Rainbow was previously a registered charity, run by a committee of parent volunteers, and is now under the management of Great and Little Shelford C of E Primary School. In order to keep our service at a high standard – and keep our fees at a reasonable level for local families – we rely on parents and the community to make a further contribution to Rainbow.

There are many ways to do this. For example, offering labour to perform services that we require such as gardening, cleaning and maintenance of our equipment or providing professional skills or advice. Our fundraising activities are organised by the school PTA.

Above all else, fundraising is essential to our continued operation as a community pre-school run by and for local families. We therefore need our parents to become involved in this important activity. This could range from helping to organise a fundraising event or initiative, to promoting it or simply supporting it by participating.

In addition to fundraising events we offer a regular giving scheme, enabling hassle-free donations to be made and, where applicable, benefit from the government’s Gift Aid scheme.

If you would like to get involved, please get in touch with the PTA at

To donate directly to the PTA, you can make a bank transfer to:
Account Name: Shelford School PTA
Sort Code: 30-91-74
Account No: 01248038

Use ‘Rainbow’ as a reference.