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Rainbow Day Nursery

Family run setting for children 3 months - 12 years, established 1985. Located in Dartford, we provide full day care, as well as free nursery education 15 and 30 hours for eligible children aged 2 - 4years

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nicci Waite
Contact Position
01322 270909

Where to go

Rainbow Day Nursery
Summerhill Road

Rainbow is a family run setting, established in 1985.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
1 year(s), 2 month(s) to 3 year(s), 4 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7 18:00
Tuesday 7 18:00
Wednesday 7 18:00
Thursday 7 18:00
Friday 7 18:00
Other Availability
WE HAVE LIMITED AVAILABILITY AS OF AUGUST 2023 PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR DETAILS. Now taking bookings for September 2024 for 15 hours funded sessions.

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
From £57.50 Per day
From £42.00 Per half day
From £36.00 Per session pm
ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Schools covered
Westgate Primary School
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
Limited availability currently.
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
3 months 4 years 5
5 12 6
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Cot Room, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Trampoline, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Sensory Room, Bike, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

Term Time Extended 30 hours over 38 weeks Free

Short day 9am-3pm 6 hours

Optional additions in Koalas Playroom: Hot 2 course lunch (9-3 session only) £2.50    

Snack 0.70p

Consumables Charge £1.00 per 3 hour session £2.00 per 6 hour session

Nappies: Provision of, safe hygiene changing procedure & clinical disposal £1 per 3 hour session

Wrap around care 9 -3.30 including 2 course lunch £7.50

3 and 4 year olds qualifying for the “extended” 30 hours Free Early Education

Up to 1140 hours a year can be taken

All year, 30 hours a week over 38 weeks The remaining 14 weeks and any additional sessions are charged in line with our 3 & 4 year old fees.

EG: Full day 7am-6pm  11 hours           6 hours per day for 5 full days + £151.00  per week during term time

Short day 7am-1pm  6 hours                6 hours per day for 5 short days + £73.50 per week during term time



Service status


Local Offer

Special Needs Support

Using a key person system, key people get to know their key children through bonding with them and forming relationships. Key people will then discuss concerns with SENCO's that may have been flagged up through play or through tracking that is done 3 times a year to see if there are any areas for development. 

We use various methods of communciation such as phone calls or face to face meetings. We will always do the best to cater to the parents schedule as well as our own so this sometimes means offering teams meetings over the computer if neccessary. 

The key person is the one who completes the relevant documentation that is needed. Each document varies on time scale and also on the child's needs. You will be informed of this usually in parents meeting's so that we can get signatures that may be required also. 

We have regular meetings with specialist teachers who are alloacted to the children through LIFT (local inclusion forum team) which is one of the first steps we will discuss with you if needed. 

We believe each child learns through play and depending on the child's level of understanding, need or development we ensure to cater activities that are developmentally aged appropriate instead of just physically age appropriate. We ensure each child is given the same opportunities to develop whilst ensuring each child can thrive in their own way with the support of a secure learning environment and supportive practitioners around them. 

We use a range of teaching strategies such as focus time and intensive interaction. These are methods of strategies suggested by the specialist teaching service that we find most rewarding for the child they are focused on. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to discuss your child's progress with staff at any point you want to because we will cater for you in one way or another. We track children's development using our own tracking documents and also the milestone assessment toolkit, which we reflect on to ensure we are making good progress with your child. We use a software called Blossom to track a child's developmental progress. Parents can download the Blossom app and be involved in their child's learning journey.  Through this app parent and key workers can easily share messages, photos and milestones.


Depending on the child's needs we will apply for SENIF funding, to ensure we can cater for children's interests as well as using PORTAGE, LIFT, Specialist teaching services, Early help etc to ensure we get all the relevant professionals needed to help with your child's progress.

Following a discussion with parents, we carry out risk assessments if required, before your child's start date and if they have significant care requirements then we will discuss with you, a care plan. 

We will monitor progress through tracking that is done 3 times a year to see if there are any areas for development. We have 2 SENCOs to help support with this and all staff are offered different types of training which is cascaded down to all staff. 

We will risk assess trips to see if they are suitable and safe for all children and make adaptions where necessary. Ration's are reduced when children leave the setting by either half or more but all children with complex SEND needs are offered 1:1 outside of the setting. 

We have a ramp access are the front of the building which serves both entrances. Inside the building we have lino which makes it easy for mobility of wheelchair users. We do not have any steps inside the building which would make this difficult. 

We attend the local transition meetings every year before your child goes to school. We have transition meetings with school teachers, SENCOs and parents as well as any other professionals. This way we can ensure the child's needs are being met through transition by all rooms. We have a disabled toilet accessible and the children's toilets are low down. 

Regarding EAL, we communicate with family members who have English as a stronger language. If needed we will use a interpreter and also offer leaflets in their language where possible. 

We use parents meetings to support, inform and guide parents with their child's SEN needs and help them with this. We reflect on our practice best through parent communication. We value feedback from parents to ensure they are happy with their child's progress at our setting. 

Please email for further information 

We offer email addresses for communication as well as feedback forms on occasion. Parents are encouraged to phone or discuss with a staff member any concerns or compliments they may have. 


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