Colourbox Montessori nursery opens in Haverhill

SEP 2015

Colourbox Montessori nursery opens at Three Counties Way, Haverhill Research Park

A new Montessori nursery opened in Haverhill on Monday.

The nursery, on the Research Park site in Three Counties Way, is run by a company called Colourbox which has operated a nursery in Newmarket for the past 25 years.

Colourbox were approached by research park developers JAYNIC at the start of the process, and have had input throughout.

The 76-place nursery also has a chef to cook meals for the children. There is currently a staff of six, but this is expected to grow.

The nursery, which has received funding from Suffolk County Council, is open to children aged three months to five years who are on government funding or private funding.

It uses the Montessori technique, which is about allowing children to learn and discover at their own pace. It is being run in partnership with the Samuel Ward Academy Trust.

Gemma Green, whose daughter Blythe, 2, attends Colourbox, said:

“She loves it, absolutely loves it. I'm struggling a little bit as a mummy, but they've made it really easy for me."

Nic Rumsey, of research park developer JAYNIC, said: 

“This is another vital step towards providing Haverhill with a mixed use employment zone that is already providing homes, a restaurant and now nursery care.

“It is another major foundation stone towards making Haverhill Research Park a very sustainable working location. Parents will be able to drop their children off before coming to work at the park and pick them up on the way home."

The nursery is now open for full and part-time care from 7am to 7pm every weekday, and will have open days on 14, 16, 22 and 24 September 2015


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"It's been a real labour of love. We have been able to design it right from the beginning. We've got underfloor heating, and every room opens on to the garden.

Susie Norman
Director - Colourbox