Our setting aims to
Provide high quality care and education for children aged 2 1/2-5 years
Work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop
Add to the life and well-being of the local community
Offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and
We have been running for over 30 years and pride ourselves on our loyal and committed staff. Our staff turn over is low and this means your child will get to know and depend on the adults around them and you can have confidence in the care they will receive. We pride ourselves on the quality and experience of the staff employed at Rainbow Bicester. All staff are regularly assessed and enrolled on relevant training courses, we share practices with other settings and take an active role in the Bicester community.
Our provision comprises large secure entrance lobby with security measures in place ensuring the safety of all children in our care, open plan play areas and kitchen area, staff/conference room, office, children's toilet facilities, extra wide toilet/changing facility, large all weather outdoor play area partially covered with race track, mud kitchen, sandpit, water play, climbing frame, with gardening and nature areas.
We are registered with Ofsted and inspected regularly by the Environmental Health and Fire Departments. We have full Liability Insurance, General Insurance and Employers Liability Cover.
Morning Session 08:50am - 11:20am
Lunch Club 11:20am - 12:10pm
Afternoon Session 12:10pm - 2:40pm
We use the Early Years Foundation Stage frame work and our sessions typically include:
Circle time - Where we share experiences and ideas whilst introducing elements of the curriculum via songs, actions, and group fun. You'll see information on our topics in the parent information boards outside each week so you know what we are discussing and can continue the themes at home.
Free play- Children are allowed to choose from multiple activities with a free flow between indoors and outdoors.
Snack time - During snack the children have a choice of a variety of fruit, a healthy extra such as a breadstick, cracker, rice cake etc and the choice between milk, water or their own water bottle. Snack is a completely self chosen opportunity where the children pick and serve themselves what they want and pour themselves a drink.
Physical Development - We encourage all children to be physically active during our sessions, be this dancing, climbing, jumping or running. Developing gross motor function is critical to aid development and keep children fit and healthy. As well as big movements fine motor skills are also very important and we ensure children have multiple diverse activities to develop these too.
Interactive Play - Many children learn very well from their peers so we help ensure the environment is always developing to accommodate this, with role play areas, flexible resources and encouragement of collaborative learning. Our role play corner changes weekly becoming an airport, vets, doctors, post office, space launch station etc.
We also have many seasonal activities, including celebrating a wide range of cultural events, gardening, oral hygiene, science, sports and visits.