From the 1st June, Highfield Nursery School and Children’s Centre is opening to more children in line with Government Guidance.  If you wish your child to return to Highfield, please reply to your ParentMail or email Mollie on 

We are open between 9am and 3pm Monday, Tuesday (Early Block) and Thursday, Friday (Late Block).  The school is closed for deep cleaning between the bubbles on Wednesdays

You can call the office during the above times to speak to a member of Nursery School staff or a Family Support Worker from the Children's Centre on 01473 742534.

For more information on what the nursery will now look like, click here

We are currently offering places for September 2020. If you are looking for a place at Highfield Nursery from September 2020, please contact or call the office on 01473 742534. 

Latest Government information can be found at

If you are concerned about the safety of a child, please call Customer First on 0808 800 4005.

Welcome to Highfield
Nursery School, Children's Centre, Early Years @ Highfield and Early Years @ Highfield - Whitehouse.

 Highfield Nursery School, Children’s Centre and Early Years @ Highfield is an outstanding setting, situated in West Ipswich, Suffolk. 

Highfield Nursery School

Highfield Nursery School provides exceptional care and education for children from aged two years to five years.

Following our most recent Ofsted inspection, in March 2017, we are delighted to remain Outstanding for the 4th consecutive inspection.

Our Butterflies room delivers education for our youngest pupils; two to three years old; before they move into the Highfield Nursery School rooms, aimed at pupils three to five years old. Pupils are able to attend the setting for mornings, afternoons or full days, between the hours of 9am and 3pm.

There is the additional option of a daily breakfast club between 8am-9am. Or the after school governor led provision between 3pm-6pm on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

All three and four year olds are entitled to fifteen hours of funded education a week with a "registered provider". Highfield Nursery School is also able to offer funded places to two year olds, in our Butterflies room.

In addition to your child's government funded 15 hoursYou may also be eligible to 30 hours of funding.  Please check for the eligibility criteria.

Highfield Nursery School, Children’s Centre and Early Years @ Highfield

Chesterfield Drive

Ipswich IP1 6DW

Highfield Children’s Centre

Highfield Children's Centre is based at Chesterfield Drive with an annex on Bramford Lane. Offering a safe and stimulating environment and positive experiences to support your child’s development. The centre offers a complete programme of events as well as the opportunity to drop in at any time between the hours of 9am and 4pm. 

Early Years @ Highfield

Early Years @ Highfield provides high quality care and education for children aged two to five years. The daycare room is an attractive purpose built room with exciting play areas inside and outside and also areas for quieter activities and sleeping, all focusing on the rounded development of each individual child in our care. The daycare is open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm for 50 weeks a year. 

Early Years @ Highfield - Whitehouse

Early Years @ Highfield - Whitehouse provides high quality early years care and education for children aged 2 years to 5 years and wraparound care, under Section 6 of the Childcare Act 2006, thus ensuring that there is provision of childcare and education for parents who work. Early Years is open 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday during term time.

Our main aim is to provide a happy, caring environment which promotes the all round development of each individual child in our care.

Early Years @ Highfield - Whitehouse

Waterford Road

Ipswich IP1 5NW

Please note that any information on this website is available as paper copies, free of charge from the main office.

If you are looking for one of our Ofsted Reports, they are found in the separate department pages.

Follow the link below to Parent View to review the centre and give us some feedback.


We welcome visitors and are happy to arrange a visit or answer any questions you may have. Please contact our interim Headteacher, Ruth Coleman or our office staff, Mollie, Beth and Ness on 01473 742534 alternatively email for further information. 

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