Just beyond the cobbles of Pepper Street in Lymm, you’ll discover a garden gate. Beyond it, a little path that winds its way past a weeping willow and into The Rosebank Centre’s beautiful mature garden. You’ll see a little castle. A huge sandpit. Several play huts. A great climbing frame. And all sorts of outdoor toys and activities set up for play. Across the large semi-covered patio is the entrance to the Centre, an L-shaped building that frames the garden. It couldn’t really feel more like a home from home. Welcome to Rosebank!
Who is Rosebank for?
The Rosebank Centre caters for babies aged 3 months up to Pre School at which point they can transfer seamlessly to Rosebank Naturegarten, our log cabin pre-school situated a 3 minute stroll away. (There is no strict age at which children move from Rosebank to Naturegarten – it will simply happen when they’re naturally ready.) There are 4 ‘base rooms’ at Rosebank for different age groups – however, these age bands are not rigid. We understand that every child develops at their own pace, so will ‘move up’ a room once they’re ready. Similarly, children’s transfer to Naturegarten from Rosebank happens when the time feels naturally right.
The Baby Room
Approx. 3 to 18 months
A lovely open-plan, light and airy room split into various smaller play areas. With plenty of sensory toys, a messy play table, and space for singing and other interactive stuff, little ones have lots to keep them engaged. The eating area has high chairs and a children’s table, and there are cots and sleep mats for naps. The Baby Room opens out onto the garden and a sheltered patio for indoor/outdoor play (or naps in a buggy).
Approx. 18 months to 2 years
Our middle group has a veritable warren of rooms to play, dine and sleep in. From activity areas crammed with books and toys, to open spaces for interactive play, art and craft (there’s even a little indoor slide!), there’s plenty to keep Fox Cubs happy. With direct access to the garden, children spend lots of time in the fresh air, with a huge sandpit and all kinds of outdoor toys and games to explore.
For children turning 3 yrs
Natterjacks is for children turning 3 between Sept - August which is the first Pre school year and is the same as Kindergarten 1 at Naturegarten. This room is located at the front of the building next to Tufty Ducks providing a smooth transition between the rooms. Natterjacks have their own garden where they can go on mini beast hunts and nature trails, identify different plants and trees alongside water and sand play. Children access the craft room for messy activities and the studio for physical movement and learning alongside sensory play. The dining area is not far away for meals.
Approx. 2 to 2 and a half years
Tufty Ducks’ base is located at the front of the building with purposeful activities and resources for this age group. Children access the studio and craft room as they have done in Foxcubs. The dining area is not far away for meals prepared in our spacious kitchen. Expect lots of messy play, and lots of paintings and craftwork to be presented to you at pick-up! Again, children have access to the garden and patio, including the sandpit, climbing frames, swings and slides, as well as little trikes and bikes and organised water-play.
The facilities at The Rosebank Centre
4 base rooms, one per age group
Baby-changing rooms and sleep areas in each base room
Craft room, studio including sensory area
Large mature garden including undercover area
Sandpit, climbing frames, play huts, planting beds, mini orchard
Large kitchen on site where all food is freshly prepared daily
Separate dining area
What you can book
Full days (8am-6pm)
Half days (8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm)
Optional 7.30am early start for additional fee
Minimum booking is 2 days or 4 half days per week
2-Year Funded places are available for eligible children
3-Year funded places for 15 and 30 hours. (ask for session times).
The Rosebank Centre is open all year round, excluding Bank Holidays and Christmas (for which you won’t be charged). For fees and any questions you have regarding bookings, please contact us
What happens after Rosebank?
Once your child has been in the Natterjack room they’ll be ready to fly the Rosebank nest and join the crew at Rosebank Naturegarten. Our beautiful purpose-built log cabin pre-school is a 3-minute walk up the road, situated right next to Ravenbank Community Primary School.