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Activities and services based at RPUC

A family-owned, and -run, preschool tucked away in the heart of Richmond serving local families for over 45 years. With play at the heart of everything we do, our aim is to provide a safe, warm and stimulating environment designed to meet the needs of young children so that they can reach their full potential. Under the guidance of our Principal, who is a qualified primary teacher with an early years specialism, we are sensitive to each child’s need, and by creating a nurturing environment we strive to support children in being confident and happy learners ready for the next stage on their learning journey. We pride ourselves on our high calibre staff ratio of dedicated Early Years professionals who support and guide the children in their experiences. Why not come and visit us and see for yourself? Visits welcomed, by appointment!

For more information, visit our website.

Find us on Instagram @rainbow_nursery_schools and Facebook @rainbownurseryschools.

Outdoor Owls Richmond is a fully outdoor forest school nursery for 1-5 year olds and also offers Holiday Camps for 3-7 year olds. The nursery runs 51 weeks a year (8:00am – 5:45pm) Monday-Friday. We were delighted to be recognised as NMT’s Nursery Awards Forest School of the Year 2023.

Each day our amazing team greets children at RPUC and together then board our nursery minibus (our classroom on wheels!) to our forest for the day before returning in the evening for parent pick up. We have the most magical forest camps set up for 2 year olds and 3 & 4 year olds for learning maths, literacy and the full early years curriculum outdoors as well as experiencing forest school activities too such as cooking on the fire, den building, adventure walks, whittling and more.

We focus on getting children ready not just for school but for life, honing in on developing grit, smart thinking and creativity! We have the most dedicated teachers who care and educate our children in the great owldoors, come rain or shine. For colder weather don’t worry: we’ll provide your little one with some great kit and give you dressing recommendations and on those extra cold days, we have lovely warm and cosy yurts. We use nature’s very best organic resources (sticks, stones, leaves, mud, water …) along with traditional nursery books and play areas to give children magical days. Children benefit so much more from the outdoors not just in terms of healthier bodies (less sickness) and minds but from the many more learning opportunities surrounding them. Our expert team supports parents along the way and we’ll invite you to come and experience the forest too on family fun days.

Enquire on our website to come for a showaround.

KidsArt provides art classes for children aged 4-16. We teach a real art skills and children learn how to paint, draw, sculpt, print, use a wide range of media and art history is gently woven in as we go.

Visit our website or check out our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Aatma Holistic offers community based wellness classes, workshops, events, courses and retreats in Richmond Upon Thames.  We host regular classes at RPUC including gong baths, yoga, qi-gong, meditation and breathwork. We also host wellness fairs, music recitals and other events at the church.

Chetna Lad is the founder of Aatma Holistic and she has over 20 years of experience as a holistic practitioner and teacher. She partners with experienced local therapists and teachers to create uplifting and magical events that are accessible to the community.

Contact Chetna Lad on

Or visit our website. Check us out on Instagram @aatmaholistic.