It's with great sadness that we announce that, after 45 years in business, Abbey Kindergarten opened its doors for the last time on .

The committee would like to send a big thanks to our wonderful staff - Jacqui, Karen, Cherise, Saeeder and Caroline - who have worked incredibly hard, with sheer determination, to provide a lovely environment for our children to thrive and learn in over the years.

And to you all of you who have supported Abbey, past or present, we thank you too for your help and encouragement.

We wish our children and their families all the best in their new adventures in school and nursery.

- Abbey Kindergarten Committee

The Facilities

In the pre-school relocated from the Abbey Hall to Kett's Park Recreation & Community Centre. This is a modern and spacious one-storey building with its own outdoor space.

Indoor Area

The main foyer is where we display many information notices and leads through to a large sports hall which offers a large area for all our varied activities.

The hall has a separate carpeted room which we use for story and snack times and adjoins the kitchen which we use. This has a lockable door and hatch that can be opened for drinks time.

Storage space for the toys and equipment is away from the main hall which leaves the play space open and uncluttered.

There are easily accessible disabled, female and male toilet facilities at the hall.

Outdoor Area

Our facilities also include our own superb secure outdoor play area which after a year of planning was officially opened in July 2001 by the Town Mayor in .

After successful grants, and lots of fundraising, we installed a high impact safety surface which enables outside play throughout the year.

More recently developed (2015) is a sensory garden area with wooden fencing in which the children can enjoy and get involved in gardening and explore messy materials and seek minibeasts.

Other Features


There is easy access to Abbey Kindergarten by car or foot, with cycle and footpaths from Norwich Road and ample car and bicycle parking on site.


All areas used by the Pre-School are made secure during the Pre-School session times. All parents/carers must, in order to keep the pre-school secure, ask a member of staff to lock the doors again after them when they wish to leave at any time.

Mobile Phones

We ask that your telephone is placed within the secure kitchen area when onsite or used there when making or taking calls.


Kett's Park Recreation & Community Centre site has its own recyling centre which is adjacent to the main road entrance. We encourage all parents/carers to actively use this site to recycle and help with the upkeep of the facility.

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