley, one based at the Plumberow Primary Academy and one based at Hockley Primary Academy.

Behind our success is the vision of founder Sarah Drummond, a dedicated Montessori practitioner, who remains actively involved in the day-to-day running of Jelly Beans:

My aim is to provide high quality early years education and care, in a safe and warm environment, which follows the philosophy and method of Maria Montessori, within a Christian context.

We nurture each child's curiosity, encouraging children to have fun and to flourish, becoming confident and independent learners with a thirst to learn more.  Our staff are highly qualified and promote an environment of respect, where manners, good behaviour and sharing and supporting others play an important role.

Ultimately, every child who comes through our Nursery will leave us having discovered the world of learning with enthusiasm through careful guidance, with the principles of self learning safely embedded.

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