Over The Rainbow Nursery

Welcome to Over The Rainbow Nursery, Ashton.

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Our Nursery underwent new ownership in January 2015. The nursery is operated by a family team of directors. Our setting opens daily from 7.30am till 6.00pm for 51 weeks of the year, closing on public bank holidays and during the Christmas break.

Our aim is to offer a highly professional and quality childcare environment that is welcoming, warm and friendly for children and their families 0-8 years. This is created firstly by our team of practitioners who are long serving, highly trained, ranging from qualifications in Childcare levels 3-4 for all junior staff and levels 4-6 for senior staff members. Over The Rainbow nursery has also a further member of our team who holds EYTS (Early years teacher status) Our nursery environment has carefully been decorated with soft natural furnishings that helps to create an environment that is calm and not overstimulating to young children. This approach has been adapted from the Italian approach of Reggio Emilia. Rooms are divided into babies 0-2 years, toddlers 2-3 years and pre-school 3-5 years. 

Who to Contact

Contact Name
Mrs Wendy Worden
Contact Position
Nursery manager
01942 714222 / 01942 719380 01942 714222 / 01942 719380
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Where To Go

Over The Rainbow Private Day Nursery
40, Violet Street
Ashton In Makerfield
Greater Manchester
View WN4 9EE on a map

Our nursery is operated over three main areas babies, toddler and pre-school. Each area is specifically designed with the age and stages of development of children to access with low level furniture, storage and rest areas. The nursery has separate changing facilities for the young babies and a centralised bathroom for all the older children. The setting has a new fitted kitchen and fully qualified nursery chef and has been awarded safer food better business award from the food standards agency. In addition to this our setting has also successfully been awarded a food hygiene rating of level 5 which we are very proud to uphold for the past three years.

The setting has off road parking and disabled access throughout the ground floor of the premises. We offer an open door policy for all visitors who are welcome any time to come and view the nursery.

Our nursery is located on the outskirts of Ashton in Makerfield town centre just five walk from local buses. The nursery has easy access to north Lancashire road and M6.



£205.00  Per Week
£45.00  Per Day
£25.00  Per Half Day

The Nursery also offers funded only sessions for 2 year old and 3/4 year old educational grant funding term time only free of charge. Over the rainbow nursery feel it is important that children have many opportunities to access extra curriculum this is offered both on site and off site at local establishments. Swimming lessons, dance and music, Gymnastics and football are just some of what is on offer. Extra curriculum activities are subsidised by the nursery and allow children to attend at a low cost. Nursery fees are payable at all times apart from the closure dates, nursery fees include all meals nappies and wipes. The setting will enforce at late charge of £5.00 per 15 minutes should children not be collect at the arrange finish time, however we are very reasonable if circumstances are unavoidable. The nursery caters for all family’s needs with full time, part time and term time only funded sessions for children just wishing to access their free entitlement for the 38 weeks of the year.

Other Details

Has wheelchair access
Other notes
At Over the Rainbow childrens health and hygiene are a main priority. We encourage children to learn through our active living tooth brushing scheme. Children will be provided with their own tooth brush and encouraged to brush twice a day half an hour before their meals. Over the rainbow recognise children need to learn about their bodies and how to be healthy this again is promoted daily through nutritious balance meals all freshly prepared daily on site by the nursery chef. Furthermore, we encourage exercise daily both on site and off site to keep ourselves active. The children participate in swimming lessons, dance, football and gymnastics. We enjoy regular trips to the park and woodland were we encourage children to take controlled risks as part of their play for example children love to climb small trees, make dens and look for wildlife.

Inclusion Information

Has wheelchair access
Wheelchair access available at the setting all rooms have wide doors and one level, we also have a wheelchair friendly bathroom.

Childcare Information


Has immediate vacancies

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
Has 2 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 7:30 18:00
Answerphone records calls outside these hours
Baby Facilities
ICT Facilities
Private Changing Area
Internet Connection
Quiet Area
Kitchen facilities
Meeting Rooms
Disabled access
Disabled toilets
Outdoor Playspace
Free parking
Healthy Eating
Pet Small Mammals
Accessible Parking
Baby changing facilities
When is childcare available?
Childcare whilst parents access short-term courses
Emergency short-term care considered
Term time only

School Pickups

Does not offer school pickups

Ofsted Information

Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 


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