We are based within 2nd Southampton Scout Hut in the heart of Shirley. Our staff have a wealth of experience and knowledge in early years. We work closely with Wordsworth Primary School, joining in with celebrations, supporting transitions for those going to school and sharing ideas and knowledge in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
We are fortunate enough to have 2 members of staff to deliver a forest school approach to our lovely outside area of which children have access to on a daily basis. We are also awaiting an allotment allocation so that we will be able to to take groups of children to the allotment where they will be able to grow, harvest and eat their own produce. We have connections with the local community including the library, emergency services and health visitors.
All our staff at Rainbow Preschool receive appropriate first aid training, annual safeguarding refresher training and are fully supported in their continued professional development.
Mrs Finlay – Company Director / Owner, Preschool Manager. Designated Safeguarding Lead. Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Behaviour Management Co-ordinator, Forest School Co-ordinator, Health and Safety Co-ordinator & Student Volunteer Coordinator. Mrs Finlay’s qualifications include; – Early Years Professional Status, BA in Early Years Practice. Level 3 Forest School Leaders. Mrs Finlay has 20 years child care experience and has been with us for 7 years. Mrs Finlay holds a Full 12 hour Paediatric First Aid Certificate (May 2017).
Mrs Karir – Preschool Deputy Manager, Deputy Designated safeguarding Lead & 2 Year Coordinator. Mrs Karir’s qualifications include; – BA Hons Childhood & Family Studies, (Jul 2013), Cache Level 3 Diploma in Child Care & Education (Jul 2010). Mrs Karir has been with us for 1 year & holds a Full 12 host Paediatric First Aid Certificate (Nov 2019).
Miss Rzesna – Room Leader, Deputy Designated safeguarding Lead, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator. Miss Rzesna’s qualifications include; – NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce (Early Learning & Childcare) (Apr 2016), Miss Rzesna has worked at Rainbow Pre-school for 5 years. Ms Rzesna holds a Full 12 hour Paediatric First Aid Certificate (Nov 2019).
Mrs Kaur – Early Years Practitioner (Supply cover), Physical Activity & Nutrition Coordinator. Mrs Kaur’s qualifications include; – NVQ Early Years Care and Education Level 2 (Sep 2006) Mrs Kaur is currently working towards her Level 3. Mrs Kaur has worked in childcare for 11 years and been with us for 1 year. Mrs Kaur holds an Emergency Paediatric First Aid Certificate.
Miss Parker – Early Years Practitioner, Miss Parker’s qualifications include; – NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma In Childcare & Education (Early Years Educator) (Aug 2019) Joined our team last October.
Miss Brud – Early Years Practitioner, Maths Coordinator. Miss Brud’s qualifications include NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate In an introduction to Early Years Education and Care (Jul 2018) Miss Brud is currently working towards for the Cache level 3 award. Miss Brud has been with us for 2 years.
Ms Pedder – Early Years Apprentice, PSED Coordinator. Ms Pedder joined our team in January 2019, and is currently studying towards Cache level 2 award. Ms Pedder holds a Full 12 hour Paediatric First Aid Certificate (Nov 2019).
Miss Bignell – Early Years Practitioner (Supply Cover). Miss Bignell’s qualifications include; – Pearson EDI Level 3 Diploma For the Children’s and Young People’s Workfore (Early Learning and Childcare) (QCF) (Feb 2015)
Scout Hut, Ridding Close, Shirley, Southampton, SO15 5PJ
NEW TEMPORARY OPENING HOURS FROM JANUARY 2020
Monday – Friday
Morning session: 9:00am – 12:00am
Lunch club: 12:am – 12:30pm
Afternoon session: temporarily suspended
Term Dates – School Year 2019-2021
Half Term – Monday 17th – Friday 21st February 2020
Easter Holidays – Monday 6th April – Friday 17th April 2020
Return – Monday 20th April 2020
Half Term – Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May 2020
Summer Holidays – Monday 20th July 2020
Return – Monday 7th September 2020
Half Term – Monday 26th October -Friday 30th October 2020
Christmas Holidays – Monday 21st December 2020 – Friday 1st January 2021
Return – Monday 4th January 2021
Half Term – Monday 15th – Friday 19th February 2021
Easter Holidays – Friday 2nd April – Friday 16th April 2021
Return – Monday 19th April 2021
Half Term – Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June 2021
Summer Holidays – Monday 19th July 2021