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Our Nursery

When a child starts at Rhymes Nursery they will receive some settling in visits.

Starting at Rhymes is tailored to your family’s needs and these will be discussed on an individual basis

At Rhymes we:

  • Provide an inclusive environment for everybody.
  • Provide an environment that is not only safe but stimulating and happy.
  • Care for babies by following the routine provided from home, to ensure as little disruption as possible for your little one.
  • Support our pre-school children in their transition to school with our robust Nursery curriculum.
  • Our highly qualified and experienced team are committed to ongoing professional development
  • Work with parents to meet the needs of children by sharing information , resources and practical advice

Development Records

We gather information about your child by :

  • Using your child’s my personal health record (red book)
  • All about Me’ forms
  • Communication between parents and allocated key workers
  • Observations and getting to know your child.

At the time I was looking for a suitable nursery for my daughter to attend, I visited several nurseries in the area. When I walked into Rhymes the atmosphere was fabulous. The staff immediately engaged with my daughter and she with them. I hadn't seen this in the other nurseries.

Ms J Roberts

During Freddie's time at Rhymes he has come on in leaps and bounds which is all down to the fantastic staffs care and attention to detail. Nothing is too much for them and they take the time to really learn about your child and their personal likes and dislikes. Freddie was shy and timid when he first started but with the help of the staff his confidence has grown and he now loves going off to play. I cannot thank them enough for making the transition back to being a work mom a smooth one for both me and Freddie.    


I would like to say that I have used the nursery for around 3 years now and the service rhymes provide is phenomenal and way above expectations. You have not only supported my eldest son Jesse-Alix with support you also recognised where he needed more support and ensured he got that support. The staff are amazing and are always pleasant. 


Mark and Sarah Beardsmore

Meals & Refreshments

Rhymes Nursery will provide:


Children who are attending 8.00am - 6.00pm with breakfast and a light tea.


Children who attend before 8.30am with breakfast


Children who attend after 4pm with a light tea


If you would prefer your child to bring a packed lunch and tea instead of eating nursery meals then please discuss this with the nursery manager. We regret that we cannot reheat food for children over 12 months old.



Menus will be changed weekly and displayed on the notice board. Any special dietary requirements should be discussed with the nursery manager. We endeavour to work with parents to provide a nutritionally balanced diet.

All hot food is cooked by NN Caterers and supplied daily using a 3 week menu. All meals are nutritionally balanced and we can cater for any dietary requirements.

All children will be provided with drinks (milk, water) and morning snack will be provided at 10am. (with the exception to Little Rhymes – snack is provided sessionally)

Children are welcome to provide their own squash, if they do not drink water or milk.

For children under one year old at nursery, we ask parents to provide their own food and formula milk until they are ready to take nursery meals and parents/carers have become aware of all allergies.

Formula Bottles

We ask that all bottles required for your child’s session will be provided to us sterilised and the powder is supplied separately. Please note we can only offer babies bottles we have made up using your sterilised bottles.

Staff will always be available to discuss any concerns you may have and we welcome parents visiting the nursery at any time during the day.