Barley Lane Montessori Day Nursery, Ilford, London
Barley Lane Montessori Day Nursery, Ilford, London
Barley Lane Montessori Day Nursery, Ilford, London

Barley Lane Montessori Day Nursery is Part of PAUK LTD - Barleymont Group of Nurseries.

This site can take babies from birth till age 5. Children often join as babies and continue their journey from Baby room (Poppies) to Preschool Room (Buttercups).

Children leave the nursery for their prospective schools after participating in a Graduation Ceremony which is attended by their family - Parents, Uncles and Aunts and Grandparents.

Nursery has parental web cameras which enables them to log into the system and view their child, which gives them the personal touch even when they are away from their little ones.

Systems are secure and only authorised access is given.

To know more about services and facilities please call or email to book an appointment and view the nursery.

Looking Forward to seeing you at Barley Lane Montessori Day Nursery - Where your child's learning Journey begins.

Group: PAUK Ltd - BarleyMont Group of Nurseries

Person in charge: Meesha Jalah (Director/Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Redbridge Council

Number of Staff: 17

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 54

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: Under 2's - Full Day £44 Half Day £22 (2 YEARS - 3 YEARS) Full Day £43 Half Day £21.50 OVER 3'S - Full Day £42 Half Day £21

Admission Information: Birth to 5 years

Languages Spoken (other than English): Punjabi Mirpuri, Bengali; Bangla, Czech, Spanish; Castilian, Hindi, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Punjabi, Polish, Russian, Tamil, Urdu, Yoruba


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Current Reviews

Review Score: 7.8 (7.804)

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This is the best Nursery ever. The Manager is really good and the staff. I recommend it to all the parents, my 2 children attend this Nursery and they are happy which makes me happy.
Continue with the good job and God bless.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Lane Montessori Day Nursery? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Staff Profiles


Violeta Velickiene

Job Title: Room Supervisor - 2 YEAR OLDS / Third In-Charge

Joined: 2010


Room Supervisor - Toddlers

NVQ LEVEL 2/3 in Childcare and Education

Physical Development Co-ordinator

Third In-charge Nursery


Satnam Kaur

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2008


I have worked at the Nursery for about 5 years. I started with a NVQ Level 2 qualification in Childcare and worked towards my Level 3 qualification while in a short time after I started working here. I have worked in all the rooms – from Baby to Pre-school.

The Nursery has a lot of training opportunities and I have been fortunate enough to be able to go on many of these trainings, and they have contributed to my growth immensely.

For me the Nursery is like a second family as everyone is friendly and seeks to help each other out. The staff outings and meetings are a great team building experience which is not found in many other establishments. The internal promotion policy of the company affords staff members the chance of self-advancement. I was on my maternity for a year and a half and I came back to the Nursery with my baby in the Baby Room at the Nursery. The staff members have really helped with making the transition of becoming a working mum at the nursery a very smooth and encouraging experience – they are really great!

I love working with the children most especially in the Pre-School as everyday holds a new experience as we tend to witness the changes in the children as they grow.

-   Satnam Kaur (Deputy Manager/Pre-School Teacher Barley Lane Montessori Day Nursery)

NVQ LEVEL 2/3 IN Childcare and Education
PSED Co-ordinator
Deputy Manager/Preschool Teacher


Samantha Richardson

Job Title: Senior Deputy Manager

Joined: 2011


I studied at Bower Park Secondary School, during my time there we had the opportunity to go on a two weeks work placement. My neighbour worked at a nursery and I went on to do my work placement with her.

I really enjoyed my time working at the nursery and I knew after that I wanted to pursue a career in childcare. By my year 9 I could choose topics I wanted to take for my GCSE, so I decided to take BTEC Health and Social Care which covered a range of topics including Childcare. I achieved a BTEC Level 2 and later went on to achieve level 3 diploma in Childcare and education.

I joined Barley Lane Montessori Day Nursery in 2011 and since then I have learnt new skills and built on my knowledge of childcare and Education. I have many opportunities to try new things. Everybody here works well in a team and supports each other at work. There is a positive and happy atmosphere throughout the setting which encourages everyone to stay in good spirit.

I have progressed from working in the toddlers’ room as a nursery officer to being a Deputy Manager, which has further exposed me to some different skills. I have enjoyed much support and training opportunities to help me with my role. I am also planning to go for my foundation degree in the coming year to further my knowledge and skills.

Qualified to NVQ LEVEL 3 in Childcare and Education
SENCO Trained
Level 2 in Safeguarding and Child Protection


Meesha Jalah

Job Title: Nursery Manager / Area Manager /Company Director

Joined: 2007


Mrs Meenakshi (Meesha) Jalah

Ever since I graduated followed by my teaching degree, I started to work with children and never looked back. Each child amazes me and the passion and desire to work constructively for the children keeps building up in me.

Having my own childcare and education company enables me to fulfil my vision of a happy community of childcare with outstanding achievements.

My nursery schools provide child centred environments where all kinds of learning styles are catered for and worked with. We are a very multicultural nursery school community with children and team members from all ethnic background attending.

Our nursery schools also offers apprenticeship to support younger generation willing to train in the childcare and education industry.

We cater for children from birth till 11 years, offering wrap around care throughout the years, and have become an indispensable part of the local area we serve.

Through our innovative educational care programme, we have brought the Nursery parents community together time and again, enabling parents to come together as friends, connect and support each other in the modern era of sole parenting.

We work in partnership with our local (Redbridge) education authority team known as London Borough of Redbridge South Locality Improvement Team for continuous quality improvements.

The future plans for the nurseries includes providing a challenging and calm environment on a continuous basis to meet the different growing needs of the children. We continuously work hard to provide high quality education and exemplary care to our children. We nurture and groom them for becoming innovative and successful learners.

Mrs Meesha Jalah

   Company Director of PAUK Ltd.
   Qualified Early Years teacher (BA/BED)
   Qualified Montessori Directress (Early Years in 2 and half years – 6 years)
   MBA qualified (Masters of Business Administration)
   Childcare assessor (qualified to NVQ 4, Assess Children’s qualifications up to level 4)
   NVQ 4 in Childcare, Learning and Education
   Currently studying MA (Masters in Early Years – Integrated Provision for Children and Families)
   Nursery Manager – Barley Lane Montessori Day Nursery
   Area Manager – Barley Lane Pre-School and After-school Centre
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