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Halesworth Day Nursery

Day nursery
Coronavirus Support

Setting is open

General Details

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 draw 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 regularly 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 we 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 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 as well as an enclosed back garden. These outdoor areas provide a safe space for children extend upon their play, discovery and learning whilst engaging 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 Buck 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
Parking details
Due to limited access down school lane, parents are advised to use alternative parking facilities wherever possible.
Restrictions to access
It is essential that all drivers demonstrate patience and consideration when using the lane to access the nursery.

Additional contact

Laura Goddard
Nursery Owner/ Manager
01986 874569

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
We are a very busy nursery and spaces can be very limited within all rooms. We advise all families who desire a place for their child to contact us via telephone or email as soon as possible. We will then be able to give details of availability for your child in line with our admissions and waiting list policy. If a space cannot be found for your child then you will be given the option to join our waiting list.

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
£5.80 for all children aged 0-5 years Per hour

Other Details

Accessible parking, Allotment, Arts and crafts, 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, Slide, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch, Village walks
School pickups
Bramfield Church of England Primary 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
17/01/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
10/10/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
18/08/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

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 Coordinator (SENCo) who draws upon training, 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 Buck
01986 874569
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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