• Rainhill Community Nursery School
  • Deepdale Drive
  • Rainhill, Merseyside
  • L35 4NW
  • 01744 677635 | rainhillnursery@sthelens.org.uk
  • Headteacher and SENDCo - Miss Emma Nicholson

For enquires please contact Mrs Gillian Rynn, Office Manager or Mrs Angela Gregory, Clerical Officer on the phone number or email above.

Parent Zone

Find our more information about sessions & term dates, uniforms, the collection of children, wraparound care, emergencies & much more...


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Session Timings

  • Breakfast club: 8.00am—9.00am
  • Morning nursery session: 9.00am—12.00pm

  • Lunch Club: 12.00pm—12.45pm

  • Afternoon nursery session: 12.45pm—3.45pm
  • After school club: 3.45pm—4.30pm*

(*care after 4.30pm can be arranged with our local childminders) 30 hour place session 9—3pm

Early Education Entitlement Booklet for Parents/Communications Toolkit for Parents

FEEE Information booklet for parents

England | Childcare choices

Collection of Children

We are extremely anxious to make sure that your child is collected only by people whom you have authorised.

The nursery operates a strict collection procedure which stipulates that we require written authorisation from parents to enable another adult to collect a child.

The procedure is explained to parents at the introductory meeting in the summer prior to admission.

The nursery also follows a clear procedure where children have not been collected from nursery – Download the Uncollected Children Policy

Uniform and Clothing

Uniform is not compulsory at nursery. We would simply ask that you dress your child in such a way that they are comfortable and can play in a range of situations without being hampered by clothing which trips them up.

They will need to take themselves to the toilet, put on their own coat and sometimes change their shoes or put on waterproofs. They will need clothing that they can undo and do up by themselves, and coat fastenings which are easy to manage.

Many parents choose our uniform because it meets many of these needs. It consists of:

red sweatshirt or cardigan
pale blue polo shirt
a fleece
a baseball cap

Each is either embroidered with our logo or printed with the nursery name.

These can be obtained readily in a number of shops however, if you would like to buy ones with an embroidered school logo you can order them through the school office.. Alternately you may wish to purchase plain red sweatshirts and blue polo shirts from high street stockists.

Children do have access to the outdoors in all weathers, so please ensure that your child is appropriately dressed in practical clothing. This means covering up in the sunshine, and warm coats and jumpers in the cooler weather.

We do provide waterproof trousers and jackets, but your child will need a pair of wellington boots, marked with their name in each boot.


Although it is our aim that your child will enjoy their day in safety and in good health, emergencies do arise from time to time, for example if a child is taken ill while in nursery and needs urgent medical attention. We will always ask you for three emergency contacts, including yourself.

Ideally, these will also be the people whom you have authorised to collect your child as he or she will already be familiar with them.

It is absolutely vital that those people are available for contact at all times during the nursery day, and that mobile phones, where given as contact numbers, are switched on.

Emergency Closure of the Nursery

We always do our utmost to ensure that the nursery is open every day from Monday to Friday.

However, there may be emergencies such as extreme weather conditions or mechanical breakdown which necessitate unavoidable closure.

Decisions such as this are always taken by the School Leadership Team in consultation with the Governing Body and in these very, very rare instances we would contact parents and carers by telephone, post notices on our website, inform the Local Authority, and ask for announcements to be given by local radio stations.

Medical Conditions and Allergies

We would ask that the nursery be made aware of any medical conditions or allergies your child may have, and of any special action we may need to take. It is our intention to ensure equality of access and opportunity for all children, and we will use this information to make sure that we can do all we can to make this possible.

Good attendance at nursery and school is crucial to ensure that children make the progress they deserve, and we wish to foster the right habits from the start. However, we recognise that very young children will not, and at times should not, attend nursery if they are unwell.

We always ask parents and carers to notify us on the first day of absence by telephoning the nursery, and to give us an indication of when their child may return. We always follow up unexplained absences and will contact you if your child is absent and you haven’t called us.

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