Val Robinson

About Us

Val Robinson Childcare Services Limited is a family run company established in 1981 re-registered in 2017 as a limited company. Our Preschools are both located in Rainham, Essex

For over 40 years, Val Robinson has been providing the highest possible standard of care and education for children aged between 2-5 years in our local communities.

We are proud to offer your family highly qualified and knowledgeable staff, the latest equipment and resources in a safe, happy and stimulating environment, enabling your child to develop their skills to the full; the head start that every young child deserves.

Let us share the joy of every achievement, supporting you and your child every step of the way.

Kind regards
Val Robinson
Head of Nursery/Director

Our Philosophy

Nurture, Care, Inspire

Our Mission
Everything we do is geared towards supporting the children in our care and achieving our mission to nurture, inspire and have fun every day!

“Children need to be nurtured in a loving, fulfilling environment.”

“Learning is effortless when play and exploration is experienced through freedom of choice.”

Our Setting Aims To:

  • Provide high quality care and education for children primarily below statutory school age;
  • Work in partnership with parents to help children learn and develop;
  • Add to the life and well-being of its local community; and
  • Offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.

We offer your child:

  • High quality care and education with a high ratio of qualified and experienced Early Years Childcare Practitioners.
  • Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum delivered through ‘In the moment planning’ building on children’s interests and individual learning styles.
  • Learning through play and first hand experiences
  • Support of a personal Key Person
  • Tapestry Learning journal to provide daily online observations for parents and the opportunity to contribute and share in learning journey.
  • Fun and friendship with children and adults

Information for Parents on the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum can be found here


“An Amazing preschool”

Two of my children have attended here and currently my 2 year is still here. What can I say, I’m lost for words as what to say they just go above and beyond to meet all the children’s needs. They are something truly special. My youngest will be following when she turns two, I wouldn’t send them anywhere else. You ladies are amazing. Cottage Preschool parent

Cottage Preschool Parent

“What an amazing nursery”

Both of my children went here and I couldn’t be happier with the way the ladies run it. They offer so much support and are always happy to help out in any possible way. 5 years I have been coming to Cottage Preschool and I cant recommend it enough.

Cottage Preschool Parent

“I cannot recommend this preschool enough”

My son has been attending since just after his 2nd birthday. The staff are amazing, they are helpful and genuinely care about the children. Learning is encouraged to help prepare the children for Reception. Always different activities out for the children to use so it isn’t the same thing every day. I have used other preschools in the area and can genuinely say this is the best.

St. Johns Preschool Parent

Both my children attend St. Johns Preschool and I have been over the moon with all the staff there and the progress made. St. John’s have always gone above and beyond to make sure my children are settled and happy. The children always come home excited telling me about various activities they have been doing and making. I love the fact the preschool use an online diary so parents are kept up to date with children’s progress and a sneak peak of what they get up eo. I would highly recommend St. John’s Preschool to anyone in the local area. All the staff are absolutely lovely and hardworking

St. Johns Preschool Parent