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. Ofsted rated us as Good with Outstanding elements in 2017.

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

“Archie has loved his time at Bright Sparks and we can’t thank the nursery staff enough for all care, support and fun you have provided over the last 18months.

We couldn’t of wished for a better start to Archie’s education, he has made some lovely friends and great memories, which he will take with him now and continue at school.

We will miss nursery and everyone who has looked after Archie loads, but are so grateful for making Archie’s time at nursery such a happy one, he really has had the best time!

– Tania Woods (July, 2018)


“Both my daughter and myself cannot thank you all enough for her time at Bright Sparks. She has come on so far and loved every minute, especially the mud kitchen. She is going to miss all the teachers.”

  – Anonymous (July, 2018)

To see more about what parents think of Bright Sparks Nursery click here.

Update for 2019

During the summer holidays of 2018, Bright Sparks Nursery extended the outside area, creating vegetable planters, long pathways on different levels, linked by stepped area.  A wild-banked area in which the children can climb and explore for bugs and insects has also been created.

The garden, which can be viewed from the church, has been dedicated to a long time committee member and friend of the nursery Shirley Cartwright, to which a memorial flower garden can be found at the edge of the garden.