GOOD Ofsted 2013 – Click here to view our report
Nursery sun cream provided when UV 3 or above.
Home made meals prepared on site by our experienced nursery cook.
Music Group – Every Thursday morning our Toddlers children are given the opportunity to take part in a music session run by Claire Gower from Tiny Pebbles
Library Books – There is an area in the nursery where children can pick and choose their own books to take home for the week.
Activity group – every Monday 9.30-11am we offer a play and stay session to the local community, no need to book, just pop in.
Mothercare Activity Session – Every Friday morning we run a session at Mothercare, Copdock, Ipswich, between 10am – 12am. There are opportunities to join in with a story or sing song session or come along to do a craft activity. This is open to anyone who would like to attend.
Tiny Pebbles Music Sessions – Run every Wednesday morning, this music group is open to the local public to attend and take part – please ring the nursery for more information.
Preschool Academy – This runs each term in our preschool rooms. Each week there are set lessons for preschool children to join in.
5 star rating from Environmental Health in 2015
How wonderful of the staff to provide us with twenty minutes of pure delight watching our little children of three and four years old showing us the true meaning of Christmas
Both of my daughters have had a wonderful experience at Just Learning Rushmere. They have developed wonderful relationships with their carers, who understand their personalities very well.
We would like to say a huge ...THANK YOU!! For the special parts that you have all played over the years in ensuring that our two boys have grown into happy, confident and often cheeky chappies.
Just Learning has a very warm, welcoming atmosphere. We have always been, & continue to be, impressed & touched by the genuine care & affection shown to both our daughters
Just Learning in Ipswich provides GOOD childcare, as reported by Ofsted, (2013)
At Just Learning Rushmere we are a purpose built nursery which offers 6 warm nurturing rooms for children aged 0-2years, 2 bright stimulating toddler rooms and 2 exciting pre-school rooms perfect for preparing each individual child for school. Each area of the nursery has a messy room, play room and quiet area. This gives the children the opportunity to make choices with what they would like to do at the nursery.
We are situated just a short distance off the A12 and A14 and are fairly central between Ipswich and Woodbridge situated on the Bixley farm estate opposite the One Stop and Taste of India. Our own private car park makes dropping off and picking up your children stress free.
We have 3 outdoor areas for all age groups to enjoy. The gardens are full of exciting opportunities for the children to explore, from climbing areas on our wooden amphitheatre where the children pretend it is an airport to riding on our train to go to Felixstowe. The benefit of outdoor play is well documented and we are particularly proud of our large garden and play equipment. Preschool even have their own garden corner, where they learn about growing their own snacks to taste and explore.
The nursery is open 7.30am and closes at 6.00pm, we have a morning session which runs between 7.30am and finishes at 12.30pm and an afternoon session which runs from 1pm until 6pm. We also offer Free entitlement sessions for children the term after their third birthday.
Amanda our amazing nursery cook makes the tastiest and healthy nutritional meals which are included at no extra charge and are freshly prepared and served daily.
Our caring, qualified and enthusiastic staff strives to ensure each individual child is happy, well cared for and supported in moving forward in their learning. They are mostly qualified to level 3 with 3 staff qualified to level 4. The staff works closely with parents to build on parent partner relationships from the first settling in sessions to their child’s last day at nursery where tissues are at the ready. We are bubbly and welcoming and always involve parents where possible. We have a parent partnership group set up which gives us feedback on what parents like from our setting and the opportunity to give any ideas that may be useful to us.
Heidi Marshall - Nursery Manager . I have been employed by Busy Bees since Oct 13, and was originally at Stowmarket as their Assistant manager and Administrator. My previous experience has been varied, from being a nanny to working in a very busy central London children's centre and a private nursery manager for 8 years.My passion is to deliver outstanding childcare and education through employing strong , well qualified staff and ensuring practises are of a very high standard. I believe that it is an early years role to concentrate on the holistic development of each and every child in our care.
I am qualified to level 5 in childcare, I have a Btec 1st in care, NNEB and Foundation Degree in Early years, i have also been in childcare for over 20 years.
"I have worked for 13 years for a charity enabling disabled children and young people to be fully included in mainstream leisure activities. I wanted to get involved in the parent partnership group to share my ideas and be involved behind the scenes."
"I have 2 children at nursery, both full time from the age of 1. My husband and I both secondary school teachers so it was high Priority to find an excellent nursery, especially as it would be the main care giver to our children from a young age. Nursery has always exceeded our expectations from activities in nursery, trips in preschool and the fundraising fairs. There is a real whole family involvement and we feel that's very important."
"Erin is our only child, she has been attending the nursery four days a week. We also attended the activity group every Monday. We have been very impressed with the care and professionalism of all staff. The handovers are always informative and Erin's baby diary is brilliant. I look forward to reading it, especially the 'special moment' bit. I can't praise all of the girls who work in the baby room enough. They are all lovely and I always feel reassured and happy when I leave Erin."
"My children have been attending the setting for almost 18 months where my little girl started in the baby room and is now in the Preschool.Splat Attack on a Friday is great as they get to do all the things I am not so keen to do at home! I am really interested in meeting and talking to new parents, reading with the children at nursery and supporting with marketing the nursery."