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Double Celebration for The Rainbow Centre in Fareham

Posted: September 20, 2016 Time: 12:37 pm Written by: Kelle Russell

Press Release 20th September 2016

The Rainbow Centre in Fareham is flying high with two very different celebrations at the start of the autumn term.

The Rainbow Centre have been working with children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and adults with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and stroke or head injury for 26 years.  They are delighted to announce their receipt of a fourth consecutive Outstanding Award from Ofsted as an Early Years Provider.

IMG_4501Many children at the centre go on to attend normal state primary school settings, when their parents having been given very bleak outlooks at birth/first diagnosis.  Lara Bull, their Chief Executive said “For our Nursery service to be recognised as Outstanding is a testimony to the standard of teaching skills of all our service staff.  Whilst Conductive Education is woven through the children’s entire sessions it is paramount for us that it is in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage to give the children the best start possible and aid that step into a primary school setting.”

The Service Director, Melinda Bodi, is justly proud of her team, she said “As a team we work incredibly hard to support all of our children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disorders to achieve the best possible outcome.  We continually strive to make a difference, not just for our children but also for their families.  We never stop looking into possibilities to improve the high quality, specialised service that we provide even further and maintaining our “Outstanding” Ofsted result yet again is testament to this.”

The team’s second celebration is that on Friday, 7th October it will be 10 years from first opening the doors here at their purpose-built centre at Cams Playing Fields in Fareham.  There were many key funders who helped to raise the money required, but none more so that the community through the Pot of Gold appeal. Moving to the centre and having three large service rooms ensured that we could support as many people as possible.


A4 General Advert DRAFTWith the start of the new academic year and children starting at school or moving groups they have spaces in both parent and children groups and nursery and transition sessions, so would invite parents to contact them if they would like to visit the centre to see how they might be able to help their child.  There are also some spaces within the adult MS, Cerebral Palsy and Stroke groups.

The team at the centre would like to mark the anniversary with as many of the children and adults both past and present who have attended the centre as well as past and present service volunteers joining them for tea and cakes on Friday 7th October from 3pm.  If you are able to attend call 01329 289500 or email  Please help to spread the news.  If you know anyone whose child or family member has been through the centre please pass on the word to help make this a truly wonderful birthday celebration.