Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School

Almners Priory, Almners Road, Lyne, Chertsey KT16 0BH

Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School, Chertsey, Surrey
Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School, Chertsey, Surrey
Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School, Chertsey, Surrey

Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School provides an exceptional environment and a wonderful quality of care and development for babies and young children from three months up to five years of age. It is their aim to ensure that children 'graduate' to Big School having grown in to confident, caring, independent people who are prepared in every way for the next stage of life's learning journey.

Rainbow children enjoy five acres of gardens including nine well-equipped enclosed playgrounds, their own animal sanctuary, allotments, and a maze. They also have a double-decker bus, a farm classroom and a large sensory room to play in.

A highly qualified team of staff draw upon a huge range of knowledge, experience and resources to ensure that the children get the maximum learning and development out of enjoying themselves playing and having fun.

Visit them to see how they can satisfy your childcare needs.

Owner: Alison & Mark Watson

Person in charge: Justine Slaney & Philippa Apthorp-Larch (Managers)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 55

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 224

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.1 Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.122)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 34 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 17 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.743 for Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (306 Excellents x 5) + (99 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 408 Ratings = 4.743

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 4.379 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School is based on 17 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 44.8 positive Reviews (224 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 17 Reviews ÷ 44.8 Target = 0.379

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    30
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    33
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School

  • Mother of Child
    30
  • Father of Child
    4

Rainbow is an extremely special place. We looked at over 7 nurseries and loved Rainbow due to the CCTV and the open space. We have 2 children there and had very very difficult issues with my young son and nothing, and I mean nothing has been an issue dealing with him. The management are fully immersed in each child, every carer knows their name and cannot do enough for them.

The staff are all permanent and committed to each child's development. I will be so sad to leave the nursery as the children and ourselves has found it invaluable. Both my children come home so excited saying we did painting, tree climbing, played in the maze, grew vegetables, went to the farm. Oh and here is a picture of us as a family and look mummy I wrote my name on it!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has absolutely loved being at Rainbow. She first joined at 13 months & is leaving to head to infant school at 4yrs old. My daughter has learnt so much whilst being at nursery & I can't thank her key carers enough for all their time, love & support they have shown our daughter. Her last day is going to be a very sad day leaving everyone. Thankyou!

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending Rainbow for 2 and a half years. I can genuinely recognise how she has developed, became confident in herself. It has a huge input in her personality development.
We loved the different activities, innovative and beneficial, that we have been communicated every week by the the newsletter.
The outside space is amazing, having a farm is definitely a bonus.
Staff know how to balance discipline and freedom, they teach good manners, respect and kindness.
I would definitely recommend the nursery, its feels like family, with directors being hands on everything which is definitely a positive.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

This nursery and the fabulous staff restored my faith in nurseries after a poor experience somewhere else. My child is now confident and happy and I am happier he will integrate into school.

The time and effort staff put in is above and beyond. I am simply sad I didn't find them sooner. Cannot more highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Rainbow Nursery School has been a wonderful experience for us. Both of our children attended Rainbow. It was a comfort for us to know that our children were in a safe, happy and loving environment.
The indoor and outdoor facilities are great. The large outdoor space is stunning - our children love outdoor play.

The best interests of each of our children were kept at heart by management and their carers. Everyone has shown their care, consideration, patience and respect to us and our children.

Thank you to each of every person at Rainbow, who has put so much effort into our children’s growth and development. They have been so loved and well taken care of there, and we are sad to say goodbye.

The management team and everyone at Rainbow, thank you for everything over the years and for the safe and happy experience you have provided for our children.

We will miss you so much Rainbow!

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have been at the nursery for the last 2 years and have enjoyed the very happy, enthusiastic, positive, friendly, room staff who care for the children. The vast amount of outdoor space, including the fun maze and animal area, was a key feature for choosing this nursery and is fully utilised and much enjoyed by the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are so happy about Rainbow Nursery. Kids nursery age is so important because they learn everything from nursery other than parent training. I personally feel they treat all kids at the same level, no discrimination, nice and friendly atmosphere for kids. Excellent. Wonderful staff. Enough space to play. Lovely atmosphere for kids, to a peaceful place for the nursery, so nice and organised, enough staff to look after the kids. Healthy food. I'm so impressed about the nursery. Money wise, a little expensive for some parents. Many thanks and all the best wishes for Rainbow Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter only spent a few months at Rainbow before she started school. From the very start, the staff were friendly and accommodating to our needs. The staff are very friendly and the children thrive in a very good learning environment. The grounds are stunning and the children spend a lot of time outside playing, picking fruit, visiting the farm. So very happy to have found this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have absolutely loved being part of the Rainbow Nursery. My son has very much enjoyed his time there. The farm and amount of open space for the little ones to run around is amazing. All the staff and extremely friendly and professional. We will be sad to leave, however, we would highly recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

An outstanding nursery with amazing staff and outstanding grounds and facilities. My son was very shy yet his transition to school was easy and I believe I owe this entirely to the staff at nursery who have given him self-confidence and helped prepare him for the school routines.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery to anyone, and in fact, my second child also attends and also loves it!

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I looked at nurseries and found this nursery had everything you could possibly offer a child at childcare. Staff are friendly and well trained. The facilities at the nursery are extremely rare compared to other nurseries. For example, the animal farm and 5 acre of land is amazing for child development. The nursery is structured to catered for all age groups. They have separate outdoor play areas for the different age groups so this way the older and younger children are not clashing which can be intimidating to the younger ones. Also, in terms of development we did not need toilet train or teach our children to use cutlery, the nursery did this for us. They also have a unique child care system whereby if you wanted your child to sleep at a specific time or eat at a different time to the rest of the children, they cater for this. Food is freshly prepared everyday and children eat 6 times a day. Loads of parking space so it is never a struggle to find parking. Best nursery ever!!

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter attended here since she was 3 years old. The facilities for the children are amazing - a maze, a farm with donkey`s, rabbits and chicks to learn to take care of, a vegetable garden, numerous playgrounds, sand pits, picnics outside, a ball pit. The children go out for a walk every day and whatever the weather, it's great!
As for the staff, they all work very hard and genuinely care about our children. My daughter has really bonded with her key carers in both Cygnets and Swans. They also are doing a great job in establishing the best start for children in the school. I would recommend Rainbow with no doubt.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter attended here since she was 9 months old. This nursery is an amazing place with so many facilities for the children. The summer is when Rainbow comes into its own! A maze, a farm with animals, a vegetable garden, numerous playgrounds, sand pits, picnics outside, a ball pit (a personal favourite of my daughters!). The children go out for a walk every day in the summer and whatever the weather, it's great! They put on hats and gloves and go out in the winter months too. Cooking every other week was also a favourite of my daughters.
The food is well balanced and my daughter has got to try many new flavours that perhaps I wouldn't have cooked at home.
As for the staff, they all work very hard and genuinely care about our children. My daughter has now started school and has some beautiful memories of her time at Rainbow and still speaks about her friends and carers.
We both miss Rainbow very much and I would not hesitate to recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both my Daughter and Son have attended Rainbow Nursery from 11 months. My daughter has just left and started school, and my 15 month currently attends and will do until he is off to school. Both children settled well and the staff were amazing at ensuring the transition was as easy possible for both child and me. The grounds at Rainbow are beautiful and both children especially love/d the farm. The rooms are spacious and very well equipped. The menu is always nice and varied and went down a treat with my 2.

I always highly recommend this nursery to anyone who asks for nursery recommendations.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both of my children attended Rainbow Nursery and loved it. The grounds are fantastic and the staff are great, with staff turnover being much less than at a nursery my son previously attended. I really felt that the staff got to know my children and brought out the best in them.
My son has just started school and although he only turned 4 a couple of months ago, he was definitely ready for it and has had no trouble settling in.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My 2 sons attended Rainbow both from 11 months. It is an exceptional place with outdoor space which cannot be bettered. They both enjoyed their time and learned through play. The range of activities was incredible (from handling baby chicks to making pasta necklaces and everything in between). It is well run and the communication is excellent.
I particularly liked the feedback at the end of the day - often a remark my son said or an achievement he did. I believe this is unusual for a big nursery like this. They supported potty training and were good about informing me about any bumps and scrapes they'd had. Their time at Rainbow was undoubtedly very special.
There are some exceptional members of staff there which make Rainbow what it is. Their love, warmth and ongoing enthusiasm make Rainbow such a magical place for a child to be. I would definitely recommend, it is an ideal stepping stone for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both my sons were at nursery from 11 months until when they started school, with my youngest starting school in September 2016, and during their time they were both extremely happy. Rainbow is a fantastic nursery. What initially attracted me was the amazing outside space, which they certainly made their most of over the time they were there, with lots of time in the gardens, playgrounds and maze, growing plants, feeding the animals and going on bug hunts. In addition, the support and development they received when in Swans (pre-school) was excellent. Overall the care they received was second to none and they bonded with many of their key workers extremely well. I was extremely comfortable with my children being there whilst my husband and I were at work knowing they were in excellent hands. Would recommend without question.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is an amazing nursery that exposes children to cooking, cleaning, sharing, growing vegetables, caring for animals, to name but a few. My son loved every minute he spent there and I was always given feedback about his day when I went to collect him. There are numerous play areas, an allotment and even a maze. It has a double decker play bus for the over 2's. Despite there being so many children attending, they are all in age-appropriate classrooms and it always felt quite intimate when you dropped off or picked up. It is a very well organised nursery that I am missing already. I left there, in August, with three lovely books detailing my son's days, along with pictures and details. Amazing journals that I treasure and he will look back at in years to come. I would recommend this nursery to anybody.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Choosing a nursery can be a daunting experience as you are entrusting your most precious thing into someone else's care! We moved to the area 3 years ago and are extremely happy that we chose Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School for our son, and then our daughter.
The facilities are second to none...a farm, various playgrounds, a fun bus, an outside ball pit (covered), a maze and so much outside space to explore. This was important, as I didn't want them cooped up all day. They are always outside playing and doing activities. The food is great - home cooked, nutritious, and far better and much more varied than I would be able to offer! Both our children have become far less fussy since attending Rainbow Day Nursery and sampling their menu.
Finally, the staff are wonderful. My children have really bonded with their key carers, and they often run into their arms for a cuddle. They have the balance right - caring and kind, but strict enough to instil kind, caring behaviour and good manners.
Thank you Rainbow!

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

All things considered an amazing environment in which children can be cared for and can develop. Many happy memories and milestones during the four years in which our son attended Rainbow. Nurseries need to work with authorities to ensure the on-going development and retention of committed Key Workers in this important role.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

Mark Watson, Director at Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School responded to this review on 05 Sep 2016:

As with all of the reviews that have been submitted by people who have or have had their children at Rainbow, this is a lovely review and adds to the pride that we have in the quality of service that we provide in every aspect. However, we are puzzled by Mr W's rating of Satisfactory in Safeguarding. We have excellent policies and procedures in respect of Safeguarding, and all of our staff know and implement them; we also work with all of the relevant agencies/authorities when we have concerns about a child's Safeguarding or indeed any other areas in which they can help us to improve our practice.

My son has been attending Rainbow for a year now and has been in two separate classes (Bluebells and Tulips). He has thrived whilst at the Nursery and has been developed so much. I would absolutely recommend Rainbow, not only for the facilities and space but the approach of the staff and management team in establishing the best start for our son from a learning perspective.

Thank you, Rainbow!

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both my children thrived at Rainbow. I was particularly impressed with the pre-school team (Swans) where the staff always seemed to go above and beyond to meet the needs of both my son and daughter; they helped me feel reassured they were in excellent hands, providing the appropriate support both socially and academically.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Our little boy has attended Rainbow for the last 9 months. At first, we were very impressed with the facilities but it wasn't until after he started attending we realised what a gem we had found!
The care he received is second to none - the key workers worked closely with us to help our little boy settle well and later on get through the unsettling time of welcoming a new addition to our family. The best thing about Rainbow is the staff - our boy was not only safe and happy but also loved!

Thank you, Rainbow for helping him to grow and develop into a confident and happy child.

You'll be missed!

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has absolutely loved his time at Rainbow nursery. He has bonded well with the staff, who are very attentive and have taken time to get to know our son as an individual.

We have been extremely pleased with the level of care and support provided by the staff at Rainbow and we will miss them all.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter has been enrolled in the birds and the bears classrooms at Rainbow over the past 8 months. We have absolutely loved our time there. Any time we've had specific requests, Rainbow has been very accommodating. Our daughter loves going to this nursery. We really appreciate how they work to get her outside each day, and they have also been great in letting us pack her a lunch since she has picky tastes. When we talk about her teachers, she tells us how they love her, and it warms my heart that she feels so included and taken care of. We would highly recommend Rainbow to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Rainbow ticked every box for what we were looking for. We had bad experiences with Child Care, and then struggled to find a nursery that could offer our son what we believe he needed for his development. We came across Rainbow, and fell in love with the place from the outset...if I could go back in time myself and attend a nursery, I would choose Rainbow. The outdoor space is second to none, which is so important. having animals on site, is also a massive plus point. Like every business, it is the staff who make it happen, and the staff were all amazing. Our son started in Buttercups and really had a wonderful time. When he moved to Bluebells 1, we were worried, but the staff here also treated our son so well. We are only leaving due to work, but we hope there will be a space available should we return in the future.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have looked at about 12-15 nurseries in the area and this one impressed me with how happy children looked there, how energetic and positive the carers were, how amazing their grounds were and how professional the management team was.
My son attended this nursery for 3.5 years - the care and development help which he got there helped him to grow a lovely confident and happy child.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our 2 daughters went to Rainbow nursery and they are now 2 happy little girls, eager to learn, speaking very well, with good manners thanks to the excellent care, love and attention that they have received at the Nursery. Every day when we were going to work we knew that our daughters will spend a beautiful day in a safe, friendly and learning environment. Great staff, the love for children transpires in everybody.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery is well run, has very good staff in terms of qualifications, knowledge, care and love of very young children, compassion and simply being there to help the children and their carers to resolve any issues whenever necessary.
The menus were mostly varied and did include a lot of child friendly food. However, at times I felt there was not enough variety as the menu were rotated on a strict 4 weeks cycle without any changes in the days the meals were offered, which meant that my son (who only attended the nursery two days a week) always had the same two meals for each week. The menus were changed every 1/2 yr or so, which is a good thing and staff made sure that my son always tried the food on offer and ate at least parts of it - and I really appreciated the efforts they made.
The staff in Swan 2 were especially good in getting him fully toilet trained. He was no longer using nappies when moving to Swan 2, but he had regular accidents and it was very difficult at home & nursery to get to the toilet in time. The staff did their utmost to spot the body language and persuade him to go to the toilet on time and praised him when he succeeded. Het eventually got the hang of this before he left nursery to go to school, well done to all involved!

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our son was very happy during his 2 years at Rainbow - he formed bonds with both his key workers and the nursery. It's a very special nursery with engaging, caring and professional staff. The setting is just amazing with a vegetable patch, various animals (including a donkey!) and playgrounds. Our son 'graduated' from Rainbow this summer and started school confidently (despite being one of the youngest having just turned 4) and my husband and I have no doubt that this was in part to do with the help Rainbow gave him preparing him for 'big school'.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We found the staff to be diligent and genuine in their attentions towards the children. The children love the amazing out door space which allows them to 'burn off' energy throughout the year and have fun. Having the opportunity to watch the numerous animals as they grow and develop really resonates with the children and we were regularly provide with updates from our son on what animals were doing what. Rainbow has provided us with a great platform upon which we can now build on going forward. Thank you

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have had our child at Rainbow for nearly two years from an early age and from day one have been extremely impressed with the facilities and more importantly the staff. The facilities are exceptional and the nursery is set upon a lovely location. As parents we have always felt very comfortable leaving our child with Rainbow and have always had great relief in knowing our child is happy whilst at nursery.
I cannot think of any negative comments or any constructive criticism for Rainbow nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Having put my 10 year old through Rainbow all those years ago, we again chose Rainbow for our next 2 babies. We cannot fault the nursery and highly recommend it. The love & care put in by the staff makes the place although you need to check out the grounds and facilities on offer as well which are the best around.

The Management are very involved in the day to day care at the Nursery and they enjoy good grades from Ofsted. Some of the staff were still there from when my eldest went, which says a lot too.

They will have even the tiniest of babies enjoying art & music and once they move to the "big school" side, so much activity opens up to them, cooking every week, something that sadly declines once they move up to Junior School.

I credit Rainbow which helping to shape my children into the confident, adventurous children they are today. Thank you !

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This nursery is everything you could wish for and more.
The outside space alone is amazing, team that with the animals, the playgrounds and outside spaces we couldn't have wished for any more.

The nursery workers we have had the pleasure of getting to know have all been caring and nurturing and our little boy has always been well taken care of and given the extra care and attention when he's needed it.

How likely would you be to recommend Rainbow Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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