Frequently Asked Questions
The team at Rainbow Nursery have got together and answered some of the most commonly asked questions. We hope this is helpful to you.
Do you close on bank holidays?
We are closed on Bank Holiday Mondays and for a week at Christmas - we do not charge for them. We are open on Good Friday.
What does my child need to bring to nursery?
Comforter (if they have one)
Spare change of clothes
Hat and sun cream (during summer)
Wellie boots (in wet weather)
Suitable clothing for outdoors (we go out most days)
Any medication (forms must be filled in; see below for our medication and illness policy)
Nappies, wipes/cotton wool and nappy cream
Bottles and formula milk (if used)
Please ensure all personal items are labelled.
How long does my child need to take off nursery when they are ill?
If your child is sick they should stay away until they are well enough to return. For contagious and infectious illness there is specific guidance which needs to be followed ( sickness – 24 hours after the last bout and diarrhea – 48 hours after the last bout). Please find the latest government guidelines here.
Can you give my child medication?
We can give any prescribed medications but it must have the prescription label on with the child’s name and dosing instructions. All medication must be written on a medication form and this must be completed when you drop your child off. We are only allowed to give paracetamol or ibuprofen ( ) for a maximum of three days in line with our medication policy.
Do I need to supply my own nappies and formula milk?
Yes, please. Formula milk needs to be supplied in small pots along with the bottles with the correct water to power ratios which we will make-up before each feed.
What meals does nursery provide?
We provide healthy foods through out the day:
Breakfast - 8am – 9am
Morning snack - 10 am
A home-made hot lunch – 12pm/babies - 11.30am
Afternoon snack – 2.30pm
A light tea – 4pm
Water is available all day and the children have organic milk at snack times. Menus are on display in the main hallway as well as on this website and can be adapted to meet the individual needs of your child.