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Our group has been established from almost 30 years and until September 2002 was known as Studlands Park Playgroup.

We are a voluntary committee run organisation with charitable status. Little Buds is registered with Ofsted to offer your child high quality education working towards the Early Learning Goals. We are also a full member of the Early Years Alliance and belong to the Suffolk Childcare Plan.


Our aim is to provide a happy, stimulating and safe environment. Children attending have the opportunity, at their own pace to develop and learn through play in activities which will enhance their physical, social, intellectual, communicative and emotional development. Your involvement is encouraged and appreciated at all stages.

Opening Hours

We are able to offer morning and afternoon sessions as well as all day and a daily lunch club Monday to Friday (Term Time).


Morning Sessions :    
Mondays to Fridays - 9am - Midday

Lunch Time Club :
Mondays to Fridays - Midday - 1pm

Afternoon Sessions :
Mondays to Fridays - 1pm - 4pm



2 Year Olds - £6 per hour*


3 Year Olds - £5.75 per hour*


Fees are paid every half term.

A £10* registration maybe payable at the time of registration. 

We accept all funded 2 and 3 year olds. Plus offer 30 hours funding.**


Note: Full fees are payable when absent due to illness or holiday.



*As of Sept 2022

**To those that qualify


Little Buds is busy place where learning through play and having fun are the most important factors.


The main room at Little Buds is where painting, cooking, music, games, puzzles, dressing up, arts, crafts, role play and many more activities take place. As well as this we have a quiet corner where children can go and relax whilst reading a book.

We also have a new outside area where we grow fruit and vegetables and have a range of equipment such as, mud kitchen, water play, obstacle course, climbing frame and carry out seasonal activities.


A snack and drink is provided within each session and will be prepared in the Little Buds kitchen by staff.


Come and see us - we are sure you and your children will love it!


Little buds has 5 permanent members of staff who have a range of experience and qualifications in child care.

Staff attend courses on a regular bases.


- Sandra Smith (Manager, Level 3)

- Sally George (Manager, Level 3)

- Emma George (Level 3)

- Kerry Cowling (Assistant)

- Pat O'Kane(Assistant)

- Vicky Williams (Level 3 SENCO)

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