Rainbow Rooms

Rainbow Day Nursery is a friendly, family run nursery in Poole that was formed in 1985. Our aim is to provide the highest quality care within a loving family environment.

At Rainbow we offer a range of excellent facilities where ideas can be explored and experiences shaped. These specialized areas are available to the children on a daily basis so that your child will be involved in a whole spectrum of play and enjoyment.

Cherubs

From 2 months. 

Our baby unit is situated on the 1st floor and is a wonderful room full of textures, lights and creativity where babies are encouraged to explore and be freely creative.

Sunbeams

From 15 months. 

The Sunbeams room is situated on the ground floor at the front of the nursery. The Sunbeams work closely with the Cherub’s unit and provide a continuous routine which reflects the children’s home lives.

Buds & Blossoms

From 20 months.

The Buds and Blossoms room is situated on the ground floor at the rear of the nursery. Within the Buds and Blossoms room the children enjoy a variety of activities and experiences designed to develop their independence, imagination, creative and social skills.

Explorers

From 29 months. 

Our Rainbow pre-school is held in its own large purpose built unit (with separate entrance) attached to the main nursery with rear doors opening into one of our large gardens.

Rainbow Facilities

At Rainbow we offer a range of excellent facilities where ideas can be explored and experiences shaped. These specialized areas are available to the children on a daily basis so that your child will be involved in a whole spectrum of play and enjoyment.

Beach Huts

Within our gardens are three beautiful beach huts.
Each with their own purpose.

Red Beach Hut
• Used to engage and enhance imagination • Supports role play • Promotes “turn taking” and interactive skills • Develops communication skills

Blue Beach Hut
• Designed to give children time to relax and recoup • Promotes communication with others • Provides a cosy comfortable place with cushions and story books

Yellow Beach Hut
• Designed as a garden centre alongside our large garden planters • Allows children to use resources to grow herbs/vegetables • Promotes self-care and care for others and living things • Allows children to see the whole process of growing and tasting their own produce

Garden

We are very fortunate to have two spacious ground floor gardens, with a outdoor area in our baby unit (Cherubs). The gardens provide children with the opportunities to learn and explore in a safe and secure area allowing them to improve their skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement. The areas also allow children to use their senses to learn about the world and make connections between the environment and their expanding knowledge.

Our outdoor areas have been designed to offer a range of real experiences to create learning dimensions for all children, allowing children to develop an understanding of the natural world, such as seasons, weather and temperature, in addition to challenging and stimulating children’s individual learning styles and needs.

Sensory Room

Within our nursery we also have a designated sensory room which has been designed to create a calming and relaxing environment where babies and young children can learn using all their senses. Within the room you will discover colour changing fibre optics, soft music, a bubble machine and textured walls.
Children are engaged through play in a variety of ways-from following the lights, patterns and shapes with their eyes to pressing the switch to change the bubbles as well as examining the sparkly fibre optics. The sensory room encourages children to be interested and excited by their surroundings but can also offer calm and relaxations.
The main objectives of our sensory room are to:
• create an environment that enables and increases sensory stimulation
• create an atmosphere that allows our babies and young children the opportunity to explore their environment and encourage activity
• create an environment that provides nondirective activities that help communication
• create an atmosphere that allows children to relax physically and mentally
• encourage social skills, interactions and awareness of others
• promote the learning and acquisition of new skills

“The sensory room provides an excellent opportunity for children to explore and investigate a wide range of equipment”

Our Rooms

Within our nursery we also have a designated sensory room which has been designed to create a calming and relaxing environment where babies and young children can learn using all their senses. Within the room you will discover colour changing fibre optics, soft music, a bubble machine and textured walls.
Children are engaged through play in a variety of ways-from following the lights, patterns and shapes with their eyes to pressing the switch to change the bubbles as well as examining the sparkly fibre optics. The sensory room encourages children to be interested and excited by their surroundings but can also offer calm and relaxations.
The main objectives of our sensory room are to:
• create an environment that enables and increases sensory stimulation
• create an atmosphere that allows our babies and young children the opportunity to explore their environment and encourage activity
• create an environment that provides nondirective activities that help communication
• create an atmosphere that allows children to relax physically and mentally
• encourage social skills, interactions and awareness of others
• promote the learning and acquisition of new skills

“The sensory room provides an excellent opportunity for children to explore and investigate a wide range of equipment”

About Us

Rainbow Day Nursery is a friendly, family run nursery in Poole that was formed in 1985. Our aim is to provide the highest quality care within a loving family environment.

At Rainbow we offer a range of excellent facilities where ideas can be explored and experiences shaped. These specialized areas are available to the children on a daily basis so that your child will be involved in a whole spectrum of play and enjoyment.

Come and Say Hello

Our nursery provides quality care in an environment which allows children to become absorbed in their own play, with the benefit of experienced practitioners who support and enhance this play to create an enriched, stimulating and resourceful learning environment, where we cater for every child’s individual needs.

If every child leaves Rainbow with a smile, we have achieved success

At Rainbow Day Nursery School we aim to provide an environment which allows children to become absorbed in their own play, with the assistance of a safe, child-centred and stimulating environment, that meets each child’s needs as an individual…….. ‘a home away from home’.

Furthermore emotional security is fundamental in enabling babies and young children to grow and develop and here at Rainbow Day Nursery our aim is for all children to benefit from our committed and experienced practitioners, who aim to provide a happy, relaxed and safe environment. Therefore, allowing you as a parent to feel happy in the knowledge that your child’s needs and best interest are being met.

Rainbow Day Nursery recognises that parents are children’s first most important and enduring educators and we therefore seek to work in partnership with you through creating a two way exchange of information, knowledge and understanding.

Curriculum

At Rainbow Day Nursery we offer a curriculum that is individual, unique and values every child’s style of learning. The provision for children’s development and learning is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) (DfE 2014).

Children will be introduced to the EYFS through lively and interesting child/adult initiated activities which are approached at the appropriate level for their age group or stage of development. In addition Rainbow Day Nursery reflects the four overarching principles

Uniqueness

A Unique Child: Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

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Relationships

Positive Relationships: Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

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Enabling

Enabling Environments: Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.

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Thinking

Learning and Development: Children develop and learn in different ways. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early year’s provisions, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

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