Lemon Tree Montessori Nursery Croydon

St Mary's Church Hall, Purley Oaks Road, Sanderstead, South Croydon CR2 0NY

Tel.: 020 8651 5061  (Nursery)   Tel.: 07795322688 (Head Office) 


Opening hours: 7.30am-6pm Monday to Friday, 50 weeks

South Croydon Montessori Nursery School Lemon Tree Montessori Nursery School Accredited Montessori

Children can join Lemon Tree Montessori (Sanderstead, South Croydon) from the age of 2 years old and attend until September following their 5th birthday although many children leave when they go into Reception.

Many children begin by attending a minimum of two morning or afternoon sessions per week although some children are ready to attend full time straight away especially if they have been at a Nursery/childminder before: we take care to help your child settle in happily and quickly and provide parents with daily feedback during their first few weeks.

From age 3 we require a minimum attendance 18 hours so that your child gets the most of the Montessori curriculum in preparation for starting school.

All children incorporate the Early Learning Goals of the Early Years Foundation Stage during their time at the Nursery as well as the full Montessori curriculum. The exercises that the children choose from are designed to prepare them for reading, writing and number work so that a very natural progression is achieved.

The staff : pupil ratio means that there is a high level of individual attention.  Our success is apparent in the confidence and abilities of pupils when they leave the Nursery. Our minimum staff : pupil ratio is 1 : 4 for 2 year olds and 1 : 8 for three years old, although we aim to maintain higher staff:pupil ratio for older children.

Children are accepted on a first come first served basis. A Waiting List applies at the school when at a particular time all the available places are taken. However, we try to accommodate each child and each parent who wishes to register where possible.

Parents are always very welcome to visit the school and visits should be arranged by calling the school

on 020 8651 5061.

Children are accepted upon receipt of the signed registration form (can be downloaded below) and non-refundable registration fee of £50.00, plus a returnable deposit of £150, total £200.00. These can be paid by cheque or directly into the Nursery’s bank account (details are on the registration form).

When the registration form and the deposit/registration fee are received by our Office, we send out the confirmation letter which means that the place has been reserved. We also ask parents to complete a medical questionnaire before your child starts (can also be downloaded below).

If you would like your child to start attending Lemon Tree Montessori  please complete and return the Registration Form below.

If you would like to ask us a question or book a visit please complete the contact form below.

Arrange a tour to see the nursery
Register your child to start at Lemon Tree Montessori
Enquire about places/waiting list
Request a call back to discuss your enquiry