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Townsend Montessori Nurseries is a chain of high quality childcare nursery schools located in Margate, Palm Bay, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Whitstable, Faversham, Maidstone and Forest Hill

“Exciting announcement :  Our new Herne Bay Nursery will open January 2018.  Located in Beaumont Street, Herne Bay.   Free places for 2 – 4 year olds.  Open all year round Monday to Friday 7.30am – 6.30pm.  Book now to avoid disappointment on 01843 852575

We currently have the following nursery schools: Port Regis Montessori Nursery School in Broadstairs, The Grange Montessori Nursery School located in Broadstairs, The Avenues Montessori Nursery School in Palm Bay Margate, Whitstable Montessori Nursery School in Whitstable, Faversham Montessori Nursery School located close to the town centre of Faversham. Forest Hill nursery located in Rojack Road. Margate Nursery located in Cowper Road. All nursery schools take babies from 3mths to children aged 5 years.   Maidstone Nursery School is  near to Maidstone town centre.  Our new nursery in Herne Bay will be opening January 2018.

The company was established in 2005 and has grown from strength to strength based on the high quality of care and education that is offered.

We believe that every child should be treated as an individual and we aim to give your child the best start in life by providing a caring and stimulating environment where they can reach their full potential.


At all of our nurseries we offer free places for all  3 – 5 year olds. We also offer free places for two year olds subject to qualifying criteria. Please ask the nursery manager for more details. We offer 12 hours per week for 48 weeks of the year or 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year.  We also offer 30hours extended childcare as well.


Our Ofsted “Good” Rated nurseries include Faversham, Broadstairs, Margate, Palm Bay and Forest Hill.

Maidstone has not yet received their first inspection

Whitstable and Ramsgate have been graded as Satisfactory.  We are looking forward to these nurseries being re-inspected as we are confident that we will achieve a rating of “GOOD” or above.

Supporting Children with Additional Needs.

We operate an inclusive setting and  nursery has a designated SENCO, Lauren Clarke.  Lauren has been a SENCO for one and a half years and has been on a module training senco course as well as training for speech and language, autism, behaviour management and child protection.  Lauren ensures that Individual Educational Plans are made for children with specific needs.  She makes sure these are being followed and supports the child’s key person.  We promote an inclusive practice, everybody is welcome and we cater for individual children’s needs.  The nursery works well with other agencies, services and the children’s parents/carers to take into consideration ethnic background, home language, family background, religion/faith, learning difficulties and/or disabilities and gender to promote children’s care and education.

We have several outside agencies come into to the settings to offer help support and ideas.  The agencies that visit us are speech and language, area senco, health visitors, specialist teachers and specialist nurses.