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Providence, Ipswich

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At YMCA Childcare Providence we provide nursery places for children in Ipswich between the ages of three-months and five years-old. We also provide a range of out-of-school and holiday clubs for children up to the age of 12 years-old.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, we are very proud of the attentive and nurturing support our team provides, that helps children grown in confidence and develop foundation skills preparing them for primary school education.

Providence is split into 3 large rooms, with each room catering specifically to children at different stages of development:

  • Babies (0-2 years)
  • Toddlers (2-3 years)
  • Preschool (3-5 years)

Each room provides your child with fun and stimulating activities suitable for their age group. They also have their own wet play area, bathrooms and changing areas. There is also access to a free flow garden where your child can play, learn, and explore with others from different age groups.

Our Providence setting is based within our YMCA Trinity Group building in Ipswich but has its own entrance and parking off Wellington Street.

We welcome enquiries and visits from parents and families and encourage you to contact us or follow our Facebook page to find out more.

Apply For A Childcare PlaceTerm Dates 2024 - 2025May Half Term Activities
YMCA Providence Nursery Room
YMCA Nursery Providence room

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Sessions and Fees From 1st April 2024

YMCA Childcare Providence is open daily from 8am – 6pm, offering a range of sessions and clubs to support local needs. We feel our prices offer outstanding value for the quality of our nurseries and support provided.

Support and funding may also be available to cover some of the costs of childcare, and we encourage you to read our Childcare Funding page, or contact our childcare team for more information.


We offer a 10% sibling discount for nursery and holiday club sessions. The 10% discount is applied to the oldest child’s booking.

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Attendance Time 0-2 Years 2-3 Years 3-5 Years
Weekly 8:00am - 6:00pm £347.85 £335.00 £331.50
Full Day 8:00am - 6:00pm £76.50 £74.00 £71.20
Half Day 8:00am - 1:00pm £41.25 £40.75 £39.00
1:00pm - 6:00pm £41.25 £40.75 £39.00
6 Hour Session 8:45am - 2:45pm £48.90 £46.80
3 Hour Session 8:00am - 11:00am £24.45 £23.40
8:45am - 11:45am £24.45 £23.40
12.00pm – 3.00pm £24.45 £23.40
3:00pm - 6:00pm £24.45 £23.40
Hourly Rate £8.15 £7.80
Lunch Club 11:00am - 11:45am £6.80 £6.50

Out Of School Club

Attendance Time Cost
Holiday Club - Weekly 8:00am - 6:00pm £214.50
Holiday Club - Full Day (up to 10 years only) 8:00am - 6:00pm £44.00
Holiday Club - Half Day (up to 10 years only) 8:00am - 1:00pm £22.00
1:00pm - 6:00pm £22.00
After School Club (4-11 years) 3:00pm - 6:00pm £13.20


Parents and carers can provide their own packed lunches, or YMCA Childcare Providence can provide breakfast, lunch, and tea for a small additional cost.

  • Breakfast – £1.30
  • Lunch (hot or cold) – £3.50
  • Tea – £2.25


Government funded hours can be used with any sessions, including bolt on times.

All 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. We offer a 10% sibling discount for nursery and holiday club sessions.