PARENTS INFORMATION

Free milk for every child

All child in our nursery get free milk at snack and lunch time.

Drinking school milk fits into a healthy lifestyle and is one of the best ways to rehydrate after an active playtime. School milk contains essential nutrients including calcium, protein and vitamins to help children grow healthy and strong.

if you want to know more information, talk to your child's key worker.

Parents Evening

We hold termly parents evening for parents to attend the nursery and find out from the child's key worker how their child is developing and progressing. Each child gets a written report on what they have been learning and targets for the next term.

Children's Performances

Towards the end of every term our nursery children take part in a performance. Which they present to parents.

SENCO-

Rainbow Day Nursery welcomes children who may have a specific medical condition, developmental delay or special educational needs. On a day to day basis key workers monitor and assess the needs and progress of children with special needs. The SENCO and Key workers liaise with parents and, where necessary, professional agencies such as, therapists, health visitors, psychologists, social workers and paediatricians in order to plan and develop IEP’s (Individual educational plan) to meet the child’s specific needs. Activities are adapted to suit the requirements of the special needs child and to encourage them to develop independence and confidence. We are legally obliged to pass the child’s assessment records to their school unless a written request from the parents not to do so is received.

The aims of this policy are:

  • To create an environment that meets the Special Educational Needs of each child;

  • To ensure the Special Educational Needs of children are identified, assessed and provided for;

  • To make clear the expectations of all partners in the process;

  • To identify the roles and responsibilities of staff in providing for children’s Special Educational Needs;

  • To enable all children to have full access to all elements of the nursery’s curriculum;

  • To ensure that parents are able to play their part in supporting their child’s education;

  • To ensure that our children have a voice in this process.

Rainbow Day Nursery has 3 setting Senco's, Sonya Ahmed (Nursery Manager), Shamaila Ali (Deputy Manager) & Sahla Patel (Nursery Nurse)

Parent's Comments

Yaqub and Yasin's Mum

"Ladies, since the beginning as you all know I have been struggling with Yasin, you guys have been my guardian angels I can't thank you enough! Thank you for being my boys spiritual parents."

Inayah K's Mum 

 

"Really happy with my child's progress and how far they have come, also the how the teachers have the 1-1 with the children. Good reports for my daughter and son." 

Aahil's Mum 

"Meeting went really well and my son has made a lot of progress. I am very happy with the staff. Very good." -Aahil's Mum

Abbas's Mum 

"I am very happy to see the different types of activities my child does at nursery time, My son has learnt a lot and I just want to give a big thank you to Abbas's teacher and all the staff. They all took the time to look after my child carefully and friendly."

Zehna's Mum 

"Zehna has been enjoying her time at the nursery and receives excellent attention and care from all the staff. Thank you for supporting her!"

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Kids take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference.
 
They love it when you chat, play and read with them, even when they’re too young to understand everything. Whatever the time and wherever you are, you can turn almost anything into a game. And every little thing you do together will help set them up nicely for the day they start nursery/school.
 
We understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, you and your children are spending more time at home and you might be looking for a bit more inspiration for things to do. Start by trying some of these simple, fun activities.

Toddlers:
Fun activities that you can add to your routine:
⦁    You could make a photo⦁ https://small-talk.org.uk/3-5-years/read/make-memory-book/  -book of funny, or memorable, family events and talk about it with your child.

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⦁    Sing songs together that encourage your child to use their imagination. For example, try singing

⦁    The Wheels on the Bus and ask your child to suggest other things on the bus and describe what sound they              make.

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  • Read picture books together. Talk about the things they can see and how we use them, for example 'A bed is something we sleep in.'

  • Use books to talk about your own experiences, and theirs, giving them time to respond. 'Oh look, there is a cow what sound does it make?'

  • When you're sharing a book with your child, sit close together or build a den to sit in. 

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⦁   Talk to your child about what has happened so far in the day – for example, ‘We spoke to Grandma on the phone this morning, didn’t we?’ And talk about what is going to happen next – ‘After lunch we’ll do the washing up’.


⦁    Put on some music and play ‘musical statues. Dance together then stop the music – see who the first person will be to stand still.

Pre-school: 


⦁    Try sharing familiar books at bedtime. Pause when reading so that your child can join in. Talk about the sounds at the beginning of words and words that start with the same sound (like words beginning with P).


⦁    Encourage your child to recall what has happened in the story. For example, ‘Why is bear feeling sad?’ Ask them to guess what might happen – ‘What should they do next?’ – or how the story might end – ‘Do you think they’re going to find the treasure? Where could it be?’


⦁    Try role-playing games together such as shopping. Set items out on the sofa, give your child a bag and some pretend money. Then switch roles and let them be the shopkeeper.


⦁    Play teddy bears’ picnic. Put soft toys in a circle and give your child a few cups and spoons. Give your child a chance to tell you what to do like, ‘Stir teddy’s tea.’  You could chat to them as you are doing actions, for example, ‘let us cut the cake in half’.


⦁    Start conversations by using open questions with lots of possible answers, for example, ‘What are you going to play with today?’

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⦁    Plan a treasure hunt game, where your child must listen to your instructions to find a clue or an object. For example, ‘Try looking behind the sofa’. Help your child look for a specific number of objects and count them together – such as 3 cups, 2 pink socks, 5 pens.


⦁    Help your child make a puppet show about their favourite story using objects around the house.


⦁    Play sorting games together. Collect a range of different household objects and practise sorting them into different groups, perhaps by size or colour. Once you have finished, count all the objects in each group.

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We know that phones or tablets are part of many families’ everyday lives and kids love to use them, but it’s not always easy to know which apps and games can benefit your child’s learning.

Try out these apps alongside the activities listed above: 

CBeebies Storytime

CBeebies Storytime is filled with free interactive story books and bedtime stories

for young children and is a great way to enjoy reading with your little one. The

library is always growing, with amazing stories featuring all the CBeebies’

favourites.

Age: 0-5

Platform: Apple, Android, Amazon. 

CBeebies Playtime Island

CBeebies Playtime Island contains a wide range of fun and educational

games to help children understand the world around them and support the

development of core skills. Children can play along with all of CBeebies’ most

popular characters.

Age: 0-5

Platform: Apple, Android, Amazon

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