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Rainbow Day Nursery

Day nursery

We opened in 1990, and are a parent co-operative, our parents democratically own us. We are ideally located in the centre Lowestoft, close to both bus and train stations. Our nursery has a real home from home atmosphere. We are built on the ideals and wishes of our parents. We provide a safe nurturing environment for all our children and we encourage them to be thoughtful and kind individuals.

Who to contact

Jennie Millington
Venue Notes


01502 562281/585400
Charity Commissioning Number

Venue Details

Camp Road
NR32 2LW
Parking available



Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
3 months - 2 yrs: 6 spaces, mixture of sessions (am & pm) 2-3 yrs: No vacancies 3-5 yrs: 10 spaces, afternoon only (not on Friday).

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Cook on site, fresh cooked lunches, all needs catered to.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - We have had experience of children with various additional needs including Autism.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.60 3 years plus - Per session
£13.60 2 years - Per session
£14.60 Birth to 1yr - Per session
7.00 Lunch Club - Per day
4.85 Breakfast Club
4.85 per hour tea time

Other Details

Climbing frame, Computer, Equipment for all ages, Out-door play, Playroom, Sleeping area, Slide, Swings, TV - DVD
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 3 month(s)
To 5 Year(s)
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
08/12/2005Combined Inspection - ChildcareSatisfactory
08/12/2005Combined Inspection - Nursery EducationSatisfactory
06/05/2009EYR InspectionGood
28/10/2014EYR InspectionGood

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Our aim at Rainbow Day Nursery is to provide a fun, stimulating, safe environment for children to learn which is inclusive to all. Staff have many years of experience of supporting children with additional educational needs including  children on: the Autistic Spectrum, with communication difficulties, physical disabilities , sensory difficulties and health conditions.

Each child has a key person who will work closely with the child and the family to link home and nursery to support the childs development. Children are recognised as being individuals and unique and interests are considered when planning for play and learning. We use observation from childrens learning to plan and differentiate activities to involve all children. 

We have a trained member of staff as a designated SENDCO for the setting. The SENCDO will support children and families with Special Educational Needs and Disability. This staff member is not considered in the staff ratios therefore, more time can be implemented to supporting children, families and staff regarding special education needs. We follow the guidlines of the SEND Code of Practice (2014) and have a graduated approach to supporting childrens learning, we do this by; assessing childrens progress, planning for their next steps in learning and considering how their learning has progressed. 

All staff are trained in assessing and planning for childrens learning through play and have experience of supporting children with a range of different learning styles. They work closely with the families and the SENDCO daily to ensure childrens development is supported. A high proportion of staff are trained in Makaton and Makaton is used in the setting daily. 

Stella Wardrop
01502 562281
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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