- How many settle sessions will my child need ?
- How do I apply for funding ?
- Are the staff qualified ?
- What is your Behaviour Management Policy ?
- What type of food is served ?
- How do I know my child is happy & achieving?
We understand that every child and family are different and we will work with you to ensure that both your child and family are happy and settled before you start. However, we suggest a start of 3 settle sessions of about an hour each. On the first session you will be able to play with your child for the entire session. The second and third sessions you will be able to leave your child with us for about an hour. During this time we will try to ensure that your child has a chance to eat either lunch or a snack with us. This however is just a guide we do not expect any child to start with us until both child and parent are fully settled and happy. We do not charge for settle sessions
How do I apply for funding?
We are able to accept funding for children aged 2,3 and 4 years old. FREE entitlement is 15 hours per week for 38 weeks a year. We aim to be as flexible as possible and will do our best to accommodate your needs
Applications for 2 year funding are made directly through the council and further details can be obtained from their website
Early education grant funding is available for every child following their 3rd birthday and applications are made directly through nursery
Little Rainbows is owned and operated by myself Kerry, I hold Early Years Professional Status and I am proud to have a team of highly experienced and truly dedicated staff who above all else love working with children. All of the staff are fully qualified for the roles that they hold. All members of staff in supervisory roles hold level 3 qualifications in addition to paediatric first aid, child protection, health and safety and many other industry standard certificates. Every member of staff holds an enhanced DBS/CRB disclosures and suitability is reviewed regularly.
We value our little people and always treat them with respect. No child in our care will ever be shouted at, humiliated or physically harmed in any way. We have a consistent approach that rewards positive behaviour. We believe that if a child demonstrates negative behaviour the child should be distracted and any feelings talked through. A full copy of our behaviour policy is available from the office.
Little Rainbows provides fresh nutritious food that appeals to the children. We follow guidance from the “Children’s Food Trust” and hold the local authority award “Enhanced Health Promotion Status” for our commitment to healthy eating. Our aim is to ensure that all children receive the correct balance of fruit, vegetables, protein and sugars that they need to become healthy little people. Sample lunch and tea menus are available in our catering section of this website.
Children are observed and assessed in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage by their key person. They will share this information with you in the form a learning journey that tells the story of their time with us through pictures,
observations, quotes and artwork. Every month we will ask you to contribute to their learning by keeping us informed of their interests and any events or special occasions that happen at home. Every term we hold a parents evening giving you a formal opportunity to look through your child’s learning journeys and ask questions. You may however informally speak to your child’s key person at any time.