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Welcome to Rydal Day Nursery

A nurturing and vibrant nursery in Clevedon, an environment where children are enthusiastic to play and learn. Children are welcomed into the nursery, where they feel safe and secure. Children settle quickly and are extremely content at the setting making secure attachments with staff, especially their key person. Children also form strong friendships with other children. Staff are positive role models and support children's understanding of boundaries and positive behaviour. Children are taught to share, take turns and be respectful towards each other. - Ofsted


where you will always find a warm welcome


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Sam Sims & Elly Cattermole - Rydal Co-Managers


We're passionate about what we do, and want you to have the best childcare experience with Rydal. We understand the trust that parents' put in us and we want to do our very best for each and every child. We care about our staff and nurture their careers, which results in an experienced and motivated team to look after your little ones.

Sam & Elly – Managers

Qualified & Experienced Staff

All our staff are qualified. Most are level 3 qualified or above, several staff hold a Teachers status, BA Hons or foundation degree in Early Years. We encourage staff to attend university whilst working with us if they wish to do so and offer apprenticeship schemes for students working towards their Level 3.

All staff are first aid, safeguarding and prevent duty trained and are provided with an in depth induction to ensure they are aware of all policies and procedures. Staff are encouraged to attend advanced training on specialist subjects such as Makaton, behaviour and conflict resolution, maths in early years and minimising biting in young children. Our safeguarding team also attend regular designated person and safeguarding updates with North Somerset to ensure we are supporting our families to the best of our abilities.

Parent Partnership

We understand parents know their children better than anyone and working closely together we can provide the best possible opportunities for your child. From signing up with us, we work closely with parents to gain as much information about your child as possible to support their learning. Before coming to nursery you will be asked about all their likes, dislikes, allergies or medical needs and hints and tips to support with settling. 

We offer a variety of parents evening throughout the year such as reviews, EYFS nights, meet and greet nights, preparing for school, social and charity events and any others that arise such as when we adopted a new planning system. We can offer a home visit or meeting if you would like to discuss anything confidential before your child starts.


Voucher Scheme

Government Funding Available

Ofsted overall Good

Early Years Foundation Stage

Qualified Staff (L3 or above)

Nutrition, home cooked food

Parent Partnership

"I cannot recommend Rydal Day Nursery enough and no amount of words can give credit for the truly amazing environment they provide. Chloe and I will be sad to leave in the summer when she gets ready for school in September"

"The team at Rydal seem very happy in their environment and confident in their roles. Communication from the nursery is excellent and well organised. I feel very lucky to have this sort of childcare provision on my doorstep"

"The nursery environment is both safe and stimulating for children offering various activities to support development. The experienced EYPs ensure that individual care needs are supported and developed"

Communication & Development

Physical Development

Personal, social & emotional development

Literacy Development


Understanding the World

Expressive Arts & Design

Early Years Foundation Stage

At Rydal we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Children develop quickly in the early years and practitioners aim to do all they can to help children have the best possible start in life.  The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for promoting the learning, development and safety of children from birth to five years in Ofsted registered settings. The EYFS lays down the legal requirements that early years childcare providers must meet. The EYFS framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.

There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. These areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.


Home cooked meals, locally sourced produce. Our menus are balanced to ensure all food groups needed to provide suficent nutrients for your child. Meals are healthy and substantial and offer a wide cultural variety. We are passionate about teaching children about healthy eating and the importance of exercise.

Our products are sourced locally and delivered weekly from Havercrofts butchers, Burchills fruit and veg and T&L wholesalers. Our menus are adapted to coincide with the former childrens food trust and 'Eat better start better', ensuring children receive all the food groups needed to gain maximum nutrients without over loading on sugar and salt. Snacks provided twice a day are fruit and vegetables with a carbohydrate in the morning such as rice cakes, breadstick or crackers. Meals are healthy and substantial and offer a wide cultural variety such as thai green curry, moroccan tagine, jerk chicken and of course all the classics like spaghetti bolognese, cottage pie and roast dinners.

We are passionate about teaching children about healthy eating and the importance of exercise. We spend at least 100 minutes a day doing some kind of physical exercise, we have visitors in such as Tesco’s, the dentist, and nurses to explain and have discussions why healthy eating is good for our bodies.  For more information please see useful links

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