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Chatterbox Children's Centre - Ipswich

Health and Children’s Centres are places where families with young children under 5 can go to access a range of activities and support services, in a location that is handy for them.

To access any Health and Children’s Centre service, simply register online at: www.suffolk.gov.uk/childrenscentres and drop-in to your local centre.

Who to contact

Name
Mark Balaam
Position
Manager
Telephone
01473 325822 OR Suffolk Family Information Service on 0345 60 800 33
Email
chatterbox@suffolk.gov.uk
Website
http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/childrenscentres

Where to go

Name
Chatterbox - North Ipswich Children's Centre
Address
North Ipswich Children's Centre
School House
Copleston Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP4 5HB
Area served
Ipswich, North Ipswich

Days & Times

Open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Other details

Cost Details
Children's Centre services are free, however there may be a small cost towards some activities for equipment, food or drink.
Age Groups
Pre-school, Adults
Notes

We provide the following services: Early learning and childcare. Jobcentre Plus. Base for childminders. Child and family health services. Support for children and parents with special needs. Family support and parental outreach services.

Ofsted
View the latest Ofsted Inspection Report
Last Updated
03/09/2019

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

At Chatterbox, Wooden House and Quayside Reach Children’s Centre’s, we are committed to promoting and providing high quality learning and play opportunities. We believe in valuing and respecting each individual in a welcoming, accessible and inclusive environment. The centre has an equal opportunity policy which is reviewed as a minimum yearly. We offer a range of universal and targeted support and services which are designed to meet the needs of all users.

Where possible, all our group activities are planned to meet individual children’s needs. We work within the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, and will capture evidence of your child’s progress as she/he attends the centre.   Play sessions will offer activities which can be arranged to meet the individual needs and requirements of children and adapted sessions to meet individual’s needs. All our toys and equipment are suitable for children aged 0 to 5 years and we have a range of specialist resources, including sensory equipment.

We offer a range of parenting courses to help support parents in supporting their children. Topics covered in the course: strategies around behaviour, setting routines and boundaries and much more. Please see our timetable for a full list of groups and for more information.

The Centre is an inclusive setting with staff experienced and trained in early years care and education.

Staff Training undertaken includes:

ECAT – Every Child a Talker

Autism Awareness and supporting families

WelComm – staff are trained to undertake WelComm (Speech & Language) assessments and support parents in helping their child’s language development

Elklan – training to support staff working with children with speech, language and communication needs

Makaton

EYFS

Build and maintain relationships

Characteristics of effective learning

Children, trauma and violence

Boundaries

Helping parents who misuse substances

Incredible years 0-5

Triple P

Social Pedagogy

Video Interactive Guidance (VIG)

VERP

Contact
Tracey Baldry

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