Cherry Tree Montessori Nursery & Pre-School

Coronavirus status: open

We are a small, close-knit nursery, Ofsted registered for 27 children. We are located adjacent to the Ringwood Forest in the village of Ashley Heath, providing a picturesque and natural setting. We are conveniently located less than 1 mile from the A31/A338 junction close to Ringwood.


01425 477400
Mobile: 07706 660268


Venue address
1 High Street
Ashley Heath
BH24 2HP
East Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-18:00
Tue: 08:00-18:00
Wed: 08:00-18:00
Thu: 08:00-18:00
Fri: 08:00-18:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

Please call for vacancy details.

£5.50 per Hour
£22.00 per Session
£49.50 per Day
£247.50 per Week
Cost variations
Breakfast 50p. There is also a price variation depending on the child’s age, prices quoted above are for babies up to the age of 2. For children up to 3 years old - £5.40 for lunch and morning/afternoon sessions is £21.60 = £48.60/day. Children over 3 years old - £5.35 lunch and morning/afternoon Sessions = £21.40 = £48.15. We also offer an afterschool club and holiday club at £35/day. The nursery also offers the new 30 hour funding alongside the standard 15 hour funding. Funding is offered between 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Additional Information

We now have a breakfast club between 8am to 9am, please ring for further details. We have Dance and Musical Movement class on a daily basis and French classes on a Wednesday, Pilates on a Tuesday. We do regular cooking, arts and craft activities. We incorporate the Montessori method into the EYFS curriculum to prepare our children for school. We have also now extended the garden and are building an outside classroom to extend the childrens inside learning activities outside, along with a raised garden for the children to learn about the outside environment. Each afternoon we take the children out for a walk into the forest and onto Moors Valley. After 5pm an additional charge will apply - please ask for details. We have been awarded a Level 5 (Very Good) in Food Hygiene'. Provision has an inclusion / equal opportunities policy.

Age Range
0 years 0 months to 8 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
26/11/2019 Satisfactory/Requires Improvement View here
Ofsted Report notes
If a childcare provision is run by a school they may not be separately registered with Ofsted, therefore the link to their report will be for the school.
Registration details
Registration numberOfsted registration date

Early Education

Free early education places
15 Hours For 2 year olds
No  What is this?
15 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
Yes   What is this?
30 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
Yes   What is this?


Wheelchair accessible
Parking availability information
Off road parking. We have a small but secure off road car park where parents can park whilst dropping off their children.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet.
Other Facilities
Senior Staff members are trained in supporting special needs. We have a dedicated special educational needs co-ordinator, Chris Needham - working with special needs children 0 to 5 years accredited by National Open College S.W.Region.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

The nursery has two qualified SENCO staff who support all children with special needs, and we a good relationship with outside professionals and CDC.

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Address: 1 High Street  Ashley Heath  Ringwood  Dorset

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