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Bury St Edmunds Day Nursery & Pre-School

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Nursery & Pre-School Manager: Kay Fynn
Deputy Nursery & Pre-School Manager: Kerry Reason
Opening Hours: 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
Address: Bury St Edmunds Day Nursery & Pre-School, Newmarket Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3SN
Nursery Tel: 01284 700414
Enquiries Tel: 01908 209215
Nursery Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
Wraparound Care: 3 years to 12 years
Grants: We accept funding for 2 year olds and the 15 and 30 hour preschool grants. Click here for our 30 hours eBook.
Teaching: Download our eBook ‘Planning in the Moment’, our teaching style that increases child development.

Important update regarding COVID-19

From 1st June 2020 we are reopening Bury St Edmunds Day Nursery.

Built for nature based play, Bury St Edmunds Day Nursery & Pre-School includes large spacious outdoor areas and forest schools.  The team are looking forward to welcoming back all children and meeting new registrations from  1st June, assuming the Government meets their five tests.

Please note we are not charging parents to hold their child’s space, if they are not ready to return on 1st June.

Extra COVID-19 Measures

Bury St Edmunds Day Nursery is one of the Kids Play Nurseries that remained open throughout the lockdown for vulnerable children and those of keyworkers. Extra COVID measures are already in place.

These measures include the children working in smaller bubbles, children’s temperatures been taken upon arrival, increased hand-washing and equipment being full wiped down before use by your child’s bubble. You can read more about the full COVID-19 measures here.

We are currently taking new registrations for admissions from 1st June. Please email for further details or speak to your Nursery Manager if you are an existing parent.

We would like to thank our amazing staff and parents for their support at this challenging time, especially parents who are keyworkers.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing all our soon.

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About Bury St Edmunds Day Nursery & Pre-School

At Kids Play our Bury St Edmunds Day Nursery & Pre-School, is open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:30pm, for children from 6 weeks to 5 years. 

With an emphasis on nature-based play, The Nursery and Pre-School rooms allow children to freely move indoors and out. Outdoors children can choose from an abundance of activities including water and sand play, the growing patch and even a mud kitchen. Whilst indoors, they use natural wooden toys and ‘real’ vegetables in the play kitchens.

We believe in making learning fun. Using “planning in the moment” teaching, every activity is turned into a learning opportunity.

We also believe it’s vital for children to have external influences. Weekly, a football coach visits for Mini Striker sessions and we regularly take children out in small groups to visit the shops, post office and have even been to visit the vets.

All our food is freshly cooked onsite, our menus are prepared by a nutritionist and all our meat produce adheres to the Red Tractor food standards.

Working with parents and carers

To help build strong relationships with you and your child, you will have a designated key person at Bury St Edmunds Day Nursery and Pre-School.

In between formal reviews, they will provide your daily updates. Our formal reviews tracking your child’s development, happen monthly in the baby room, every 5 weeks in the Toddler Room and every 10 weeks in the Pre-School room.

Should your child require additional support for special education needs, disabilities or speak English as a second language, please ask how the team can help.

We also accommodate the 15 and 30 government grants.
Click Here to download our free eBook on 30 hours.

Nature Based Play

At Kids Play we believe learning should be an adventure, which is why our learning is based around nature-based play!

Throughout our Nurseries, you’ll see children play with natural wooden toys, use real vegetables in our role play areas and create outdoor inspired arts and crafts. Watch our video below to see why we embrace nature-based play!


All our Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools are Ofsted registered. Our Bury St Edmunds Day Nursery and Pre-School were last inspected in September 2016 and received a ‘Good’ rating.

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Partnerships with parents and carers are good

Partnerships with parents and carers are good. Staff share detailed information about children’s progress and help parents to support children’s learning at home.

Ofsted, 2016
8th August 2018

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Stimulating learning environment

Children thoroughly enjoy their time at the nursery. They benefit from a well-resourced and stimulating learning environment indoors and outdoors.

Ofsted, 2016
8th August 2018

Here at Kids Play having a strong parent partnership is vital. Here’s what some of our Bury St Edmunds parents had to say about the Day Nursery & Pre-School.

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Looks forward to coming to nursery

We are happy how quickly our little girl has settled in nursery. Great staff and lovely atmosphere. She really looks forward to coming to nursery. She keeps asking every morning if she is going to nursery today. We are very happy with everything. Highly recommended.

Parent – March 2018
8th August 2018

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Social skills have improved immensely

Overall we are very impressed with the staff and the service provided. My child has come on leaps and bounds. Social skills have improved immensely. I am looking forward to my child growing and learning more before starts preschool.

Parent – March 2018
8th August 2018

A message for prospective parents – If looking to book a Showround at one of our Day Nurseries and you or any member of your family have been outside of the UK in the last 14 days, we ask that you request a booking at least 14 days after returning to the UK.

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Get in touch with Kids Play Childcare

Registered Office:
Kids Play Ltd.
1A Roebuck Way, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes MK5 8HL.
Tel: 01908 209210
Enquiries: 01908 209215

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we acceptChildcare Vouchers:

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central bedfordshire council
the cooperative
employers for childcare
enjoy benefits
fair care
fideliti childcare vouchers
kids unlimited
the midcounties cooperative
milton keynes college
milton keynes council
my family care
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