Wellington Nursery is part of the outstanding Bows and Arrows Group which specialises in care and learning for 0 - 3 year olds within 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.

"Staff are skilful in guiding and extending children's learning" and "Staff work exceptionally hard to instil children's resilience, excellent behaviour and sense of belonging." Ofsted 2018

The Environment

Our Nursery space is warm, spacious and welcoming.
Wellington Nursery is divided into two areas depending on the child’s age:
The Mini Discoverers (under 2’s) and The Discoverers(2 – 3 year olds).
These areas are well equipped for the children, offering sensory and stimulating age appropriate resources to encourage play, exploration and discovery.
All our rooms are set up to allow children freedom to choose resources based on their individual interests.
After your child turns 3, we start to prepare them for the transition to our Pre-school at our sister Nursery: The Nature Den.

Outdoor Space

All children have free flow secure access to their own outdoor play area which we encourage the children to use come rain or shine.
We also have daily access to the garden at the front of the building which houses a small world construction area, teepee, climbing frames and other toys.

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 prepared is rated 5* (the highest food rating you can get) from the Food Standard Agency. We change our menu regularly according to seasonal availability.

Session Times

The session times which we offer our families are:
Morning: 8am or 8.30am – 11.30am or 1pm
Afternoon:  1pm - 4pm or 6pm
All day: 8am or 8.30am – 4pm and 8am - 6pm
Please note from September 2019, our session times have changed to:
Early: 8am - 9am
Morning: 9am - 1pm
Afternoon: 1pm - 5pm
Late: 5pm - 6pm
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 01/04/17)
0-2 years = £5.00
2-3 years = £4.70
Please note from September 2019, our fees have changed to:
0-2 years = £5.25
2-3 years = £5.00
Drinks and snacks are included in these prices. But please note these prices do not include formula or lunches. For an additional £2 (£2.50 from September 2019) we can provide a hot lunch for your child (suitable for children over the age of one), 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

'The staff are always helpful and approachable, and I love the relationship my child has with everyone.'

A Parent 2018


'With the help of the Nursery my child's development has improved and X has become more confident. I cannot fault anything about it.'

A parent 2018

'It is very obvious that all of the children have a wonderful bond with the staff.'

A Parent 2018

'I am very happy because my child loves being at Nursery.'

A Parent 2018