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Rainbow House Nursery

Rainbow House is a long established private day nursery situated in the heart of Walton and serving many parents living in our busy locality and further afield. Our team of staff are all committed to providing the best of care for each and every child. The core of staff are fully qualified to level 3 in Childcare and attend a variety of continuous appropriate training. For many years,we have had weekly visits from excellent specialist teachers of Spanish and music and movement. We regularly have four week visits from the local children's centre who come in and carry out activities such as funky movers, dental hygeine, healthy eating and chatterbox sessions. 

We have a full time chef to prepare and cook nutricious meals from fresh ingredients from a 4 week menu with fresh fruit and vegetables from a local supplier.  The menu is designed to give children their correct daily intake of fruit and vegetables throughout the week. 

We offer places to children aged 0-5 years between 3 main rooms and have some free places available for 2 year olds subject to certain criteria and availability. Also 3 & 4 year olds receive 15 government funded hours weekly(term time only) or stretched across the year at 10 hours per week . Children are eligible the term after their 2nd or 3rd birthday. These hours will double to 30 hours from Sept '17 for working parents and again subject to certain criteria.

We have a safe enclosed garden to the rear of our nursery which has a soft surface particularly suitable for our younger children. There is also an area to the front which is fenced securely and the gate is locked when our older children are playing there.

You are welcome to telephone to discuss your child's particular needs and nursery requirements. You will be shown around, any questions will be answered and meet our friendly team.  At present, we do not have an open door policy and only do viewings that are booked by appointment. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Michelle Owens
Contact Position

Where to go

Rainbow House
Arnot Street
L4 4ED

All leading to City Centre via County Road

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£28.00 per Session
£50 per Day
£230.00 per Week
if children receive free government 15/30 hours per week then extra sessions are available at an additional cost and subject to availability.
Offering Tax Free Childcare.


Other notes

The nursery is able to cater for additional needs to the best of our ability, ensuring staff are fully trained in specialist areas such as ASD awareness, behaviour management and other courses that support the knowledge of additional needs. Speech and language drop in sessions coordinated by the nursery Senco. 

The baby and toddler room are based on the ground floor and are accessed via a small step on entrance, there is a ramp leading to the back entrance which provides wheelchair access. Kindergarten room is accessed via two sets of stairs and does not have a lift or ramp access. 

Reasonable adjustments to the environment will be made in order to cater for children with additional needs. 

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Special Needs

Special Needs
Experience with
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Emotional needs
Medical Needs
Visual impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Learning difficulties
Our staff are accustomed to helping children with additional needs and although we work with a Key Worker system, all staff develop relationships with our children and focus on the unique qualities and needs of each child as individuals. The majority of staff have completed 'Making sense of autism' training, 'behaviour management' training and certain staff have attended courses such as EHAT and individual learning needs. The manager and SENco has completed Early Years SENco award which covered varied additional needs and disabilities and included the best ways to effectively manage a term of staff working with children with SEN.

Dietary Needs

Dietary Needs
Experience with
We cater for a range of dietary requirements such as a gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan diets and specific diets catering for allergies. We have a varied 4 week menu and focus on fresh ingredients being prepared on a daily basis. We use a local greengrocer for our weekly fruit and vegetables and encourage the children to eat a healthy diet. Dietary requirements are displayed in all rooms and the kitchen including allergies. The children are encouraged to prepare fresh food on a regular basis to encourage healthy eating and hygiene routines whilst developing and learning life skills.

Cultural Provisions

Cultural Provisions
Experience with

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
We have vacancies available in all of our rooms. Funded hours can be taken term time in the Pre school room using 15/30 hours per week or stretched offer which is 10 hours per week. We do not offer term time only in our Toddler Room. We only offer full days in the Baby Room.
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 18:00
Thursday 07:30 18:00
Friday 07:30 18:00
Other Availability
Our nursery opens on Bank Holidays 8.30-4.30
Baby Facilities
Outdoor Playspace
Arts and Crafts
Parental Involvement
class rooms
Pet Fish
Play Room
Dressing up
Private Nursery Garden
Quiet Area
Educational Activites
Sand and Water Play
Healthy Eating
Songs and Rhymes
Sleeping Area
Visit & Outings
ICT Facilities
Open Space
Out-door Play
Wrap-Around Places
Messy Play

School Pickups

Offers School Pickups
St Francis de Sales Catholic Infant and Nursery School
Arnot St Mary Community Primary School
am, pm & lunch-time pick-ups and drop-offs are available

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


Rainbow house supports all children with special educational needs and will maintain inclusive practice at all times. The setting has a SEN co-ordinator who works alongside parents, staff, children and multi agency professionals to ensure best outcomes for children and families. 

The nursery SENco ,Dawn, has completed Early Years Senco Award Level 3, alongside the nursery Manager which outlines strategies and support for children with additional needs and co ordinating staff to ensure children's needs are met to a high standard, whilst following the SEND code of practice and the EYFS framework.

All of our staff members have completed training in 'Understanding autism' and 'Managing behaviour' along side various other courses such and certain staff members have further knowledge of SEN through experience of working with children, parents and multi agency professionals. 

Contact Name
Michelle Owens
Contact Telephone
0151 530 1516
Contact Email
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