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Rainbow Day Nursery

Pre-School Playgroup
General Details

We offer a high standard of childcare and pre-school education in a happy and relaxed atmosphere. We work in partnership with parents/carers to help children learn and develop.

Rainbow Pre-school is part of Rainbow Day Nursery which was established in 1990 and has been offering childcare in Lowestoft since then. We have a large outdoor space including trees and a large playing field. 

Who to contact

Sue Cole
Love Rd
NR32 2NY
01502 562281

Venue Details

Love Road
NR32 2NY
Parking available

Bus station and train station near-by.

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 5.30

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Cultural provisions
Yes - This setting complies with all equalities legistaltion.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We gather information from parents and ensure our practitioners are aware.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - We employ a SENDCO who supports children with addditional needs who is not counted in our staff ratios.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Physical impairment
Speech and language difficulties

Other Details

Arts and crafts, CCTV, Climbing frame, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Forest school, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Playroom, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Take children on outings
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 1 Year(s)
To 5 Year(s) 10 month(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
14/11/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Our aim at Rainbow Day Nursery is to provide a fun, stimulating, safe environment for children to learn, which is inclusive to all. This environment is the majority child led. Staff are experienced in  supporting children with additional educational needs and disabilities, including children on: the Autistic Spectrum, with communication difficulties, physical disabilities, sensory difficulties and other health conditions.

Each child has a key person who will work closely with the child and the family to link home and Nursery to support the child's development. Children are recognised as being individuals and unique and their interests paramount when planning for play and learning. We use observation from children's learning to plan and implement activities in the moment, using differentiation to include all children.

We have a trained member of staff as a designated SENCO for the setting and a deputy SENCO.  The SENCO will support children and families with Special Education Needs and Disability. This staff member is not considered in the staff ratios therefore, more time can be implemented to supporting children, families and staff regarding special education needs. We follow the guidelines of the SEND Code of Practice (2015) and have a' Graduated Approach' to supporting children's learning. We do this by; assessing children on entry to the setting, planning for learning and knowing children well to implement next steps. 

All staff are trained in assessing and planning for children's learning through play and have experience of supporting children with a range of different learning styles. They work closely with the families and the SENCO daily to ensure children's development is supported. A high proportion of staff are trained in Makaton and Makaton is used in the setting daily. We use signs, symbols and visual cards to aid understanding.

Children who are assessed from observation, as needing additional support over and above what we normally provide, are set short term targets on a support plan. These targets are reviewed formally approx every eight weeks to assess the child’s progress. The support plans are working documents therefor, if targets require reviewing earlier then they will be adjusted,  The progress is then shared with the parents/carers and and the next steps are implemented. 

We work closely with other professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists, Physio Therapists, Health Visitors and Family Support Workers, to help children to progress effectively with their learning, supporting them to develop life long skills.

Stella Wardrop
01502 562281
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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