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Welcome to Rainbow Corner Nursery School, Southsea

Rainbow Corner Nursery School is a privately owned day nursery which was founded in 1983. We were one of the first nursery schools to open in Southsea and since then have continued to provide an excellent level ofchildcare. We are situated in Central Southsea in a large converted Victorian house. The nursery is family run and we pride ourselves on our strong reputation, flexibility and service, the true home-from-home environment and the excellent facilities we provide for the children in our care.

Key Information:

  • Children from birth up to 8 years
  • 50 full-time place nursery
  • Core opening hours are 8 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday, 52 weeks per year, excluding bank holidays
  • 5 main classrooms
  • Sleep room
  • Art & Craft Room, Water Play
  • 2 secure, environmentally friendly, outdoor play areas
  • Outstanding Ofsted rating (2017)
    Click here to see our latest report.
  • Follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles & Guidelines
  • Nursery Education Grant. Children are entitled to receive 15 hours of free education per week, for 38 weeks of the year, from the term after their third birthday. NEG funding is also available for some children from the term after their second birthday, but this is subject to certain criteria. For more information on 2 year old funding click here.
  • Meals are not provided, but we can heat up food to be served at lunch time and tea for those who are booked in until 6pm
  • We provide a healthy snack for all children in our Ladybird class and upwards in the morning and afternoon

Some Testimonials

"I just wanted to say what a lovely nursery Rainbow Corner is. My husband and I feel that Audrey has thrived whilst she has been there and is constantly surprising us with all the things she learns. Every day she seems to learn something new which the ladies in the Butterflies and the Bumblebees before that have taught her. Whenever I drop her off or collect her, everyone who works there is always smiling and welcoming and it feels like a very positive environment for children to be in. It's actually quite a trek to drop her off in the morning as we live in the north of Portsmouth and there are many nurseries closer to us, however, we feel it is worth it as she is so happy there and we are sure Margot will be too."

Rachael McMurray, 26th January 2016

“I also wanted to say thanks from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of you all at Rainbow Corner! David joined in January last year and since then the change in him has been amazing, from the friendships and relationships he has formed to becoming the young boy he is today. The staff David has encountered in your nursery have been amazing, patient and truly understanding on what each different child needs. But mostly just for being there as an extra pair of hands in David’s early years, I don’t think we will ever forget some of his memories of Rainbow Corner and for that I will be eternally grateful to each and every member of staff for the positive input in my child’s life.”

Michelle Pepple, 28th August 2015

“I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the outstanding care both my boys have received. Ethan really enjoys his days at Rainbow Corner. Joshua's settling in has gone very smoothly, the staff in the baby room have been fantastic. It's nice to be able to return to work knowing that they are both enjoying themselves and being very well looked after.”

Lisa Wright, April 2015

“I cannot praise this nursery enough. Smiley, friendly, pro-active staff, great fun and education activities for the children, family feel to it too. Our son has been going there since he was 1 years old. He is now 2 years and 4 months and absolutely loves it. He loves all his teachers there and we love it too. You cannot go wrong with Rainbow Corner. Your child will be safe and well looked after and stimulated.”

Zuzana Bacova, 15th July 2015

“Victoria has gone through a huge period of development during her time at Rainbow nursery. We have both noticed the positive change that Victoria has gone through over the past 12 months. This is in no small part due to the excellent guidance, tuition and supervision Victoria has had at nursery. Our sincere thanks for the valuable contribution you have made to Victoria’s education to date. We know Victoria has really enjoyed her time at Rainbow Corner and will miss you all.”

Layamon and Rachelle Bakewell, 14th June 2015