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Palm Bay Children’s Nursery ‘The Avenues’

Our perfect Palm Bay nursery provides a beautiful and exciting environment for your child to learn and grow. With a large garden and the opportunity for fun outings to the library, your little one will develop in the best environment possible.

Opening Times:

Weekdays 7:30 am – 6:00 pm


3 months – 5 years

406 Northdown Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 3PG

01843 221 155

What makes this nursery unique?

About the nursery

As one of our smaller nurseries, our Palm Bay nursery provides your child with a cosy, warm, and caring environment in which they can learn and grow. We are situated on Northdown Road, a convenient location for local parents. We have a large garden with a climbing frame, sand and water play, and a planting area, so the children can explore and learn new skills. Inside, we have two wonderful, bright, fun classrooms in which the children play, learn, and make friends.


We benefit from being just a short walk away from the library and a park, giving the children the opportunity for exciting outings. Both of our classrooms have doors into the garden, giving the children access to play and explore. The children love the fun activities we have on offer here at Palm Bay, which includes out of nursery classes such as weekly yoga, dance, and sport, all carried out by professionals.


All of our dedicated and caring staff are very well-qualified and experienced, consistently furthering their knowledge and skill by attending regular training courses. This ensures your little one gets the best care possible when attending any one of our nurseries.


We were rated “Good” in all areas by Ofsted. The nursery and staff team are now working towards achieving Outstanding in all areas.


“Children play in a bright and interesting environment. Staff provide them with an exciting range of toys and resources, which they are able to independently access to make choices in their play. Children make good progress in their learning.” – Ofsted

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Highly qualified staff

We have a dedicated Montessori Teacher and Qualified Teacher that carries out individual and small group activities with the children. All of our staff are qualified in childcare from NVQ 2 up to Degree level and beyond.


For more about the children’s learning and development please click here.

Large garden

We are lucky to have a wonderful, large garden that the children love to explore and play in. With lots of things to see and do, this feeds their curiosity whilst helping in the development of their imagination and creativity.

Our chain

As part of a group of nurseries, we have a dedicated network of support and expertise which is shared across all of our locations. In addition, being a family owned business ensures that there is a loving and caring family ethos to all of our nurseries.

Extra curricular activities

We have a team of professionals that carry out our selection of extra curricular activities on a weekly basis. These include:

  • Multi sports
  • Tennis
  • Dance
  • Yoga
  • Singing

My son has been going to The Avenues in Palm Bay for over a year now and absolutely loves it. I would really recommend the nursery/company. I love the Montessori approach as my son has already learned some skills that he can keep with him for life. Very friendly staff and always have good feedback from them about his day.

Lauren West
Palm Bay

My 7-year-old daughter went to The Avenues Montessori, Northdown Rd, Margate and loved it there; she was so happy. Now my 2-year-old son goes there and also loves it and is happy. The staff are great with my son; I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Wonderful staff and nursery.

Charlene Anita Griffiths
Palm Bay

Caterpillars Room: 3 months – 2.5 years

In the Caterpillars classroom we welcome children from the age of three months and children transition into the Butterflies pre-school classroom before their third birthday, dependant on the individual child and their readiness for their next stage. The Caterpillar staff pride themselves on providing a calm, nurturing and caring environment via a variety of different age appropriate areas in the classroom to support children’s learning, development and wellbeing. Children also have access to a climbing and soft play area for gross motor play. Children in this classroom enjoy lots of songs and rhymes throughout the day and stories in their beautiful book den. The classroom also has a separate area for younger children to enable children to crawl freely surrounded by soft furnishings, providing a home form home environment. In the Caterpillar classroom the children have access to their own private courtyard garden which staff ensure is always fun and exciting. Children enjoy a multitude of different activities in their garden including outdoor snack times, water play, dancing, and stories.

Butterflies room: 2.5 – 5 years

The Butterflies classroom welcomes children from pre-school age and aims to support the children for their next stage being their transition to school. The highly motivated staff team in the Butterflies classroom ensure the classroom is inviting, stimulating and fun for the children to ensure the children have the best day possible. Children in this classroom enjoy various areas to support their learning including a maths, language, and Montessori area. Children enjoy a rich variety of resources which they can select independently and staff are quick to respond to children interests to support further learning opportunities. The children in the Butterflies classroom have access to their own free-flow garden which serves as an extension of their indoor space, meaning children can enjoy the same activities outdoors on a larger scale. Children are able to enjoy circle times, snack, sand and water play and creative activities in their free-flow garden. The Butterflies class also have a main garden which provides a large space for more gross play and physical movement, the main garden also has two climbing frames. Aswell as the children having a main garden and a free-flow garden, children also have access to our beautiful forest class which children can explore without limits, being able to take risks aswell as extend their social and physical skills.

The Palm Bay management team

Nursery Manager
Zoe Woodgate

I have worked for Townsend Montessori Nurseries since 2008, thoroughly enjoying a range of different roles within three of their beautiful nurseries before progressing to Nursery Manager at The Avenues. One of these roles including Montessori Teacher, I am extremely passionate about the Montessori approach as well as the Early Years Foundation Stage. I have very much enjoyed my journey with Townsend Montessori Nurseries, who have supported me with further training and qualifications during my time with them. I feel fully appreciated in my role and have met some amazing people who are all passionate about early years.

Staff Member Townsend Montessori Nurseries Assistant Manager
Sammie Hossen

I have worked for Townsend Montessori Nurseries since 2017, I started at the Grange Montessori as Room Leader before transitioning to the Avenues and progressing to Assistant Manager. Summer 2017 I was proud to receive a First Class Honours in Early Childhood Studies which has cemented my knowledge of understanding young children. I enjoy my role at The Avenues and enjoying working with such a lovely team.

Looking to take the next step and discuss your child’s care? 

Submit the below form to arrange a show around with a member of our team. Already decided you want them to attend our Palm Bay nursery? Click here to begin the enrolment process.