We are children first. We are decades of cumulative childcare experience. We are 6 acres of outdoor space. We are Rainbow.
At Rainbow Nursery School, we are dedicated to creating a safe, nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for all children. We incorporate a variety of educational theories, while always keeping the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning. From language and literacy development to social skills and creative expression, to just running about a bit, the children at Rainbow Nursery School are constantly being exposed to new activities and environments in which to thrive. We build on the strengths and interests of each child to help build a solid foundation where they can develop their futures.
To find out more about us, keep reading or feel free to get in touch.
Rainbow's Objectives and Ethos
My name is Lisa Watson and I am the Nursery Manager here at Rainbow Nursery. My background has always been in Early Years, I went straight into college from leaving school to complete my Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Early Years. After completing this I started my career working in a small day nursery.
I joined the Rainbow team in 2006, working as a nursery practitioner, after a couple of years I decided to go back into studying part time and completed my BA Hons Degree in Young Children’s Learning and Development and my Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). Since then I have been manager of the Baby Nursery, Deputy Manager of the nursery, and then took on the role of Nursery Manager in 2013.
As the manager at Rainbow Nursery my role alongside the managers of the Baby Nursery, Day Nursery, Preschool and Junior Club, is to ensure the smooth running of the nursery, ensuring our policies and procedures are implemented and the children receive the highest standard of care possible.
My vision for Rainbow Nursery is for it to be a home from home environment and an environment in which children can reach their full potential. Children learn best when they are comfortable. We encourage all of our practitioners to build strong bonds with the children, I also feel it is important that our management team do this as well. People often ask me how I remember every child’s name within the nursery….. this is because it is important to me that every child feels important and that they are treated as an individual.
I encourage open communication with parents/carers with both myself, the area managers and the practitioners. We love parents to engage with us in two way communication and use the industry leading Tapestry online learning journal to facilitate this. We don’t hold events such as ‘parents evenings’ at Rainbow as we will always make the time to talk to parents about their children at any time. Parent feedback is important to me, this is how we grow, how we know what we are doing right and how we know what we can improve on.
Rainbow is ever developing, we are always learning, always improving, and we pride ourselves as a management team that we keep our knowledge and expertise up to date and share this with the practitioners.
I hope you find everything you need on our website, but if you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit to the nursery please do not hesitate to contact me.
Early Years Nursery Manager
Our Opening Hours
The main nursery is open 52 weeks of the year, every working day except Bank Holidays.
Holiday Club is open on North Yorkshire County Council defined school holidays, teacher training days, and for those occasional random closures schools sometimes throw at you when you least expect it.
Mon to Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm