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Chatterbox Children's Centre - Ipswich | Community Directory

Chatterbox Children's Centre - Ipswich

General Details

The Centre is closed until further notice.  Please visit our Facebook page (North & East Ipswich Children Centres) which we are regularly updating with our latest news, video posts of play activities aligned to the groups we normally run and for signposting to further support and guidance.

If you need to contact a health visitor please call 0345 607 8866 or email childrenshealth@suffolk.gov.uk The Health visiting web page can be found at https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/childrens-health/health-visiting/

If you are concerned about the safety and wellbeing of a child, young person or Adult please call customer first 0808 800 4005 or Suffolk Police 01473 613500 and only in an emergency call 999.


Who to contact

Tracey Baldry
01473 325822 OR Suffolk Family Information Service on 0345 60 800 33

Additional contact

Additional Website

Where to go

Chatterbox - North Ipswich Children's Centre
North Ipswich Children's Centre
School House
Copleston Road
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

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.

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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



Build and maintain relationships

Characteristics of effective learning

Children, trauma and violence


Helping parents who misuse substances

Incredible years 0-5

Triple P

Social Pedagogy

Video Interactive Guidance (VIG)


Tracey Baldry
01473 263815

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