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Woodpeckers Nursery
  • Woodpeckers Nursery,
    Melford Road,
    Sudbury,
    Suffolk
    CO10 1XT
Woodpeckers Nursery is a lovely, family run private nursery in Sudbury offering exceptional facilities and high quality child care. To find out about spaces or fees, contact the nursery manager today.

COVID19 Update:


Woodpeckers Private Nursery is open again and taking every precaution and recommendation to keep their Woodpeckers family safe. During the 96 days the nursery was closed, the nursery was completely re-decorated and deep cleaned. All staff have completed COVID19 safety training.

When children arrive, they will have their temperature taken and hand sanitiser applied. Throughout the day, the children wash their hands. Staff also have their temperature taken daily.

Children are kept within their age group bubbles and the same staff will look after them.

Tapestry, the nursery and parent online communication tool, will be regularly updated with photos and activities that they're doing, so you can see what fun your children are having!

If you're looking for nursery provision and would like to have a look around, please give Woodpeckers a call to arrange a time to look around and ask any questions.

But most importantly, despite the changes they've had to make, Woodpeckers is still the same family-run nursery, the offers a warm and friendly welcome, with a home from home ethos.


Woodpeckers Private Nursery

Excellent Nursery School in Sudbury 

If you’re looking for a reputable, professional nursery school in Sudbury, you should visit Woodpeckers Private Nursery, a family run school delivering high quality childcare, day care and pre-school nursery education. 

Opened for over seventeen years, owners Deirdre and Jeff Micklewright, along with deputy manager, Emily and their team are passionate about childcare and pride themselves on their exceptional standards and facilities. 

Learning and Development

Woodpeckers Private Nursery was established to create a safe and homely environment for children where they can create, explore and develop. 

Offering four different areas for learning, rooms are colourful, tactile and homely and staff consistently encourage children to develop their own identities: 

  • Busy Bees (0 to 14 months)
  • Little Lady Birds (14 to 24 months)
  • Curious Caterpillars (24 – 36 months)
  • Bright Butterflies (36 to 48 months) 

The baby rooms have specialist carers to help with new babies.

Daily activities may include one-to-one sessions, group learning, music, computers, drama, creative activities, forest school trips, French lessons and outdoor activities.  They also have links with a local residential care home, where children meet with the older people and take part in parties, games and activities. 

Working alongside families, parents/guardians are encouraged to have an active role in their child's learning experience through daily conversations, written daily diaries, and online learning journals as part of the general day to day practice of the school.  Flexible session times are also available to fit around working commitments.

The Staff

Woodpeckers Private Nursery have a wonderful team of caring staff who work closely together to make certain your child receives the best possible care. 

Nutritious Meals

All meals are freshly prepared and cooked on the premises by their resident cook.  Special dietary requirements are catered for and children are encouraged to eat a balanced diet that is healthy and nutritious.  Children are also provided with milk and water throughout the day. 

Opening Hours

Woodpeckers Private Nursery is open:

Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 6:00pm 

If you would like to know even more about Woodpeckers Private Nursery in Sudbury and the high standard of services they provide, please call today

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In August 2019
Dolly said

Dear Jeff & Deirdre Thank you for all your hard work in Woodpeckers. You have created such a safe and stimulating environment for Dolly and will always have a special place for us.