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ABOUT US

From a friendly welcome to a cheery goodbye, you can be confident that at Rainbow Nursery there will be a full day of challenging activities ahead to inspire and develop those busy minds.

Our
Story

Rainbow Nursery first opened its doors in August 1989 and is registered with The Care Commission and approved by HMI. We are in partnership with West Lothian Council to offer grant assisted places for children aged 3-5 years. The nursery has been owned by a family from Glasgow since 2003 and serves the community of Bathgate and its surrounding areas. Rainbow nursery has expanded extensively over the past 10 years. The nursery now incorporates two buildings, which have been refurbished to the highest of standards.

Our Expansion

Fully refurbishing 3 the storey building which houses Toddlers, Tweenies, Babies and After School Club. Around the corner at the Old Library is our Early Learning & Childcare Centre. Viewing is a must at both buildings to realise full potential of quality care for your child. Our nurseries have large, bright, open plan rooms, which are designed as secure environments & allowing an abundance of space for children to enjoy varied sports, music, dance and yoga.  Please contact us to arrange a viewing. 

Our Manager

Susan Johnston has been with Rainbow nursery for nearly 25 years, gaining all her qualifications here. She has been Nursery Manager since 2003 playing a key role in ongoing success of the nursery. Susan manages the current team effectively and is a great motivator, displaying a shared sense of direction, pride & energy and also recently  completed her BA in Childcare. Leading our nursery teams who make the distinction in delivering outstanding customer service to our parents and unrivalled care to our children.

Our
Team

It might be reassuring to know that the qualities that you value in a person to look after your child are just the kind of qualities that we value too.  Warmth, sensitivity, confidence and understanding are the characteristics we look for and value in our team at Rainbow Nursery. We provide ongoing training for our team, who comprise of a blend of mature, experienced and professionally qualified nursery nurses and trainees. These dedicated care professionals have an abundance of experience between them.

The children can enjoy varied sports, music, dance and yoga

PROGRAMMES

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Starting Nursery

Starting nursery is a big step for both parents and children and we suggest that you come along for a visit to Rainbow where one of our Managers will be happy to give you a tour of the facility and let you meet the staff.

You can discuss the settling in time for your child making it a smooth and pleasant transition for all. All settling in time is free of charge. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Tooth Brushing

Throughout the year your child will be involved in a tooth brushing programme supported by West Lothian Council. All children are provided with free toothbrushes.

Good dental habits developed at an early age will be carried through to adulthood. Children learn basic hygiene principles and develop tooth brushing skills by brushing their own teeth.

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Activities

As well as every day indoor activities we aim to take the children out in the garden every day weather permitting. We may also take the children on local outings to the library, local shops, and the local country park such as Beecraigs or Muiravonside.

Outing forms will be signed by parents on induction; we ask that you send your child in appropriate clothing and footwear for outside play.

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French Lessons

In our pre-school room we currently have French lessons which the children can take part in.

This is organised through the French teacher (please see the pre-school room supervisor for more information). Learning French at nursery for young children is a fun and enjoyable experience and is proven to improve children's overall learning capabilities.

Designed to let each child explore and grow at their own pace

AFTER SCHOOL OUT OF CARE & HOLIDAY CLUB

Within our club your child can attend in the morning from 7am where they will be offered a nutritious breakfast to set them up for their day at school. Our dedicated drivers will drop them off safely in time for the school bell. Once children arrive back to our club after school they are provided with a healthy snack and lunch and snack on a Friday. Children can do their homework supported by staff if parents wish. Children can then play and relax in safe and stimulating surroundings or play in our spacious garden. Staff plan activities from children's own interests and personal choice which include baking, arts & crafts, music and movement, home corner, relaxing book area, games & construction, XBOX area and much more. During our holiday clubs programmes are devised in advance and given to parents. Children are taking on outings and trips, which are interesting, and fun for them, some of which involve an additional cost to parents.

 

 

NURSERY ROOMS

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We aim to work as a dedicated team, implementing the principles of GIRFEC, Building the Ambition, The West Lothian Early Years Framework and Curriculum for Excellence into our practice to create a rich learning environment where every child is encouraged to achieve their full potential and given the challenge and support needed to enable them to become Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Effective Contributors and Responsible Citizens.

 

Toddlers Room

Children in our 2-3 room are provided with a broad range of play experiences to help develop their natural curiosity. Following the Pre Birth to Three Curriculum our toddler staff team will help to develop children's learning through a combination of planned activities, children's first hand experiences and most importantly through play with resources which are relevant to suit our toddlers interests and stage of development.

 

Tweenies Room

Once our babies are walking confidently on their feet they join our tweenie room. As your child begins to develop their confidence and inquisitive natural curiosities our tweenie team create a stimulating environment where each child is nurtured, cherished and cared for. Key worker staff plan activities which will help develop our tweenies interests and abilities following the Pre Birth to Three Curriculum.

 

Babies Room

Learning experiences planned by our qualified team support our youngest learners, following the Pre Birth to Three Curriculum.  Our dedicated baby room team will nurture and care for your precious bundles within a comfortable, safe, secure and welcoming environment which has direct access to a safe and secure outside play area.

We offer a range of extra curricular activities such as Sport Development and Music

THE TEAM

At Rainbow Nursery, happy and contented staff is as important as happy and contented children. We like to take care of our staff by providing excellent working conditions, a competitive salary, structured training programmes and a commitment to career development. We believe in an open and honest two-way communication process; one where everybody, management and staff, work towards the same goals. These are:

Our Approach

Ensure motivation
Develop teamwork
Improve communication
Encourage accountability
Promote job satisfaction

We currently have no staff vacancies, but are happy to receive any interest on an ongoing basis for our files should suitable vacancies arise.

Apply

You can download our application
form and email it to our Manager,
or post the completed form to:


16 Gideon Street
Bathgate
West Lothian
EH48 4HD

Application Form

"We believe in an open and honest two-way communication process; one where everybody, management and staff, work towards the same goals.” 

> Apply Here


Post your completed form for the attention of 
Susan Johnston.

Ethos & Values

Our aim at Rainbow Nursery is to give every child the best possible start in life. How? By aiming to provide the highest quality care in a natural, healthy and fun environment enabling children to reach their full potential.

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OUR STAFF

Starting nursery is a big step for both parents and children and we suggest that you come along for a visit to Rainbow where one of our Managers will be happy to give you a tour of the facility and let you meet the staff.

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Ashy

Owner

Director

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Susan

Nursery Manager
BA in Childhood Practice

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Shona

Nursery Cook
Kitchen

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Lindsay

Toddler Room Supervisor
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Deanne

Toddler Room
Practitioner HNC

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Tanya

ELCC
HNC

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Jillian

ELCC
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Diane

Toddler Room
Practitioner HND

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Kelly

After School
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Scott 

After School Escort
Play Worker

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Claire

Tweenies
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Carolanne

ELCC – Supervisor
Playwork SVQ Level 4

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Lisa

ELCC
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Emma

Tweenies – Supervisor
Practitioner HNC

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Pamela 

Tweenies
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Tracey

Baby Room
Support worker Level 2

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Kelly M

After School
Practitioner SVQ Level 3 

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Sandra

Baby Room
Support Worker

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George

After School Escort
Play Worker

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Katrina

Assistant Manager
SVQ Level 4

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Mandy

ELCC
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Kayleigh

Toddler Room
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Lynette

ELCC
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Kirsty

Tweenies
Practitioner HNC

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Gillian

Baby Room – Supervisor
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Fiona

Tweenies
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Amy 

Baby Room
Studying SVQ Level 3

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Alison 

After School
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Lanna

Nursery Cook
Kitchen

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Vicky

Toddler Room
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Caitlin

All Rooms
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Sherrill 

ELCC
Practitioner SVQ Level 4

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Angela

ELCC
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Claire

Toddler Room
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Lorraine

Baby Room
Studying SVQ Level 3

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Jennifer

After School
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

Find Us

Please see the google map below to see our exact location of if you wish to visit us.

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CONTACT US

Address: 16 Gideon St, Bathgate EH48 4HD

Telephone: 01506 633348

If you wish to make an enquiry please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch, thanks!


 

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