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Stay up-to-date with the latest news, information and resources available for your child throughout the pre-school year.

Upcoming Events and Key Dates

Job opportunity at Rainbow Teddies

Rainbow Teddies have the following vacancy, if you are interested in this role please contact Nanda Lee on 01454 867231 or rainbowteddiespreschool@gmail.com POSITION: Qualified Pre-school Assistant ORGANISATION: Rainbow Teddies Pre-school, Manorbrook School, Park...

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Groundforce Afternoon – Friday 28th June

It's our Groundforce afternoon this Friday. Come along anytime between 1pm-3pm to help get out with weeding, pruning, sweeping or raking in our garden. Please bring your own tools (though there maybe some spare so if you don't have any please don't let this put you...

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Extended hours for Rising School in September 2019

Our opening hours are changing! We have some really exciting news! In September 2019 we will be changing our opening hours. All new Rising School children will have the option of Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm (or 11.30am/12.45pm) and Friday 9am to 11.30am or 12.45pm....

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Spaces available from September 2019

Rainbow Teddies Pre-school have spaces for children in both our Teddy Tot and Rising School classes from September 2019. Please give us a call to book a visit or find out more about our sessions. Please feel free to share with family and friends!

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Party Time!

All Rainbow teddies children are invited to the end of year parties: The Teddy Tot’s party is on Monday 22nd July during the usual session time. Rising School’s party is on Friday 19th July during session time. Parents/carers are invited to the Graduation/Commendation...

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Thornbury Carnival Parade: Saturday 6th July

The theme for the carnival this year is ‘Sport for All’. As usual, we will be taking part in the parade and encourage everyone to wear bright, colourful clothing or sportswear! We will have colourful ribbon sticks, should children wish to hold/wave them. Please look...

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Cattle Country Trip: Friday 5th July

A visit to Cattle Country is booked for Friday 5th July. This trip brings both Rising School and Teddy Tot families together and is usually a lovely social event for all of our children and their families. Please note that there will not be a Rising School session at...

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Preschool Closure : 1st February

Due to adverse weather conditions, Rainbow Teddies Pre-school will be closed today, Friday 1st February 2019 Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Please also enjoy the snow with your little people!

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Teddy Tots Fees Increase (Term 5)

Please note that from term 5 (after Easter), Teddy Tots fees will increase (for non-funded children) - from £5.16 per hour to £5.25 per hour. One Teddy Tots session will cost £13.13.

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Job Opportunities at Rainbow Teddies

Rainbow Teddies have the following vacancies, if you are interested in either of these roles please contact Nanda Lee on 01454 867231 or rainbowteddiespreschool@gmail.com POSITION: Bookkeeper (Temporary) This position will be for approximately two hours per week, for...

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Term Dates Summer 2019

Term 5

Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 24th May
(South Glos.: same) MONDAY 6th MAY IS BANK HOLIDAY

Term 6

Monday 3rd June – Tuesday 23rd July
(South Glos.: same)

Term Dates Spring 2019

Term 3

Monday 7th January – Friday 15th February
(South Glos.: same)

Term 4

Monday 25th February – Friday 5th April
(South Glos.: same)

Term Dates Autumn 2018

Term 1

Wednesday 5th Sept – Friday 26th October
(South Glos.: Monday 3rd September to Friday 26th October)

Term 2

Monday 5th November – Tuesday 18th December
(South Glos.: Monday 5th November to Friday 21st December)

Rainbow Teddies Handbook

Our handbook gives more detailed information about Rainbow Teddies, our aims and how we operate.  If you have any questions let us know.

Rising School Term 1

This “core curriculum” aims to meet children`s needs by providing a base for development and learning which works alongside activities which have been identified by Key workers through observations and monitoring. Staff will also be guided by the children when the play is motivated by a child`s own activity or interest and day to day planning is adapted accordingly.

Teddy Tots Term 1

As we welcome the children and their families to the Teddy Tot Sessions, staff will spend time getting to know the children and their parent/ carers. The ‘key person’ and the children will also start to build the important attachment that will help each child to feel safe and grow confident, as they begin to explore and develop their skills as an individual. The staff will support children to learn where to find their favourite resources and encourage them to use language to express their needs. Each week during this term, we will have a ‘Nursery Rhyme of the Week’ so that children can experience the ‘rhythm’ of language. Please see below, for the rhymes we will be learning this term:  We will also be exploring colours during the term.

Resources

If  you want more information and guidance regarding communication and speech or have any concerns regarding additional needs find some useful links on our Resources page.

Pre-school Policies

Our policies and procedures clearly state to staff and parents the procedures and protocol we follow in particular circumstances/situations. These policies are vital to the smooth running of the pre-school.

Call us: 01454 867231

Email us: rainbowteddiespreschool@gmail.com