'Life Long Learning'

Children develop hugely in their early years and cover many milestones, more so than in the rest of their lives.
At Green Wellie we aim to give our children the very best possible start, proof can be found in our families testimonials.
Families, siblings and their friends have joined us through many years of recommendations.
In our last Ofsted inspection, the Inspector said: ‘If l were a child l would really like to play here’.
Quality, enthusiasm, care and passion is embedded in our ethos and at the heart of everything we do.


The Green Wellie Educational Day Nursery Ltd first opened its doors in 1994, and since then has earned a strong reputation for providing high quality childcare and learning for babies and children aged from 3 months to 5 years. Green Wellie is set in lovely characterful grounds in the village of Barrow, near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.


Here are a few important facts you may want to consider,
to help you make the right choice for your child:

Outstanding by Ofsted

Green Wellie was inspected by Ofsted and judged as OUTSTANDING in all areas

Open 51 Weeks of the Year

We offer day care 51 weeks of the year from 8am-6pm, for ages 3 months to 5 years

15/30 hours Funding

We offer funded places for 15/30 hours for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds.


Our team have many years experience and are highly qualified.

Siblings Discount

Siblings where one is not funded receive a 10% discount.


We offer morning, afternoon or full day sessions.

Key Person

Each child has an assigned Key Person to help them and you feel confident and secure at nursery

Tax-Free Childcare & Vouchers

We accept the Government Tax-Free Childcare Scheme. We also accept company vouchers, saving you Tax & NI.

Educational Activities

Spanish Lessons ages 3+ on Wed AM's. Tadpole Tunes for all Tues PM


  • Thank you so much for looking after our son over the past 3 years.
    He has loved being at Green Wellie, made some great friends and learnt so much along the way. You have all taken really good care of him.  Green Wellie has really helped him grow into a confident little boy, ready to start Big School.


  • 'Green Wellie, thank you all so much for everything you have done.  Its so hard handing over your 'baby' for someone else to care for, but you made it a much easier process.  I know she will miss you all very much'.


  • For the past 2 years you have all been so supporting and encouraging with our Daughter. She has learnt so much from you, not just counting and ABC, but you have given her confidence and strength. We couldn’t have wished for a better start in her young life. I’m sure the time spent with you will stay with her and she will grow into a strong, young lady.


  • To all the staff at Green Wellie,

    Wow, wow, wow!!! What an amazing, heart warming and truly magnificent Christmas nativity you put together. A huge amount of effort and hard work has obviously gone into making it the special event that it was. We'd like to say a huge thank you to every single one of you. Not just for the nativity but all that you do every day of the year. The children were all fabulous and we had one very happy little donkey.

    Many thanks


  • We had lots of fun at the Nativity last week, really appreciate the effort put in by the staff and volunteers.

    We enjoy reading the newsletter and hearing about all that's going on. Really couldn't be more pleased with the nursery. Can't wait for our son to join in the fun!


  • A jolly big thank you for helping our son to grow and develop. Moreover, we are incredibly grateful that he is happy and feels safe at Green Wellie. You cannot put a price on this kind of care for your child. We hope you all have a restful holiday and a Merry Christmas.


  • I cant think of any improvements

    One thing that l find makes Green Wellie stand out from other settings is the personal interaction staff have with parents during pick up. To hear little things your children have done or said from the staff makes such a huge difference to the confidence l have that the team know my child so well and is key to the great relationships between staff and parents. This is why l recommend Green Wellie to anyone for childcare.


  • Marie is my sons key worker and we think she is fabulous. her attention to our sons needs is wonderful and he clearly feels very safe with her. I value the time all staff take to talk through his achievements and any areas of note. Jaz, Kayla, Rachel and Jemma are all excellent, and as a parent, leaving your child with staff who clearly care for your child so well is so lovely.