Garden House Nursery Ipswich

About Us

At Garden House you will find us to be...


At Garden House we pride ourselves on offering professional childcare in a homely environment. As a policy, we only employ qualified staff to be included in our staff to child ratios.

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Garden House has been under the same family ownership since it very first opened in 1995. All of our staff are fully qualified and receive training for their continuous professional development. We have a well established management/leadership team - all of our Senior Staff have been with us for over 5 years and both the Nursery Manager and Deputy Manager have been at Garden House for over 10 years!

Committed to Parent Partnership 

We believe that working with parents is vital to helping us provide excellent childcare and our Key Persons take time to discuss all aspects of your childcare requirements. Staff support parents as their child's first and most important educators by involving them in their children's learning and development and in the full life of Garden House.

A home from home...

Garden House has always been family owned and we aim to create a pleasant and homelike feel in our nursery. Our Nursery Cook provides delicious and nutritious home cooked meals for the children (..and the Staff!) on-site.


All staff at Garden House understand the importance of a warm welcome and consideration towards the needs of children and parents alike.

Perfectly located...

Easy walking distance We are situated right in the town centre of Ipswich in beautiful historic buildings with a walled courtyard style garden. We are also in easy walking distance of the library, museum, the local market and parks.


Garden House has had an ecologically friendly policy running since 1997. We use reusable nappies, have a comprehensive recycling scheme, make our own baby & children’s foods and the children grow some of their own vegetables/fruits in our garden. We even have our own ‘wormery’ to compost our food waste.


We have three exclusive rooms, designed specifically for each of the age groups to ensure that your child will feel confident, secure and enjoy themselves, with their individual needs being taken care of by their dedicated Key Person and Room Staff.

Daisies, Poppies & Sunflowers

Daisies Room - under 2s, Poppies Room - 2yr olds, Sunflowers Room - 3–4yr olds.

Excellent at what we do...

Our Ofsted report 2018:

"Children form good bonds with staff and in particular their key person. This helps them to settle swiftly, become familiar with routines and feel secure."

"Staff plan interesting activities to complement the engaging environment they provide for children daily."

"Children benefit from the specialist training staff attend, such as sign language. This has a positive impact on children’s engagement and supports their access to all activities."

"Staff are good role models. They speak to each other warmly and offer children help where needed. Staff respond warmly to babies’ vocalisations and facial expressions… promoting their emotional well-being."

"Parents comment on the supportive, friendly staff. Parents report how easily their children settle on entry and how happy they are to attend."