Welcome to Bright Sparks Nursery! 

Bright Sparks Nursery is a Pre-school in Ipswich for children from aged 2 years to 5 years. We always aim to deliver fun, engaging activities in a caring environment for your children!

We are based in St Peters Church Hall, Stoke Park Drive, Ipswich. We are open Monday-Friday for ten sessions per week.

Bright Sparks Nursery, is a registered charity and was opened in 1984 with a commitment to establish and maintain a high quality childcare provision.

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of government funding (that’s 5 Free sessions), with a “registered provider” like Bright Sparks Nursery, regardless of income or circumstances. We also offer an additional 30 hours funding for eligible 3-4 year olds. Bright Sparks Nursery also offers funded places to 2 year olds, for more information visit  the link provided.

Our aims are to:

  • Provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age.
  • Work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop.
  • Add to the life and well-being of the local community and offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.

Parent Testimonies

“Meadow has had a lovely few sessions at Bright Sparks nursery summer holiday club. Meadow took part in cooking groups, water play in the pool and walks to the park. Thank you for welcoming her back. Untill the next time :)”

Jim Spud (August, 2021)

“Amelia loves going to nursery. At weekends she asks when is she going to be able to see her friends. She always talks about the staff as being one of her friends which is lovely to hear. It gives us comfort to know that its a place she wants to go to. Amelia is always bringing things home that she has made and talks about what she has been upto. The tapestry is also a great way for us to see what Amelia has been doing at nursery. We would highly recommend this nursery to anyone. Amelia’s confidence has grown since being at Nursery.

A. Marcel (July, 2021)

Joshua has had an amzing time at Bright Sparks, always so keen and happy to get into nursery and has never had a bad day. Joshua has experienced so many different activities within the nursery, no time to get bored. So much to explore and do. The staff have all been so happy and friendly, and have really taken the time to get to know Joshua with his likes and dislikes. We will be sad to leave when Joshua starts big school.

N Smith (July, 2021)

Our experienece with Brightsparks, agian, has been nothing but positive. Both my youngest children have attended and have enjoyed every second. My husband and I have always felt informed and included during their time. The experiences, activities and trips have al been great fun and both girls have came home very excited by things they have done. we will all mis Brightsparks and their amazing staff very much.

Angie Holland (July, 2019)

The support I have had from the nursery has been phenomenal. I can not thank the staff at Bright Sparks for everything! Dylan has thoroughly enjoys his time at nursery and his bonded so well with all the lovely ladies. I wil be sad to not be bringing him here anymore as he makes his way to school life. I would 100% recomend to anymore looking for nursery!

Lauren Duncombe (July, 2019)

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During the Summer of 2021, Bright Sparks Nursery extended some areas inside the nursery adding a sensory den and soft play area for children to develop their physical development. We have also added new outside areas to the three gardens we have at Bright Sparks.