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Felixstowe Nursery School

Pre-School Playgroup
General Details

Felixstowe Nursery School is a small private, friendly nursery taking children from two to five years of age. The nursery operates from two rooms in the St John's Ambulance Hall in Walton, Felixstowe. We have a safe enclosed outdoor area to the rear of the building to play in.

The nursery opens five days a week during school term times. Sessions are from 09.15 until 12.15 every morning, with the option of an early start and late pick up from 08-45 until 12-45 Our afternoon sessions start at 12.45 and end at 15.45. Children can stay all day and bring a packed lunch with them. We can have a maximum of 30 children attending the nursery at any one time. We are routinely inspected by Ofsted and ensure high standards of practice are maintained.

Nursery Staff are very welcoming and are all experienced and qualified in working with early years. We want all of the children in our nursery to enjoy learning, to be healthy and safe; to grow and to do their best in an atmosphere of support and encouragement. We work in close partnership with parents to achieve the best for each individual child and operate as a team to be part of local community activities and events.

Who to contact

Suzanne Cook
Felixstowe Nursery School
Ataka Road
IP11 9DH
07905504005 during session time
07905 504005
Contact Notes

Situated in St.John's Ambulance Hall behind St.Mary's Church

Charity Commissioning Number

Venue Details

Felixstowe Nursery School
St Johns Ambulance Hall Ataka Road
Ataka Road
IP11 9DH
Venue Email
Parking available
Parking details
On the road near the nursery on on the adjacent church car park.
Setting close to bus stop.
Restrictions to access
No restrictions.

Felixstowe to Ipswich bus route.


Additional contact

Emma Durrant
Deputy Manager
Felixstowe Nursery School
Ataka Road
IP11 9DH

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
We have no available spaces . We are happy to put names on a waiting list.

Days & times

Monday to Friday AM: 09.15 - 12:15
Monday to Friday AM: 08.45 - 12.45
Monday to Friday PM: 12.45 - 15.45

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - We have had children who are Lithuanian, Bengali, Czech, Albanian, Estonian, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian, Maltese and Portuguese but we are inclusive of all cultures.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Vegetarian, lactose free, diabetic, coeliac, nut free ( all staff epipen trained)
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)
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Cystic Fibrosis
Emotional needs
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Osteogenisis Imperfecta
Physical impairment
Serious allergy
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£10.00 Per session
£2.50 early start/late finish
£2.50 to cover lunch time with child bringing in own packed lunch

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Slide, Trampoline
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 5 Year(s)

All children and families are included at our setting and their individual needs and requirements are met where possible.Staff have a wide knowledge and are always willing to undertake further training. All staff have received training in asthma and allergy awareness and are trained to administer an epipen.

Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
20/06/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
17/06/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
27/03/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Our setting supports all children and their families needs and requirements. Staff are experienced and are always updating knowledge to improve our service. We have an accredited Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator who supports all staff, children and their families. Staff are increasing their knowledge and use of Makaton.

Felixstowe Nursery School is inclusive of all children and as a setting we are very aware that early identification and intervention is of paramount importance. All children are assessed and starting points plotted. Children’s progress is tracked termly enabling staff to see that all children are developing and where support is needed to ensure each child has the support and interventions to meet their full potential. We are flexible and willing to participate in training ensuring continual professional development so staff have the knowledge and understanding to support each child’s individual needs.

Every child is unique and their individual identified learning, interests and next steps are planned for each week. We are very aware of each child’s needs and purchase resources termly to support their special educational needs and disabilities. We adapt the setting to accommodate individual needs and ensure the child has the space and access to all areas and activities.

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator supports the child’s key person with ideas and strategies to support each child’s individual needs and requirements. We have a strong key person system in place and liaise well with the child’s parents/carers and other professionals. This strong Key person system ensures we support the child’s emotional and social development.

 Individual education plans are completed with all professionals input termly. These are completed based on the child’s interests and identified learning with parental input with strategies to be tried at home. Parents can complete observations at home which are recorded and shared at termly reviews. We access external professional help and support with parental permission where staff feel it is needed.

We have a wide range of experience, expertise and skills within our team of staff. Staff are supportive of each other and will cascade knowledge to other members of the team. We access a wide range of training on a regular basis to ensure we have up to date knowledge to support each child and their family.

Suzanne Cook / Jessica Jacklin
Conditions Supported
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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Absolutely brilliant!
My daughter currently attends Felixstowe Nursery School and my older son also attended before he started school. It is a friendly, supportive nursery with amazing staff! My children have made really impressive progress through play based learning and my little girl cannot wait to get to nursery in the mornings! There are so many activities and opportunities to learn available for the children, whenever you walk in it is so bright and colourful and busy. My son had a speech and language issue which was picked up immediately by his key worker, who kept me in the loop throughout his referral to the relevant services. I for one will be very sad when it is time for my daughter to leave in July, however I know she has been well equipped by the nursery for her transition to big school. Cannot recommend Felixstowe Nursery School enough!!
Brilliant nursery
My son has just left the nursery for ‘big school’ and we are going to miss FNS so much. The relationships we built up with the staff are wonderful, they are all so friendly, welcoming, warm and down to earth. my little boy learned so much during his time at the nursery and it’s been the best place for his educational journey to start out, he’s more than ready for primary school now, I know a lot of thanks goes to FNS for this.
Amazing, friendly nursery
My daughter has been attending this nursery for a while now. The staff are friendly, informative, professional and always go above and beyond. My daughter loves this nursery, she always comes back saying what a lovely time she has had. They keep us up to date with what our daughter has learnt and where she is compared to where she is recommended to be. I cant recommend this nursery enough! Please go and have a look , you wont be disappointed!