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About Us

Holbrook Playgroup has been running for many years by committed, caring and qualified staff. Their primary aims are to offer a secure, friendly and stimulating environment which promotes learning through play for every pre-school child in their care.

Each child is given the opportunity to learn new skills, make friends and enjoy a wide variety of activities. Activities are designed to stimulate the child’s creativity and imagination, extend the child’s understanding of the world around them, develop language and listening skills, learn to work in groups and to respect and value people from all backgrounds. They have a lot of fun too.

Holbrook Playgroup is affiliated to the Pre-School Learning Alliance and is regularly inspected by Social Services and Ofsted. All Health and Safety Guidelines as required by Ofsted Early Years are followed.

A full copy of all our policies and procedures is available for parents to view.


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Ofsted Report

View our OFSTED Report here

Download Our Leaflet

30 Hours Free Childcare

We are please to be able to offer up to 30 free hours of childcare, please see attached leaflet for further information and eligibility requirements.

15 Hours Free Childcare for 2 year olds

Some 2 year old are eligible for 15 hours free childcare. Please use the online checker to see if this applies to your and your child.

Funded early education for 2-year-olds | Suffolk County Council



Georgie Carter 

(Level 7 childcare practitioner/ Setting Manager)


'I have experience in forest school and specialise in mathematics.

When I am not planning fun activities for the setting, I am

spending time with my own lovely children.'


 Danielle Rogers

(Level 3 childcare practitioner/ Deputy Setting Manager)


 'I have three children of my own, and in my spare time I enjoy

going to the gym and swimming.'

 Jenny Abbott

(Level 3 Childcare practitioner - Third in charge)


'I enjoy spending time with my family and baking lots of

delicious treats. I live in Holbrook, so I like to take my dog 

for walks around the village.'

 Chloe Ripp

(Level 3 Childcare practitioner)


'I live in Holbrook and I have lots of different animals;

sometimes I bring in reptiles for the children to see. When I'm

not with my animals I am spending time with my nieces and nephews.'

 Polly Fyfe

(Level 6 Childcare practitioner)


'I have lots of experience with working with children and when I'm not caring for

the children at the Pre-school, I am spending time

with my many nieces and nephews or riding my bicycle.'

 Nikki Brunning

(Catering manager & club assistant)


 'I have 2 children of my own and when I am not entertaining the

children in the BC and ASC with baking and arts activities, I am preparing 

food for the children at pre-school.'



Kirsti Wilson

( Level 3 Apprentice Childcare practitioner)

 'I have been working towards my Level 3 in Childcare since Sept 2020.'




Anya Manhertz-Brown 

(Part-time student)

'I am a part-time student, working towards my Level 3 in Childcare. I split my week between college and preschool.' 



Michelle Frost

(Level 2 Practitioner)

' I joined the setting in September 2021 and have many years of experience in Early Years settings'


Holly Nelli


'I joined the setting in June 2021 having previously worked at a very similar setting in Nacton'