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Meet The Staff

Management Team

 

Manager

Hello my name is Shaunna

 I am the nursery Manager. I have 13 years experience within childcare and have worked between nurseries and a specialist centre for children on the Autistic Spectrum, starting as bank staff and working my way up the career ladder. I have a BA(hons) degree in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. Training courses I have completed include Safeguarding Lead Practitioner, Safer Recruitment, Step On, Paediatric First Aid, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and Food Hygiene. I have a cheeky little girl of my own who attends the nursery. At work I most enjoy helping children to reach their full potential, both academically and socially. Watching those ‘light bulb’ moments is very rewarding. In my spare time I enjoy family days out and walks. I look forward to working closely with you throughout your child’s nursery experience.

Deputy Manager

Hello my name is Shelley

I am the Deputy Manager here at Rainbow and have worked here since January 2019. I have worked in Childcare for 12 years both in Nurseries and Early Years Classes in Schools and worked my way up to Deputy Manager gaining knowledge and experience along the way. I hold a BA in Early Childhood Studies, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Lead Practitioner, Safer Recruitment, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and Food Hygiene. I have three boys my two youngest  attend the Nursery, they love to be outdoors and in our spare time we like to take our dogs out for walks. I enjoy working in childcare it  gives me great satisfaction watching the children develop and learn.

Office Manager

 Hello my name is Kerry

I have worked at Rainbow since March 2012 as the Office Manager, I work Monday to Thursday, I look after all things Office, I have taken on many different courses during my time here including Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding to name a few. In my spare time I like to learn new things and walking my dog.


Kitchen

 

Chef

Hello my name is Tony

I have worked at Rainbow since June 2017. I run the kitchen here at Rainbow, I pride myself in preparing fresh home cooked food daily for the children. I have many years experience in catering, including working as a Head Chef for large companies and in nurseries. I have City and Guild Certificates for Catering and a Level 3 Food Hygiene Certificate.


Hello my name is Debbie

I began working at Rainbow in November 2021, I work as the cleaner five nights a week.

 

Hello my name is Tracey

I began working at Rainbow in November 2021, I work as lunch cover on Mondays and Fridays across all rooms. I have three children of my own, we like to do fun things as a family including swimming and exercise/keep fit. One of my hobbies is arts and crafts.


Jelly Tots

 

Supervisor

Hello my name is Hannah

I have worked at Rainbow since July 2017 and was previously a student here whilst studying for my Level 3 Childcare Diploma which was completed in 2017. I am the Jelly Tots Room Supervisor.  I have certificates in Food Hygiene, Safeguarding, Prevent Duty and Paediatric First Aid. In my spare time I enjoy going for long walks in the countryside with my dog.

Jelly Tots Practitioners

 

Hello my name is Tina

I work Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays and have worked here at Rainbow since 2012. I have a Level 2 in Health and Social Care, and have completed Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding Training. In my spare time I like to do gardening ad crochet, as well as spend time with my family looking after the Grandchildren.

Hello my name is Elysia

I work Monday and Tuesday in the Tots Room as a SEN Nursery Assistant. I am currently working towards my Level 3 in Childcare.

 

Hello my name is Emma

I work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the Tots room and I am bank staff on Mondays and Tuesdays. I have a NVQ Level 2 in Childcare and enjoy exploring the garden and woodland areas with the children. In my spare time I like to go for walks, shopping, visit family and friends, go to the movies and listen to music, I also enjoy going on holidays.

Hello my name is Pippa

I started working at Rainbow in April 2022, I work two days a weeks, Mondays and Tuesdays in the Jelly Tots room. I have a level 2 Childcare Diploma, I qualified whilst doing an apprenticeship. Previous to joining Rainbow I have worked in a nursery before becoming a teaching assistant at a school specialising in children with complex needs. In my spare time I like to spend time with my daughter, we spend most of our time outdoors with our pony and other pets.

Hello my name is Hazel (currently on Maternity Leave)

I am the Jelly Tots Room Supervisor I started working here in December 2019 and have experience in other Nurseries. I have a BA Hons Primary English Education (Level 6), a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care and Level 3 in Young Children’s Workforce. I am the settings Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). I have completed additional training Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding Training and have a Level 2 in Understanding Autism. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my partner, friends, and family. I also like spending time restoring my classic car.


Jelly Beans

 

Jelly Beans Supervisor

 

Hello my name is Lauren

I am the Jelly Beans Supervisor and acting Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) working full time in the room I started working at Rainbow in April 2021. I have a Level 3 in Childcare, Safeguarding Lead Practitioner and I am a qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). I love outdoor play and hope to bring new ideas to the Jelly Beans Room to prepare them for School. In my spare time I like sewing, baking and craft.

 

Jelly Beans Practitioners

Hello my name is Louise

I have worked at Rainbow since July 2019 and work full time in the Jelly Beans Room as a Nursery Practitioner. I am Level 3 qualified and completed this in 2009. I have completed training in Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection, Food Hygiene, Risk Assessments and E-safety. In my spare time I enjoy doing Zumba and Yoga classes, going to the cinema and spending time with my partner and friends.

Hello my name is Emma

I work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the Tots room and I am bank staff on Mondays and Tuesdays. I have a NVQ Level 2 in Childcare and enjoy exploring the garden and woodland areas with the children. In my spare time I like to go for walks, shopping, visit family and friends, go to the movies and listen to music, I also enjoy going on holidays.

Hello my name is Pippa

I started working at Rainbow in April 2022, I work two days a weeks, Mondays and Tuesdays in the Jelly Tots room. I have a level 2 Childcare Diploma, I qualified whilst doing an apprenticeship. Previous to joining Rainbow I have worked in a nursery before becoming a teaching assistant at a school specialising in children with complex needs. In my spare time I like to spend time with my daughter, we spend most of our time outdoors with our pony and other pets.