Alpha Community Nurseries

Alpha Community Nurseries are a group of small community based nurseries offering high quality, home from home child care. Each nursery benefits from being part of a group with an extended support network but retains its own individual identity and community feel. Our priority is the provision of a nurturing environment in which children develop secure relationships to support them in their learning and development.

Bluebells Nursery

Kerry Alex Thorpe Trust

Alpha Nurseries are now working alongside the Kerry Alex Thorpe Trust in order to help raise money for their amazing cause. Watch out for news of our upcoming events in partnership with the Kerry Alex Thorpe Trust. For more information on this Trust, the inspiration behind it, and the wonderful work they are doing please visit

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Bluebells Nursery

Healthy Eating at Our Nurseries

At Alpha Nurseries we believe in encouraging healthy eating and as such our menus are carefully designed to offer a healthy, balanced diet. For your childs meals we prepare all our own food using fresh and where possible locally sourced products.

For a sample menu.....

Bluebells Nursery

Holiday Clubs

Daunted by the thought of the Christmas holidays or unable to take all the time off?

Try out our Holiday clubs

Welcome from all the Team

At Alpha Nurseries we offer high quality, affordable, childcare and education for all children from 3 months to 11 years. We have nurseries and out of school clubs in Suffolk, Norfolk and Kent.

Why Choose Us?

At Alpha Nurseries we feel it is important to build children’s learning power. We offer children outstanding experiences and support, to help them become confident, creative, motivated doers and thinkers. This will therefore build strong foundations for all they will encounter in their future. We aim to build flexible minds and an enquiring spirit through highly skilled practitioners, a well resourced environment and treating all children as unique individuals.

We understand that choosing the right care for your child is an important decision, and starting nursery can be a daunting time for children and their parents. We aim to make this as smooth a process as possible and take our responsibility to your child very seriously.

  • Each setting is individual, and carefully designed to be homely, inviting, safe, and secure.
  • We encourage children to learn independently in a fun, healthy and nurturing environment.
  • We offer a rich and varied environment with a personalised learning and development programme for each individual child.
  • We welcome all children and families in an inclusive environment.
  • We support children with special educational needs and also children and families who speak English as an additional language.
  • Staff are friendly, and dedicated to making sure your child feels at home, happy and secure.
  • We have a robust recruitment programme and select staff for their personal qualities, qualifications and experience.
  • Our menus are carefully designed to offer a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Our managers have the support of a team of professionals at our head office ensuring the nursery is run to a high standard while offering the personal touch.

Funded Spaces

All 3 and 4-year-olds in England are entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare a year. This is often taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year.

Your 2-year-old can get free early education and childcare if you get one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit
  • Tax credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

A child can also get free early education and childcare if any of the following apply:

  • They’re looked after by a local council
  • They have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan
  • They get Disability Living Allowance
  • They’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

Find out more....


Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5.

This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.

Download the full Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

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