About Us

Where we are
Rainbow pre-school is situated within the grounds of Great and Little Shelford Primary School. For a map and further details, please visit our Contact Us page.

Our Groups
We run two pre-school groups from Monday to Friday:
Sunbeams is our smaller group for 2 to 3 year olds. Children are eligible to join from the start of the school year in which they turn 3 (please note that Early Years Funding starts the term after they turn 3). The maximum number of children in each Sunbeams session is 16.

Rainbows is our pre-school group for 3 to 4 year olds. Children are eligible to join from the September in the year before they will start school. The maximum number of children in each Rainbows session is 24.

How we are run
Rainbow Pre-school is a registered charity (no.1036946). We have a committee of dedicated parent volunteers who are trustees of the charity and take overall responsibility for the management of our finances, employing our staff and strategic decision-making. The committee also leads all fundraising activities for Rainbow.

Fundraising is critical to keeping Rainbow open and well resourced. For more information about how to get involved please click here.

Getting Involved
We encourage parents and carers to be at the heart of the life of our pre-school, whether through joining the Committee, helping out with practical tasks on the premises, providing professional support and advice, or coming along and participating in one of our pre-school sessions. We believe this approach gives us more control over the way we run our pre-school and enables us to better serve the needs of local families.