About Us

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Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. Development is not an automatic process, however. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments – (EYFS 2012)

Bacton Under Fives was formed in 1979, starting as a Mother and Toddler Group and developing over the years into the daycare setting that we are proud of today.  In April 2010 we moved into our present purpose-built Playcentre.

Bacton Under Fives offers a complete package of childcare for families in our community.

Our aim is to support and nurture all children to enable them to learn through play.

We ensure that all children feel safe, secure and comfortable throughout their time with us.





With excellent links to Bacton Primary School, located directly next door, children are able to make a smooth and natural progression into full-time education.  This link also gives us privileged access to the wooded copse area, large playing field and the school hall

10270282_837854036233803_3408169250254236477_nOur youngest children are cared for in the Buds Room, our Toddlers are cared for in the Seedlings Room and our pre-school aged children are cared for in the Acorns Room.  Before and After School care and Holiday care is also provided in our Oaks Room.

We are open Monday to Friday 7.45am to 6.00pm for 51 weeks of the year.

We are closed on Bank Holidays and for one week at Christmas.

We are proud to have been awarded the Suffolk Quality Assurance Scheme Award and are also part of the Every Child a Talker (ECAT) scheme.

Member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance.

We are very proud of our ‘Good’ Ofsted status and strive to provide the best support and Early Years education as possible.

Aims and Objectives

Our aim is to enhance the development and learning of the children in our care, through play and other activities, in a safe and happy environment.


We aim to achieve this by:

  • providing care and support to children through age appropriate activities and play
  • striving to improve the Every Child Matters outcomes for children
  • providing learning opportunities for young children through their interests and in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • providing a child-centred environment where children can make choices and decisions
  • supporting children and families through the Key Person System
  • giving parents the opportunity to be involved within the care and education of their child
  • providing an environment that stimulates and respects children and supports them in their individual needs
  • supporting parents by offering flexibility of sessions
  • providing a service to meet the varying needs of parents and children up to 13 years of age




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