• The Award for Early Years Team of the Year, (sponsored by the Department for Education)
  • Over The Rainbow Day Nursery
  • Silver Winners
  • 2022
  • Romford, Essex

Staff at this nursery are proud of the warm, homely and friendly educational environment. Individually, they celebrate their achievements and use their in-depth knowledge of every child who attends to ensure they are safeguarded and able to meet their potential. The focus here is on how children learn, as well as what they learn. Communication, interaction and bonds with children are paramount and staff have undertaken training to provide the highest quality of practice in speech and language development, connected relationships, emotional literacy and Makaton training.

The team provides Healthy Eating education to children and their parents, and Oral Hygiene training for parents. It has formed strong relationships with local Health Visitors, who attend the nursery to conduct integrated two-year old checks. All staff have all undertaken training for Special Education Needs. During the pandemic the team introduced new systems to stay connected with parents and to provide support if required.