Rainbow Cottage is a long day care centre providing care and education for up to 58 children per day from the ages of 6 weeks up to 5 years.

Koala Room  0-2 years  8 children 
Possum Room  0-2 years  8 children 
Echidna Room  2-3 years   15 children 
Wallaby Room  3-5 years  26 children 

Rainbow Cottage opened in January 1992 catering primarily for the children of working families. 

Rainbow Cottage is sponsored by Dubbo City Council which is responsible for the administration and control of the Centre. 

Our Philosophy

Rainbow Cottage provides a caring, homelike atmosphere conducive to meeting the needs of each child. 

We believe the children who come to our Centre have a variety of personal experiences and environmental factors which contribute to personal development. 

As Educators of young children, we acknowledge and value the differences in the children who attend Rainbow Cottage. 

While many children follow a general pattern of development, we recognise that each child is unique to themselves and their family. 

We will endeavour to meet, accept and support children’s existing knowledge.

Children at different ages and stages are given the opportunity to mix with children their own age and children of other ages.  

What parents are saying about Rainbow Cottage 

Thank you Rainbow for offering a home away from home, both our girls have been fortunate to experience such a loving home environment where they have been able to grow with encouragement, learning routine and to share with so many other happy children. There has been many a day when the challenge is to get them out of Rainbow to come home as Rainbow has always provided a comfortable and safe environment and for them.

To Anne and all the beautiful staff, thanks for caring and nurturing our girls during their time with you, we are very grateful for all the happy memories and for providing such a wide variety of activities to educate their little minds all year round.
— Adam and Jodie Wiley
We have been extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to be part of the Rainbow family. Rainbow Cottage is a place where our children have been welcomed, cared for and loved by a whole team of people who are passionate about what they do.
Each of our children has been nurtured over the years from the babies rooms through to the pre-school room and have graduated from Rainbow well prepared and ready to take on the challenges of Kindergarten.

While the centre itself has a fantastic outdoor play area and state of the art equipment in the rooms, it is the staff at Rainbow that ensure the centre offers the best of both worlds – creating a home like environment where children’s interests are encouraged and developed while offering gentle structure to aid in school preparedness.

We will always be grateful to the wonderful teachers, carers and support staff at Rainbow for helping us provide a great start in life for our children.
— Emma Tink