Hello from Rainbows and Puddles

Rainbows and Puddles is an innovative and happy family run nursery providing care and learning to children aged 2-5 years. While meeting your child’s holistic development, the emphasis of our nursery is on providing every individual with a unique experience unlike any traditional nursery.

A combination of the imagination of your child and our staff, mixed with the natural environment we operate in allows every experience to be magical and memorable for the Rainbows and Puddles family members.

Where else can children walk up to their nursery spying squirrels scampering up trees, nod hello to the pigs and giggle at the chickens wearing trousers.

We hope you enjoy browsing our website and finding out more about our service which is based in the beautiful Dean Castle Country Park, Ayrshire.

Contact Cheryl or David Morrison on 07779001855 or e-mail us at rainbowsandpuddles@sky.com for further information.

You can also follow us on facebook and twitter.

Why not try the outdoor learning experience by signing up for a free 3 hour session. Register by e-mailing or calling us.

WHY Rainbows and Puddles

 Things To Do Before You’re 5 – go to Rainbows and Puddles!

If you were lucky enough to spend a lot of time outdoors as a child, you will recall the endless hours of fun you had building dens, splashing in puddles, climbing hills and trees then  going home, wet, dirty, tired, happy and itching to get back out and do it all again!

The national curricular framework in Scotland, Curriculum for Excellence. endorses children being active participants in their own learning. Children who attend Rainbows and Puddles are free from the restraints of the 4 walls of indoor nurseries and are able to rely on real life natural resources in real life situations as a means to learn and develop.

At Rainbows and Puddles children as little as 2 have opportunities to make choices and take ownership over their play – whether that might be to follow the trail of a snail or transport leaves in their wheelbarrow.

Through playing in a woodland environment children develop skills of resilience and empathy as they work together; whether building a pirate ship or helping one another climb up a muddy, slippery hill.

Fresh air, exercise, a broad and balanced early years curriculum, passionate and committed staff, excitement, fun, beasties, trees and mud – there’s nowhere quite like Rainbows and Puddles.

If you are considering our nursery for your child, click on the Essential Information leaf and go to Testimonials to find out what some of our current parents think about their child's experience at Rainbows and Puddles.





Contrary to a recent article in the Kilmarnock Standard, Rainbows and Puddles IS NOT CLOSING.

Rainbows and Puddles is GROWING.

As well as offering our service at Dean Castle Country Park, we are excited to announce that we will be starting a Forest Nursery Outreach Service in various country parks and woodland areas through Ayrshire and East Renfrewshire.

We will also be opening Ayrshire's first full time childcare NATURE NURSERY. Details will be posted in the fourthcoming weeks.

We are all so excited about the future and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents and grandparents of Rainbows and Puddles, there can't be any nursery out there that has such passionate, committed and supportive people helping us deliver the best service possible to our Puddlers.


Free Forest School Nursery Taster Session

Rouken Glen Park, East Renfrewshire

Sunday 27 April 2014

Fullarton Wood, South Ayrshire

Sunday 4 May

To book a place for your child

e-mail info@rainbowsandpuddles.co.uk

Go To 'Forest School Nursery Sessions' leaf above for more information on our Outreach Service





Our nursery service run from Dean Castle Country Park has been so successful that children from all over Ayrshire and surrounding areas attend, so we have decided to expand R&P!

Where would you like Rainbows and Puddles to come to next?
Rouken Glen Park
West Kilbride
Belleisle Park
Dumfries House
Eglinton Park

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