The Rainbow St.Stephen’s Nursery School is a charity run, non-profit making nursery pre-school with strong Christian values, run by dedicated, well qualified staff during term time on behalf of St Stephen’s Church.
It has been in existence for over eighteen years and provides foundation stage learning for children between the ages of two and half years to the end of their pre-school year.
The nursery was originally formed by the Church, which ran a toddler group called Noah’s Ark forming the basis of the nursery’s origin. Noah’s Ark is still a thriving toddler group, which operates from the Cross building every Tuesday afternoon.
The nursery has strong links with the Church, with weekly visits from the Church community and monthly Kids Praise services held in the Church, where parents are invited to attend. We are owned by St. Stephen’s Church of England, Shottermill. We are a non-profit making community pre-school, whose aim is to provide first class care and education at a competitive price.
Correspondence should be sent to the contact address and emails sent to the address on the contacts page. If you wish to speak to a member of staff, please telephone the office number:
01428 656086 within the hours of 8.00 am and 16.30 pm.
Emergency contact number for out of office hours is: 07815075459.
Under the Children’s Act 1989 (updated 2004/2006) we are registered to provide full day care between the hours of 9.00 am and 3.15 pm.
The premises have been inspected and passed as a suitable venue for pre-school provision. We are registered by Ofsted to provide care for twenty eight children per session. Crucial aspects of health, safety and hygiene are considered during inspection and are checked daily by the staff. Periodic fire safety inspections also take place. We have public and employer’s liability insurance cover.
Toys and equipment are regularly cleaned and maintained and checked prior to use. Where appropriate, they conform to recognised standards.
We have a large outside play area, for outdoor learning and play.