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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 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 currently on Maternity Leave

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 and Food Hygiene. I have two boys my youngest  attends 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 Lucy

I began working at Rainbow in April 2021, I work as the cleaner five nights a week and as Bank Staff in the rooms and have a Level 3 in Childhood Studies. Whilst studying I gained a years work experience in a Preschool. In my free time I like to spend time with my family and my pet cat. I enjoy reading, gaming and going out for food.


Jelly Babies

 

Acting Deputy / Supervisor

Hello my name is Charlotte

I am the Jelly Babies Supervisor and have been in this role since January 2017 and started working at Rainbow in November 2015. I am also the Deputy Manager and in run the Nursery in the absence of Shaunna our Manager.  I am Level 3 qualified in Childhood Studies which I completed in 2014. A few of the courses and qualifications I have done include Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding, Epilepsy Awareness, Child Protection, and the Prevent Duty. I am also a Safeguarding lead Practitioner for the Nursery. In my spare time I enjoy watching Norwich city play and spending time with friends and family.

Jelly Babies Practitioners

Hello my name is Natalia

I am a Nursery Practitioner in the Jelly Babies Room, I work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and started here at Rainbow in 2018. I have a Level 3 in Childcare, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and Food Hygiene. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and enjoy supporting Norwich City Football Club going to watch their home games.

 

Hello my name is Liz

I started working at Rainbow in January 2021, and work four days a week in Jelly Babies Room. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. I have worked in childcare since 2005, gaining experience in Nurseries and Schools. I have two grown up children, and in my spare time I enjoy taking my dog for walks, baking, sugar craft and listening to audio books.

Hello my name is Elena

I am a Nursery Practioner in the Jelly Babies Room. I work a Thursday and Friday, and have worked here since October 2016. I have a BA Hons Degree in Early Childhood Studies (level 6) ad have completed further training such as Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and Food Hygiene. When I am not at work I am at home looking after my little boy and enjoying time with family and friends.


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 Louise

I have worked at Rainbow since July 2019 and work full time in the Jelly Tots 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 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 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 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 Julie

I work full time in the Jelly Beans Room and have worked here since 2018 and have a NVQ Level 3 in Early Years care and Education. I have completed additional training which includes Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding Training and Step on Training. In my spare time I like to attend local quizzes, sing in a choir and going to concerts and festivals.

Hello my name is Carly

I work Mondays and Tuesdays and have worked at Rainbow since October 2019. I have over 10 years’ experience working with children in Nurseries and Childminding. I have a Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and completed Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding Training. In my spare time I like to spend time with my daughters, we enjoy forest walks, swimming, making mess and having lots of fun.