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The Cottage Pre-School: Val Robinson Childcare

Our philosophy
Children need to be nurtured in a loving, fulfilling environment.
Learning is effortless when play and exploration is experienced through freedom of choice.

Val Robinson Childcare was established in 1981. We have two popular thriving pre-schools in Rainham offering high quality childcare and education in a safe and caring environment. The Cottage Pre-School offers 3 bright stimulating age appropriate rooms. Rainbow room (nursery) for 2 year olds, Sunshine room (preschool) for 3 year olds and Butterfly room (rising fives) for 4 years olds. We have a purpose built garden with excellent play equipment.
Our Pre-School is manager is qualified to level 6 and holds a BA Hons Degree. Our team of qualified and experienced childcare practitioners are support children to learn through play, enabling them to blossom into confident, self- reliant and positive little people forming a sound foundation for their education.
Safeguarding is of paramount importance to our setting and we were graded 'Outstanding' by OFSTED in our last inspection. All staff are DBS checked and we have CCTV in our playrooms.
We have excellent relationships with local primary schools and other professionals enabling children to move to school with confidence.
We welcome all children including those with special educational needs and disabilities. Our door is always open, you will be sure of a warm welcome. Please visit our website We are able to provide funded spaces for 2 3 and 4 year olds

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ms Val Robinson
01708 556434
07956 815508

Where to go

Royals Youth Centre
Viking Way
RM13 9YG

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies

Funded Places

3/4 year olds - 15 hour Universal Offer
2 year olds - 15 Hour Offer
3/4 year olds - 30 hour Extended Offer (Working Parents)
Tax Free childcare (Working Parents)


Ofsted URN
Latest Ofsted Report
Latest Ofsted Report
Inspection DateRatingPublication Date
10/07/2019 Good 30/07/2019
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Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-5 years
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type
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