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Badingham Playschool (Day Nursery)

Day nursery
Coronavirus Support

Setting has been open throughout the pandemic to offer childcare places to children of key workers and for vulnerable children.


We provided online/virtual support to families that could not attend during lockdown.

We reopened from 1st June to all children and honoured their funding so that families could access vital childcare to enable parents to return to work.  

We have modified our policies and procedures to ensure we are Covid secure but still offer a great service.  All families have returned from the beginning of September.

Staff work hard to create a good induction and settling in process for new children and all that have started have settled well.

General Details

Badingham Playschool is a well established nursery school with experienced, well qualified staff offering quality, affordable childcare to families in Badingham and surrounding villages and towns. We work closely with parents/carers to ensure children settle well and get the most from their pre-school experience. Our curriculum is very varied and is led by children's interests and needs.    We believe that children need to connect with nature and their communities so we spend a lot of time outside exploring the local area and providing an educational approach to outdoor play in the beautiful rural environments around us.  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic we have been based in our Framlingham setting and we have been open continuously providing care for local families.  We have good links with a large number of local primary schools and strive to ensure a good transition for each child.  We were Awarded Suffolk County Council Early Years Educational Setting of the Year 2019 in recognition of the quality of experience that Playschool staff achieve for children that attend and the support we provide for families.

Who to contact

Michele Cole
01728 638804
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Contact Notes

Please leave a telephone message if no-one is available to take your call or alternatively email.

Charity Commissioning Number

Venue Details

Badingham Playschool at
The Scout & Guide Headquarters
Badingham Road
IP13 9HS
Parking available
Parking details
small carpark and on road parking

We are have been based in our Framlingham Nursery since the beginning of the pandemic.  This is ideally situated between the Framlingham sports field and the Pageant field play area which provide us with access to large open play spaces.  We regularly walk into Framlingham town, around the castle grounds and have access to a vast network of footpaths through woods and farmland for bigger adventures.

The setting is fully accessible.

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Badingham Playschool has places available at all sessions in all age groups.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 4.30pm

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - This setting complies with all equalities legislation.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We have experience of nut & seed allergies, milk intolerances and gluten free/vegetarian/vegan diets.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - We have experience with developmental delay, physical and mental health needs including attachment disorder, trauma, autistic spectrum disorder, selective mutism, speech delay, global development delay.We have a fully qualified SENCO and an assistant SENCO and strive to give the best individual care possible to promote every child's learning and development.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Emotional needs
Global Delay
Learning difficulties
Mentally Disabled
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.90 3 years plus - Per hour
£5.30 2 years - Per hour
£5.50 Under 2 years - Per hour
£1.50 Breakfast club - Per day
£2.50 Lunch Club - Per day
Children can be booked in for the hours and meals that you need - we have a very flexible childcare offer. Children can arrive at 8.00am, 8.30am, 9.00am, 9.30am, midday or 1pm Children can leave at Midday, 1pm, 3.30pm, 4.00pm, 4.30pm Funded hours can be carried over to pay for holiday playscheme hours in a very flexible way.

Other Details

Accessible parking, Adventure play area, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Soft play area, Take children on outings, Trampoline, Village walks
School pickups
Sir Robert Hitcham's CEVAP School (Framlingham)
Further information about pick-ups
lunch time pick up from school nursery deliver to our venue at Scout & Guide HQ, Framlingham
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 3 month(s)
To 8 Year(s) 0 month(s)

We are a charity that was set up over 40 years ago.  We are a not-for-profit organisation which gives us a very different ethos to privately run nurseries.

Age range; children from 3 months to 5 years old.  We provide free sessions for funded 2, 3 and 4 year old children.  Staff have experience of a range of special educational needs and disabilities.  Every one is welcome at Playschool.

Our funded childcare offer is as flexible as we can make it so you can maximise the childcare you can access for free.

Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
09/03/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
18/06/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
31/10/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Our setting is accessible.  Our staff have experience of  a wide range of SEN and disabilities to enable all children to become part of the playschool 'family' where they are welcomed and accepted.  We work closely with other education and health professionals to ensure we provide the best experience we can and successful transitions into school. We work closely with other local paediatric services, for example, Occupational Therapists. 

Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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Fantastic Playschool
I highly recommend this fantastic Playschool. The staff are all great, they always do the very best for the children with lots of activities, outside time, crafting etc and nothing is too much trouble. They are knowledgable and work so hard. They provide lunches and breakfast should you require along with 8am or 830am starts and 430pm or 5pm finishes. There is holiday play scheme days too. Even during this current ‘lockdown’, staff are looking after key workers children and providing support, and advice for the rest of us.These ladies are my heroes.
Amazing staff. My boys love it.
Both of my boys attend Badingham Playschool. F went from 20 months old and H went from 13 months old. Both boys enjoy their days at Playschool so much. The staff are amazing. The children have access to so many different learning activities. They have both thrived being in this environment.