The Nature Den is part of the Bows and Arrows Group which specialises in OUSTANDING Nursery care in the local Area. We are a not for profit charity, which ensures every penny is reinvested back into ensuring the best possible care for your child. Opened in 2018.

Staff

We pride ourselves on our highly qualified and passionate staff team. We are a small team which work closely together to provide the best possible care for your child. All staff are trained to stretch and encourage children’s thinking and communication through play and everyday experiences.

The Environment

We are very lucky within our Nursery to have a spacious indoor area within which the children can learn and play. The newly painted rooms are divided into separate sub areas full of rich resources and activities for each age group, such as a reading corner, activity corner, construction corner and small worlds area. The Nursery is set up to allow children freedom to choose resources based on their individual interests and is warm and welcoming.

Outdoor Space

At The Nature Den we believe in the importance of outdoor play and encourage the children to be outside daily in our secure garden area. We refreshed the garden area during 2018 in but have exciting plans to renovate it further during 2019. Being so close to the allotment, we also hope to be able to get our own allotment area soon.
We also regularly go on outings around the local community. This enables the children to explore their physical skills, spend time experiencing outdoor activities and have lots of fun.

Session Times

The session times which we offer our families are:
Morning: 8am or 8.30am – 11.30am or 1pm
Afternoon: 11.30am - 6pm and 1pm - 4pm or 6pm
All day: 8am or 8.30am – 4pm and 8am - 6pm
Please note from September 2019, our sessions times have changed to:
Early: 8am - 9am
Morning: 9am - 1pm
Afternoon: 1pm - 5pm
Late: 5pm - 6pm
These sessional times are offered all year round (except for a week’s shut down over Christmas and in August)

Fees

We pride ourselves on being an outstanding and friendly provider of childcare in Ipswich for all families. Hourly rates depend on the age of the child (prices effective 16/04/18)
2-3 years = £4.70
3-5 years = £4.40
Please note from September 2019, our fees have changed to:
2-3 years = £5.00
3-5 years = £4.85
Drinks and snacks are included in these prices. But please note these prices do not include lunch. For an additional £2 (£2.50 from September 2019) we can provide a hot lunch for your child, alternatively you can pack your own lunch.

Hot Cooked Lunches

Healthy eating is very important to us, all our meals are nutritiously balanced and cater for all dietary requirements, intolerances and allergies. The Kitchen in which the food is served from is rated 5* (the highest food rating you can get) from the Food Standard Agency. We change our menu regularly according to seasonal availability.
To see our current winter menu - please click here

Some of what

Our Parents Said

'The Nursery is friendly and welcoming, My child is always happy'

A Parent 2018

'You do everything very well. I wouldn't change anything.'

A Parent 2018

'The Nursery has helped bring out my child's confidence.'

A Parent 2018

'The Nursery is really lovely. My child always talks about how much she enjoys coming.'

A Parent 2018