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Ladybird Day Care - East Coast College Nurseries (OSC)

Out of School Care

Ladybird Day Care is situated within The Kirkley Children's Centre in South Lowestoft. The Nursery is open Monday to Friday 8.00-5.30pm and we are open all year round, except for bank holidays, 2 staff development days (usually one in February half term and one in October half term) and one week at Christmas. The Nursery was inspected by Ofsted in February 2017 and received an overall 'Good' grade with 'Outstanding' features. We have three play rooms for children aged 0-2 years, 2-3 years and 3-5 years. We have a dedicated team of staff and all children have access to a large and secure outside play area. Ladybird Day Care is one of three nurseries managed by East Coast College, the other two nurseries are based on the main college campus sites at Yarmouth and at Lowestoft.

Who to contact

kirkley children's centre
Kirkely street
NR33 0LU
Venue Notes

The setting is all on the ground floor and accessible from the main reception area.

01502 532753
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Venue Details

Kirkley Childrens Centre
Kirkley street
NR33 0LU
Parking available
Parking details
Large car park with disabled parking spaces allocated
Near Local bus routes
Restrictions to access
the setting is all on the ground floor and is accessible from the main reception area

The setting is all on the ground floor and accessible from the main reception area.


Last updated
Other information
Please contact Ladybird Day Care - Managed by Lowestoft College (OSC) for vacancy information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 17.30

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - Wheel chair access to all areas of the nursery and centre. There is a lift, automatic doors and disabled toilets.
Cultural provisions
Yes - We aim to be fully inclusive and welcome all families and the diversity they provide and ensure that we support all children's cultural and educational needs.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We cater for all dietary needs by communicating and keeping up to date with families. Dietary boards are in full view in all rooms of the nursery and food is prepared by fully food hygiene trained staff.Staff members are trained in the use of epi-pens and inhalers and are all aware of children and staff allergies.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Staff have experience of many additional needs including developmental and communication delays, Tracheostomy and chromosome deficiencies.We have 2 accredited SENCO's which support individual needs of all children within the setting and link with other professionals to ensure an all round level of care for the child/children.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Emotional needs
Physical impairment
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
41.50 Per day

Other Details

Accessible parking, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Healthy eating, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sensory room, Sleeping area, TV - DVD
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s)
To 4 Year(s) 11 month(s)

There is a children's centre on site which gives a close support network of Health Visitors and SAL (speech and language)

Staff at the nursery and on site all hold key fobs to the doors to ensure safety and security.

A healthy tea and snack menu on a 3 week basis is offered to encourage healthy eating.

Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/07/2008Combined Inspection - ChildcareGood
10/07/2008Combined Inspection - Nursery EducationGood
12/07/2011EYR InspectionGood
29/08/2013EYR InspectionGood
14/02/2017EYR InspectionGood

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Both the Lead and Deputy are accredited SENCO's for the setting. Lead SENCO has worked for the company for over 10 years.

All staff members hold qualifications some of which are level 6 trained in childcare and hold an EYTS. All staff are trained in first aid and some on Epi-pens and inhalers.

The setting has many years of experience with different levels and forms of SEN and base planning around ALL children's current interests and needs and can adapt provision where needed or possible.

Staff have regular input to IEP's, social interaction sessions and carry out any additional work provided by SALT. Some members are makaton trained and this is used in the setting alongside communication books.

Provision mapping for children with SEN is updated and modified regularly to adapt to children's level of progress and interests.

We have close links to all outside professionals and meetings are attended regularly to ensure the care of the children/child is at the highest level.

The setting works well to make reasonable adjustments to ensure the service we provide is accessible to children with disabilities.

Louise Coe (SENCO) or Charlene Price (Deputy SENCO)
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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