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Rainbow was established in 1985 by Claire Mantle NNEB.

“As a mum I wanted to create a nursery with a warm, homely environment where I would feel happy to leave my son, in the knowledge that he would be safe and have a fun learning experience”  (Claire Mantle)

At Rainbow we care for children aged from 2 – 5 years between 08.30a.m. to 5.30p.m. throughout the year.

‘The Lawns’ is a large Victorian detached house that is decorated and carpeted throughout to give a warm friendly homely environment.

We have numerous activity rooms that offer a varied number of opportunities for the children to experience everything from computers, adult led activities that include learning about ourselves, our environment, life cycles and growing things. Our Role Play areas include hairdressers, hospitals, vets, caring for others and cafe. Creative activities like music and movement, instruments, craft activities and construction are on offer and there are lots of opportunities for free choice. All the children have the opportunity to experience the various activities in all the different activity rooms.

We have a beautiful outdoor play space that is designed to stimulate imagination and develop physical activity. Our playground area has cars, scootersand bikes, sand tyres and water trays, chalking, magnetic boards and a peg web to name a few activities. Our barked play area has colourful castles and climbing cubes as well as a wooden tyre walk and climbing and balancing frames. We have a construction and grassed area where the children can play team games, ball activities, music and movement while exploring amongst the trees and shrubs and hunt for bugs in our’ Bug Trail’.

Two outdoor covered areas enable the children to have access to the outside throughout the year that give shade in the summer and protection from the elements during the winter months.


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Rainbow Children's Nursery

The Lawns

207 Hythe Road



TN24 8PL



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