Gamlingay Rainbow Pre-school

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Children are happy and settled in this friendly pre-school. Staff know the children well and work closely with parents to help children form secure emotional relationships with them. There is a clear understanding of children's learning and development. Staff are well-focused on planning and provide an educational programme that effectively covers all the areas of learning.” 

OFSTED Inspection June 2017  -  Overall Quality of Provision: GOOD



We operate from a light and spacious renovated Chapel with the benefit of a large secure garden.  The Chapel is the perfect size to enable us to provide group activities, a role play corner as well as a quiet area with comfy cushions and a well-stocked book shelf.  The children have access to a variety of play resources to enhance the pre-planned activities that follow the ‘Areas of Learning and Development’ as stated within the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.


Within the garden we operate a free-flow policy.  Outside the children can play with sand and water activities, the train, a playhouse and a wide range of ride-on toys. We have also recently raised funds towards a new outdoor classroom, allowing the children to play and learn outside with much needed protection from the elements throughout the year.      


We are fortunate to have a permanent premises where the children can play amongst their own colourful wall displays and work. Another great benefit of our location in the Chapel is that we are based within the secure grounds of Gamlingay First School.  Our proximity to Gamlingay First School makes for a smooth, familiar and settling transition from pre-school to school when it becomes time for us to say farewell to the children.