Rainbow Pre-School and Out of School Club


Name Rainbow Pre-School and Out of School Club
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 24 April 2015
Address Mierscourt Primary School, Silverspot Close, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 8JR
Phone Number 01634 389889
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding The quality of teaching is outstanding. Children explore the very stimulating environment and fully engage with their chosen activity, following their own ideas about what they want to achieve. Staff are enthusiastic when children suggest activities and immediately help them find the equipment they need to achieve their aims. Staff model excellent language with the children. They help extend the children’s vocabulary, which in turn ensures children make better use of the toys and activities. Staff are confident and flexible enough to follow the children’s lead during their play. Staff provide an excellent range of toys and equipment for children to explore, including a wide range of sensory equipment out in the garden. However, there is scope to improve these with the provision of more sensory activities indoors, such as resources to explore different types of light. Children behave exceedingly well because they understand the provider’s excellent rules for working and playing together. They think for themselves and often help each other by demonstrating their own learning. For example, offering help to a friend when operating the electronic white board. Staff have outstanding partnerships with parents. Parents are involved in all aspects of their children’s care through regular reviews of their children’s learning. Staff provide support meetings for parents and their child before the move to school. They also increase the range of interesting school based activities to ensure children are physically and mentally prepared for the future changes in their learning. The provider demonstrates an excellent understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage. As a result, the organisation of the setting is highly effective.