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Little Leaders Childcare, Ipswich

Day nursery

Little Leaders Childcare

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 incorporate loose parts and natural resources in our every day play, encouraging children's 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 for 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. 



3 & 4 year old funding Ofsted grade: Outstanding

Who to contact

Leanne Button
Oak Hall
Woodville Road
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Venue Details

Oak Hall
Woodville Road
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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?


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Immediate vacancies
Other information
Little Leaders has places available in the toddler/preschool room in most sessions at this current time.

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 a staff member undertaking the Elklan training, staff trained to complete Wellcomm assessments and a member of staff trained in sensory processing difficulties.
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


Under two's 8-1pm - £34.50 1-6pm - £34.50 8-3.30pm - £47.50 8-6pm - £58 Extra hour - £7 Toddlers/Preschool 8-1pm - £32.50 1-6pm - £32.50 8-3.30pm - £45.50 8-6pm - £56 Extra hour - £7 Funded hours require an additional service charge, Which covers snacks/meals, outings and resources. 5 hour session - £6 7.5 hour session - £7 10 hour session - £8

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
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 3 month(s)
To 5 Year(s)

We are accredited in The Curiosity Approach, to point out our excellent practice and working with natural resources and Loose parts. We have been recommended on more than one occasion by parents as being a setting that offers a home from home like feel where their children feel safe and comfortable within their surroundings. In the baby room the staff complete daily diaries which informs parents what their child has been interested in, eaten, slept and nappy changes. This is accompanied by numerous pictures so parents can see what their children have been up to.  In-depth handovers are completed at the end of sessions by the staff. We have a qualified Senco who supports children who require some additional support within the setting. We offer Forest schooling once a week for the preschool children who get the opportunity to go and explore the local woodlands and surrounding areas. We recognize the importance of ensuring all children are treated as equal and activities are made adaptable in order to be access for all children. 






Offers Tax Free Childcare

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

Support for people with disabilities

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 excellent parent partnership by the use of daily diaries and in-depth hand overs at the end of the sessions. Staff are always available for a chat if needed or a meeting can be arranged. We have one fully qualified SENCO and another member who is undertaking training currently. The SENCO works closely to support speech and language, positive behavior's, emotional support and wellbeing. The Senco is also trained to carry out the WELCOMM assessments. We strive to encourage all children to communicate their needs and help to understand their emotions. We aim to promote independence by offering a free flow approach encouraging the children to make their own choices and direct their own learning. At meal times we encourage the safe handling of cutlery and safety knives to cut and prepare their own snacks. The children are encouraged to scrape and wash their plates and glasses after use. 

Claire Bennett / Leanne Button
01473 221777
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Physical disabilities

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very good Rated 5 out of 5
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.

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Review submitted on 09/10/2015


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