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Quayside Day Nursery and Preschool

Quayside Day Nursery and PreschoolUniversity of Suffolk, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1LT
A Welcoming and Inspiring Nursery in Ipswich

Welcome to Quayside Day Nursery and Preschool, based n the beautiful grounds of the University of Suffolk. At our Ofsted Good rated nursery in Ipswich, our warm and nurturing team provide the best care and early education for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Resources and Rooms for All Ages

In our Discoverers room, children aged 3 to 18 months enjoy open-ended resources and lots of space to crawl and cruise. With plenty of learning opportunities to explore and a lovely veranda area outside, your little one will love spending their days here.

Children aged 15 months to 2.5 years old love their Explorers room, where there are endless options to explore through play. Children in this room also have a covered veranda as well as their own garden area to take learning outdoors.

Our Adventurers room is for children aged 2 to 3 years old and has lots of space to thrive and explore their own interests.

In the preschool room, your child will have open access to all resources, allowing them to develop their decision-making skills.

A Bright Beginning for Every Child

Your little one will get the best start to their schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum, designed by our own Early Years specialists.

Building on the foundations of the government’s EYFS curriculum, Bright Beginnings combines a wide range of activities to nurture and develop the skills your child needs to flourish and reach their full potential. This holistic yet personal approach supports each child’s wellbeing, development, and progress – whether that’s moving rooms or preparing them for school.

Children also enjoy Boogie Mites music sessions where they can learn about the world through music and song.

You can stay updated with your child’s progress through our Bright Horizons Family app.

Getting Ready for Their Next Steps

To ensure your little learner is confident to start school, preschoolers take part in our Ready for School programme, which brings structure and focus to maths, reading, writing and other essential skills they need for their next big learning adventure.

Active Learning in the Garden

We have a beautiful garden at our Ipswich nursery, which provides plenty of exciting learning opportunities. There is an extensive gardening and planting area, a forest area and plenty of age-specific spaces full of resources and activities to spark your little one’s imagination.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Nutritionally-balanced meals are prepared by our onsite chef. All meals, snacks, nappies, wipes, and sun creams are included in your fees.
  • Situated on the grounds of the University of Suffolk.
  • Our Ipswich nursery is conveniently located close to Ipswich train station.
  • Funded only places are available.
  • Postcode for Sat Nav: IP3 8AH

Your Personal Tour

We can’t wait to meet you and your little one. Book your own personal tour today and our long-standing team will show you everything our nursery in Ipswich has to offer.

Andrea Bohmer Quayside
Nursery Manager
University of Suffolk, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1LT
  • Monday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday7:30AM - 6:00PM
Lines open: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00

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What’s included & Funding options

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or flexible booking pattern, get in touch with us to discuss availability. We will accommodate government funding options wherever possible.

Discover more about what we can offer your family by downloading our easy to read set of guides. Explore our Bright Horizons nurseries and discover the funding options available - from funded childcare and tax free childcare, to childcare vouchers plus key dates. You can also find out what's included in our fees and how we support families from the beginning.

*Not all nurseries offer every component of the all-inclusive package. Please check with your nursery for details.

Included in your fees:

  • Unlimited hypoallergenic nappies*
  • Unlimited hypoallergenic wipes*
  • Three nutritious meals
  • A range of healthy snacks
  • Formula milk for babies under 1 year
  • Cows’ milk or dairy-free alternatives for older babies and children

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Bright Beginnings at Bright Horizons

Bright Beginnings Curriculum

We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. Bright Beginnings is a holistic curriculum, designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of every child promoting confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning.

As well as nurturing a lifelong love of learning, Bright Beginnings helps set the foundations for emotional resilience to prepare children for the next stage in their learning journey.

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Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to making your child's experience safe and fun. We always go the extra mile.
  • Andrea Bohmer QuaysideAndreaNursery Manager
  • Quayside Deputy AmyAmyDeputy Manager


Did you know that our nursery is on Facebook? 'Like' us to join in the fun! We share what we've been getting up to, as well as activities you can try at home with your little one. Learn about upcoming events happening at our nursery to pop in your calendar and enjoy meeting the team with posts about the amazing early years practitioners in our setting. We look forward to welcoming you to our Facebook community - just click 'like' and you're in!

Bright Horizons Family App

Our Family app offers a variety of features that give you the ability to get more information on your child's day, notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences and even book extra sessions if needed.

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