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Rayleigh Day Nursery and Pre-School

Our wonderful nursery, situated in the heart of Rayleigh, is a warm and welcoming environment where our staff are passionate about creating awe and wonder in every moment!




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  • We offer exceptional childcare and early years education to children aged from 6 months up to 5 years.
  • Kindred Rayleigh is located in the heart of Rayleigh in a beautifully converted, detached Victorian house, with its own private car park.
  • We have impressively large outdoor spaces, mud kitchens, vegetable patches and Forest areas - it is our nursery's pride and joy!
  • We open from 7:30am to 6:00pm.
  • We are proud to be recognised as Good by Ofsted - check out out report here.
  • We are proud to be supporting local NHS workers and Service families with our special 5% Kindred discount.
  • Funded sessions for 2, 3 & 4 year olds.

Parent Reviews

  • "I genuinely cannot fault the staff or setting and wouldn't hesitate recommending.
    I was incredibly anxious putting my 9-month-old into nursery but the staff couldn't do more to ease my worries; sending regular updates (with plenty of detail), photos and answering any questions I had.
    They have gone above and beyond to help my child reach milestones which were raised as a concern in a health check and they did this without hesitation. Not only do they continue to assist with further milestones, they evidence this too and are so enthusiastic when these are met.
    Friendly, caring, happy, enthusiastic, empathetic are just a few words I would use to describe the staff and they are the reason I can go to work and focus on my job as opposed to worrying about my child.
    The fact my child always goes into nursery with a smile on their face quite frankly says it all!"

    L J

  • "Kindred Rayleigh Nursery and Pre-school has been a godsend to me as a first-time mum.They have helped me navigate being a parent and providing advice when asked on how to deal with the terrible twos or any challenge.
    My son has loved both the baby room and his current room, he almost runs in and has the best day every day. They play, explore, fun in the garden and it has helped his speech and also his interaction with other children. I always recommend them to anyone looking. My son is well-fed, he enjoys all of his meals and I'm sometimes jealous when I read what they get each week! It's just great on every level."

    Jemma K

  • "We have had a very good experience with this nursery. For our daughter who has been with them for over a year now. Our daughter has shown amazing achievements and social skills. She loves going to the nursery and there has hardly been any fuss at drop off and she seems well settled when we get her back. The nursery staff also give us regular updates while she is at the nursery. The nursery as such is also a well-maintained place with a beautiful and large back garden."

    Safwa A



Our Awards

Top 20 Large Nursery Groups 2023

Nursery Group of the Year

Nursery Group of the Year

Begin your child's Kindred Adventure!

During your one-to-one visit to our Kindred Nursery and Pre School, we will talk you through our ethos, show you how we inspire our children to be curious learners and help you to experience how we spark their imaginations.

You will meet with our incredible team and they will be able to help answer any questions you may have. Whether it is about our settling-in process, our nutritionally accredited home-cooked food, or government funding options to help with childcare costs.

Book your visit and discover for yourself how we fill our children’s days full of awe and wonder to help them to grow and thrive in an early years setting.


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Our Team

Meet Our Kindred Rayleigh Day Nursery Staff

After our passion, what is the next most important thing you should know about us?

That’s easy: our incredible staff! Pure and simple. They are the heart of our family and what makes us unique. Our inspiring and passionate staff are the reason we hold the coveted ‘Top 20 Nursery Group 2021’ award and, year after year, are recognised in the prestigious NMT Nursery Awards.

Dedicated to being the best that a family could ask for, our nursery staff are constantly developing themselves through our training programme run by childcare and EYFS experts. It is not just our little ones who are the passionate lifelong learners here at Kindred!



Abby Buckley
Nursery Manager

Hello, I'm Abby and I have worked with children since 2009. 

I ​​​​​​qualified as a Level 3 when I was 17 having started as an apprentice. I progressed further in my career into a Room Leader role and was then honoured to step into management as the Deputy Manager where I thrive to achieve the best for all our families. 

I love working alongside parents and carers and making them feel comfortable in leaving their most precious child with us. I absolutely love being a part of each child's journey and watching them grow and develop over their time spent with us. It never gets any easier saying goodbye when they start their new adventure to big school. 

Kindred continuously offer training opportunities to support my progression to achieve being the best I can be. I am now a mummy myself, and my little girl joins me in the Kindred family. 

Jodie Openshaw
Deputy Nursery Manager

Hi, I am Jodie and I have been working at Kindred Rayleigh for 7 years. 

I am passionate about Early Years Education, and this was the inspiration for me achieving my BA (Hons) Early Years Education. I have completed lots of other courses to further myself and provide our children with the best early years' experience, some of which include Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment, Makaton, and Forest School Leader. 

I believe a child's early years are the initial embers that spark a lifelong passion for learning. It's my privilege to share this time with both the children and our team every day. 

Jo Kendrick
Deputy Nursery Manager


What's On?

What's On?

Blog Listing


Kindred Cheshunt: Our Gardening Journey

Combining her passions for childcare and the outdoors, Jo Monery, Deputy Manager at Kindred Cheshunt, chats to us about the journey which lead the nursery to receive the coveted RHS Level 5 award in School Gardening.


8 Easy Science Experiments using just Household Ingredients

Has British Science Week left you looking for more fun and educational activities to do at home with your children? Well, look no further than your cupboards! There are plenty of easy science experiments you can do using just simple ingredients you may already have laying around at home.


Cut the Costs: Five Easy Ways to Save on Childcare

Amidst the current financial crisis, rising costs have made it imperative, more now than ever, to be smarter with our spending. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best ways to save some pennies when it comes to nursery fees.

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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, from 7:30am to 6:00pm.

Open during the whole year except for bank holidays and during one week for Christmas.

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Our Location

Our Location

Kindred Rayleigh
40 Eastwood Road

We have ample onsite parking available.

Download our Ofsted Report
Download our Ofsted Report