Welcome to Nursery


Welcome back to Nursery and Summer 1 term. We do hope you all had a lovely Easter Holiday break.

We welcome Mrs Cox to Owl Class while Mrs Wahda is on maternity leave.

During the Summer Term, we continue to support the children to be curious and active learners. We talk to the children more about planning ahead, encouraging them to think about "what's next?" during their self-directed play activities. This supports the teaching and learning cycle, helping children to order their thoughts and try out new ways of doing things, as well as building both resilience and perseverance.

Everybody should already have a copy of the Curriculum Letter for this half term; if you do not, please ask for a copy, alternatively there is a link below if you prefer to look online.

Our stories for the Summer Term mostly focus on animals. We look at simple life cycles and baby and adult animals. Additionally, we focus on plants; how they grow and how to look after them.

Nursery photos - Summer 1

Welcome to Rainbow Nursery 2018-2019

This Nursery class page will be updated during the year, so please keep checking back here for further information.

Home Visits take place between Wednesday 3rd and Friday 14th September. We look forward to seeing you all again and getting to know you and your child.

What happens during a Home Visit? You and your child will be visited at home by your child's Teacher and Early Years Practitioner. This allows your child an opportunity to meet their key worker in a safe and familiar environment. It is also an opportunity for parents to chat to staff about your child, including their previous childcare experiences, their general development, their interests and share other relevant information or concerns you have about them starting Nursery.  Any information shared during this session helps staff to plan for your child's first day and ensures the move into Nursery is as smooth as possible.

Our Teachers

We have two classes in Nursery:

Elephants & Owls 

Elephants are taught by: 

  • Mrs Bhath
  • Miss Abdi

Owls are taught by: 

  • Ms Cowley
  • Mrs Cox

We share the Nursery learning space and all Nursery staff work together to help the children achieve their full potential and ensure that they make good progress.

Ms Cowley is our Year Group Leader.


For information about EYFS, click here to download our introductory brochure for parents. For statutory information about the EYFS curriculum, visit our Curriculum page.

Click here to find our Nursery Curriculum Newsletter.

If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with us then please do speak to any member of the Nursery team at the end of session time when you pick your child up, we are more than happy to meet with you to discuss any issues.

It is essential that children have appropriate clothing and footwear when coming to Nursery.  We have fantastic provision which includes lots of opportunities for children to explore and learn.  This means that often children's clothing will suffer because of their messy play experiences.  All the materials we use are natural and will usually wash out of clothing.  

Links to additional information:-

  • Helpful hints for a successful start to Nursery - please click here


  • What the children will be learning - please click here.


  • What happens at Nursery on a typical day - please click here.

Up to date Information

Please remember to notify the school office if you change your contact information such as your phone number or address. It is vital that your centrally kept information is always up to date.