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The Roundabout Nursery Ltd

Day nursery
General Details

Our aim is to provide good quality childcare and nursery education in a secure, nurturing, stimulating and caring environment, where your child will develop to meet their full potential. We combine education, social skills and physical play and have fun too!

We are a small family run nursery and we have a friendly, caring and hard working team who fully support a happy nursery atmosphere for all our children and families. The nursery environment allows children to express a wide variety of activities, which allows time for free play, adult led and child chosen activities. We also have great outdoor areas to encourage children to look after and care for plants and vegetables.

All staff at Roundabout nursery are enhanced DBS checked including a 48 hour renewal service for convictions, first aid trained and hold current diplomas and degree level childcare qualifications to support them with knowledge of fulfilling their roles with in the nursery.

The nursery operates from a single-storey building in the grounds of All Saints Church in Kesgrave, Suffolk.  A ramp to the entrance means that the premises are easily accessible, plus an accessible toilet leads directly off the main playroom.  A full enclosed area is used for outdoor play activities.

The nursery is registered on the Early Years Register to care for 6 children who are aged from 3 months to 2 years and 20 children from 2-5years at any one time.  The nursery provides early education for two, three and four year old children and supports children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and children who speak English as an additional language.

Roundabout nursery operates with the use of Tapestry which is an easy-to-use online learning journal, Tapestry helps educators and parents to record, track and celebrate children's progress in early years education. From messy play and first steps to learning phonics and new games, there's so much for children to do, learn and take in.

Tapestry enhances this special time, helping our practitioners to capture children's experiences as well as monitor development and learning. This unique journal is shared online with our parents, who are able to see special moments and view their child's progress.

Text, images and videos can be easily uploaded via PC, tablet or our mobile app - anywhere there's an online connection. Every entry helps to create a complete story of a child's time at roundabout nursery.

Tapestry covers the Early Years Foundation Stage and is designed to simplify and improve recording within these curricula creating more time to spend playing with the children. Information can be filtered and displayed in different ways, and assessments and statements can be made for each entry.

When children leave the setting we can provide parents with a permanent version of their child's journal as a keepsake, either as a hard copy or on CD. The local Primary Schools Gorseland, Heath and Cedarwood are also using tapestry online and is also used by hundreds of nurseries, pre-schools and schools all over the country, each setting receives a complete, secure application with its own web address, as well as full viewing and editing controls.

In July 2016 we have refurbished the nursery environment adding wooden flooring and creating a calming atmosphere as new modern ways of nursery environments are to become more natural instead of having an over stimulated room which can be very distracting to the children in their play. The open plan environments of the baby room and 2+ room enables brothers and sisters to see each other and makes it easier when the children move up rooms as they already know the staff and the environment well.

Come and visit our new modern nursery by telephoning or emailing us to arrange a visit.

Who to contact

Lavone Smith
Roundabout Nursery
Rear of 131 Main Road
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Venue Details

Roundabout Nursery
Rear of 131 Main Road
Venue Email
Parking available
Parking details
Parking is available in the All Saints Church car park - front and rear of the building
Our Nursery can be accessed via First Eastern Counties bus route 66 which runs from Ipswich through to Woodbridge and Woodbridge through to Ipswich. The bus stop closest to our Nursery is outside Tesco on Grange Farm. The buses which run along the main road are school buses only.

Although our address is Main Road, Kesgrave, the Nursery can accessed from Ropes Drive on Grange Farm Kesgrave. We have a small car park with direct access into the Nursery building via a ramp.

We share our entrance with The Royal British Legion.

Additional contact

Kirstie Smith

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
30 Hours Partner Summary
Roundabout Nursery shares the 30 hours with any other provider however the 15 universal hours must be claimed at Roundabout Nursery.


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Please contact The Roundabout Nursery for vacancies: November 2017- spaces: Baby room-Friday 1.00-6.00pm 2+ room- Monday all day, Tuesday 8-1pm & Friday 1.00-6.00pm (We have a waiting list and only have a few spaces left in the above sessions).

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 07:45 - 18:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - We have an environment that reflects other cultures along with a menu that has food types of meals from around the world and celebrate festivals in other cultures and beliefs. Parent's are welcome to provide recipes of meals that they would like to see on our menu and come in and talk about their cultural beliefs and support us with activities we provide the children.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We have a numerous menu and liaise with parents to include other foods into our menu to cater for all childrens needs.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Staff are trained in makaton, autistic spectrum,speech and language asthma and epi-pen trained. We use signing, pec's and picture exchange in the nursery.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Learning difficulties
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
48.80 Birth to 3 - Per day
47.60 2 years - per day
44.80 3 years plus - per day
for details of our price list please contact the nursery manager

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Soft play area, TV - DVD, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch, Village walks
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
21/02/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
11/07/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
31/03/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Roundabout Nursery has a qualified SENCo who coordinates our provision for those children with special educational needs or disabilities. Our staff fully understand the need to provide an environment which is inclusive of all children and actively seek out ways in which to put this into practice.

We use Makaton signing within our standard practice with all children and relish learning new vocabulary each month from the Makaton website.

Our policies and procedures support our day to day inclusive and non discriminatory practice and our SEND policy is uploaded on this website accordingly.

Our physical environment is on one level with a ramp into the building and out of the Nursery into the outside area. The garden has astroturf and is flat with various different areas which are accessible to all children.

Within our team we have individuals who are experienced in recognising and then working alongside children with a variety of physical disabilities, impairments, speech and language delay plus those children whose behaviour may be challenging for a variety of reasons.

Parent partnership is an area in which we excel and is key to early intervention, supporting children and families through the graduated approach.

We work closely with outside agencies where relevant and appropriate and have particularly strong links with Kesgrave Children’s Centre.

The Nursery Manger Lavone Smith is the designated SENCO and has over 15 years experience in the child care sector.  Lavone has worked with children whose English is not their first language, children on the Autistic spectrum, AD/HD attention difficulties, communication delay and behaviour difficulties.

 The Deputy Manager Kirstie Smith is the deputy senco at the setting and again has worked with children on the Autistic specturm and communication delay and behaviour difficulties.


Lavone Smith
Roundabout nursery website
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Physical disabilities

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