The New Frontiers of Education
- July 7, 2017
- Posted by: Amelia Buckworth
- Category: education
WITH THE CURRENT BRITISH EDUCATION SYSTEM
BECOMING EVER MORE COMPETITIVE AND STRUCTURED,
IS IT TIME WE LOOK AT ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF
EDUCATION TO ENSURE HAPPIER CHILDREN?
Quintessentially speaks with Sara Bronfman, CEO of
Rainbow Cultural Garden UK – a refreshing early child development
programme which, through careful progressive
exposure to multiple languages, cultures, representational
systems and aesthetics, seeks to inspire and capture the
miraculous, creative, learning lives of children…
Q: In a nutshell, what is Rainbow? It’s a revolutionary multicultural,
multilingual early education programme for children
from three months to three years old.
Q: What kind of results can parents expect from enrolling
their children with Rainbow? Above all I would say happier,
more well-rounded children. Children in our programme
speak four to seven languages fluently and to monitor
progress we follow OFSTED’s standards, enhancing children’s
Q: How do your services work? What’s a typical day like at
Rainbow? Here in London, we offer Rainbow as a bespoke,
in-home service with plans to launch our fully fledged
programme in the next year. This service replaces a nanny
or other childcare options from as early as three months to
school age and beyond. As an example, a child might have
a Spanish development specialist from 8 – 11am, Chinese
Mandarin from 11am – 2pm and Russian from 2 – 5pm each
day of the week, to introduce age-appropriate exercises in
Q: How do you find your development specialists? All of
our development specialists have undergone a rigorous
examination process and they all have enhanced background
checks and paediatric first-aid training. Above all, though –
they genuinely love nothing more than to be with children.
Q: Why did you originally choose Rainbow for your children?
It just made sense to me. I had done a lot of research while
I was pregnant with our first child and found so much
information about the importance of the first three years. The
benefits of language learning are integral with this ‘exuberant’
period and my husband and I both loved the idea of our
children growing up to be global citizens; it was – as the
French would say – un coup de coeur!
Q: How will Rainbow affect a child’s school career beyond
the Early Years Foundational Stages? I think most parents
overlook the importance of the early years and focus on
their children’s results at school age. However, science
tells us that if we focus on nurturing our children’s optimal
development in the first three years, our children will be
more adept to tackle obstacles as they grow up. Rainbow’s
approach is specifically designed to give children the very
best foundations on which all further learning will flourish.
With this focus, plus the languages, the world is their oyster.
Q: What does the future hold for a Rainbow student? Well, if
we look at the language advantage alone, statistics show that
bilinguals are consistently hired over monolinguals with the
same criteria. We English speakers have some catching up to
do if we want to stay ahead!
Q: Why London and why now? Having enjoyed our 10-year
anniversary as a company it seemed a good time to branch out.
London is the most multicultural city in the world, and many
people move here because of the incredible opportunities –
especially in education. Where else could my daughter learn
to speak eight languages and actively practise them with the
children and families in our communal garden?
Quintessentially provides an international education
consultancy for parents who wish nothing but the best
possible education for their children. Through our
international consultancy and our private tuition service,
we offer bespoke assistance to help students of all ages.
Written by Fred Quick