Rainbow Pre School (2015) Ltd

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About Rainbow Pre School (2015) Ltd

Name Rainbow Pre School (2015) Ltd
Ofsted Inspections
Address Backwell Youth Club Building (Backwell Park), Rodney Road, Backwell, BRISTOL, BS48 3HR
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority NorthSomerset
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

The provision is good

New children are provided with lots of sensitive, patient and thoughtful reassurance and support to help them settle, join in with activities and start to explore independently. Staff are friendly and kind.

They take the time to get to know children. They obtain lots of information from parents when children first start, and this is something that the managers have revised and improved recently. Children form strong and beneficial relationships with their key persons and the other staff working at the pre-school; this helps to foster their confidence and well-being effectively.

Managers and staff think through their cu...rriculum carefully. They offer a stimulating range of materials that can be used in a variety of ways, inspiring children's curiosity. Staff give children time to explore and children spend considerable periods following their interests.

Children produce wonderfully intricate mixes and creations. Staff encourage them to talk about their ideas. Children explain that they are making a birthday cake for their friend.

They use mathematical language as they talk about needing lots of candles and they thoughtfully decorate the 'cake' with a toy car. Children enjoy expressing themselves using art materials. They cut, draw and combine materials.

They develop their dexterity and strength well in readiness for early writing.

What does the early years setting do well and what does it need to do better?

Key persons use accurate observations and assessments to clearly identify the next steps in children's learning and build on what they already know. Children make good progress; this includes children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Staff use distraction, discussion and negotiation to help children to manage their emotions, channel their energy and interact with other children. Staff offer beneficial group activities to promote children's skills in many areas. However, staff are not always successful in engaging all children.

Some children are distracted and they distract others and disrupt the game. Consequently, children's involvement and learning are not as sustained as well as they could be.Children's literacy skills are well supported.

Staff set books out cleverly linking them to relevant areas. Children play with dinosaurs and are inspired to look at dinosaur books. Staff help children use these as a source of information, looking up and discussing different dinosaur characteristics.

Children enjoy story time. Staff introduce beneficial subjects, teaching children about oral health, and building children's confidence and self-worth in an age-appropriate, fun way.Staff encourage children to be active.

Children enjoy the freedom to move between the indoor and outdoor spaces. Managers are particularly mindful of children who prefer to learn and explore outside. Good use is made of all the areas.

Staff regularly take children out to the adjacent playground, fields and play park.Staff develop good partnerships with parents. They share information with them through daily chats, entries in the pre-school's online system and during regular parents' meetings.

The managers support children's familiarity with school life and help their readiness for their move on to school, such as linking with local schools for community music events.Staff encourage children to do things for themselves. Children tidy up the toys and resources and put their coats on with minimal support.

The staff team has recently adapted their snack time. However, they do not always work as an effective team and staff swap in and out of supporting this daily routine. Children then do not get consistent support and while some get the opportunity to cut up fruit, others do not.

The staff team works well together. Managers use a communication book for the staff to share notes on all aspects of practice. They also hold daily briefings and regular meetings.

Staff morale is high within the long-standing team. Staff are closely supported to develop their knowledge and skills. They undertake early years qualifications and a range of additional training.

The provider failed to notify Ofsted of a significant event, and this is an offence. However, they have improved their knowledge of requirements relating to this, and all other aspects of leadership and management are good. The provider and managers show dedication to the provision and want the best for children.

They outline areas for development and work to improve practice promptly.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.Staff carry out thorough risk assessments of all areas.

They understand what to do if they are worried about a child in their care. They show confident knowledge of procedures to follow for concerns about the conduct of other staff. The managers follow safe recruitment and careful induction processes.

Managers check and support the staff's safeguarding knowledge during regular meetings and ensure that staff renew their child protection knowledge through a range of training. Managers get regular updates from their local authority and ensure safeguarding contact information or guidance is quickly updated.

What does the setting need to do to improve?

To further improve the quality of the early years provision, the provider should: nextend the support children receive during adult-led group activities to develop their listening, attention and involvement as much as possible make the most of opportunities to encourage children to do things for themselves and develop their independence skills further.

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