Providence is our Ipswich Childcare setting. It’s a purpose built brand new and wonderfully kitted out setting that boasts 3 large size rooms, catering for children from 3 months to 12 years. Each room has a wet play area, their own bathrooms & nappy change area as well as covering all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The setting has a wonderful free flow access garden where the children can freely access resources as well as play with peers in different age groups.

Providence is based within our YMCA Trinity building in Ipswich but has its own entrance and parking off Wellington Street and is open between 8am-6pm.



Check out all of the fun activities our Providence team have been doing by visiting their Facebook page.



Childcare Prospectus


Find out more about our YMCA childcare settings and what we can provide for your children by reading our prospectus.


Meet the team

Kim Streater - Childcare Manager

- Certificate in Early Years Practice
- Level 4 (studying towards BA Hons)
- Been in service since April 2018

I love the sense of family I get from working for YMCA. I am supported with my Professional Development and valued for my knowledge and experience. I enjoy the opportunities to work with other areas of the organisation to try and ensure the children get the very best start to their early years. I love to involve the community around our settings and am always looking for ways that our children can get involved with local events.

My favourite things to do with the children are messy play, singing, making up our own stories and playing outside!

Jess Booth - Childcare Manager

- BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies with Health Studies
- SENCO, Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Been in service since May 2018

I love the progression that the company offers, with everyone being valued and recognised for their skills. The childcare team work so closely together even with the 6 nurseries so far away, and therefore the support and guidance offered to all staff is excellent.

I love spending time in the creative area, the messier the activity can be the better!

Leah Everett - Deputy Room Leader, Baby Room

- 2 years in service
- BA Hons in Education

I love working for YMCA Trinity Group because there are lots of professional development opportunities.

I enjoy messy play, role play, outings and opportunities to explore and learn.

Jennifer Smith - Room Leader Preschool

I have a BA Hons Early Childhood Studies Graduate Practitioner

I have worked for YMCA since June 2022
I enjoy working at YMCA due to the CPD opportunities that are on offer and love leading a team where everyone feels valued.
Before I started working in nurseries, I worked at a trampolining and soft play centre. I specifically enjoy taking the children into the garden and into the sports hall where they are able to run around and explore a big environment.

Charity Lloyd - After School Club Leader

- Level 3 (studying Level 4 at Suffolk New College)

I joined YMCA very recently but love working with the team.

My favourite things to do with the children are singing songs and being creative.

Megan Blake - Room Leader, Baby Room

- Level 3

I started here as a Level 2 Apprentice, and have now completed my Level 3.

There are amazing opportunities on offer with YMCA Trinity Group and it is such a welcoming environment.

I love making obstacle courses for the children in the garden.

Modupe Philpot – Deputy Room Leader

- Level 3
- I have worked with the YMCA since 2018

I love that we have a Positive environment and supportive team members. My favourite activity is joining in with the children’s imaginative play.

Monica Falcucci - Apprentice

I am working towards my Level 2 Early Years qualification.

I joined the YMCA in August 2022.

My favourite thing to do with children is messy play and baking!

Laura Cross - Apprentice Early Years Assistant

I am working towards my Level 2 Early Years qualification.

I joined the YMCA in September 2022.

I love messy play and building with the blocks.

Tracy Seymour – Early Years Educator

- Level 3

- 1 year in service

The best thing about working for YMCA is the lovely children. It feels good to work for a company that has a reputation for helping other people. Staff are always happy and make me feel welcome.

My favourite things to do with the children are puzzles, it is nice to see how proud of themselves they are when they have completed them.

Tiffany Seymour – Early Years Educator

- Level 3

- 1 year in service

I love that I work for an understanding and supportive company and I know I can always rely on my colleagues to help and support me.

My favourite activity is anything sensory. I always love to find new and interesting ways me and the children can explore paint, sand and water.




0-2 Years

2-3 Years

3-5 Years


8am - 6pm




Full Day

8am - 6pm




Half Day

8am - 1pm

1pm - 6pm




6 Hour Session

8:45am - 2:45pm




3 Hour Session

8am - 11am

8:45am - 11:45am

12pm - 3pm

3pm - 6pm




Hourly Rate





Lunch Club

11am - 11:45am





Cost of Meals

Breakfast is £1.30

Lunch is £4.50 (hot or cold)

Tea £2.55

Meals must be booked one week in advance. Last minute bookings are subject to availability. Children are also able to provide their own packed lunch instead of a nursery meal.
We offer a 10% sibling discount for nursery and holiday club sessions. The 10% discount is applied to the oldest child’s booking.


Late collection fee

£4.00 each 15 minutes, at the discretion of the Childcare Manager.




You may be entitled to funding for your child’s early learning. To find out whether you can claim, visit our Childcare Funding page.


More information about funding


Book a place


To request a place at the setting for your child, please complete our online form by clicking on the button below:


Apply for a Childcare Place


Alternatively, print off and complete our Enquiry Form (90KB, Word) and send it to us by post or fill in the form on the computer and email it directly to us.

For enquiries please contact us on 01473 295258 or email


OFSTED Reports


YMCA Childcare Providence was last inspected by OFSTED on 9 January 2020. We received an overall grading of OUTSTANDING.

The inspector who visited said:

“Babies and children show that they are extremely relaxed and feel very safe in the care of the attentive and nurturing staff. They delight in exploring the indoor and outdoor spaces, which are planned with a great deal of thought and expertise.

Children confidently choose from the abundance of rich, varied and imaginative resources that are beautifully presented to capture their interest. For example, they enthusiastically delve into a planter filled with soil and begin to talk imaginatively about making magic potions that give them special powers.

There is a constant flow of laughter and singing, and children remain deeply engaged with the skilful support of the staff. For example, they are inspired to get involved in an exciting and energetic hunt for a bear and talk with great anticipation about where they think the bear could be hiding. There are excellent opportunities for younger children to extend their speaking and listening skills.”



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