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Little Leaders Childcare, Ipswich

Pre-School Playgroup
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We are open Monday to Friday 8-6 offering spaces to Key worker and vulnerable children. We are open all year round. 

General Details

We are a friendly, enthusiastic setting which offers the wow factor to all children who attend. The setting is now Curiosity Approach accredited and the first one to complete this in Ipswich. It is set up to have different areas of provision for children to enable the maximum learning potential through play. We encorperate loose parts and natural resouces in our every day play, encouraging childrens curiosity and wonder about the world around them. There is a large outdoor play area, and has a free flow feeling. All staff have at least a Level 3 qualification in childcare and have currents dbs, first aid and safeguarding training. We strive to invest in staff training so that we can continue to offer outstanding childcare fo all children. We believe in a high adult to child ratio to ensure the children are getting the best out of their time with us. We also have extra activities such as talking tots and Pilates weekly in the setting. 



Who to contact

Layla MacFadyen
Oak Hall
Woodville Road
01473 221777

Venue Details

Oak Hall
Woodville Road
Venue Email
Parking available
Parking details
There is plenty of free parking on the road side outside the setting.

Additional contact

Claire Bennett
Area Manager

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Little Leaders has places available in most sessions for children aged 0 - 5yrs

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18.00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - This setting complies with all diversity and equality legislation. We have a section on our registration form to cover cultural dietary needs.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We cater for different dietary needs, our registration forms ask for all details which we will then follow.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - We have a qualified SENCO, who has training and experience with children who have SEN. We also have Elklan, Wellcomm and PECS speech and language training
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Cystic Fibrosis
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Physical impairment
Severe dietary needs
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment


8-6 Session is £48 for under 2 years 8-6 session £46 for 2+ years School day £38 under 2 years School day £36 for 2+ years Am/pm session £27 under 2 years Am/pm session £25 2+ years

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pets, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sleeping area, Slide, TV - DVD
School pickups
Clifford Road Primary School (Ipswich)
Further information about pick-ups
We offer wrap around care to the nursery at the primary school
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s)
To 3 Year(s)

We have been recommended on more than one occasion as a great setting to cater for children that have additional needs or have English as an additional language. We offer makaton, pecs and picture choices to all children in our setting. This is an important option to us as it enables all children to be equal. We also offer setting to home communication books for younger children and children with additional needs. We are now accredited in The Curiosity Approach, to point out our excellent practice and working with natural resources and Loose parts.

Offers Tax Free Childcare
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Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
01/02/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
13/01/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
12/01/2016Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
31/05/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Our belief is that our setting can cater for any child regardless of their additional needs. We strive to ensure that we alter our setting/practice where ever possible to enable inclusion to all. Our setting has low level displays and tables for easier access. We are a setting with one large room offering good areas of free space for children to negotiate around safely. We have suitable seating to offer extra support and use lots of different ways of communicating in the setting everyday with all children. We offer good parent partnership working using communication books and regular meetings as well as always being on hand for a quick chat if needed. We have two trainied SENCo's and many of our staff have been on training courses for autism, pecs, makaton, speech and language and behaviour. Our SENCo's have extra training in, and offer the Wellcom speech and language package and a social skills package. In our setting we use Makaton daily throughout the setting as well as choice boards and timelines. We have work stations, pecs books and sensory areas set up ready for use when needed and talking tents and talking games used always to encourage children.  

Claire Bennett / Lauren Leach
01473 221777
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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We are very happy that we are going to this childcare. Children are always supersived. Children learn many new things. My girl very happy  going to this childcare.