Welcome to Rainham Nursery

The pre-school and nursery is located on the Orchard Village estate in Rainham with easy access to Dagenham and the A13 trunk road.

The nursery is purpose-built and offers flexible and full day care from birth to 5 years old.

The layouts of the three rooms are designed to enhance free-flow play and learning opportunities and all have direct access to the outdoor classroom.

Baby Nest

This spacious room gives babies the opportunity to practice their early movement skills and develop their crawling and walking. Soft, cosy areas are set up around the room for stories and sensory play as well as group activities and construction. Babies can explore textural and messy play supported by qualified practitioners

Babies sit together and build on their social interactions during mealtimes.

Gnome Home: An indoor physical play area including steps, a slide and platform for the babies to explore their physical abilities within a safe environment. The babies have freedom to access their own covered outdoor area to enjoy the fresh air and experiment with their world.

Starfish Room

Children move into the Starfish room when they are around two years old. The room layout provides toddlers with the opportunity to explore messy, imaginative and social play whilst having fun.

Books, crayons and educational resources provide endless opportunities.

Dolphins Room

Within this room children develop the skills necessary to support them in their move to school through carefully planned, fun activities. Children’s independence will flourish as they access a range of educational resources preparing them for their future school environment.

Messy play is an important part of children’s learning so these activities are encouraged with sand/water play, painting, play-dough and other creative opportunities.

Other Information

Drop off and collection parking is available.

A catering company is used to provide freshly cooked, healthy meals for the children every day.

Outdoor Play

Children have access to our large and secure, purpose built all weather outdoor classroom where they continue their learning and development through play. There is a pirate ship sand pit to encourage physical development. Children can ride their bikes and take part in creative and messy play activities.

Practitioners plan for both the indoor and outdoor environments incorporating the children’s individual interests into the curriculum.

Our Achievements!

Ofsted Outstanding in April 2018

Awarded the Early Years Quality Mark from the Basic Skills Agency in April 2013.

Awarded 5* Food Hygiene rating in March 2015

Our senior management team has qualifications ranging from BA (hons) in Early Years Education, Childhood Studies to a Masters in Early Years Education including Early Years Professional Status.

OFSTED Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/EY347545

“Children have strong emotional attachments with staff who are kind and attentive to their emotional needs.”

“The key person role is securely developed so that they provide care and emotional support consistently for children and so that they are paired with a buddy who can step in when the key person is not present.”

“Children’s welfare is effectively promoted through robust safeguarding procedures which help to keep them safe.”

“Staff have created an environment that is rich in interesting displays that remind children of what they have experienced, including pictures and photographs showing familiar events objects and activities.”

“The management team with support from the provider use self evaluation well to identify and plan where development and improvement is best targeted and how this will be achieved.”

Find Us!

Abbs Cross Day Nursery Rainham
60 Lower Mardyke Avenue
Rainham, Essex | RM13 8PP

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Public transport

Buses – The nursery is situated close to major bus routes including the 365, 174 and 287.

Trains – The nursery is situated close to the C2C line at Rainham Station going in and out of London.