Little Rainbows Pre School
For children aged 2 - 5 years

Located in;  Callicroft Primary School, Rodway Road, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5EG
07796 076253
Little Rainbows Pre-school

We care for your children as if they were one of ours.

Little Rainbows Preschool opened over 60 years ago and was situated in a room at the back of St Chads Church.  In July 2009 we moved from the church to one classroom in Callicroft Primary School.  We were then given the use of a staff room which we had refurbished with a lottery grant, to use as our Dining Room and Kitchen.  We received a grant from South Gloucestershire Council which enabled us to have the garden landscaped and a large walk-in sandpit built.  In September 2013 because of the increase in demand we opened a second room to accommodate our two year olds, now the Ladybirds room.
​The Ladybirds Room
​For children aged 2-3 years.
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The Butterflies Room 
For children aged 3-5.
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  2. Book Corner
  3. Small World Area
  4. Messy Play Area
  5. Painting Area
  6. Maths Area
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  8. Role Play Area
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The important years

All our practitioners hold Level 3 Qualifications - Apprentices are working towards their level 3.

All staff are First Aid certified and all have enhanced CRB clearance.
All staff have training in Safeguarding/Child Protection

All staff attend training to enhance their experience and knowledge.
We believe that children come first and our aim is to offer exceptional care, with fun and innovative activities to engage children in their learning.

We are a Pre-school situated within the grounds of Callicroft Primary School in Patchway, Bristol.  We are located in a setting where every member of staff knows every child, making transitions from the pre-school and onto Reception easier for children.

Offering 10 (3 hour) sessions a week, Monday to Friday for 38 weeks a year (term time only). Our sessions run from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm.  We charge £8.50 per session.  

We accept local government funding for 2 year olds and the free 15 hours a week for 3-4 year olds. We also accept vouchers from many different companies.

A Learning Journey (which is now completed all online - Tapestry) is completed for each child that attends our setting.  This documents your child's progress through photographs/videos and observations which are linked to the EYFS.  We actively encourage our parents/carers to join in with their children in completing their learning journeys. We find these also make lovely mementos when the children progress on to school.

Coralie Selway
Selina England
Financial Director
Emma Robertson
Hi I'm Coralie, and have been working with the Pre-school since 2000 as Manager.  I became a Director of the Company in 2008.
Selina brought her daughter to Little Rainbows Pre-school in 2006 and became part of the Committee working as Chair and Treasurer.  In 2008 Selina became Financial  Director of Little Rainbows Pre-school CIC
Emma brought her son to Little Rainbows Pre-school in 2001 and then her daughter in 2006  .  Emma joined the pre-school committee in 2006 as Treasurer.  In 2008 Emma became Director of Little Rainbows Pre-school CIC 
Welcome to the Staff of Little Rainbows Pre-school
Coralie Selway - Manager
Hi I'm Coralie, I started working at Little Rainbows which was situated in St Chads Church in 2000 as an Assistant.  I took over as Manager in 2001 whilst completing my Level 3.   In 2009  I moved the pre-school to Callicroft Primary School, opening and running the pre-school for 3-5 year olds which we called Butterflies.  In 2013 we opened a second classroom  to accommodate 2-3 year olds which we named Ladybirds.  I have two children Garrie (21) and Kellie (19) we all live with my husband close to the pre-school.  My husband volunteers for the pre-school especially at special annual events. Ho, ho, ho.


September 2016

Sharon Bryant - Qualified Practitioner
Hi I'm Sharon I was a parent at the pre-school. When my daughter left in 2013  I started my level 3 in childcare whilst volunteering with the pre-school. I joined as an Assistant in September 2013 Qualifying in August 2014  .  I have  two children  Kian aged 8 and Isla aged 7 who both attend Callicroft Primary School.
Sam Adams
Qualified Practitioner
Sharon Bennett - Room Manager
Qualified Practitioner
Hi I'm Sam.  My son Reuben (5) came to Little Rainbows in 2014 and now attends Callicroft Primary School.  I have been volunteering with the pre-school since September 2015 whilst completing my Level 3.  In September 2016 I achieved my Level 3 qualification and am now employed as a qualified memeber of staff in the Butterflies Room.
Hi I'm Sharon, I came as cover in April 2015  in the  Ladybirds Room.  I joined Little Rainbows as a Level 3 Qualified Practioner in June 2015.  I have four children Aaron (23) James (21) Kieran (13) and Grace (7).   
From September 2017 I became Room Manager of the Ladybirds Room.

Abi Hooper -
Qualified Practitioner
Hi I'm Abi I came to Little Rainbows whilst doing work experience in  2008 .  I then  joined the pre-school as a Level 3 Qualified Practioner in 2011  .  I went on maternity leave in February 2015 to have my little boy Charlie and returned in January 2016.

I am now on maternity expecting my second child in August 2017
Emma Tyler - SEND Co-odiantor
Qualified Practitioner
Hi I'm Emma I join Little Rainbows in March 2017 as a Qualified practitioner/SEND.  I have two boys Harvey aged 10 and Frazier aged 5.  Harvey attend Meadowbrook School and Frazier is in Bowsland Green School.

I am the Special Eduaction Needs and Disibilty Co-ordinator and I work closely with all children that need additonal support including those that have english as an additional language.
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Courtney Loney - Apprentice
Hi I'm Courtney, I joined Little Rainbows in , I am currently studying my Level 2
Polly Pullen - Qualified Practitioner
Hi I'm Polly, I joined Little Rainbows in September 2013 as a Level 3 Qualified Practitioner in the Ladybirds room.  I have two children Georgia-May (14) and Kieran (10). 
Suz Grimmer - Qualified Practitioner
Hi I'm Suz, I joined Little Rainbows in 2013 as a Level 3 Qualfied Practitioner, working in the 2 year old room (Ladybirds).  I am at present on maternity having just had my little girl Annabbelle in April 2017.

Emma Hollyman -Qualified Practitioner

Hi I'm Emma, I joined Little Rainbows Pre-school in September 2017. I'm Level 2 qualified and due to complete my Level 3 in December 2017.  I have two children Harvey (8) and Ellie (5)
Gemma Frost - Admininstration Assistant

Hi I'm Gemma, I joined Little Rainbows in February 2014.  I was promoted to Adminstration Assistant in January 2016.  I have two boys Charlie (10) and Tommy (7) who both attended Little Rainbows and now attend Callicroft Primary School.