Welcome to our Rawtenstall Nursery!

The Rawtenstall Educare for Early Years Nursery was the second of our settings to open and was established in 1998. The purpose-built, single story setting can care for 95 children, from babies to pre-school. It is ideally located close to Rawtenstall town centre, with convenient links to the main motorways and surrounding towns.

Opening Times

Monday: 7.30am – 6.00pm
Tuesday: 7.30am – 6.00pm
Wednesday: 7.30am – 6.00pm
Thursday: 7.30am – 6.00pm
Friday: 7.30am – 6.00pm


A warm welcome awaits you and your little one in our friendly reception area.

We have an open door policy meaning you can call around for a visit at a time to suit you and your child, without having to book an appointment. We also offer a bespoke welcome to our nursery with free inductions and settling in sessions for a happy and memorable transition to our setting.

The Baby Room

Our Baby Room has been carefully designed to be a true “home-from-home” for your baby. This helps them to feel secure as they take in their new surroundings and transition from home to join our Educare family.

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Mini Room

Our Mini Room is designed to cater for babies as they become more mobile and begin to further explore their surroundings. Our Minis explore many different rooms throughout their day – something we feel is very important to keep them happy and stimulated.

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Toddlers / Foundation

Our Toddler and Foundation Rooms provide all the essentials for the inquisitive, active two-year old. They have been designed with an emphasis firmly on education through play.

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Preschool Room

What we offer in our Preschool Room is a curriculum for children under statutory school age, it challenges and encourages them to develop into motivated learners and thinkers.

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Art Studio & Play Club

Our Play Club provides an extra space for all our children to participate in extra active play sessions. From yoga and football to our accredited Baby Moves program . Our Art Studios allow all of our children to explore their creative potential to their fullest while maintaining high levels of hygiene across the Nursery.

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Our outside area is an extension of our learning environment. We go outside every day regardless of the weather, each type of weather provides great learning opportunities. ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, just poor choice of clothing’.

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To view our most recent Ofsted report, please use the following link or use our Ofsted number (EY490426) to find our report.

Ofsted Report


We are committed to providing a healthy diet to all our children and our Smile 4 Life Award is a testament to that. The accolade is in recognition of our commitment to promoting and offering nutritious foods from weaning onwards, with a varied and diverse menu that caters for all cultural and dietary requirements. For more information see our Menus & Nutrition page.

Safety & Security

The safety and security of our children is a top priority, and our reception area is designed so that visitors can be carefully controlled. Families are greeted by our nursery manager when dropping off and collecting children, before doors are locked and monitored closely by our staff. We have a password system in place to give parents peace of mind that only authorised adults can collect their child. Parents and guardians can leave their child in our care, safe in the knowledge that they are in a secure environment.

Head Office

Our Head Office is the home of our Quality Assurance & Training Teams that was set up to ensure our levels of care never fall, but rather, continue to improve. Our Admin Team handle lots of the paperwork not needed onsite and also answers childcare vouchers and tax-free childcare enquiries. Our Training Team provide us with homegrown staff and continual professional development opportunities for all staff. For more information see our Head Office page.

Contact our Rawtenstall nursery today to arrange a tour and for more information.