The nursery aims to provide a well-balanced, varied and nutritious diet to promote healthy eating and that takes into account of their age, preferences, and particular dietary and religious needs. Menus are prepared in advance and the food is freshly cooked each day.
The nursery offers a dental screening programme for children to develop an awareness of the importance of caring for our teeth.
The nursery aims to ensure that the children have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities which promote a healthy lifestyle.
Children are encouraged to make use of the outdoor provision, where they are able to freely move around and engage in physical activity to develop their gross motor skills through a range of stimulating activities and use of equipment. Please see the Physical Development page for more information.
27 Months Health Review
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requires that parents and carers must be supplied with a short written summary of their child’s development in the three prime learning and development areas of the EYFS: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development; and Communication and Language; when the child is aged between 24 – 36 months.
Why has the progress check at two being introduced?
The progress check has been introduced to enable earlier identification of development needs so that additional support can be put in place.
When a child at Rainbow Nursery is approaching 27 months, a health review meeting will be organised with a health professional, parent/carer and key person. This will give the parent/carer an opportunity to work and support children in the nursery on promoting health and any health concerns.