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Welcome to Rainbow Preschool

We are an independent pre-school that opened in 1988. Our family run pre-schools provide childcare for up to 68 children per session, across two sites in Shirley, Southampton.

We have a team of 26 dedicated members of staff who set out to provide excellent standards of quality care, learning and play. Our staff are qualified in all aspects of childcare and have a passion for working with children; having been recruited on the basis of their professional qualifications and personal qualities.

We provide care and education for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years. We accept government funded places for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds for 15 and 30 hours per week. Both pre-schools are open for 38 weeks per year, term time only.

We are able to offer an organised and well-planned indoor and outdoor environment that provides maximum opportunity for interactive learning through play whatever the weather.

At Rainbow Pre-school we offer children a snack during their session, this consists of a variety of fruit and vegetables, carbohydrate and a choice of milk and water. Children who attend all day are required to bring in a healthy lunch box, children are not permitted to bring in any nut products, Strawberries & Raspberries (Rainbow 2), chocolate bars or fizzy drinks.  Please take a look at our lunch box ideas listed under our polices page.

Our staff are passionate about children and having fun through play and learning. We enjoy making up stories, singing rhymes and getting messy with craft activities. Our children come from a range of backgrounds and speak many different languages. At Rainbow Pre-school we celebrate diversity.

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