WigWams Neighbourhood Nursery has over 10 years proven experience. It is part of the Bows and Arrows Group which specialises in OUTSTANDING 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.
We pride ourselves on our highly qualified and passionate staff team. All staff are trained to stretch and encourage children’s thinking and communication through play and everyday experiences.
"They are a highly qualified team who are passionate about providing the very best for all children and families. " Ofsted 2013
Our Nursery rooms are warm, spacious and welcoming. Each room has modern flooring and freshly painted walls.
The Nursery is divided into three areas depending on the child’s age: The Baby Room (under 2’s), The Toddler’s room (2 – 3 year olds) and the Pre-school Room. These rooms are divided into separate sub areas full of rich resources and activities for each age group. All rooms are set up to allow children freedom to choose resources based on their individual interests.
At Wigwams we believe in the importance of outdoor play and encourage the children to be outside daily in our secure garden areas. We are delighted to have recently gained additional land to the side of the building, and this area and the original garden area have recently been redeveloped to make them more appealing and play friendly with lots of new wooden resources. Being so close to Whitton Sports Centre, we also regularly use their sports fields.
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.
To see our current Winter menu - please click here
We also buy in fresh fruit every week from the local Greengrocer which is given to the children at snacktime.
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 session times will change to:
Early: 8am – 9am
Morning: 9am - 1pm
Afternoon: 1pm - 5pm
Late: 5pm - 6pm
Please note these session times are offered all year round (except for a week’s shut down over Christmas and in August)
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)
0-2 years = £5.00
2-3 years = £4.70
3-5 years = £4.40
Please note, from September 2019, our fees have changed to:
0-2 years = £5.25
2-3 years = £5.00
3-5 years = £4.85
Hot Lunches = £2.50
Drinks and snacks are included in these prices. But please note these prices do not include formula or lunches. For an additional £2 we can provide a hot lunch for your child, alternatively you can pack your own lunch. Nappies and wipes are included in the cost for the under 2's.
Some of what
Our Parents Said
'I am always recommending WigWams to friends who are researching nurseries/preschools. I am so glad I did my homework and found WigWams. I will be so sad when my child leaves to go to school. It's been a brilliant safe place for him.'
A Parent 2018