Local Childcare

Types of Childcare

Day Nurseries offer early learning and childcare over longer opening hours to meet the needs of working parents.  They are located on non-domestic premises and usually care for children from birth to school age.  Some also offer care for older children before and after school and during school holidays.  Your child can attend full or part time.

Childminders look after children in the childminder’s own home. They can look after children of all ages, but are limited with how many children of certain ages they are allowed to care for. Some operate unsociable hours, or provide overnight care to meet the needs of working parents, but they must be registered with Ofsted to do so.

Pre-school Playgroups usually provide early years learning and childcare to children aged 2 to 5 years.  Opening times and days can vary between settings.  Your child can attend a mixture sessions, with some pre-school playgroups offering care for the full school day (9am to 3pm) and some opening during the school holidays. They are usually run by the private, voluntary or independent sector.

Nursery Schools and Classes provide early learning and childcare to 3 to 5 year olds. Your child can attend for set sessions, usually mornings or afternoons. Local Authority Nurseries are part of a nursery or primary school maintained by the Local County Council.

Click here to visit the Governments Childcare Choices website where you can find out about your free childcare entitlement and other help with childcare costs

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Childcare providers in Fakenham and surrounding area

In the tables below you will find contact details for Ofsted registered Childcare Providers in Fakenham and the surrounding area.  The maps show the location of all the settings with the numbers next to each listing in the table below.  If you would like to visit a Google Map of the location please click on the setting address in the table below.  You can also click on the name of each setting to visit their website (or Family Information Service page if no website is available). 

Map Day Nurseries  Contact Details Ages Opening Hours Funding
Accepted
1 Blossoms Childcare
Blenheim Square, Kipton Wood, West Raynham, NR21 7PA
Tel: 07887 373737
click here to email
Birth to
11 yrs
7 days a week
7:00am to 7:00pm
2 year
3/4 year
2 Fakenham Children’s Daycare Centre
Field Lane, Fakenham, NR21 9QR
Tel: 01328 862422
click here to email
Birth to
16 yrs
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 6:00pm
2 year
3/4 year
3 Pebbles Day Nursery
Station Road, Great Ryburgh, NR21 0AE
Tel: 01328 829855
Mob: 07929 507493
click here to email
Birth to
5 yrs
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 6:00pm
2 year
3/4 year
Map Childminders Contact Details Ages Opening Hours Funding
Accepted
1 Diane’s Childcare
Poppyfields, Fakenham, NR21 8PZ
Mob: 07500 018062 6 mths to
8 yrs
Monday to Friday
6:00am to 6:00pm
2 year
3/4 year
2 Katie Huggins
Willow Grove, Norwich Road, Fakenham, NR21 8GE
Tel: 07817 892553
Click here to email
9 mths to
8 yrs
Monday to Friday
7:30am to 5:30pm
2 year
3/4 year
3 Kirsty & Gemma’s Childcare
Holt Road, Fakenham, NR21 8BQ
Mob: 07553 572196
Click here to email
3 mths to
11 yrs
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 6:00pm
2 year
3/4 year
4 Lesley Croft
Clarendon Road, Fakenham, NR21 9HG
Mob: 07925 306081
Click here to email
Birth to
14 years
Monday to Friday
6:30am to 7:00pm
2 year
3/4 year
5 Moira Craine
Blenheim Road, Sculthorpe, NR21 7PT
Tel: 01485 528974
Mob: 07738 630549
2 mths to
12yrs
Monday to Friday
7:30am to 6:00pm
3/4 year
6 Sara Holden
Foundry Close, Sculthorpe, NR21 9ND
Tel: 01328 855689
Mob: 07772 008296
Click here to email
Birth to
5 yrs
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 5:30pm
2 year
3/4 year
Map Pre-School Playgroups Contact Details Ages Opening Hours Funding
Accepted
1 Colkirk Pre-School
Parish Hall, Church Road, Colkirk, NR21 7PX

Tel: 01328 856146
Mob: 07725 056020
Click here to email
2 yrs to
5 yrs
Mon, Tue, Wed
9:00am to 3:30pm
Thu, Fri
9:00am to 12:30pm
2 year
3/4 year
2 Colkirk Pre-School – Fakenham Setting
Fakenham Infant School, Norwich Road,
Fakenham, NR21 8HN
Tel: 07547 480193
Click here to email
2 yrs to
3 yrs
Wed, Thurs, Fri
9:00am to 3:00pm
2 year
3/4 year
3 Happy Faces Playgroup
Blenheim Park School, Sculthorpe, NR21 7NR
Mob: 07940 990592
Click here to email
2 yrs to
5 yrs
Monday to Friday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2 year
3/4 year
4 Ladybirds Pre-School
Fakenham Community Centre, Oak Street, Fakenham, NR21 9DY
Mob: 07733 144547
Click here to email
2 yrs to
5 yrs
Monday to Friday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2 year
3/4 year
5 Little Angels of Fakenham
Trap Lane Pavillion, Trap Lane, Fakenham, NR21 9RN
Tel: 01328 856643
Click here to email
2 yrs to
5 yrs
Monday, Friday
9:00am to 1:00pm
Tue, Wed, Thu
9:00am to 3:00pm
2 year
3/4 year
6 Little Owls Pre-School
Old School House, School Road,
East Rudham, PE31 8RF
Tel: 01485 528487
Click here to email
2 yrs to
5 yrs
Monday to Friday
9:00am to 3:00pm
2 year
3/4 year
7 Little Snoring Pre-School
Stevens Road, Little Snoring, NR21 0GZ
Tel: 07733 144466
Click here to email
2½ yrs to
5yrs
Monday
9:00am to 12:00pm
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
9:00am to 3:00pm
2 year
3/4 year
Map Nursery Schools & Classes Contact Details Ages Opening Hours Funding
Accepted
1 Fakenham Infant & Nursery School
Norwich Road, Fakenham, NR21 8HN
Tel: 01328 864511 (Option 3)
Click here to email
3 yrs to
5 yrs
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 3:00pm
3/4 year

If you need any help with finding childcare, getting funding or visiting a local setting please call your SureStart team on 01328 864511 (option 1) or click here to email us.