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About Us


About Us


‘Tots’ has a long reputation for childcare in Ipswich, dating back to the opening of the first nursery at Norwich Road in 1990. And as such we celebrated in the summer of 2010, 20 years of serving and caring for parents needs regarding their childcare.


With the advent of large housing developments in Kesgrave, the current site was pinpointed in 1996 as an ideal location to serve the surrounding areas, being conveniently located on the main road into and out of Kesgrave. We are close to a host of local amenities including several local schools.


In 2005 ‘Tots’ came under the ownership of Britta and Gary Blake, Britta having worked for ‘Tots’ since 1992 at the Norwich Road branch, moving to Kesgrave at the beginning of 1999. We have endeavoured to build upon and improve the success that ‘Tots’ has achieved.

By March 2010 ‘Tots’ was pleased to announce the opening of their 0-2 room. This is an exclusive room, which we have deliberately limited to only 6 children at any one time, thus enabling the youngest and most vulnerable children to get the best care and attention available.


‘Tots’ operates from a single storey building comprising entrance ‘foyer’, cloak room, self contained kitchen, and three main service rooms, split into distinct areas i.e. creative/ messy room, story and small world, role play and computer room.

Outside to the front is a car-park with ample room for the safe practice of dropping off and picking up, and to the rear a large safe and contained garden with high close board fencing, Comprising a ‘natural’ grass area, and all weather paved section. The children also have their own growing area where they gain valuable experience of ‘growing their own’ vegetables.

To summarise we offer a welcoming, caring home from home environment, which will stimulate and educate young children.