Dear Parents

Welcome back to the new term.  We hope you all had a good Christmas and we wish you all the very best wishes for the year ahead.  Thank you again for all our lovely gifts!

We have many new children and parents joining us this term, so we would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to Rainbows.

You will have noticed we also have some new faces helping out! We have Laura, one of our ex parents who comes in mainly to prepare and supervise snack. She will help out in other areas when needed. Kayleigh will be joining us permanently at the end of January when her maternity leave has finished. Kayleigh is a qualified Year R teacher and will be a huge asset to our growing team. Jen you will see each morning. She also has a huge amount of experience within childcare and she will be here offering additional support to a few of our children. She has vast experience within this sector and we feel very lucky to have her with us.

Please continue to put your child’s name on a silver coin on our reward board for any achievements that you are proud of. We will discuss these at registration.  We use gold coins for any achievements at Rainbows so please remember to look at the board.

We are happy for the children to bring in objects from home and place on our show and tell table. Just look out for the ‘Theme of the week’. Can you please remind them they are not for playing with as we are afraid they may get broken. Please also limit the amount of toys they bring in!

Please don’t forget we have a parent help rota board.  Your help is very much appreciated, whether it is for a whole session or just part of.  Parents and grandparents are very welcome.

May we again take this opportunity to remind you to please label your children’s clothes, coats, lunch boxes, drinks and wellington boots! If you use the label company we are advertising we will receive a percentage. Our reference number is 47700. Please don’t also forget to use Easyfundraising. It is quick and simple to use and does not cost you anything extra. Just remember to go into Easyfundraising website to search for retailers before making any purchases.

We would really like to bring in a water and milk only policy, as they do in the infant schools. Obviously there are some children that refuse to drink either, but we would really like your support in this and if it does have to be squash please can it be as weak as possible and hopefully then progress to water.

Invoices will be sent out over the next few weeks. Please check your inbox and spam. There will be a copy of the newsletter in the glass cabinet as well.

We break up for half term on Friday 14th February.  We return on Monday 24th.

Please also keep an eye on our website. The current newsletter is always available and we will also notify you on there if we have to close due to bad weather, i.e snow. We do try and be the same as the local schools.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of us.


Many thanks

Jacqui (07760325530) and Lynn (07773574550)