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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

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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Christmas Jumper Week

Children are invited to wear a Christmas Jumper on any (or all!) days in the coming week! This is to support 'Christmas Jumper Day' on Friday 14th December Donations to Save The Children can be made at pre-school from Monday (10th December) and through-out the rest of...

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Rising School Christmas Performance Songs

Rising School Parents and Carers! Please click HERE to see a song sheet, ahead of our Christmas performance on Wednesday. We have been practising at pre-school, but it would be really useful if you could help, by singing the songs with your children at home too!

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Baby, Toy and Cake Sale

Our next Baby, Toy and Cake sale will be held on 17th November at the Methodist Church Hall in Thornbury. This one is always a great opportunity to make a few pennies before Christmas, or bag yourself a bargain! If you'd like to book a table to sell at, please contact...

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Illnesses at Rainbow Teddies – 9th October

Please note that we have had a case of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in our Teddy Tot group and a case of Scarlet Fever in our Rising School group. Please refer to your GP if you have any concerns, for example if you are pregnant or if you or your child has a...

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Rainbow Teddies AGM – 2nd October 2018

Rainbow Teddies Pre-school needs you! Did you know that Rainbow Teddies is charitable organisation run by a Committee of the parents and carers of its children? Without a full Committee Rainbow Teddies cannot operate. This year we need a new Treasurer, a Vice-Chair...

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Toy and Cake Sale 24th June

Rainbow Teddies will be holding a Toy and Cake sale on Saturday 24th June at 10am at Thornbury Methodist Church Hall. Money raised will go towards buying resources for our children to use.

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Term Dates Summer 2020

Term 5

Monday 20th April – Friday 22nd May
(South Glos.: same) Friday 8th May is Bank Holiday

Term 6

Monday 1st June – Friday 17th July
(South Glos.: Monday 1st June – Monday 20th July)

Term Dates Spring 2020

Term 3

Monday 6th January – Friday 14th February
(South Glos.: same)

Term 4

Monday 24th February – Friday 3rd April
(South Glos.: same)

Term Dates Autumn 2019

Term 1

Wednesday 4th Sept – Friday 25th October
(South Glos.: Monday 2nd September to Friday 25th October)

Term 2

Monday 4th November – Wednesday 18th December
(South Glos.: Monday 4th November to Friday 20th 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.


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.

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