Day Care Nursery & Pre-School 0-4 years
at Martlesham and Kesgrave

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“Thank you to all the staff that settled Owen into Rhymes.

Our Kesgrave nursery is in the heart of the Kesgrave community, just next door to the scouts, doctor’s surgery and Tesco.

Purpose built for the children, the nursery combines modern facilities with bright airy rooms and well laid out gardens for play. Equipment, resources and outdoor play facilities ensure that the children have constant access to a wide variety of activities and areas that support their development and learning.

Ofsted Rhymes Nursery Kesgrave achieved a good rating at the latest Ofsted inspection. The full report can be viewed here or on the Ofsted website.


The Rhymes Team

Kesgrave nursery is led by our nursery manager, Debbie Snelling.

Working with Debbie is a team picked for their expertise and experience. All our nursery nurses have a minimum level 3 childcare qualification, as well as food safety, paediatric first-aid and safeguarding qualifications. Rhymes is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we make sure all staff at Kesgrave share this commitment. All staff and volunteers are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Baby, toddler and pre-school rooms each have a room leader and your child will have a key-person who has a special responsibility for their care, development and wellbeing. Your key-person is there for a chat at the beginning or end of each day and there is an opportunity each term for you to book a key chat session, giving more time to discuss progress and future learning experiences.

What Parents Say

“Thank you to all the staff that settled Owen into Rhymes. They have been very caring and welcoming to him whenever he arrives which has really helped his attachment anxiety he has when I leave him.”

“He’s always happy to come to nursery and talks a lot about the other children and staff at home.”

“Olivia enjoys interacting with staff in the baby room which makes me feel confident she is content when at nursery.”

“Just as we felt with our Key Person in the baby room, we cannot rate the Key Person in the toddler room highly enough.”

Open to Meet Your Needs

We are open Monday to Friday throughout the year (excluding bank holidays and Christmas to New Year) from 7.30am to 6.00pm. We are as flexible as possible to look after your child to match your requirements for childcare. Please contact to find out availability and to book a visit to take a look round.

Making Sure of the Best Start

We offer 4 introductory sessions free of charge to new admissions at the nurseries. Parents are invited to stay, to get to know the staff and to satisfy themselves their child is settling in happily. Toward the end of the free sessions you may feel confident enough to slip out for a short while. Doing this a few times will overcome the common fear that Mummy or Daddy is not coming back.


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