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Our setting has a duty under the law to help safeguard children against suspected or actual ‘significant harm’.

Our employment practices ensure children against the likelihood of abuse in our settings and we have a procedure for managing complaints or allegations against a member of staff.

All parents, staff and visitors are never allowed to use mobile phones whilst in the setting. Rainbows own cameras or recording devices will be by staff members only for their key children’s learning journeys.

Our way of working with children and their parents ensures we are aware of any problems that may emerge and can offer support, including referral to appropriate agencies when necessary, to help families in difficulty.

At Rainbow we focus on children’s personal, social and emotional development. The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework supports early years providers to do this in an age appropriate way, ensuring children learn right from wrong, mix and share with other children., value others views, know about similarities and differences between themselves and others and challenge negative attitudes and stereotypes.

All of our staff regularly undertake formal Safeguarding training, complete tasks in Supervisory meetings and in Staff meetings each term.

We have two members of staff who are Safeguarding Designated Leads so there is always someone available and on site. You can discuss any safeguarding issues or concerns you have with these members of staff who will point you in the right direction.

We ask that if your child is unable to attend their usual session at Rainbow that you inform us at the earliest opportunity either in person, by phone or email. If we are expecting your child and they do not arrive we will call you.

Our Designated Lead Safeguarding staff member is: Georgina Flanagan.

Data Protection Statement

Information we hold about you and your child

We have procedures in place for the recording and sharing of information [data] about you and your child that is compliant with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulations (2018) as follows:

The data is we collect is

  1. Processed fairly, lawfully and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject for you and your family
  2. Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed for other purposes incompatible with those purposes.
  3. Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which data is processed.
  4. Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
  5. Kept in a form that permits identification of data subjects for you and your family for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data is processed.
  6. Processed in a way that ensures appropriate security of the personal data including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.

When you register your child with us we will provide you with a privacy notice that gives you further details of how we fulfil our obligations with regard to your data.

Our Data protection officer is: Shauna Allen

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Staff training

Our staff are encouraged and supported with continuing their professional development. They can access workshops, seminars, online e-courses as well as training courses.
Staff can log into their personal accounts here with their individual, tailored training courses.






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Special Educational Needs Department (SEND)

As part of Rainbow’s policy to make sure that its provision meets the needs of each individual child, we take account of any special needs a child may have.

The setting works to the requirements of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0 to 25 years (2015).

We have close partnerships with local Health Visitors, Social Workers, Speech and Language Therapists, Early Years Special Education Inclusion Teachers and other healthcare professionals.

If your child has additional needs then we shall endeavour to help them integrate, access and achieve at Rainbow. A SEN plan shall be completed in partnership with parents, the SENCO and Key Person with regular reviews.

All staff have attended Autism training and Speech and Language Training.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is Paula Clifton

British Values

The Department for Education (DfE) state the statutory requirements for early years providers clearly. The fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs are already implicitly embedded in the 2017 Early Years Foundation Stage.

Separately, the Counter Terrorism and Security Act also places a duty on early years providers “to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism” (the Prevent duty). The duty came into effect from July 2015. Statutory guidance on the duty is available at:

We implement British Values through

  • Democracy: making decisions together. As part of the focus on self-confidence and self-awareness as cited in Personal, Social and Emotional Development. We will encourage children to see their role in the bigger picture, encourage them to know their views count, value each other’s views and values and talk about their feelings, for example when they do or do not need help. When appropriate demonstrate democracy in action, for example, children sharing views on what the theme of their role play area could be with a show of hands.
  • Rule of law: understanding rules matter. As part of the focus on managing feelings and behaviour as cited in Personal, Social and Emotional Development. We will ensure that children understand their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, and learn to distinguish right from wrong.
  • Individual liberty: freedom for all. As part of the focus on Self-confidence & Self-awareness and People & Communities as cited in Personal Social and Emotional development and Understanding the World. Children should develop a positive sense of themselves. We will provide opportunities for children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and increase their confidence in their own abilities, for example through allowing children to take risks on an obstacle course, mixing colours, talking about their experiences and learning.
  • Mutual respect and tolerance: treat others as you want to be treated. As part of the focus on People & Communities, Managing Feelings & Behaviour and Making Relationships as cited in Personal Social and Emotional development and Understanding the World. Rainbow will create an ethos of inclusivity and tolerance where views, faiths, cultures and races are valued and children are engaged with the wider community.


Rainbow will promote diverse attitudes and challenge stereotypes, for example, sharing stories that reflect and value the diversity of children’s experiences and providing resources and activities that challenge gender, cultural and racial stereotyping.