Rainbow Nurseries FAQ

What are our opening hours and how long are our terms.

Children attend for 5 mornings a week 9 /9.15am to 12.30pm, or 5 afternoons a week 1.00pm to 3.45pm, 3 terms per year approximately 10-12 weeks in duration. Children are accepted from the age of 2 years (depending upon the child’s capacity).

Monday – Friday 9.15am to 12.30pm (Richmond groups)

Monday – Friday 9am to 12.30pm (Sheen Common)

Monday – Friday 1.00pm to 3.45pm (Sheen Common)

Our terms run for 10 – 12 weeks and we have 3 terms per year.

What aged children do we take?

We can only take children from the ages of 2-5 years old.

Where are our Nursery Schools?
What are our Fees?

Our fees are reviewed annually and can be found here.

Fees are payable in full, within the first two weeks of a new term.

A whole term’s notice of intention to remove a child from RAINBOW is required in writing before the first day of term. Otherwise a full term’s fee will become due, regardless of your child attending Rainbow.

We accept payment by bank transfer or through childcare voucher schemes.

Regarding childcare vouchers, please ensure that sufficient funds are in place to pay for the term in advance. Please contact the office info@rainbownurseryschools.org.uk for our company registration details.

How do we rate with Ofsted?

Rainbow Nursery Schools, founded by Mrs Julia Hunter, has been serving the families of Richmond and Sheen since 1979. Mrs Hunter retired at the end of the Summer Term 2017 and Rainbow is now owned and managed by Mrs Lavinia Pashley-Wilkins BA, QTS. The change of ownership has triggered an essential reregistration process with Ofsted and although we have the same staff, utilising the same premises with the same ethos as we’ve always had, we are due to have a full inspection shortly as we are now regarded as a ‘new setting’.

If you have any further questions regarding this transition please don’t hesitate to ask.

Our new Ofsted numbers are below:
Holy Trinity: EY545817
Ormond Road:EY545818
The Pavilion: EY545819

To have a  look at the latest Ofsted reports please click the location link below.

The Pavillion, Sheen Common

Holy Trinity, Sheen Park

Ormond Road

Information regarding National Funding at Rainbow Nurseries.

National Funding of 15 hours for all 3 & 4 year olds will be claimed automatically on your behalf. From the 1st April 2017, this is £846 per term. A fee will be charged for the extra hours and the additional activities we provide.

Can we talk freely to teachers about our children?

All children are assigned a Key Worker who will be the main recorder of your child’s progress during their time at Rainbow. However, it is Rainbow’s policy that you may speak to any member of staff regarding your child.

Do we accept childcare vouchers?

We do accept payment by childcare voucher schemes.

Regarding childcare vouchers, please ensure that sufficient funds are in place to pay for the term in advance. Please contact the office info@rainbownurseryschools.org.uk for our company registration details.

What is the application process?

Choose which location you want your child to attend and download the application form and send it in to us at the following address:

Mrs Lavinia Pashley – Wilkins. BA Hons, QTS, NNEB

20 Hillary Drive

Isleworth

Middlesex TW7 7EG

E: Lavinia@rainbownurseryschools.org.uk

All children are placed onto a waiting list. Children on the waiting list are taken in strict rotation with the exception of siblings who are given priority. Places are confirmed two terms in advance when a deposit of £500 is required, which is deductible from their first term’s fee and is non-refundable.

Once a child has a confirmed place, a settling-in process begins. The term before the child is due to start, they are asked to spend a morning/afternoon with their parent/carer, with us, to get to know our routine and staff. They are also invited to attend our end of term activity.

Once they start Rainbow, which may be a staggered start, parents are encouraged to bring their child into the group and settle them at an activity with a member of staff. Once settled they inform their offspring that they will go. Depending on individual children, staff might ask a parent to collect earlier than 12.30pm or 3.30pm for several days.

 

Each child is treated as an individual, therefore, no formal settling-in process is adhered to. Parents who are anxious about their child are reassured by staff and given information about their child’s activities and welfare whilst in the group. We do appreciate that not all children are completely toilet trained, and are happy to discuss your child’s needs individually. However, in extreme circumstances a parent may be called to assist a child who maybe in distress.

View our Admissions Policy.

What is the settling in process?

Once a child has a confirmed place, a settling-in process begins. The term before the child is due to start, they are asked to spend a morning/afternoon with their parent/carer, with us, to get to know our routine and staff. They are also invited to attend our end of term activity.

Once they start Rainbow, which may be a staggered start, parents are encouraged to bring their child into the group and settle them at an activity with a member of staff. Once settled they inform their offspring that they will go. Depending on individual children, staff might ask a parent to collect earlier than 12.30pm or 3.30pm for several days.

What is the Curriculum?

The curriculum can be found here.

What is our Safeguarding Policy?

You can read all about our Safeguarding policy here.

What is our Illness, Sunshine and Toys Policy?

Download Application Form

If you would like to apply for a place in one of our Rainbow Nursery School's please download the application form and either email or post it to us.

Download form here