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Welcome to Gamlingay Rainbow Pre-school

We are an OFSTED registered and approved pre-school for children aged from 2 to 4 years. 

“Children are happy and settled in this friendly pre-school. Staff know the children well and work closely with parents to help children form secure emotional relationships with them. There is a clear understanding of children’s learning and development. Staff are well-focused on planning and provide an educational programme that effectively covers all the areas of learning.” 

OFSTED Inspection June 2017:
Overall Quality of Provision: GOOD

Our Facilities

We operate from a light and spacious renovated Chapel with the benefit of a large secure garden.

The Chapel is the perfect size to enable us to provide group activities, a role play corner as well as a quiet area with comfy cushions and a well-stocked book shelf.  The children have access to a variety of play resources to enhance the pre-planned activities that follow the ‘Areas of Learning and Development’ as stated within the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.

Within the garden we operate a free-flow policy.  Outside the children can play with sand and water activities, the train, a playhouse and a wide range of ride-on toys. We have also recently raised funds towards a new outdoor classroom, allowing the children to play and learn outside with much needed protection from the elements throughout the year.

Within the garden we operate a free-flow policy.  Outside the children can play with sand and water activities, the train, a playhouse and a wide range of ride-on toys. We have also recently raised funds towards a new outdoor classroom, allowing the children to play and learn outside with much needed protection from the elements throughout the year.

We are fortunate to have a permanent premises where the children can play amongst their own colourful wall displays and work. Another great benefit of our location in the Chapel is that we are based within the secure grounds previously used by Gamlingay First School.  We are within walking distance of Gamlingay Primary School which makes for a smooth, familiar and settling transition from pre-school to school when it becomes time for us to say farewell to the children. 

Our Vision

Teaching the Professionals of tomorrow

For your children

Gamlingay Rainbow Pre-school hopes that you and your children will enjoy being members of Rainbow and that your child will find participation in our activities to be both interesting and stimulating.  Our team of staff are always ready and willing to talk with you about your ideas and views or to answer any questions.

We aim to work in partnership with parents and carers to help their children learn and develop. We offer a service to you and your child that promotes equality and values diversity.  As a member of Gamlingay Rainbow Pre-school your child:

  • Is in a safe and stimulating environment.
  • Is given generous care and attention.
  • Has the chance to join with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together.
  • Is helped to take forward their learning and development by being helped to build on what he/she already knows they can do.
  • Has a personal key worker who makes sure your child makes satisfying progress.
  • Is part of a pre-school in which the parents/carers can help to shape the service that we offer.
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Parent/carer involvement

Staff/Key Workers at Rainbow work closely with parents/carers to keep up to date with progress and achievements, and they are available during sessions to discuss any concerns.  Parents/Carers are encouraged to stay during sessions to see how their child learns through play and interacts with other children.  These sessions are fun and informative.

We encourage Parents/Carers to join the Committee to help manage Gamlingay Rainbow Pre-school. Our committee always welcomes new opinions and ideas.Gamlingay Rainbow Pre-school runs as a charity, therefore we rely heavily on Fundraising.  As such it is important that Parents/Carers support our events to help us raise funds to provide equipment and visits for the children. We also welcome any voluntary assistance that you may be able to provide at any of our fundraising events throughout the year.

We also take the children on trips or visits during the year and parents/carers are always welcome to join us on our adventures.

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Testimonials

What Parents are Saying

“Cannot thank all the staff enough at Rainbow for the  wonderful job they do”

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“I feel that (my child) has settled in well into her new Pre School. She is very enthusiastic about the staff and feels safe there. This is a testament to the great staff and friendly atmosphere at Rainbow’s “

 

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” (we’ve) loved Rainbow pre school for both my children. its such a nurturing and loving environment. (Child) even though he is two speaks about the staff at the weekend and it is lovely to know that if he is tired he is comfortable enough to go and sit on their lap and fall asleep”

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Get In Touch

Location: Gamlingay Rainbow Pre-School, Green End, Gamlingay
SG19 3LF

Telephone: 01767 651996 

Email: contact@rainbowgamlingay.co.uk

School Hours: M-F: 7:30 am - 3:00pm