Rainbow babies & kids
Bryanston and Douglasdale Branches
Rainbow Babies and Kids began in 2010 as a nursery school situated in the heart of Bryanston on 4000m2 of very secure and well kept grounds who are open full day from 7am to 17h30 and half day until 14h00. Conveniently located for people living or working in the area and for those commuting to Sandton.
Rainbow Babies and Kids Douglasdale opened in February 2021 on a beautiful, childfriendly propery this is designed for little people, with a beautiful, large playground.
We adopt a “child-centered” approach and are focused on developing your child’s natural strengths and interests. Every child is an individual and children react differently to others in certain situations. We feel this individuality needs to be accommodated so that children feel understood and are able to learn to express themselves in a healthy and constructive manner. We believe in positive re-enforcement to model good behavior and discipline.
"Rainbow Children" are the generation of children after the Indigo and Crystals. Rainbows are absolutely open hearted and unconditionally loving, highly sensitive, forgiving and magical.
Bryanston above and Douglasdale gardens below
Our different classes
We aim to love, nurture, educate and protect all those in our care. We have a “child-centered” approach that focuses on each individual’s strengths, to develop a confident, secure child with a positive self image. We understand that children have their own timetable and allow each child to mature and develop at their own pace, but still ensuring that the children reach their potential for their developmental stage.
Rainbow splits the young classes based on developmental milestones achieved by your child. Each child has their own timetable and should not be rushed. Our babies to 9 months are in their own special centre and once baby is crawling, he/she will progress into the crawler creche. Only once baby is toddling do they move into the toddler playgroup. This developmental focus allows babies to develop and grow in their own time as well as be stimulated appropriately.
Birth to 9 months (Mickey Mouse in Bryanston and Penguins in Douglasdale)
There is a dedicated baby house in which babies will be cared for until they are developmentally ready for the crawling stage.
9 Months to Toddling (Pooh Bear Class in Bryanston and Blue Birds in Douglasdale)
Your baby’s perspective changes on the world once they are crawling. They also become very mobile active
12 months to 2 years (Butterfly Class in Bryanston and Duckling class in Douglasdale)
Butterfly class -Toilet Training is done on the premises. Special play areas are available for younger toddlers to master gross motor skills.
(2-5 year olds in Bryanston and 2-3 year olds in Douglasdale)
The play ground for this age is designed to help develop Gross Motor functions. We also follow a curriculum that is age appropriate.
Through these unprecedented times we have all had to adapt and adjust how we operate to keep the children and staff at Rainbow Safe as well as parents and extended families at home. We have ensured that parent are all on a closed class Whatsapp group to share photos and informations as parents are not allowed on site during restriction levels. Children under 6 are not required to wear masks, however we do have classroom Visors if there are mixed extra Murals and the option for Outdoor visors on outside hats. Staff will at all times be wearing a mask and teachers a visor for distanced reading and speaking as children need to see lips moving for speech development. Adults will use alcohol sanitisers, however children use foam soap and water to wash their hands.
We also have desk visors in the classroom which are also used at nap time and classroom mats are checkerboard to encourage children to sit on a specific colour, subtely encouraging distancing for floor work. A lot of classes take place outside and outside play is free play. Classes have different play times to encourage "bubble" separation as another tool of ensuring children stay safe.
Drop-off: Parents are asked to undergo a screening process on entry to the parking lot and your children will be screened at the entrance gate.
Rainbow Bryanston celebrates its 10 year anniversary this year. We care for Babies as young as mom needs our support to Grade 00. Your children are cared and loved in a way that makes them feel at home. We pride ourselves in offering an environment that is a home away from home. Our facilities are first class, with a pool on site for swimming lessons by Aqua Turtles as well as a tennis cuourt for Ball Play, bike riding, chalk drawing and extra mural activities. We offer Breakfast, Lunch, Early Supper Snack as well as mid morning and mid afternoon snacks. Rainbow Bryanston opens at 7am and closes at 5:30 pm.
Entrance to Reception
Pooh Bear Class
Big Ears Class
Rainbow Douglasdale is a new member to the Rainbow Family. Our experienced staff from Rainbow Bryanston will be the teachers at Rainbow Douglasdale. It is a small pre-school which specialises in the care of Babies, crawlers and toddlers. We take babies from as young as mom needs to leave them in our care to children of 3-4 years of age.
We open at 6:30 am and close at 5:30pm for full day children. This intimate environment is aimed at making children feel at home, safe and comfortable. Children have automatic entry into Bryanston for Grade 000 and 00. We offer weaning and Puree Food for the Penguin and Bluebird Class. All other Classes will be served breakfast and need to bring the rest of their meals and snacks for the day.
Soft Play area
Desk Screens used on tables for desk work above and visors right
Screening at drop off, left, Masks worn right to keep all safe and Screens are used at sleep time.
Extra Mural activities are available for your child and the starting age varies depending on the activity. Some start from as young as crawlers and others only at 3 years of age. These are optional extras should you whish your child to engage in them. Rainbow however highly recommends that parents choose carefully and do not overschedule their children as they are already very busy during the day. Extra mural time does not encroach on the normal academic school programme.
Rainbow only has one compulsory extra Mural – being Music Box. Music is the foundation of all mathematical skill foundation.
Meet some of our staff
Our classes range in-size from 6 for babies, 9 for crawlers, 11 for toddlers and 10 to 20 children of similar plder age groups. At all times stimulating your children age appropriately. All our classes are taught by dynamic teachers who are truly passionate about what they do as well as your children. It is a privilege for the school and teachers are grateful at the privilege of being part of helping you with your child during the time they are with us. Meet our amazing team who are all qualified in their field. All rainbow staff have to attend a minimum of 4 compulsory training programmes that focus on various key developmental areas as well as being CPR and First Aid trained.
Christine - Principal
Karusha - Manager
Candice - PA
Vero - Teacher Douglasdale
Sandy - HOD Babies
Elsie - 4-5 year old teacher
Kunny - toddler teacher
Flo - Baby Carer Douglasdale
Michelle - 2 to 3 year teacher
Ruth - 2 to 3 year teacher
Evah - Baby Carer
Cassandra - Baby Carer
Bear - 3 year old Teacher
Nomhle - Douglasdale Cleaner / Baby assistant
Elizabeth - Cook
Godfrey - Groundsman