Where learning is serious fun

Our Story

Rainbow Nursery is a non-denominational centre serving the community of Bathgate and other outlying areas of West Lothian. The company was established in 1988 and has been owned by a family from Glasgow since 2003. We have our main building on Gideon Street with a three-storey extension which houses a Toddler Room (Yellow Room) in the lower ground floor and the Tweenies (Blue) and Baby (Pink) Rooms on the ground floor. We have a kitchen, dining area and an Afterschool Club (The Den) on the first floor. In April 2013 we moved our pre-school (Green Room) service into a new building on Hopetoun Street. This building has its own kitchen, staff room, offices, playrooms and garden area. We are open 5 days per week between the hours of 7.00am and 6.00pm.
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Our Partnerships

We are in partnership with West Lothian Council and work in liaison with local primary schools, specialist provisions and other ELCC establishments to which a child may be transferring or may also attend. We provide for children with a variety of support for learning needs so have links with Health Visitors, Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. 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. Practitioners plan, monitor and extend play opportunities and learning for children within our care

Our Manager

I am Susan Johnston, nursery Manager. I have over 25 years of experience in childcare and education, having completed my HNC and PDA at West Lothian College, my most recent achievement was completing my BA in childhood studies at Dundee University in 2016. Along with the directors of the company I play a key role in the ongoing success of the business through effective management, leadership and motivation, displaying a shared sense of direction, pride and energy. I aim to ensure overall effectiveness by use of self-evaluation, monitoring and a commitment to professional development. I am supported by a wonderful caring team of practitioners who are qualified and experienced. They nurture, care for and Inspire every child in their care, creating a safe and enjoyable learning environment where children can thrive and succeed and each individual’s uniqueness is celebrated

Our Vision

We will work as a dedicated team to ensure that each child receives the highest level of personalised care while implementing all current guidelines into our practice to create a rich learning environment where every child is given the challenge and support needed to achieve their full potential. We will work alongside families, and other agencies if required, to ensure that the needs of each child are met fully. We will encourage children to build on their own experiences, knowledge and interests while providing resources and activities to promote individual development in an interesting and enjoyable way

THE DEN – 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.
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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.
If your child does not currently attend Rainbow Nursery then the staff are aware that transitions can be a difficult time for the child and the whole family, however we will fully support you and your child to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible.
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.
Practitioners plan and implement play experiences, record observations and have the wellbeing of each child as their priority. They are responsible for ensuring that the children’s Learning Journeys are relevant and up to date. As well as everyday indoor activities we also embrace outdoor learning and children have access to play in our gardens every day. We also have a weekly outing within our ELC, where a small group of children will have the opportunity to visit local attractions, country parks and local Forrest walks travelling on the nursery mini buses. We have created inviting and exciting environments both in and outdoors that provide children with the opportunities to safely explore and investigate. We are currently developing a stimulating outdoor learning environment rich in Froebelian Influence
French Lessons, children have opportunity to participate in French classes taught by Sandra of La Jolie Ronde. They offer children the opportunity to excel and enjoy a fun & positive approach to language learning through our award-winning programmes. Caterpillar Music sessions are offered within the nursery. Give your child a head-start with our weekly music classes which use exciting themes, colourful instruments and baby safe puppets to encourage creative learning. Sports for Kidz sessions are held weekly by coach David. He understands child development at nursery level and how important sport can be to encourage children’s self-confidence and social skills through team work and taking turns. It also helps to develop children’s motor skills, co-ordination and communication.
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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:
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Owner
Director

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Owner
Director

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Susan

Nursery Manager
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Karen

Assistant Manager/
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Tanya

Green Room
HNC

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Michelle

Green Room
Practitioner SVQ Level 4

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Tracy

Green Room
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

 

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Isabella

Green Room
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Lindsay

Green Room Supervisor
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Vicky

Green Room
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Jennifer

Yellow Room
Team Leader

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Deanne

Yellow Room
Practitioner HNC

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Lee Ann

Yellow Room
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Niamh

Yellow Room
Practitioner SVQ Level

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Amy

Yellow Room
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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Asley

Yellow Room
Practitioner SQV Level 3

Kirsty

Blue Room
Practitioner HNC

 

Emma

Blue Room
 Team Leader
Practitioner HNC

Leanne

Blue Room
Practitioner SVQ
Level 3

Pamela

Blue Room
Practitioner SVQ
Level 3

Claire

Blue Room
Practitioner SVQ
Level 3

Gillian

Pink Room – Team Leader
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

Lorraine

Pink Room
Studying SVQ Level 3

Jennifer

The Den
Studying Level 3

George

The Den  Escort
Play Worker

Carolanne

The Den  Supervisor
Playwork SVQ Level 4

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The Den
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

Alison

The Den
Practitioner SVQ Level 3

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The Den – Escort
Play Worker

Wendy

The Den

Lanna

Nursery Cook
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Shona

Nursery Cook
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