About Us

Our ethos at Rainbow Pre-School is to provide a high quality pre-school education for children, working closely in partnership with parents, to help children to learn and develop.  We strive to offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and social values including mutual respect for each other, within a safe and stimulating environment.
Choosing the right Pre-school for your child is one of the most important responsibilities you undertake.  Rainbow is a pre-school that our children, staff and committee are proud of. 

Rainbow Pre-School is Ofsted Registered and has an ‘Outstanding’ record.  

Our aim is to create a stimulating, caring atmosphere where staff will assist your child to build confidence, develop self reliance, learn to make decisions and develop the ability to articulate feelings and ideas.  

Rainbow Pre-school is a registered charity that is committee run and sessional.
Our groups are known as The Adventurers (Rising 4's) and the Explorers ( Rising 3's) .
Rainbow provides a stimulating environment in which creativity and expressiveness are valued. Our aim is to assist your child to build confidence, develop self reliance, learn to make decisions and develop the ability to articulate feelings and ideas.

Our Approach

Rainbow aims for a high adult to child ratio, we care for no more than 26 children at any given time. We aim to have at least 2 to 3 members of staff , depending upon numbers and ages of the children in our care, The staff are supported by a volunteer helper, during each session. We welcome the support of parent/grandparent volunteers whenever possible. 

We pride ourselves on delivering a high level of Early Years Childcare and education to all our children. Our environment focuses on encouraging children’s independence and choice to support their learning. We encourage independent exploration, investigation and fun through freedom of choice, child centred activities with adult support and interaction.

At Rainbow we believe children learn best when they are having fun and encourage children to explore their interests through:

  • Small world play.      
  • Construction.
  • Role play.
  • Sand.
  • Water. 
  • Malleable materials. 
  • Creative areas. 
  • Music and songs.
  • Letters and sounds.
  • Numeracy.
  • Messy activities.
  • Books.
  • Stories. 

Children can choose to engage with their peers, or pursue their own interests and learning independently. 

Rainbow provides a balance between child and adult led activities both indoors and outdoors. Activities are planned so that experiences are appropriate for age, stage and ability of each child.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 At Rainbow both indoor and outdoor areas are rich in activities. We encourage children to access the outdoor area freely whatever the weather. They are able to have fun playing in the mud kitchen and digging area, looking for visitors to our bug hotel. Our children have the opportunity of outside role play, whether they have the role of garage mechanic, petrol pump attendant, or builder. A painting wall to develop their gross motor skills plus they are able experience sand and water play.

Every term we base our planning around the interests of our children and develop the planning to allow each child to achieve within the Early Years Foundation Stage. Recent topics have been:

  • Science experiments exploring hot and cold 
  • Growth
  • People who help us
  • Festivals
  • Healthy Eating
  • Exploring the local environment


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