A typical day at Rainbow

Morning Session (For Rainbow Pre-schoolers and Sunbeams)

9:00am Children and parents arrive and are greeted by staff. Children will be directed to the Rainbow Room or Sunbeams Room on arrival. Parents then help children to self-register on the snack chart before settling their child and leaving.

9:15am During the morning session children have a free choice of the daily activities, which are planned to help develop their skills and concepts while still being fun. Small group activities led by a member of staff will also take place during this time, such as trips to the vegetable patch, music sessions, literacy games and more.

Outside play is offered to Rainbow Pre-schoolers and Sunbeams at times to be decided by the staff (with each group having a period of exclusive use during the session).

Children will also choose when to have their snack, which they do in small groups, giving them a chance to join in talking with friends and staff.

11:30am Tidy up time. All the children help to tidy up before coming together in their groups.

11:40am Circle time involving group activities such as talking about the weather, counting games and story time.

12:00pm End of morning session. Collection time for those going home.

12.00pm – 1.00pm Lunch Club (Optional). Sunbeams children must be collected at the end of lunch club.

Afternoon session – For Rainbow Pre-schoolers only

1.00pm Quiet time to read or play quietly.

1.30pm Free choice of indoor or outdoor activities. Small group activities led by staff will be undertaken during this time. A snack and drink will be offered.

2.40pm Tidy up time.

2.45pm Circle time.

3.00pm End of session. Parents and carers are invited to collect their children