Welcome to Circles Montessori day nursery

We are a full day nursery and preschool. We are based at the Welwyn Equestrian centre which has beautiful surroundings, looking out over fields which are home to Horses, Alpacas and different avians. We are a Montessori, EYFS amalgamation which creates a holistic environment borrowing the best of both ethos’  Our mission is to create an enriching, calm environment where children can learn, play and grow, discovering their independence and healthy relationships with their peers and teachers.


6 Months to 5 years

Monday to Friday 7:30am – 6.00pm 

open 51 weeks a year

We offer funding for 2, 3 and 4 years olds


Welwyn Equestrian Centre
Potter Heath Road

01438 815 577

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holiday club

Circles Montessori offers a holiday club over the half terms and summer holidays where children at the nursery and their siblings can come and have fun. Over the holidays the staff creates fun activities such as Halloween party and Bonfire night celebrations. Christmas card decorating and Easter eggs hunts etc. Circles also provide exciting days throughout the summer such as Hawaiian beach party and teddy bears picnic.

Montessori Approach

Montessori is a holistic approach that aims to develop the child as an individual. It focuses on the immense capacity and potential that every child has within them, by giving them the freedom within limits and independence to learn at their own pace. Maria Montessori discovered that children learn best through choosing and experimenting themselves and that learning comes from understanding rather than from pure instruction.


Circles Montessori offers many sessions such as a full day (7.30 to 6pm), a school day (8.30am to 3.30pm), a morning (9am to 12pm) and an afternoon session (1pm to 4pm). We also offer extra sessions which are charged at the hourly rate.

Circles Montessori offers two, three and four year old free government childcare places. All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours government funding. Some 2 year olds are also eligible for this funding.