Our Nursery

Caring for children for over 30 years, Rainbow Nursery in Birstall is the longest running nursery in the area.

From babies to preschool, parents trust us to help their child to learn, play and grow in a friendly and nurturing environment. Birstall's longest running nursery, we have consistently been rated as 'Good' by Ofsted - that's because of our dedication to giving your child the best start to life before school.

Open weekdays from 8am - 6pm (7.30am by arrangement), we care for children from 6 weeks until it's time to go to school. Unlike many day nurseries and pre-schools, we are open during the school holidays and are closed only on bank holidays and the week of Christmas.


1. Your child treated as an individual 

We don't believe that there is a one-size-fits-all approach to childcare and our ethos is based on the fact that every child is different. Our staff will work with you to learn your child's unique interests, strengths and weaknesses so that we can tailor their care based on them and their development needs. 

Your child's dedicated key person will create an individual development plan for them and design activities around their individual needs.

2. Amazing outdoor play area 

Parents are often surprised by the size of our spectacular outdoor play area. This amazing space gives your child the opportunity to learn and play indoors or outdoors, wherever suits them best. We believe that we have the best outdoor play area in Birstall - giving your child countless opportunities to learn, play and grow.

Alongside our facilities on site, your child will also enjoy trips to our allotment plot, just a short walk away from the nursery. Here they will learn more about the natural environment and the world around them.

3. Birstall's longest running nursery

We opened in 1989 and are Birstall's longest running nursery. For over 30 years, parents have trusted us to consistently provide the highest quality care for their children. 

Our management team has been in place for over 20 years, meaning that your child will benefit from their extensive experience in childcare. We know what it takes to support your child to reach their full potential.

4. Strong relationships with families

Our friendly team will build a strong relationship with you so that we can work together to help your child reach their full potential. By working closely with you, your child's key person will be able to personalise their care and get to know what makes your child unique.

Alongside this invaluable personal contact, you can also use our secure Famly app on your computer, tablet or phone to get updates on your child's day and see photos as they learn and play.

5. An experienced and qualified team

Your child will be cared for by an experienced team of qualified childcare practitioners. We have many longstanding members of staff, including some who have been with the nursery for decades. This will provide your child will much needed consistency as they grow.

To complement their experience, we insist on continuous learning for all our team to ensure they are up-to-date on the latest best practice in childcare. All of our staff also hold additional qualifications, including paediatric first aid and child safeguarding.

6. Great location for parents

Located on Wanlip Lane in the heart of Birstall, we are in a perfect location for parents driving into Leicester City Centre, or towards Loughborough. 

Many of our parents also work at home and choose us because our location is easily accessible from many residential areas. We are located near to a local primary school and our children attend all three schools in Birstall.

7. Healthy and delicious home-cooked meals

Each day, our cook makes homemade food on site, using fresh ingredients, locally sourced where possible. Healthy choices are at the heart of our approach and all menus are designed with nutrition in mind. 

Our cook will adapt our meals to suit your child's dietary requirements and we cook a vegetarian alternative as standard each day.

View our nursery

Call today or fill in our enquiry form to arrange a viewing!

Or join the team on a virtual tour of the nursery here.

Contact us today!

We'd love to chat and would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Give us a call today on 0116 267 1331 or email rainbow@birstall-rainbow.co.uk