Rainbow Parents Carers Bulletin - Edition 217

Bulletin 217


Dear Parents, Carers and Members, 

Welcome to our bulletin. 

We hope that you are continuing to stay well and that the start to the new school year is going well.  

There are lots of Back to School resources out there and here's a few that may be helpful:


Back to school advice

Council for Disabled Children

New guidance published on transport to school

Mental Health Foundation 

Returning to school after the coronavirus lockdown

Young Minds

Supporting a child returning to school after lockdown

SEN Resource Blog

11 resources to help children settle back into school after lockdown

Twinkl Educational Publishing

Returning to School After Lockdown (video)

Autism Hampshire

Transition back to school after lockdown

We are pleased to be planning ahead and are now able to offer both 'Stay and Play' and 'Youth Club' sessions during October half term. These sessions will be limited to 15 maximum and will need to follow strict Covid secure requirements. See below for details.

Again we are grateful to the team at Monty Hind for their continued effort to keeping a safe venue open for our community.  

What's Going On

Rainbow Sessions - October Half Term

We plan to host 4 sessions at Monty Hind on Fridays during the Half Term on Friday 23rd and 30th of October 2020

Session 1: 10:30 to 12:30 Stay and Play for children up to 12 years.

Session 2: 13:30 to 15:30 Youth Club for young people over 12 years. 

Please register your interest.

Parent to Parent

Thursday 10th September at 11:00 to 13:00 at Beeston Youth and Community Centre. The meeting will be held outside, please bring a drink and book.

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Social Group/Befriending 

The Mighty Creatives have one last photography session on the Saturday 19th September at Greasley Castle Farm. If you would like to book on, please email.

Rainbow Stay and Play Sessions

Our upcoming session is at Monty Hind on the Sunday 13th September 12:00 to 14:00. The indoor session will be restricted to 15 people.

The following session is Sunday 27th September 12:00 to 14:00 also at Monty Hind.

Please email admin@rainbowpcf.org.uk to register your interest.

Social Care Surgery

Marie Halford is available on the Wednesday 14th October 2020 for 1:1 meetings via Microsoft Teams - please contact admin@rainbowpcf.org.uk to book.  

DfE/NHS SEND Review 

Nottingham City Council has just been informed that this review will take place on Thursday 8th October - more details to follow.

If parent carers would like to speak 1:1 with a member of the team please contact us at  Beverleyf@rainbowpcf.org.uk

Best wishes from the Rainbow Team

Nottingham City Council Local Offer

Nottinghamshire County Council Local Offer

Online Learning for Nottinghamshire Residents

Online courses that will help you with training, help you connect with others, and offer you the chance to develop new or existing skills. Link

The Wise Owl Walk

Great activity for the family to locate all the Wise Owls in Nottingham City. Link

BBC Panorama - Fighting For an Education

BBC programme on children with SEND returning to school. Link

Contact: Tax Credits guide for 16-19 year olds

Contact has produced useful information regarding tax credits. Link

Special Needs Jungle Articles

Our Befriending Project for young people aged 14 - 25.

We have an updated programme for September and new members are very welcome. For more information email admin@rainbowpcf.org.uk

Programme for September

Friendili App

Friendili is a free iOS and Android app that connects parents and carers living near each other who want to make new friends, exchange support and speak to others who have been there. Website | Facebook

Help Shape the Future of Mental Health Early Support Services

Experiences and views on the children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health early intervention and prevention pathway. Link

Employment Training

An Introduction to Office Administration and First Steps Towards Employment courses. Few spaces left.

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