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The Play Pit Day Nursery

Day nursery
Coronavirus Support

We are open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children only. Days and times subject to change - currently Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am - 3.00pm. 


General Details

We provide safe and secure premises where we can promote a kind and loving atmosphere. It is important for children to feel happy and comfortable to learn and open up to the learning experience. Children develop at their own pace and we value this. Children are treated as an individual with their own personality. We encourage the children to develop independence, but we also value teamwork, sharing and discipline. The early years are spent "learning by doing" a fun time for growing and developing. This is achieved with praise and encouragement from our highly motivated and committed team of staff.

Who to contact

Susan Spaulding or Penny Conway
Holly Lodge
9 Brownlow Road
IP11 7EX
01394 276005

Venue Details

Holly Lodge
Brownlow Road
IP11 7EX
Venue Email
Venue Website
Parking available
Parking details
We have a large driveway which is available for parents use when dropping off and collecting their children.
Both the train station and bus station are within walking distance of the nursery.





30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Play Pit Day Nursery has places available at all sessions. Please contact provider for further information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 18:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - We strive to celebrate the festivals of different religions. We have vast experience of working with children and their families with English as an additional language.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We aim to cater for all diets. Our cook is very knowledgable on different dietary requirements and is able to cater for these.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - We have a wide range of additional needs experiences, please see our 'local offer' section for more information.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Colostomy Bag
Communication difficulties
Downs syndrome
Emotional needs
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Motor impairment
Physical impairment
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties


Please contact the nursery for up to date prices. We offer discounts for siblings.

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, CCTV, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sleeping area, Slide, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
School pickups
Fairfield Infant School (Felixstowe)
Trimley St Mary Primary School (Felixstowe)
Kingsfleet Primary School (Felixstowe)
Grange CP School (Felixstowe)
Langer Primary Academy (Felixstowe)
Colneis Junior School (Felixstowe)
Further information about pick-ups
We offer a school drop off service in the morning - children may be dropped off between 7.30am and 8.30pm.We provide a breakfast club from 7.30am-8.00am - children have a choice of cereal, toast, fruit and drinks. They are transported to school in our own fully insured vehicles. We then collect them after-school and we are able to keep them in our care until 6pm. After school we provide a snack, fresh fruit and drink. We also have games and activities for our school children before and after school.
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 1 month(s)
To 11 Year(s) 11 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
09/02/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
10/12/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
09/10/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
31/01/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
19/12/2017Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

At the Play Pit we have two Suffolk Accredited SENCo's who work together to provide positive outcomes for children identified as having a special need and/or disability. We have a wealth of experience in working with children with varying needs from medical, behavioural and physical. We are happy to discuss your child's specific needs, and are of course willing to access any relevant training when necessary should your child begin attending our setting. We have created strong links with the local health visiting team, Speech and Language therapy team, occupational therapists and work closely with Suffolk County Council when specific needs are identified.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 

Sophie Conway or Becky Flower
01394 276005
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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