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The Little Rascals Pre-School



We provide welcoming inclusive, happy, safe and stimulating environment for pre-school children to learn play and develop. Our aim is to encourage children to learn, gain confidence, self-esteem, become socially aware and to develop the ability to express themselves in an inclusive, caring and friendly environment, that promotes all round development of each individual child in our care.   


Children access the main hall for indoor activities and access an enclosed outdoor play area daily. We have a strong consistent team of qualified staff who are friendly and caring who help and support all children and their families. 


Each child will be allocated a key person who works closely with the children and their families and strive on having good relationships with our parents. 


3 & 4 year old funding Ofsted grade: Outstanding

Who to contact

Carly Allard
The Methodist Church
Bramford Road
07963 217777
07963 217777

Venue Details

The Methodist Church
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Venue Email
Parking available
Parking details

Ipswich buses number 8 runs along Bramford road and stops just a few doors away from the pre-school 


30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


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Immediate vacancies
Other information
Please contact The Little Rascals Pre- School for vacancy information.

Days & times

Monday to Wednesday: 08:45 - 11.45
Monday to Wednesday: 8.45 - 3.30
Monday to Wednesday: 12.30 - 3.30
Friday: 8.45 - 11.45
Friday: 8.45 - 3.30
Friday: 12.30 - 3.30

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Emotional needs
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Motor impairment
Physical impairment
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15.00 Per session
£3.00 Lunch Club - Per day
If your child wishes to stay for lunch, you have to provide their own lunch which is additional £3.00 We offer funding for 2,3 and 4 year olds We accept 2 year funding. We accept 30 hours funding

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Enclosed outdoor play area, Garden, Healthy eating, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Private changing area
School pickups
Springfield Infant and Nursery School (Ipswich)
Further information about pick-ups
We currently do not offer pick up or drop off from any setting/nursery
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 5 Year(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/02/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
25/01/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
19/01/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
18/11/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We are a fully inclusive setting, who support children and their families with English as an Additional Language and welcome families from all cultures into our setting

 We have experience in working with children with special dietary needs, we work closely with parents to support these children to meet their individual dietary needs. 

The Pre- School is committed to the development and training, we have a range of experience and knowledge relating to SEND, our Senco is accredited and has been qualified for many years. We support children with Sen and families who may have concerns. 

Carly Allard
07963 217777
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Physical disabilities

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Brilliant Rated 5 out of 5
Both of my children have attended this pre school, it's brilliant they loved going and being is such a happy, educational environment. Il also be taking my youngest son to the little rascal pre school, they help with everything you struggle with at home with your children they also encourage them to do it. 

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Review submitted on 08/03/2022

Highly recommend Rated 5 out of 5
My son has been with this pre-school since he was 2 years old (now 4) and has faced many challenges. When he first started he didn't speak much and then later on he developed a serious condition. The staff however have been amazing, he now has a fantastic vocabulary and the staff have managed his condition without fault. I would highly recommend this pre-school; the staff are always friendly and accommodating, listening to any concerns raised and helping to deal with any issues the best they can. I will be so sad when it's time for my son to start school as I know he will miss such a fun filled and supportive setting. Thank you to all the team for providing such a positive and enriching experience for him. 

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Review submitted on 08/03/2022

The little rascals Rated 5 out of 5
My daughter has attended this playschool since September 2021 and she absolutely loves it. The staff are amazing and offer so many different activities for the children that extends their skills and communication. After going through lockdown my daughter hadnt played with children, I saw a difference in her happiness and love to play with other children within the first week. Now everyone is her friends and she looks forward to school and that's the best thing you can ask for. The staff are amazing and always have time to take into consideration the needs of the children and work along side of you to help with things such as potty training and also any changes at home. We recently moved and it made the transition for mt daughter a lot easier and spoke about it at school. Honestly cannot praise this play school enough. 

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Review submitted on 08/03/2022

Lovely welcoming preschool Rated 5 out of 5
This is a really lovely preschool. It's very welcoming and focused on the children, listening to what they want and need. Offering lots of activities, with a nice outdoor area too. All the staff are wonderful and caring, and always so helpful. 

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Review submitted on 08/03/2022

Brilliant Rated 5 out of 5
The little rascals pre school are a brilliant setting. I have had both of my children here and all the staff are wonderful. Nothing is never too much trouble for them and they have helped my child progress in all areas   

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Review submitted on 11/03/2022

Definitely a 5+ star rating Rated 5 out of 5
I can't thank the team enough for all they do and the support I get with my son. I'm glad I changed nursery's the bond my boy has  is sooo lovely to watch it melts my heart. I'd say he loves her as much as he loves me. Nursery mum :) Thank u and the team for all u do. U guys deserve 5 stars 

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Review submitted on 11/03/2022

Fabulous preschool Rated 5 out of 5
My Daughter started at this pre school when she was 2 years old  now she is at school. This pre school i can highly recommend my daughter absolutely loves going. All the staff are wonderful and brilliant with the  children,my daughter made a wonderful relationship with her keyworker which was lovely. The pre school provided a loving and caring environment to be in I am so glad my daughter went to this pre school.  She was always busy doing different activities which the staff had planned and come home with really lovely stuff.              Wonderful pre school 

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Review submitted on 18/03/2022

Amazing Pre School Rated 5 out of 5
My Daughter has been going to this pre school since she was 2 and I couldn't be happier with this setting for her. The staff here are amazing and always puts 100% into the children. I have no worries that my daughter is in the best care and learning so much everyday. Her development has come so far from her speech and learning independence when she first started to learn to write words and add numbers together so she's completely ready to start school. The teachers here have always made sure she has reached every goal set and I can't thank them enough for all they do. My daughter loves coming to pre school and I know we will both be so sad when it's time to move onto school although completely ready thanks to The Little Rascals Pre School.

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Review submitted on 15/03/2022

Excellent Preschool Rated 5 out of 5
My two younger children have attended little rascals pre-school. The staff are amazing and it has been lovely to see that even with a 6 year age difference between my children, the same familiar faces was so reassuring especially as my daughter started during COVID. My daughter has been so happy hear and learned so much.  The atmosphere is friendly and all the teachers and manger are so approachable. I feel so sad that my daughter is leaving this lovely setting - I would highly recommend this pre-school to anyone looking! 

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Review submitted on 12/07/2022


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