Information for parents can be found on the parent notice board and key information and notices are communicated by email. Parents will also receive a newsletter by email every term and will be invited to join any groups or pages on social media, such as Facebook, where we share information.
On the first morning/afternoon, the manager and staff will welcome you. You may stay as long as you feel your child needs you.
What to Bring
Please bring a piece of fruit, readily prepared for your child to eat at snack time (e.g sliced and or peeled if desired). Grapes must be sliced in half lengthways. Milk or water and a biscuit are provided. Please note that we often have children on our register who have intolerances or allergies to certain foods – please ensure that you provide your child with fruit only. You will be advised if any fruit could cause a problem.
It is advisable to bring a bag with a change of clothes for your child, just in case of accidents or spills – this can hang on their named coat peg.
What to Wear
It is advisable to send your child in play clothes as some activities can get messy, and although the children wear aprons, they can still be adventurous with paint and glue! In cold weather, please send them in coats because we like to use the outdoor area as much as possible and a pair of wellies is useful too. In hot weather, please apply sunscreen before bringing your child to Rainbow and don’t forget a named sunhat.
Parent/Carer Helper Rota
We value parental involvement and, if their situation allows, parents are encouraged to volunteer to help at Rainbow sessions. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and childminders are also very welcome to participate in sessions. Being a helper gives parents the opportunity to take an active part in the group, to see what happens at Rainbow and to talk about it afterwards with their child.