Day to day life at Rainbow
We know that choosing a Pre-School for your child is a very important decision, and should you choose to entrust your child to us, the team at Rainbow will do their utmost to ensure your child enjoys a safe, fun and stimulating environment in which to learn, grow and develop through play.
Key Person and Buddy
Your child will be appointed a Key Person (member of staff), and a buddy. This key person is responsible for your child’s wellbeing and attainment levels and ideally will continue throughout their time at Rainbow. Your child’s Key Person is your first point of contact to discuss anything about your child’s development or their experience at the Pre-School. If your Key Person is absent, then an appointed buddy will work alongside and support your child in their absence.
Play and activities
We provide the children with lots of time for free-play both inside and outside. We also run various activities throughout the week and invite children to participate in these if they wish, including: painting, crafts, baking, play-dough, computer learning, singing, dancing, story time, gardening and ‘small world’ learning (such as feeding the fish and bug hunting). We also have a daily ‘Circle Time’ and we encourage all children to participate in this.
At each session we provide a healthy snack and invite the children to participate in setting up and clearing away. Children are asked to wash their hands first, and can choose to drink milk or water and to eat a selection of fruits, raw vegetables, one biscuit and/or toast, crumpets and home baking. Occasionally we will offer other foods in line with that week’s learning focus; for example, during Chinese New Year week, we may provide cooked noodles and spring rolls. We encourage the children to eat in small groups to encourage social skills.
From time-to-time we arrange outings for the children, usually to somewhere in the local community, and will often invite parents to come along.