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The Green Wellie Educational Day Nursery Ltd

Day nursery

The Green Wellie Educational Day Nursery Ltd first opened its doors in 1994, and since then has earned a strong reputation for providing high quality childcare and learning for babies and children aged from 3 months to 5 years. Green Wellie is set in lovely characterful grounds in the village of Barrow, near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. We’re proud that our parents and children take away very happy memories of their days at Green Wellie.

Children are at the heart of everything we do, and we offer a happy, loving, family environment, encouraging the children in our care to thrive and develop at their own pace.

We have a long standing team of highly qualified Early Years Practitioners who help us to maintain our nurturing, family environment and provide continuity for your child.

Here are a few important facts you may want to consider, to help you make the right choice for your child:

Green Wellie was inspected by OFSTED and judged as OUTSTANDING in all areas.

We offer day care 51 weeks of the year from 8am-6pm, for ages 3 months to 5 years.

We accept Universal 15 hours funding for 3 and 4 year olds and Extended funding for those who are eligible if they are accessing their universal funding with us.  We accept 15 hours funding for 2 year olds who meet the required criteria.

For further information on funding please contact the ‘Family Information Service’ on 0845 60 800 33

Each child has a Key Worker to help them feel confident and safe at nursery.

We offer flexible childcare; mornings, afternoons, full days or part weeks to suit your working hours or commitments.

We accept the Governments Tax-free Childcare and Company Childcare Vouchers enabling you to save Tax and NI on your salary.

We offer free weekly Dance lessons on Monday mornings for over two's (term time only) Tadpole Tunes Music & Movement for all on a Tuesday afternoons (term time only) Spanish lessons on Wednesday mornings for over three's (term time only) and staff coordinated music & movement sessions.  A healthy afternoon 'high tea' is provided for all children over one. Please note there is an additional charge for these if your child receives 3 year old Universal/Extended Funding.  


Who to contact

Jo Chandler or Debbie Ward
The Green Wellie Educational Day Nursery Ltd
16, The Green
Bury St Edmunds
IP29 5DT
01284 810239
Contact Notes

We would be delighted to show you our setting and answer any questions. Please call to arrange so that a member of staff is out of ratio and available to show you around.

Venue Details

16 The Green
Bury St. Edmunds
IP29 5DT
Parking available

Bus route to Bury St Edmunds

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Please contact us: 01284 810239. Email: for vacancy information. Funded spaces available for 2, 3 & 4 year olds.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We adhere to parents/carers requests and beliefs. Each room has a 'Child's Dietary Requirements' list.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - All staff continue on-going training courses which include SENCO modules.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Communication difficulties
Serious allergy
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.80 Over 2 years - Per hour
£29.00 2 years - Per session
£30.00 Birth to 1yr - Per session
£55.00 2 years - per day
£55.00 3 years plus - per day
£58.00 Birth to 1yr - Per day
£5.80 Birth to 1yr - Per hour
All funded sessions/days incur an 'additional charge' at £8.50 per day or £4.25 per session this covers the cost of afternoon tea, fresh fruit, snacks, weekly Tadpole Tunes, Spanish lessons, Dance classes, External visitors, Forest Schools and visits with ratios over and above.

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Games consoles, Healthy eating, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pet small mammals, Pets, Playroom, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Soft play area, Swings, Vegetable patch, Village walks
School pickups
Barrow CEVCP School (Bury St Edmunds)
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 3 month(s)
To 5 Year(s) 0 month(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
31/03/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
12/11/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
20/08/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

At The Green Wellie Educational Day Nursery Ltd we ensure that our service is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children and their families, particularly those that arise from their ethnic heritage, social & economic background, gender, ability or disablity. Our setting is comitted to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity.

We have three qualified SENCo's.

Courses attended: Makaton 1/2/3/4. Speech & Language disorders. Autism, Aspergers Syndrome & Semantic Pragmatic disorders. PSRN, ADHD. I Can Communication. ECaT. Social, Emotional Aspects of Development.

Debbie Ward
01284 810239
The Green Wellie Educational Day Nursery
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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