Otley Under Fives is a fabulous term time nursery, open from 8-6 Monday to Friday, with Breakfast and Afterschool club available to both Otley Under Fives Nursery children and Otley Primary children. We are set in a purpose built premises on the grounds of Otley Primary school, in the heart of the Suffolk Countryside, just North of Ipswich. This setting is warm, bright, spacious and brimming with exciting activities, toys, crafts and adventures for the children to explore.
We believe that it is important for the children to have a choice of activities throughout the day that they can access at their own pace. The room is sub-divided to ensure that all child can engage in their individual interests, whether that be learning through role-play, entertaining themselves in the reading corner, drawing and making things with our extensive range of craft materials or exploring into our sensory area. The space is also designed to be as homely and welcoming as possible allowing the children to build their independence with cosy cushions, soft rugs and low-level shelving, giving the children easy access to the extensive range of toys on offer.
The main room also has access to the outdoor area and all children are actively encouraged to make use of the exterior facilities come rain or shine! We have a cohesive range of ride-on equipment, a playhouse, mud kitchens and climbing frame.
We are a small pre-school and pride ourselves on a friendly, homely atmosphere and a superb knowledge of each of the children in our care, meaning that we can tend to individual interests and requirements. Fresh and healthy meals and snacks are prepared and cooked in our kitchen on site daily.
Ofsted said, “Children play together well, they are kind and thoughtful and older ones enjoy the responsibility of helping the younger children. Staff are careful to make sure that all children learn to make independent choices. Parents say their children love attending and are safe and well settled in the pre-school.”