Play Out Ipswich

A warm welcome awaits you at Play Out Children’s Nursery in Ipswich, rated GOOD by Ofsted. Our highly experienced and passionate team is committed to supporting children to develop through a rich learning environment. We were the first nursery established in the Play Out group and are situated just outside the town centre, in Felixstowe Road, with close links to the main road and rail network. The nursery operates from 8am to 6pm daily.

The nursery provides a flexible booking option for families, enabling our services to meet your needs. Parents have the option to book their children into the nursery in hourly slots, meaning that parents pay for what they need rather than being tied into set booking patterns, with hours not being needed or used.

We offer an all-inclusive package to our families, providing nappies and wipes included in our fee schedule. Our nurseries offer the 30 hours funded sessions for children the term following their third birthday.

Our large secure outdoor space provides a whole host of learning opportunities for children. With the hills and established trees, our team has made these into features such as encouraging the children to climb trees and use the tree swings. During the summer, the large hill-embedded slide becomes a much-enjoyed feature of the garden, often becoming a water slide.

Meals are hosted in our communal dining room, providing children with the opportunity to watch the chef working with fresh ingredients when preparing meals. Our team sit with children to enjoy meals and to promote conversation. The children also use this space on a weekly basis during our cooking club, making their own tasty snacks and teas.

“Hannah and her assistant manager Nic helped and supported (my daughter) constantly, nothing was ever too much trouble. They gave her one to one support with one of their teachers Lucy who was our absolute rock. Lucy did everything she could for (our daughter), even in her own time sometimes…
Charlotte is also an absolute¬†asset to Play Out, her and her colleagues work so hard!..If I won the lottery tomorrow I would gladly offer this to the team myself, that’s how much they have all meant to us.”

From Sarah, Family attending Play Out Ipswich


Children enjoy playing energetically in the large garden. They chase up the hills and laugh as they whizz down the slide. Babies investigate their garden, enjoying the sensory experiences of crunchy leaves and sand.



Ofsted Inspector May 2019
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