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Grange Farm Day Nursery

Day nursery
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General Details

The setting has three nursery rooms, Babies, Toddlers and Pre-school. The 0-2's have their own safe enclosed garden with access straight from the classroom while the 2-3 year olds share the large garden space with our pre-school room room which can be accessed through both classrooms. The enclosed garden has a mixture of surfaces, grass, NOMOW and black rubber safety surface. The staff regularly attend training on topics linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum to help maintain and constantly improve the setting and the outcomes for children. One member of staff has the Early Years Professional status qualification. The setting offers good links and communication with parents and offers parents evenings during the year  to discuss development with your child's key person. The setting has a qualified cook who prepares nutritious meals and snacks. Meals and snacks are provided free of charge with the exception of children receiving 3 and 4 year old funding, there is an option to provide a packed lunch from home as an alternative to the charges. We work closely with early years professionals, teachers and Ofsted, and encourage learning through play.

Who to contact

Debbie Snelling
Nursery Manager
01473 631711

Venue Details

Rhymes Nursery
Twelve Acre Approach
Parking available
Route 66 bus stops outside every 20-30 minutes

Route 66 bus service stops outside nursery

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Rhymes Nursery have limited spaces available. Please contact to discuss.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 18:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their setting.
Cultural provisions
Yes - Staff have accessed courses relating to English as an additional language
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We cater for all needs and requirements. Each child has their own individual placemat with their dietary requirements written on it. Our cook has had additional training on allergy awareness, Allergens in food are displayed clearly in the nursery. The allergy folder is available on request.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Staff have previously cared for children at the nursery who have had additional needs including, behaviour and Autistic spectrum disorders. We have a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Physical impairment
Speech and language difficulties


* Up to 8% discount for family attending 3 days or more per week. * Prices vary according to age. Please contact the setting for further information.

Other Details

Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Out-door play, Pet fish, Pet small mammals, Playroom, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Soft play area, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
School pickups
Heath Primary School (Kesgrave)
Further information about pick-ups
Lunch time drop offs and pick ups may be available on request but there are limited spaces.
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 3 month(s)
To 5 Year(s) 0 month(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/11/2008Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
05/04/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
13/10/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Rhymes Nursery kesgrave has a trained SENCO on site. The nursery is accessable for wheelchairs and benefits from being on one level. Staff have had experience looking after children with challenging behaviour, speech and langauge and children on the autistic spectrum, . We have links with early years professionals and health professionals, Staff have attended TAC meetings, transition meetings and completing IEP's.

Staff have attended training with regards to Makaton, Positive behaviour and supporting children with english as an additional language. In house training was provided to use observations for effective next step planning for all children. Staff will be attending training for Listening, understanding and speaking.

Kathryn Stark / Katherine King
01473 631711

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