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Halesworth Day Nursery

Day nursery

Halesworth Day Nursery is a family owned business set in an old school building in the small market town of Halesworth. Our community offers a range of opportunities and amenities which we often drawn upon. It is our local butcher and fruit and vegetable shop who provide food produce for the children to enjoy at nursery during snack and meal times and we regular enjoy visits to the local library, park, woodland and shops. We are also fortunate to be close to our local children’s centre, with whom we have built a close working relationship and often signpost our parents to the facilities, groups and support that they offer.

The nursery is open Monday –Friday, 8am – 6pm for 51 weeks a year, providing childcare for children aged 3 months - 5 years old. The nursery offers 52 places per day and offer flexible sessions to suit all families. We are a driven and passionate team who are dedicated to helping children to reach their full potential, ensuring a high standard throughout all aspects of the setting. All staff hold relevant qualifications ranging from Level 3 to BA Hons, and our Pre-School Room Leader/Deputy Manager also holds EYPS. Two members of the team are qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators and are committed to supporting the setting in recognising and meeting children's additional needs. We are an inclusive setting welcoming and celebrating all backgrounds, culture, religion and needs.

The nursery has four playrooms and benefits from a spacious front concrete play area and an enclosed back garden which provide a safe space for children to use an as extension of play and to engage in a range of outdoor experiences.

We value our relationships with parents and view them as their child’s first and most influential educators. Children are at the heart of all that we do and we actively seek their views during activity and play, staff tune in to children’s reactions, emotions and behaviour to determine whether we are providing an enabling environment.


Who to contact

Holly MacDonald or Kim Keeble
Manager and Deputy Manager
01986 874569

Venue Details

Halesworth Day Nursery
Halesworth Day Nursery
Rectory Street
School Lane
IP19 8BW
Parking available

Additional contact

Laura Goddard
Nursery Owner/ Manager
01986 874569

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Halesworth Day Nursery currently has spaces available on all days within our Baby Room (0-2yrs), we have limited availability within our Nursery Room (2-3yrs) and we are at full capacity within our Pre-School Room. We do have a waiting list in operation for our Pre-School Room should you require a place.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.80 3 months-2 years Per hour
£4.60 2-3 years Per hour
£4.40 3-5 years Per hour

Other Details

Accessible parking, Baby facilities, Close to parks, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Pet fish, Quiet area, Sleeping area, Take children on outings, Village walks
School pickups
Bramfield CEVCP School (Halesworth)
Edgar Sewter Primary School (Halesworth)
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
17/01/2011EYR InspectionGood
10/10/2014EYR InspectionGood
18/08/2017EYR InspectionGood

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We provide an inclusive setting where all children and families with special educational needs and disabilities are welcomed and valued. We have a qualified Special Educational Need Co-ordination (SENCo) who draws upon experience, knowledge and resources to ensure we are able to meet all SEND needs successfully. Access to the nursery is via a slope at the front of the building allowing access to everyone, we also have a disabled toilet and nappy changing facilities.
Our commitment to working in partnership with parents/families enables us to understand and meet children’s individual needs quickly and effectively during the settling-in process, particularly those with SEND. We recognise parents of children with SEND as a hub of information and aim to work with them to better understand their child’s needs and how we can meet them.
We have a well constructed SEND Policy which is reviewed regularly and followed by all staff within the nursery, it is also available to parents at all times. Our team of nursery practitioners, leaders and managers are particularly experienced in working with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome, Speech, Language and Communications Difficulties and Global Developmental Delay. All staff are trained in the use of Makaton and signs and symbols are used daily by staff and children. Other specific training gained is ‘Behaviour, understanding why?’ and ‘PECS’ training.
We adopt a solution focused approach and believe through making reasonable adjustments, taking time to learn and most importantly keeping the child at the heart of all decisions we can ensure that all children with SEND can access and benefit from their time within our nursery.

Holly MacDonald
01986 874569
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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