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
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....
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!
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...
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...
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...
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!
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.
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...
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!
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...
Monday 20th April – Friday 22nd May
(South Glos.: same) Friday 8th May is Bank Holiday
Monday 1st June – Friday 17th July
(South Glos.: Monday 1st June – Monday 20th July)
Wednesday 4th Sept – Friday 25th October
(South Glos.: Monday 2nd September to Friday 25th October)
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.
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.