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The pre-school room has had a very busy 2 weeks back after Christmas!

We have been learning all about Winter and its characteristics! ⛄️ ❄️ 🧊 🧣 🧀 πŸ§₯

During some of the activities children have been:-

🐧 Exploring mouldable foam soap and icing.

🐧 Discussing dangers when using kettles, teapots and irons, and why only adults can use them.

🐧 Painting pictures of Jack Frost and patterns like the ones he created in the story book. Although children create their own, individual art work, on some occasions they work in groups to help decorate templates. Through this, they are learning to value each other’s work and to share ideas with each other. Team work also carried over to other activities as children created and shared ideas when playing in the roleplay area, making snowflakes at the finger gym and building snowmen with dough.

🐧 The children got to taste lime...it wasn’t a popular fruit, though a few asked for more, and it made some of us pull funny faces!

🐧 We got to make a lot of noise with the instruments! The children were also able to differentiate between loud / quiet and fast / slow as they played.

🐧 We hope everyone enjoyed their melted snowmen biscuits. The children discussed how the icing felt sticky and tasted sweet and that too much sugar is bad for our teeth and bodies!

We’ve had no snow so far, but plenty of wind, rain, ice and freezing temperatures! The children helped to tidy our discovery garden after storm Brendan!
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They made an assault course to help keep them warm as they moved about.
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We watched how the water’s surface rippled in the wind and how the windmill spun round fast when the wind blew strong!

Wonder what we’ll be learning about next week! 🧊
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The pre-school room has had a very busy 2 weeks back after Christmas! 

We have been learning all about Winter and its characteristics! ⛄️ ❄️ 🧊 🧣 🧀 πŸ§₯ 

During some of the activities children have been:- 

🐧 Exploring mouldable foam soap and icing.

🐧 Discussing dangers when using kettles, teapots and irons, and why only adults can use them.

🐧 Painting pictures of Jack Frost and patterns like the ones he created in the story book. Although children create their own, individual art work, on some occasions they work in groups to help decorate templates. Through this, they are learning to value each other’s work and to share ideas with each other. Team work also carried over to other activities as children created and shared ideas when playing in the roleplay area, making snowflakes at the finger gym and building snowmen with dough.

🐧 The children got to taste lime...it wasn’t a popular fruit, though a few asked for more, and it made some of us pull funny faces! 

🐧 We got to make a lot of noise with the instruments! The children were also able to differentiate between loud / quiet and fast / slow as they played.

🐧 We hope everyone enjoyed their melted snowmen biscuits. The children discussed how the icing felt sticky and tasted sweet and that too much sugar is bad for our teeth and bodies!

We’ve had no snow so far, but plenty of wind, rain, ice and freezing temperatures! The children helped to tidy our discovery garden after storm Brendan! 
🌬
They made an assault course to help keep them warm as they moved about.
🌬
We watched how the water’s surface rippled in the wind and how the windmill spun round fast when the wind blew strong!

Wonder what we’ll be learning about next week! 🧊

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John Campbell

Have a look at what the toddlers have been up to this week.

❄ Winter. ❄

We have been learning about Winter. Even though we haven’t had real snow yet, it was so much fun getting to make our own snow. We enjoyed making our handprints in the snow and filling up our cups! We made some snow balls and even pretended it was snowing in the toddler room.

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5 days ago

Have a look at what the toddlers have been up to this week. 

❄ Winter. ❄ 

We have been learning about Winter. Even though we haven’t had real snow yet, it was so much fun getting to make our own snow. We enjoyed making our handprints in the snow and filling up our cups! We made some snow balls and even pretended it was snowing in the toddler room. 

β˜ƒπŸ₯Ά

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Ashley Rachel Jackson

David White

Would love to highly recommend this place my 2 yr old loves it πŸ’™πŸ’―πŸ’™πŸ’―πŸ’™

Great pics guys looks so much fun!!😁😁

Just a reminder that the pre-school application portal opens for parents tomorrow. πŸ“

If you didn’t make it to our open morning and would like to view the nursery, please contact us to arrange a day to visit.

Follow the link for more information / guidance on the admissions process: www.eani.org.uk/admissions-guides/pre-school-admissions-guide/start-your-application-0

If you need any further help, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 😊
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2 weeks ago

Just a reminder that the pre-school application portal opens for parents tomorrow. πŸ“ 

If you didn’t make it to our open morning and would like to view the nursery, please contact us to arrange a day to visit.

Follow the link for more information / guidance on the admissions process: https://www.eani.org.uk/admissions-guides/pre-school-admissions-guide/start-your-application-0

If you need any further help, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 😊

πŸŽ‡ Happy New Year from everyone at Rainbow! πŸŽ†

May this new year be filled with lots more fun, laughter and good memories. 😊
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3 weeks ago

πŸŽ‡ Happy New Year from everyone at Rainbow! πŸŽ† 

May this new year be filled with lots more fun, laughter and good memories. 😊

We would like to wish all of our parents and children a very Merry Christmas and also to say a big thank your for all the lovely gifts that we received, spoilt girls indeed. πŸŽ„πŸŽ

May your Christmas be filled with lots of happy memories with your families. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ ❀️ πŸ“·

Looking forward to seeing everyone again in 2020.

Finally, just one more sleepy night.....πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„πŸ¦Œ
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4 weeks ago

We would like to wish all of our parents and children a very Merry Christmas and also to say a big thank your for all the lovely gifts that we received, spoilt girls indeed. πŸŽ„πŸŽ 

May your Christmas be filled with lots of happy memories with your families. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ ❀️ πŸ“· 

Looking forward to seeing everyone again in 2020.

Finally, just one more sleepy night.....πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„πŸ¦Œ

We’re not sure about the children, but all of the Rainbow staff are shattered after a day of partying! πŸŽ‰

We started the party with a game of musical chairs. πŸͺ‘ The children were able to recall back to our Halloween party and discuss the rules of the game.

The children also discussed the ghost, ghost, boo game, our Halloween version of duck, duck, goose. They helped to adapt the game to link in with our Christmas theme by suggesting the words Santa, Santa, present - what a fantastic idea, we had so much fun. πŸŽ…πŸΌ 🎁 The children were also developing their memory skills as they had to try and pick a friend who didn’t have a turn.

We then sang and carried out actions to the reindeer Hokey Cokey 🦌 and also had a Christmas dance off! πŸ’ƒ πŸ•ΊπŸ½

Finally, we had a special visitor....πŸŽ…πŸΌ
Thankfully Santa said that we are all on the good list and he was really pleased to receive a present from us. Santa also told us that we have to go to bed early on Christmas Eve and that we aren’t allowed up any earlier than 8am on Christmas morning....πŸ€”

6 more sleepy nights.....πŸ€—
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1 month ago

We’re not sure about the children, but all of the Rainbow staff are shattered after a day of partying! πŸŽ‰ 

We started the party with a game of musical chairs. πŸͺ‘ The children were able to recall back to our Halloween party and discuss the rules of the game. 

The children also discussed the ghost, ghost, boo game, our Halloween version of duck, duck, goose. They helped to adapt the game to link in with our Christmas theme by suggesting the words Santa, Santa, present - what a fantastic idea, we had so much fun. πŸŽ…πŸΌ 🎁 The children were also developing their memory skills as they had to try and pick a friend who didn’t have a turn.

We then sang and carried out actions to the reindeer Hokey Cokey 🦌 and also had a Christmas dance off! πŸ’ƒ πŸ•ΊπŸ½

Finally, we had a special visitor....πŸŽ…πŸΌ
Thankfully Santa said that we are all on the good list and he was really pleased to receive a present from us. Santa also told us that we have to go to bed early on Christmas Eve and that we aren’t allowed up any earlier than 8am on Christmas morning....πŸ€”

6 more sleepy nights.....πŸ€—

Well done to our super pre-school children who performed in our Christmas concert, β€˜The Night Before Christmas,’ yesterday and today. πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸ€ΆπŸΌπŸ¦ŒπŸŽ πŸ™ŒπŸΌ πŸ‘πŸΌ

It’s not easy sitting with a lot of eyes watching us, but they all took it in their stride and carried on.

We hope everyone enjoyed our little twist on the story. During rehearsals, the children helped by giving their own ideas, which made the play that little bit extra special. ❀️ Also, the singing was the best that we’ve ever heard! 🎀 🎢

Now to celebrate such a big achievement at our party tomorrow....just one more sleepy night! 😴 πŸŽ‰ πŸ₯³
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1 month ago

Well done to our super pre-school children who performed in our Christmas concert, β€˜The Night Before Christmas,’ yesterday and today. πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸ€ΆπŸΌπŸ¦ŒπŸŽ πŸ™ŒπŸΌ πŸ‘πŸΌ 

It’s not easy sitting with a lot of eyes watching us, but they all took it in their stride and carried on.

We hope everyone enjoyed our little twist on the story. During rehearsals, the children helped by giving their own ideas, which made the play that little bit extra special. ❀️ Also, the singing was the best that we’ve ever heard! 🎀 🎢 

Now to celebrate such a big achievement at our party tomorrow....just one more sleepy night! 😴 πŸŽ‰ πŸ₯³

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Well done everyone πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»

Our afterschoolers love getting outside for lots of physical play.

β€˜One touch’ along with β€˜rock, paper, scissors, shoot’ appears to be two of the most popular activities at the minute.

We have between 30 - 45 minutes of moderate / vigorous exercise each afternoon, weather permitting, which helps contribute towards a healthy lifestyle, building stronger bodies and helping to reduce stress.

To wind down, we finished the afternoon making Christmas origami finger games! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸ¦Œ
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1 month ago

Our afterschoolers love getting outside for lots of physical play.

β€˜One touch’ along with β€˜rock, paper, scissors, shoot’ appears to be two of the most popular activities at the minute. 

We have between 30 - 45 minutes of moderate / vigorous exercise each afternoon, weather permitting, which helps contribute towards a healthy lifestyle, building stronger bodies and helping to reduce stress.

To wind down, we finished the afternoon making Christmas origami finger games! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸ¦Œ

Our pre-schoolers went on ANOTHER outing....what a busy couple of months we have had travelling around Larne! 🚌

Today, we went to Larne and Inver Primary School to watch their Christmas Nativity play. πŸŽ„

Yet another fantastic performance from all of the boys and girls. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

The children must have worked very hard learning all of the songs and lines, it was just perfect. We couldn’t help but laugh at the angels during their singing rehearsals! Glad it all went well in the end after a bit of practice. πŸ‘ΌπŸ½ 🎀 🎢

Thank you Mr Patterson, staff and children of Larne and Inver for two great experiences at your school, we’ve had so much fun. 😊
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1 month ago

Our pre-schoolers went on ANOTHER outing....what a busy couple of months we have had travelling around Larne! 🚌 

Today, we went to Larne and Inver Primary School to watch their Christmas Nativity play. πŸŽ„

Yet another fantastic performance from all of the boys and girls. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

The children must have worked very hard learning all of the songs and lines, it was just perfect. We couldn’t help but laugh at the angels during their singing rehearsals! Glad it all went well in the end after a bit of practice. πŸ‘ΌπŸ½ 🎀 🎢 

Thank you Mr Patterson, staff and children of Larne and Inver for two great experiences at your school, we’ve had so much fun. 😊

We had a lovely morning watching the pupils of Cairncastle Primary School during their Christmas concert rehearsal.

There was so much talent, great singing and a lot of lines to remember! What a fabulous performance by all! ❀️ There will be lots of super proud parents.

Thank you Mrs Halliday for inviting us along and also for the presents that each of our pre-schoolers received. πŸŽ„ 🎁
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1 month ago

We had a lovely morning watching the pupils of Cairncastle Primary School during their Christmas concert rehearsal. 

There was so much talent, great singing and a lot of lines to remember! What a fabulous performance by all! ❀️ There will be lots of super proud parents.

Thank you Mrs Halliday for inviting us along and also for the presents that each of our pre-schoolers received. πŸŽ„ 🎁

Today our preschoolers went on an outing to another primary school!

This time we got to visit St MacNissis PS and what a lot of fun we had there! There were so many exciting stations that we didn’t know where to play first!

Building frozen castles was a bit tricky, but luckily there was a friendly pupil to show us what to do. ❄️ 🧱

We loved all the Christmas activities too - decorating dough trees, sorting different baubles at water play, making crafts, drawing, playing games on the iPad and there was much more!πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

We finished a lovely morning with yummy snack. πŸ₯ž πŸ₯€

Thank you to Mr McCombe, Mr Saunderson and Miss Heggarty for the invite and a big thank you to the pupils who took the time to look after us and play with us.

Having links with our local schools all helps with the transistion from pre-school to primary school. We will be able to reflect back on the fun memories that we had.

Also, Mr McCombe invited everyone to their open evening and informed us that there would be a special visitor there...wonder who it could be?! πŸŽ…πŸΌ
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2 months ago

Today our preschoolers went on an outing to another primary school! 

This time we got to visit St MacNissis PS and what a lot of fun we had there! There were so many exciting stations that we didn’t know where to play first!

Building frozen castles was a bit tricky, but luckily there was a friendly pupil to show us what to do. ❄️ 🧱 

We loved all the Christmas activities too - decorating dough trees, sorting different baubles at water play, making crafts, drawing, playing games on the iPad and there was much more!πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

We finished a lovely morning with yummy snack. πŸ₯ž πŸ₯€ 

Thank you to Mr McCombe, Mr Saunderson and Miss Heggarty for the invite and a big thank you to the pupils who took the time to look after us and play with us.

Having links with our local schools all helps with the transistion from pre-school to primary school. We will be able to reflect back on the fun memories that we had.

Also, Mr McCombe invited everyone to their open evening and informed us that there would be a special visitor there...wonder who it could be?! πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Some dates for the pre-school admissions process. πŸ—“ πŸ–Š

If you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call the nursery. 😊
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2 months ago

Some dates for the pre-school admissions process. πŸ—“ πŸ–Š 

If you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call the nursery. 😊

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Our pre-schoolers had a fun time at Olderfleet Primary School today for stay and play with the year 1 pupils.

Thank you to Mrs Brownlees and the pupils for making us feel so welcome and also for taking good care of us.

The snowball fight was the highlight of the moo music session, along with popping bubbles and decorating a Christmas tree.

For snack we had our favourite, pancakes, cheese and apples. πŸ˜‹

We also had a great time exploring the classroom and all of the exciting activities available.

All of these positive experiences at β€˜big school’ will help when it’s time for our big pre-schoolers to transition to their new school in September.

Thank you Olderfleet for giving us happy memories. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸΌβ˜ΊοΈ
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2 months ago

Our pre-schoolers had a fun time at Olderfleet Primary School today for stay and play with the year 1 pupils.

Thank you to Mrs Brownlees and the pupils for making us feel so welcome and also for taking good care of us.

The snowball fight was the highlight of the moo music session, along with popping bubbles and decorating a Christmas tree.

For snack we had our favourite, pancakes, cheese and apples. πŸ˜‹ 

We also had a great time exploring the classroom and all of the exciting activities available.

All of these positive experiences at β€˜big school’ will help when it’s time for our big pre-schoolers to transition to their new school in September.

Thank you Olderfleet for giving us happy memories. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸΌβ˜ΊοΈ

Our favourite time of year! πŸŽ„ πŸŽ…πŸΌ 🀢🏼🦌🎁

There was so much excitement in Rainbow yesterday when the children realised that the Christmas tree was up! πŸ€—

We had lots of little (and big) helpers who helped to hang all the decorations...mainly along the bottom section of the tree! The big helpers spread them out a little!

How fantastic does our tree look? 😍

The pre-schoolers have also been practicing their present wrapping skills. Before our parents get excited, it’s just empty boxes! 🀭 πŸ“¦
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2 months ago

Our favourite time of year! πŸŽ„ πŸŽ…πŸΌ 🀢🏼🦌🎁

There was so much excitement in Rainbow yesterday when the children realised that the Christmas tree was up! πŸ€—

We had lots of little (and big) helpers who helped to hang all the decorations...mainly along the bottom section of the tree! The big helpers spread them out a little!

How fantastic does our tree look? 😍

The pre-schoolers have also been practicing their present wrapping skills. Before our parents get excited, it’s just empty boxes! 🀭 πŸ“¦

The toddlers have enjoyed using our new sensory wall this week. It’s so much fun feeling all the different textures. βœ‹πŸ€š

Sensory play has so many benefits, not only is sensory so much fun for children but it also enhances their development.
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2 months ago

The toddlers have enjoyed using our new sensory wall this week. It’s so much fun feeling all the different textures. βœ‹πŸ€š

Sensory play has so many benefits, not only is sensory so much fun for children but it also enhances their development.
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