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A beautiful rainbow, over Rainbow! 🌈

πŸ“Έ sent this morning from one of our parents. ❀️
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3 weeks ago

A beautiful rainbow, over Rainbow! 🌈 

πŸ“Έ sent this morning from one of our parents. ❀️

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Lovely!!♥️ after every storm is a beautiful rainbow 🌈 😍

Lovely 😍🌈❀️

2 of Georgia's favourite things 🌈❀

Beautiful πŸ₯°

I was trying to get a picture of this but my fone wouldn't play ball lol x

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We have been thinking of all our little ones starting P1...and our big ones returning to school after a very long break! πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ«πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ«

Hopefully you all transition into school life and the new changes that are in place with ease.

Big and little changes can be difficult, but we hope you enjoy your new learning adventure. πŸ“– πŸ–Š πŸ“ πŸŽ’
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We have been thinking of all our little ones starting P1...and our big ones returning to school after a very long break! πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ«πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ«

Hopefully you all transition into school life and the new changes that are in place with ease. 

Big and little changes can be difficult, but we hope you enjoy your new learning adventure. πŸ“– πŸ–Š πŸ“ πŸŽ’

During our deep clean, before reopening the nursery, we discovered that some big visitors (πŸ•·πŸ˜±) had taken over our Discovery Garden!!!

What a perfect opportunity to build a bug hotel! The after schoolers just love digging and searching for different insects, and finding out some info on them. Sometimes there’s a few screams when we come across bugs unexpectedly! πŸπŸ›πŸ¦‹πŸŒπŸžπŸœπŸ¦ŸπŸ¦—πŸ•·πŸ•Έ
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During our deep clean, before reopening the nursery, we discovered that some big visitors (πŸ•·πŸ˜±) had taken over our Discovery Garden!!! 

What a perfect opportunity to build a bug hotel! The after schoolers just love digging and searching for different insects, and finding out some info on them. Sometimes there’s a few screams when we come across bugs unexpectedly! πŸπŸ›πŸ¦‹πŸŒπŸžπŸœπŸ¦ŸπŸ¦—πŸ•·πŸ•Έ

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Ruth took the photos & she’s terrified of spiders!!

Ruth took the photos & she’s terrified of spiders!!

Great job . Jorga hates bugs but I'm trying to teach her there good things. I'm not keen on spiders but if I have to show her their harmless needs must . Well done Ruth lol

Oh my this gave me the heeby jeebies lol x

Finally! We got to see 2 little froglets today! 🐸

The children enjoyed spending some time watching how they kicked their tiny back legs as they swam very fast across the water! 🐸❀️🐸
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Finally! We got to see 2 little froglets today! 🐸 

The children enjoyed spending some time watching how they kicked their tiny back legs as they swam very fast across the water! 🐸❀️🐸

We’ve been extra quiet recently, but we are finally glad to announce that we are now open! πŸ€—β€οΈ 🌈

The staff have been working very hard preparing for the β€˜new norm’ and setting up the nursery for everyone starting back.

To mark the occasion, one of our children had a great idea of cutting ribbon for our β€œgrand opening.” πŸŽ€ βœ‚οΈ Cassie the cat also appeared for our celebrations! 🐈

We are so excited to see all of the little faces that we have missed so much the past few months and also to make lots more memories together. 🌈β™₯️
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We’ve been extra quiet recently, but we are finally glad to announce that we are now open! πŸ€—β€οΈ 🌈

The staff have been working very hard preparing for the β€˜new norm’ and setting up the nursery for everyone starting back.

To mark the occasion, one of our children had a great idea of cutting ribbon for our β€œgrand opening.” πŸŽ€ βœ‚οΈ Cassie the cat also appeared for our celebrations! 🐈 

We are so excited to see all of the little faces that we have missed so much the past few months and also to make lots more memories together. 🌈β™₯️

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Awh lovely to have the ribbon cutting ceremony!!! Glad to have you all back doing what you love best!!! See you in a few weeks πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Amazing πŸŽ‰♥️😘

Brilliant ,good luck girls xx

Amazing news πŸ₯°

Great to have you back πŸ˜˜πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ X

Great to have yous back you have been missed ☺️

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Hi everyone, Kellie here πŸ™‹ Hope all our Rainbow families are keeping safe and well 🌈

I thought I would pop on and share a few activities I've done with Leah since we've been in lockdown 🏠

Would love to see how everyone has been passing the time and keeping busy, feel free to share your own ideas/pictures in the comments! 😊

Stay safe and hopefully we'll see you all very soon!! ❀️🌈
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3 months ago

Hi everyone, Kellie here πŸ™‹ Hope all our Rainbow families are keeping safe and well 🌈

 I thought I would pop on and share a few activities Ive done with Leah since weve been in lockdown 🏠

Would love to see how everyone has been passing the time and keeping busy, feel free to share your own ideas/pictures in the comments! 😊

Stay safe and hopefully well see you all very soon!! ❀️🌈

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Lol ive no words

Looks brilliant kellie - some great ideas x

Aww brilliant Kellie, looks like Leah has had the best lockdown. ❀️

She’s so grown up Kellie! Such a cutie!

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Spring time is one of our favourite seasons. πŸŒ€πŸŒ±πŸŒΌπŸΈπŸ›πŸ¦‹πŸ

After what seems like a long, dark winter, we get to spend more time outdoors in the lovely weather.

During our time outside, we get to explore nature all around us - plants starting to grow, tiny lambs being born, many insects crawling and flying about and sometimes we are lucky enough to observe the lifecycle of frogs and butterflies!

We haven’t spotted any frogs in our makeshift pond yet, but look at how big the lambs are getting! ❀️ πŸ‘
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4 months ago

Spring time is one of our favourite seasons. πŸŒ€πŸŒ±πŸŒΌπŸΈπŸ›πŸ¦‹πŸ

After what seems like a long, dark winter, we get to spend more time outdoors in the lovely weather.

During our time outside, we get to explore nature all around us - plants starting to grow, tiny lambs being born, many insects crawling and flying about and sometimes we are lucky enough to observe the lifecycle of frogs and butterflies! 

We haven’t spotted any frogs in our makeshift pond yet, but look at how big the lambs are getting! ❀️ πŸ‘

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Agree with Emma Mcanespie we miss Rainbow and its wonderful people 😊🌈 Hope everyone is safe and well X

Miss you all 😘😘😘

At the beginning of March we planted some vegetable seeds in the pre-school room. 🌱πŸ₯•

First we added water to the soil tablet. We observed how the tablet absorbed all of the water in the dish. Then we noticed something...the tablet was starting to grow taller! We kept topping up the water in the dish once it had all disappeared, which made the soil tablet grow even taller! The soil went all crumbly and when we compared it to the dry soil tablet, it looked completely different!

Once we had finished observing and discussing the changes, we added some soil to a pot and planted the very tiny seeds.

We had to feel the soil in the pots every morning to check if they needed watered. If the soil was dry then they needed a drink. If the soil was wet, then they weren’t ready for a drink yet.

Unfortunately the children didn’t get to see any changes in the growth of the seeds. Maybe you could let them see the pictures of them starting to grow. 🌱πŸ₯•
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At the beginning of March we planted some vegetable seeds in the pre-school room. 🌱πŸ₯•

First we added water to the soil tablet. We observed how the tablet absorbed all of the water in the dish. Then we noticed something...the tablet was starting to grow taller! We kept topping up the water in the dish once it had all disappeared, which made the soil tablet grow even taller! The soil went all crumbly and when we compared it to the dry soil tablet, it looked completely different!

Once we had finished observing and discussing the changes, we added some soil to a pot and planted the very tiny seeds.

We had to feel the soil in the pots every morning to check if they needed watered. If the soil was dry then they needed a drink. If the soil was wet, then they weren’t ready for a drink yet. 

Unfortunately the children didn’t get to see any changes in the growth of the seeds. Maybe you could let them see the pictures of them starting to grow. 🌱πŸ₯•

❗️❗️For parents of children starting primary 1 or nursery in September 2020 ❗️❗️

We have received this information from Education Authority on the notification of placements. The Citizen Portal will be opened on Wednesday 29th April for parents who had applied online to view their child’s placement offer.
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5 months ago

❗️❗️For parents of children starting primary 1 or nursery in September 2020 ❗️❗️

We have received this information from Education Authority on the notification of placements. The Citizen Portal will be opened on Wednesday 29th April for parents who had applied online to view their child’s placement offer.

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During March the pre-schoolers did an experiment to highlight the importance of washing hands. 🧼

1-For our experiment, first we passed 1 slice of bread around the group without washing our hands and put it into a freezer bag.
2-Then we all washed our hands and passed round another slice of bread and put it into a freezer bag.
3-For the last part, Ruthie wore disposable gloves to lift one more slice of bread and transfered it into a freezer bag.

Then we displayed the bags so that we could observe the bread each day. The children checked each day and commented that it was taking β€œa long time” for changes to happen!

Eventually, the children started to notice some changes - β€œspots,” β€œdifferent colours,” β€œmould,” but only on one slice - the slice that we handled with our unwashed hands!

All of the tiny germs that were on our hands contributed towards how quickly the mould spread on the bread. 🦠 🦠 🦠

Unfortunately, the children did not get to see the finished experiment due to going into lockdown.

On Monday 23rd March, one small area of mould was developing on the slice of bread that we touched after washing our hands and no areas of mould on the slice touched using the disposable gloves.

You could try this experiment again at home to let the children see how important it is to wash their hands before eating / cooking and after using the toilet / touching animals / blowing noses / getting hands dirty.

We also discussed how sometimes germs can get into our tummies causing us to feel unwell, again highlighting that good hand washing can reduce sickness. πŸ€’πŸ€§πŸ€’
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5 months ago

During March the pre-schoolers did an experiment to highlight the importance of washing hands. 🧼 

1-For our experiment, first we passed 1 slice of bread around the group without washing our hands and put it into a freezer bag.
2-Then we all washed our hands and passed round another slice of bread and put it into a freezer bag.
3-For the last part, Ruthie wore disposable gloves to lift one more slice of bread and transfered it into a freezer bag.

Then we displayed the bags so that we could observe the bread each day. The children checked each day and commented that it was taking β€œa long time” for changes to happen!

Eventually, the children started to notice some changes - β€œspots,” β€œdifferent colours,” β€œmould,” but only on one slice - the slice that we handled with our unwashed hands!

All of the tiny germs that were on our hands contributed towards how quickly the mould spread on the bread. 🦠 🦠 🦠 

Unfortunately, the children did not get to see the finished experiment due to going into lockdown. 

On Monday 23rd March, one small area of mould was developing on the slice of bread that we touched after washing our hands and no areas of mould on the slice touched using the disposable gloves.

You could try this experiment again at home to let the children see how important it is to wash their hands before eating / cooking and after using the toilet / touching animals / blowing noses / getting hands dirty.

We also discussed how sometimes germs can get into our tummies causing us to feel unwell, again highlighting that good hand washing can reduce sickness. πŸ€’πŸ€§πŸ€’

❗️Throwback to before we closed. ❗️

PE with Joe starts at 9am each morning, on YouTube. A great workout for both adults and children....start burning off those chocolate eggs! πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€ΈπŸ½πŸ‹πŸΌπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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5 months ago

❗️Throwback to before we closed. ❗️

PE with Joe starts at 9am each morning, on YouTube. A great workout for both adults and children....start burning off those chocolate eggs! πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€ΈπŸ½πŸ‹πŸΌπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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Kids loved joe for about a week til novelty wore off 🀣

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Easter. 🐰 πŸ₯š 🍫 🐣 πŸ‡

We have included clues for an Easter egg hunt, but there are plenty more that you will be able to find on google, or you could make up your own clues....have fun. πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š
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Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Easter. 🐰 πŸ₯š 🍫 🐣 πŸ‡ 

We have included clues for an Easter egg hunt, but there are plenty more that you will be able to find on google, or you could make up your own clues....have fun. πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š

After a very difficult decision, I have decided to close Rainbow from today.

I value our children, parents, grandparents and my staff very much, and feel that their safety is of utmost importance during this time.

Thank you to all of our parents for being so understanding, your kind thoughts and genuine concern has been overwhelming.

I would also like to thank the Rainbow girls for all of their hard work and support during the past few weeks.

Please - stay in, stay safe and we will see you all soon.

Hilary and team. 🌈❀️
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6 months ago

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Thinking of you all at this time. We will get back together soon ❀️

Hopefully see you all really soon! Amazing girls πŸ₯°

Keep safe!

Love you all, Hilary you have an amazing team, keep safe and will see you all soon xx

Thankyou Hilary and everyone at rainbow.. this will be the longest break we’ve had in 13 years! Take care of yourselves and your families and hopefully see yous soon xx

Absolutely gutted for you all and the kids RoRo is too young to understand but we will be back very very soon the girls are jst the best bunch and RoRo adores you all Hilary your a strong lady chin up xx

My wee one will miss you all take care everyone sending love to you all πŸ™‚ <3 xx

Take care everyone. We will miss you all! Isla is missing her Finn already! πŸ˜‚xx

Thanks to all the staff for all you do, hopefully be back soon! Take care ❀️

Take care of yourselves...you are a great bunch of girls ..and can't wait for the day we see you all again ♥️

To Hilary and her wonderful team Take care and stay safe

Thinking of everyone at Rainbow , stay safe and we’ll see you soon xx

Stay safe girls, you are an amazing bunch of girls 😘❀️

Thinking of you all, you are amazing xx

Girls heartbreaking! Please stay safe everyone wee Finn misses all his girls already πŸ’”β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸŒˆ see you all on the other side for some serious rainbow cuddles xxx

Love to all of you at Rainbow, keep safe and we will see you back again soon xoxo

See you soon girls.... Thank yous for everything ❀️

Take good care of yourselves and we will see you all very soon πŸ€— Xx

Stay safe ladies ❀️ xxx

Take care, and hopefully cu all soon xx

Stay safe everybody ❀️

Thinking of you all Hilary, see you very soon. Take care!

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Thank you to Cathie and Josephine, from Larne library, who called in yesterday for stories, rhythm and rhyme. Our toddlers and pre-schoolers particularly enjoyed learning the new rhymes. 🎡 🎢 πŸ“š ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

Thank you to Cathie and Josephine, from Larne library, who called in yesterday for stories, rhythm and rhyme. Our toddlers and pre-schoolers particularly enjoyed learning the new rhymes. 🎡 🎢 πŸ“š