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The Lodge Day Nursery

Day nursery

The Lodge Day Nursery is situated in the heart of Ipswich and close to Ipswich School and near Christchurch Park. We offer full day childcare 50 weeks of the year.

The attractive building offers specially designed, bright, spacious rooms, a large garden and outdoor environment to play in. We offer exceptional childcare for children aged 3 months to 3 years. The term after the child’s third birthday, the children transfer to the Nursery Class at Ipswich Prep, extended day care and all year round places are available. We have a car park available to make the collections and drop offs easier for you and your child.

We employ professional, qualified staff and who are caring and supportive to the needs of you and your child. The Lodge welcomes the whole family to join us in partnership to ensure your child feels safe and secure whilst your child learns, grows, and thrives.

The Lodge Day Nursery believes that all children have the right to learn and develop alongside their peers. We celebrate the unique qualities of each individual child and aim to meet the needs of all our children in an inclusive environment. We are passionate about offering a welcoming environment with learning through purposeful play and social peer interactions.

Who to contact

Hayley List
Ivry Lodge
Ivry Street
01473 282811
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Venue Details

The Lodge Day Nursery
Ivry Lodge
Ivry Street
Parking available
Parking details
Drop off and pick up parking is available

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


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Immediate vacancies
Other information
It would be advantageous to book a visit through our website and advise us of your requirements to avoid disappointment.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 7.30am - 6.00pm

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Yes. Our delicious food is locally sourced and cooked on the premises by our own chef. We cater for children with all allergies and cultural preferences, so you do not need to supply extra foods.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Global Delay
Learning difficulties
Motor impairment
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
0-1 years; £68 all year round Per day
1-2 years; £66 all year round Per day
1-2 years; £42 all year round Morning Session
1-2 years; £42 all year round Afternoon Session
2-3 years; £64 all year round Per day
2-3 years; £35 all year round Morning Session
2-3 years; £35 all year round Afternoon Session
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Other Details

Accessible parking, Adventure play area, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, CCTV, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Outdoor play equipment, Sleeping area, Take children on outings
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 3 month(s)
To 3 Year(s) 0 month(s)

The Lodge Day Nursery opened in January 2018 and is rapidly growing.  Please come and see us to secure your child's place.

Offers Tax Free Childcare
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Ofsted Information

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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We work closely with families to support the needs of children with SEND. We liaise closely with outside agencies (i.e. Health Visitors, Support Workers, Suffolk County Council, Speech Therapists etc.) to support our practice. We ensure the sharing of information with parents is a priority, being mindful of confidentiality and GDPR when sharing information.

We provide a rich indoor and outdoor learning environment for the children within the Nursery. Inside, there are two stimulating learning environment rooms and bathrooms. The children also have access to the Nursery library and the older children have free-flow access to the outside decking area. The decking is sheltered and children can have access to the garden in all weathers. We also have a grassed area with a range of resources including; mud kitchen, slides, large sand pit, physical apparatus, construction area and much more.

We ensure that staff members at The Lodge are fully qualified in childcare, paediatric first aid and safeguarding. We have experienced staff in speech and language and a fully qualified Speech and Language Therapist. Staff are Makaton trained 1 & 2; the staff will use this on a daily basis to communicate tasks such as; nappy changes, mealtimes, sleep times. We have a wealth of experience and the ability to identify children who are requiring extra help at Nursery. Our staff team are welcoming and friendly, providing a positive and sensitive approach to the care and education of children.

At The Lodge, we have a robust settling-in programme in place for when a child starts with us, providing security for the child before they are left by their carers. Each child will be given two settling-in sessions and depending on the needs of the child this can be increased. Each parent before starting the Nursery will be given a questionnaire about their children containing information about the child’s development. This information is then used to start their learning journey with us. We can also provide home visits, where the key person will gain necessary information regarding the child before they start at the setting.

We have an excellent Key Person system in place which ensures both the Key Person and parents form close relationships. A Key Person will carry out observations and purposeful activities based around the children’s interest, monitoring their learning on a daily basis. We will always encourage parents to discuss any concerns that they have and offer an open door policy. Each child will have their own learning journal which tracks the child’s learning progress from the very start, this is available to parents on their mobile. We encourage parents to become involved as much as possible to support their child whilst at the setting. Twice a year parents are invited to visit the Nursery to discuss their child’s progress and development and how we can support further.

At The Lodge we are committed to offer an inclusive service, which welcomes all children and families. We support many children with special educational needs and cater for the children through their development stages. We have a fully qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (Tamisha) and Deputy SENCo (Megan). Tamisha has a great knowledge of children with Autism and how to plan for a SEND child. Tamisha is qualified in Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education and has a Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Management.  Tamisha’s main experience is 0-8 years and has worked within many childcare roles.

We have worked with children with Cerebral Palsy, Down's syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, hearing impairment and speech, language and communication difficulties. It is important that we can provide for children’s needs and if there is a learning need we would encourage early conversations.

We have a comprehensive SEND Policy which is shared to our parents and reviewed with all staff regularly. Our policy aim is to welcome children with SEND needs wherever possible as part of our community and to ensure children have an equal opportunity to become a confident young child. We ensure everyone feels listened to and their contributions are valued, making sure that every child, whatever their additional needs are, is fully involved in all activities. We will ensure to support your child with the extra support needed (i.e. extra adult support, resources, extra staff training). We will use the graduated approach; Assess, plan, do, review for each child and record all significant achievements in their learning journal.

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


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